: 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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Jul 07, Michael S. Look at yourself, man. This book cconfessor in many of those details and does something even better; leaves some out and even adds to them. The weakest aspect of Goodkind’s books have always been his explanations of how magic–prophecy especially, though all magic gets the treatment–works.

The First Confessor had that something, whereas the other two did not. And when it goes on to ridiculous length, becoming the main focus of half the book, you’re going overboard. However, each man failed to return and ultimately, Baraccus himself decided to go to the Matda himself. I loved The Sword of Truth novels. Yaay, just dl’d the book!

I have a Nook Tablet, but that doesn’t mean I want to buy this book as an e-book.

The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus

See and discover other items: This somewhat cheapens Richards struggles to translate the journal in the Sword of Truth proper. She was an incredibly strong woman but I kinda hated how she was “made” to sewrus her path. Don’t ever forget that. I enjoyed these things the first time around.

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I liked Magda and Merritt quite a lot. Apart from individually-numbered copies of a Limited Collector’s Edition [3] it was originally exclusively available as E-book and Audiobook. As of Julyit was published by TOR Fantasy in hardcover format, and is now available in stores. This was by far the most annoying for me.


Needless to say reading them was tedious sometimes but I like to think that the series will be better once the books overtake the TV series. There feels like there’s no action, just Magda Serus going around and gathering “truth” from everyone. Merritt’s house down in the city doesn’t count. I’m looking forward to hearing more about them in another 10 or so volumes in this new series! And they repeated this ad nauseam.

View all 80 comments. Though she is not gifted, she begins to discover that there may be more to her husband’s suicide than anyone knew. I thought ssarus was a step in the right d It may be my unfamiliarity with Terry Goodkind’s offerings that prompts this review.

I need to rant.

The writing is highly repetitious, and amateurish at best. I eagerly awaited each massive volume and was disappointed when the story ended. Goodkind took the time to develop the story, and just as you’ve settled back to leisurely stroll through the plot — OFF you go on a wild ride that leaves you breathless.

I’ve read the first three novels of the Sword of Truth series, but Goodkind’s writing, specifically his dialogue, struck me as pedantic and unbelievable, even though the setting was interesting, so Searud stopped reading.

I think that the story would’ve helped with different point of views to progress the story better which it would help give opportunities for emotions all the characters and action sequences.

The First Confessor

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Magda’s story is legendary and I am glad to have the opportunity to share it with you.

Fifth, and finally, the idea that this book is less expensive and easier to obtain for consumers than what I assume he means his other novels – which went through a publishing house. Adding in the padding of repetition, pages upon pages of technobabble, and needlessly breaking the book up into a ridiculous number of chapters does not make the book longer in any good way.

In terms of writing I like that Mr. Starting the book I expected to srarus a difference to the rest of the series and my expectations were met – in a good and sometimes not confessot great way. Goodkind banks on that, constantly referencing things in development that will ultimately affect the characters in the main series.


There is action towards the end when Magda realizes that she needs Merrit to turn her into a Confessor, and she takes up the Sword of Truth to attack the Lothan’s guards who are dragging Merrit back into the Keep. They had no depth to them besides wanting to do the right thing for the truth. We got the message way back around book 3, I think.

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. The First Confessor is rife with amateur writing mistakes — mistakes which a writer whose books I have read and re-read dozens of times should not be committing.

I was interested in the making of the Sword of Truth, and the first Confessor, and in the last pages something actually happened with them. Jul 02, Paul rated it it was amazing. Either that or he thinks we’re all idiots and need to be told the same thing over and over again until it sinks in. It was made to be such a big deal, but really, beyond ferreting out spies, what good is it? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The reader is given insight to the origination of items integral to the original series including the Stone of Tears, Towers of Perdition, dream walkers, Lord Rahl’s Devotion and, of course, confessors and The Sword of Truth.