Posted: June 5, 2013 in Book Reviews


Written by Terry Goodkind this book takes us back to the beginning of the sword of truth series of books. We hear the story behind the forging of the Sword of Truth and how magda becomes the first Confessor.

Anyone who has read the sword of truth will certainly enjoy this book. If you have not read any of the sword of truth books This would be a great way to start the series from the very beginning

Magda, Widow of the first wizard Barracus, after the apparent suicide of her husband finds herself caught up in a nightmare of conspiracy and a evil enemy capable of possessing both the dead and the living, seemingly impossible to beat, and undetectable

while much of the book goes into explanatory passages that may not be to everyone’s personal enjoyment or preferences for a writing style, it serves the important purpose to understanding the story and the reason for the characters motivations. It also helps set the stage and gives a much wider understanding of the story without having to have a 2,000 page story to tell everything else you need to know to understand what is going on.

A writing style that is easy to follow while still giving a reasonable level of complexity, it keeps you wanting to read more, wondering what will happen next. Short chapters keep you interested so you don’t have to feel bad about putting it down in the middle of a chapter when you don’t have a lot of time.

the overall story line is predictable in many aspects and events, with not a lot in the way of unforeseen plot twist or events. The title of the book gives away who Magda is so you know going in that she becomes, as the title says the first confessor.

The fun in this story is finding how she becomes the first confessor and what drives her to become the first confessor.

Her story is a good one, and until now we only knew that she was the first confessor. we have heard so much about her but did not really know who she was till this book was published.

The story wraps up nicely in the end feels like a good ending, while at the same time leaving it open to more storys to be written following these characters. The war with the emperor sulachan from the old world is left no where close to being over. Plans were put in place to end the war and we still don’t have all of barracus story which is alluded to several times with regard to his visit to the temple of the winds and what he saw there.

overall a good and enjoyable read, and as usual Terry Goodkind does not disappoint.

I give this book a 7.5 out of 10 bookworms

  1. […] Souls the 14th (16th if you count Debt of Bones and The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus) volume in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.  It is the Sequel to The Third Kingdom. […]

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