The Law of Nines
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Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the Midwest, it is cataclysmic. Something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he has just saved has suddenly made him-and everyone he loves-a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence...
From the Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Not as good as sword of truth books. Kinda cool premise of a Rahl descendant from the sword of truth series in modern day USA. It is just that goodkind didn't know what to do with the story once he got started.
This book caught me by surprise. The reviews have all been mostly positive but for a Terry Goodkind novel, I was surprised by the odd negative. However, once I finally got around to give it a shot for myself, I was very pleasantly surprised.. Thrilled even. The Law of Nines does not disappoint. It's a terrific, brisk little novel with a cool premise that pays homage to the excellent Sword of Truth series. Recommended!
This author couldn't be more ham fisted if he cut his hands off and tied actual hams to the end of his wrists. The plot is terrible, boring, and contrived and the main character is a clear Mary Sue who can do no wrong. The dialogue is stilted and unnatural (believe it or not no one actually talks as if they are constantly lecturing in real life) as it became in the last few SoT books. You never have to wonder how a character is feeling at any given moment as they are always telling someone about it in exhaustive detail.
I used to be as big a fan of Goodkind as anyone back when he was actually a good author, but sadly those days seem to be long gone and each of his last few volumes has been progressively and notably worse than the last. I guess I should stop buying his books and hoping to find the quality of the past.