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Richard's gaze traced all of the passageways, the rooms, the circular halls, the dead ends, the entrapments, the lateral routes, the complex of twinned and tripled passageways, checking, hoping he was wrong.

He wasn't.

"We're in trouble," he said.

Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell are fighting on all fronts. The Golden Goddess, Collector of Worlds, has infiltrated the People's Palace, able to insinuate herself into the minds of those without the gift of magic. 

Richard can trust no-one but the gifted. So, when Vika, one of his sworn Mord-Sith bodyguards is abducted, he has to get her back. His determination will lead him and Kahlan deep into the labyrinthine heart of the People's Palace - the Wasteland - and into more danger than they have ever faced before. 

"The Sword of Truth series was my masterwork. Yet, life for these characters goes on after the conclusion of that series. For years readers have been asking about Richard and Kahlan's children. This is that story." (Terry Goodkind)

In 1994, Wizard's First Rule introduced Richard Cypher, a young woodsman seeking answers and vengeance in the aftermath of his father's murder, and Kahlan Amnell, a mysterious young woman pursued by a bloodthirsty tyrant's assassins. 

The Sword of Truth is one of the most ambitious fantasy series ever written. It was a decades-long masterwork that has been translated into 20 languages and sold 26 million copies. After 16 volumes and one novella, it concluded in 2016 with Warheart

The Children of D'Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the Sword of Truth series. The story will be told in installments. Wasteland is the third novella.

©2019 Terry Goodkind (P)2019 Recorded Books

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I love this series I can't get enough of it

Can I just say WOW what a cliff hanger im going to die waiting for the next part but die happy once it's in my hands and on my audible

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  • Garrett Surratt
  • 12-12-2019

What a sell out

Goodkind has obviously taken the road most traveled and has chosen money over self respect. Releasing this series in incomplete novella form, charging what he does, is plain disgusting. The next 2 books are finished and will be released in the next 3 months separately, rather than as an actual complete book. So the reader’s experience suffers as we lose interest waiting for the next installment. For somebody who previously released books of massive length and content, breaking up this story in 4 mini books is tedious and insulting to the buyer. By time you get into the story it is over. We must wait to start the process all over again, slowly gaining momentum in this saga without any climax. New readers to this story will most definitely end their journey with Richard as abruptly as these books end.

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  • laptop girl
  • 09-12-2019

wasteland

Not sure if I'm purchasing the next one. Waste of time and money. Novella too short.

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  • David M
  • 25-10-2019

Rather boring for Goodkind

The previous books of the sword of truth were very long and one felt that they got their moneys worth. The last two or three books have been very short and not really worth the money spent. Seems like they are trying to get more books out in a shorter amount of time before the story is finished. Very disappointed in Goodkind. Almost like he’s not even the one writing them anymore. The narrator of this book was rather monotone and boring. Please help!

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  • Laura A
  • 22-12-2019

sorely disappointed

I have been a huge sword of truth fan, reading the books over many times. I was excited when I learned of these children of D'hara novellas. I don't know why it's being broken up into novellas when there is zero sense of any completion at the end of any of them. It simply cuts off. Is it for money? To increase the number of purchases? Why doesn't he just put it in book form like the rest of the series? Not a fan of the narrator either. This whole thing is like expecting wine for dinner and getting koolaid. For being so in love with the Sword of Truth series, I sadly feel like I wasted 3 credits on these 3 novellas. I heartily recommend the sword of truth series with both prequels. They are brilliant and stunning. Sadly, I do not recommend wasting your time & money on these novellas.

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  • leon lipscomb
  • 08-10-2019

major cliffhanger

beginning was as expected... ending was biggest cliffhanger ever... not reading another one... until the series is complete

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  • Jamie. Horkavy
  • 03-11-2020

wastelands

I'm not to fond of the narrator. His voice is to robotic. But I'm a Terry Good kind fan

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  • Michelle
  • 01-08-2020

Go Richard!

Excellent novella, with some intense moments that kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending is a real cliffhanger, so I am jumping straight into the next book! The narration was excellent, clear and easy to understand at all times, even in a noisy environment.

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  • Dan
  • 23-07-2020

Great Piece of a Book

Terry Goodkind's books are usually quite long, and I appreciate that. I want my audiobook to take me on a journey and feel worth the investment. That's why I held off listening through this series for a long time, but I finally gave in. So far it is well written and entertaining, but each book has felt like a segment of one of his usual books. That makes it hard to justify the investment, and it is frustrating in some cases, as in this one, when the book feels like it ends in the middle of a story arc. So, this one is worth reading, but it's harder to justify purchasing it, and you absolutely have to go on to the next book when you're done.

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  • Kerri
  • 06-05-2020

great

I love the books I just wish they were a bit longer there is just so much that can be done with this world

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  • David & Sharon
  • 08-03-2020

Always a fascinating story

Never disappointed with this series. Keeps me wanting to read more. Keep the stories coming.

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