Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Book Review: The Law of Nines

Title: The Law of Nines
Author: Terry Goodkind
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 502

Quality Rating: 5
Content Rating: PG-13

If you did not like the Sword of Truth, you won't like this book. Welcome to Richard Rahl Jr and his story that revolves around a problem that is very similar to the problem that Richard Rahl faced. Reading this book made me wonder if Terry Goodkind was capable of writing another character, but I'm not here to badmouth authors. If you did like Sword of Truth, you might like this book, depending upon how you feel about very familiar plot lines. I read the book because I was intrigued by the fact that it was set in the United States instead of a fantasy land, but honestly that was the only facet of this book that made it interesting. I have already read 11 books about Richard Rahl. Oh, correct that, 12, since Alex Rahl is Richard's clone. I would rather not read another.

This book is rated PG-13 for violence and sex. There is a lot of talk about guns, and the author is clearly pro-gun owning. If that's not up your ally, you may not want to read this book. The main character gets himself into a precarious sexual situation at one point that might be hard to explain to younger readers, so I would generally recommend this for older readers. The violence is not too graphic, but its there, and as guns are involved it's slightly more realistic than a sword fight.

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