: The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus (Audible Audio Edition): Terry Goodkind, Christina Traister, Brilliance Audio: Books. Magda Searus was both the first Confessor to ever exist and the inaugural Mother Confessor of the Midlands. Prior to being magically altered, Lady Searus was. The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus is a novel by Terry Goodkind released exclusively in e-book format. It serves as a prequel to the Sword of.

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It seems like Goodkind believes we need to hear everything three times in a row to comprehend it, and that we forget what we just learned after 10 pages. I’ve read each book by Goodkind in confwssor sitting, and this was no exception. I have a Nook Tablet, but that doesn’t mean I want to buy this book as an e-book.

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Oct 27, Eric Allen rated it liked it. Both stayed pretty close More like 3.

The plot, first and foremost, is unflattering. The new elements of firrst were pretty cool and creative, some of the keep descriptions were detailed like the catacombs. At least Tolkein’s work was formatted as a historical novel.

I didn’t find a single thing wrong in this book. On a crisp autumn morning, in his cottage in the idyllic land of the Vale, Mr. It’s ok; we understand dwelling on conffessor importance of life, freedom, blah,blah, blah for a few books, but move on!

Thf sprinkled throughout the novel is the connection to character we have come to know and love. I previously did not read this genre of books. So much back story to Sword of Truth and the origin of so many things is explained here.

She was sometimes referred to as the conscience of the Council, due to her championing of the smaller nations of the Midlands who often went without a voice on the Council.

View all 3 comments. Most of the time I was merely grunting because I knew what was about to happen. Many times in the Sword of Truth set you hear backdrop of the old wars, or history from some old tome. And with all the explanations we got, I wanted to know what would happen if Magda used her Confessor power on an innocent person. The link between confessors and the Sword of Truth becomes obvious and explains the dynamic between Richard and Kahlan.


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I had thought of these figures as ancient and majestic ancestors that painstakingly laid down the path that the SoT characters c I started this book with a mafda of apprehension. If you are a fan of The Sword of Truth, and would enjoy some more light being shed on the back story, th don’t really mind that it’s terribly written, this book is for you.

You don’t toss in fifteen chapter breaks during a conversation that doesn’t warrant it, or in a scene that doesn’t need it. If you recall Sprite, I believe Magda was the true embodiment of it.

The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus

Goodkind is truly a master story-teller, he brings to life characters that are unforgettable and embed themselves deeply in our hearts. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

If you read this book as a stand alone you would not be able to appreciate the significance of all that happens here. This srarus may also be her last chance to unravel what is really behind the mysterious events befalling her people.

It was a nice glimpse into what I only read bits and pieces of in the Sword of Truth series. Would they be mindless servants?

The combat and battles are tense and the outcome unknown in spite of you knowing the eventual ending you are made to be invested in anciliary characters some of whom die in sudden and shocking ways making you fear for others. There have been quite a few rumors of vicious fighting between them over his work. There are so many reasons to justify this that I don’t really know where to begin. However, fidst discovering a final message from her husband hidden at the place of his death, Lady Searus embarked magdaa a quest to uncover the truth of his suicide and of the traitors working in secret to help destroy the New Firsf opposition to the forces of the Old World.

Then he told me. I question now whether the Sword of Truth series was actually written to the calibre I recall — though I do remain a fan. I want my time back. Magda Searus is an extremely strong female character.


Goodkind banks on that, constantly referencing things in development that will ultimately affect the characters in the main series. Terry, I love your work and I’ll probably read the next one, but please give us something more like the first 3 books. If you’re going to explain something, do it the right way, and actually tell people how something works.

The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind

I was curious to see how ‘The First Confessor’ would be like. But it all seemed a bit artificial, designed to fit around the SOT series, rather than the other way around. Debt of Bones The book is set centuries prior to the main Sword of Truth series.

We get more in depth of how Lothain betrayed the people of Aydindril, the details of the plots to destroy the world of magic, and the creation of the Book of Counted Shadows, and its wonderfully deceptive purpose.

I honestly can’t tell you whether or not Goodkind’s controlling every aspect of this book’s publication was a good thing. We know that truth is vitally important and everyone should have the courage to rise up and live their own life. I feel like reading Confessor first would certainly spoil some of the mystery set up throughout that series.

If you want to read this book, you can probably get away with starting and chapter 50 given how good that summary was. The Sword of Dues Ex Machina rears its ugly head once more. It utterly removes anything magical from things that are supposed to be magical.

For those expecting this to be a historical biography of Magda’s entire life, it is not. And other events even further back in history are hinted at. Then it bores you with pages upon pages of exposition disguised as dialogue. I keep hearing reviewers talk about how well the female lead is written confssor come on.