Monday, 9 November 2009

THRILLER REVIEW: Law of Nines - Terry Goodkind


Trouble will find you

They watch you through mirrors.

'Your mother was twenty-seven when it came to her. Now you're twenty-seven, and it's come to you.'

The skin of Alex's arms tingled with goose bumps. By her twenty-seventh birthday insanity had come to his mother..

Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the mid-western United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him - and everyone he loves - into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence.

Where do you turn when your own reflection spells doom?

In Alex, Terry Goodkind brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of high-octane thriller.


Having read a number of Terry’s books before I was intrigued by this offering that was promised as fiction over fantasy. What was revealed upon reading however really does tie the book into the series he’s written as two world’s collide on an almost mythical scale. Don’t get me wrong, it is well written, the characters different but when you read that the world of his fantasy is the world that has a mystery attached to our own then you know that its going to be something that’s going to be selling more to fans of that than of any real opportunity to get new readers. It could well do but personally I feel that a newcomer would feel that there are “in” jokes built within the text and whilst there is the odd one or two it was a tale that I had a lot of fun with. What will be interesting will be to see where it goes from here and how the worlds will expand upon each other rather than shrink. I’ll look forward to the next book and hope that the characters not only grow but that the love displayed within this will equal the almost legendary love of a previous Rahl.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Nice hook. I'll have to check this book out.