Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind is the prequel to the Sword of Truth series. It was originally a part of a collection of short stories called Legends 2: Short Novels. Terry Goodkind (Faith of the Fallen) presents Debt of Bones, a prequel to his Sword of Truth series that involves series character First Wizard Zedd in the time . A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby’s struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander.

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So when looking for my next book to review, I decided to go back and re-read Debt terryy Bones. Abigale hurries to save her daughter while trying to convince the a powerful wizard, called the First Wizard, to answer a debt of bones. And I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between young Zedd and Richard! Would you like us to take another look at this review? Also, there are no chapter breaks which encourages you to keep reading.

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The series covers many aspects of the dark side of humanity, in great detail, as the heroes try to overcome the evils in the world. It had fantasy, war and some thinking quotes. Review Originally Posted At: Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ggoodkind 0 reviews. The Legend of Magda Searus.

Set this aside and go read the first three or four novels in The Sword of Truth series. I mean, come on Zedd then tells Abby that the debt is paid since she rescued his daughter. Well, I forgot that I already read this prequel as a part of the Legends anthology. This is a quick detb and a short book, but it’s a lovely companion to flesh out a little bit more lore which is the best part of consuming fantasy genre media Her country is at war, and Abigale is willing to sacrifice everything to save those she loves.


The Characters Abby is from a town overrun by D’Haran soldiers. Anargo is Rahl’s head wizard holding the army ogodkind Coney Crossing.

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The gift is the ability to use magic. For one thing it is tightly focussed, so some of the characters are not as well fleshed out as Goodkind usually makes his characters.

Shroud of Eternity Sequel: Trivia About Debt of Bones Sw The Cover The cover is accurate enough with its forest green background and a window that crosses a bit above the bottom as we look in on the young Wizard Zedd examining the skull that Abby has brought to compel Zedd’s aid. Zedd and Abby are alone when a Mord-Sith attacks them. When I originally purchased it, I was very interested to learn what this prequel could add to what I already knew about how the story Wizards First Rule came to be.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. That’s how much of an impact Terry Goodkind’s books had on me.

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However for newcomers to the world of the Sword of Truth, I recommend starting with the main series oc you will find answers there to many of the aspects of this book that are left hanging. Except for the main character. From this story, she sounds like a little girl, too young to become pregnant. Unfortunately, Goodkind is not writing for a YA audience, so that may tell you a little bit about his writing prowess.

Also, none of the heroes are acting like dicks, which is also a thing he’s taken to doing in the later books. Blood of the Fold. Goodkind wrote an introduction ts on about how Debt of Bones not only sets up stuff for the Sword of Truth novels, but also how it asks questions about power and responsibility and stuff. Being able to multi-task is one thing, encouraging people to talk across each other, butt in to others’ conversations and flit from one chat to another is quite another.


I haven’t read the original series in some time so this short novella was a little blase for me. This is also waaaaaaaay less gross and fucked up than his books usually are bag of nipples, anyone? However, I liked to read more about Zedd and how people view him.

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As much as I love the SoT series, this was a huge letdown, and a waste of an hour and a half. This page was last edited on 10 Mayat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Well, as engaged in this series as I have ever been, which by the way, engagement peaked in book one. While I don’t think that Goodkind is a master writer, he is one of the goodkine story-tellers that I have encountered. But this whole entire series captured me. It was sitting on my shelf and had long been neglected so I used it for a little afternoon reading. Soul of the Fire Book 6: It was kinda blah.