The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind

The Law of Nines

byTerry Goodkind

Kobo ebook | August 18, 2009

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a stunningly original thriller in this powerful page-turner.

*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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Title:The Law of NinesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 18, 2009Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307372367

ISBN - 13:9780307372369

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent read if you like SoT While not as exciting as the SoT series it is a nice look into the future results of actions taking in the SoT series. Worth a read
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was awesome! This book was incredible! The detail that is written in the book is amazing! The characters are so well developed! I loved it!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ~ Terry Goodkind never fails to write the good kind of books ;)
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from An alright book I did not like this book as much as the original series. This did not bring me in like the characters in the other book and the parallels did not resonate as much. Still a decent book if you really enjoyed the original series though.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful The writing is bland especially when compared to The Sword of Truth. The content feels recycled rather than valuable as an addition to the original series.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended! Had I known this tied into SoT sooner, I'd have already read it! I hope Goodkind continues with this story in the future. A great read for any fan!
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Recommended! The first 3-4 of the book is an enjoyable read. The climax and conclusion of the story feels rushed and laking in detail. Hopefully a sequel to this book will be written with the quality of story I had previously expected from the author.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting.... I really like how this ties into the sword of truth series, had I realized This when the book came out I would have read it immediately. Highly recommend for any sword of truth fan!
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting.... I really like how this ties into the sword of truth series, had I realized This when the book came out I would have read it immediately. Highly recommend for any sword of truth fan!
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from sounds like i read it before I'm about half way through - i'm currently enjoying it and its a pretty fast & easy read. The story is very similar to Terry Goodkind fantasy series first book the Wizards First Rule, however its set more in the present then the fantasy world of the Richard Rahl series. Its not nearly as detailed as the Wizards First Rule, but i kind of like the change. I like the main characters. basically t his point its something for a fantasy reader that wants something quick and easy but with a slight change.
Date published: 2010-11-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Why did he write this? The only answer I have to that questions is that he just wanted money. While I did enjoy it marginally, because of it's link to the series, I do not think this was really a good book. First all the rules that we learn, even in this book itself always seem to never be followed. Second it's kind of like he tried to jam several of the original series books into 1 but set in a different world and time. ***SPOILER*** And third, How the Hell did Khalans line survive but not Richards??? Remember in the other world it's supposed to have been Jensen that continued the Rahl line (who happens to only share the same father as Richard). I am not sure if he is going to try to continue this book or not. The way he left so many things undone and just hanging was annoying. Not to mention the fact that the characters were not really developed in my mind that well. I am just seeing reflections, and poor ones at that, of Richard and Khalan.
Date published: 2010-09-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing Nothing original, a rehash of his previous series with the same stock characters fighting the same battle.
Date published: 2010-07-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Simplistic, predictable plot & stereotypical characters The writing in this book was so simplistic, and the plot so predictable and contrived that I just could not bring myself to continue with it to the end. The premise - a man discovers on his 27th birthday that he isn't who he thought he was, and because of who he really is, people from a parallel universe want to kill him - sounded kind of neat. But unfortunately the author seems to think we are all 8 years old and can't keep track of what's going on, so the explanations of simple plot points are repeated and explained ad nauseum. I also found the characters to be very caricature-istic and stereotypical. They were not - or at least they didn't seem to me - to be realistic and fully-realized people I could connect to and care about. This was a disappointment.
Date published: 2010-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not up to his usual standard While the basic premise of the book is good, it is all too often trite and predictable. Worse, there are serious credibility gaps (people separated by universes and centuries speaking the same language? Magic [mirror-viewing; lifelines; etc] functioning in "a world without magic"?) and factual continuity issues (e.g. an elevator that needed to be unlocked from outside in one scene doesn't in another) that make it difficult to sustain the air of disbelief one needs to enjoy books like this one. It's about as stilted and shallow as the worst of the Sword of Truth novels. The creative genius of Wizard's First Rule is, sadly, long gone; this is just formula writing.
Date published: 2010-06-29