The shitty prose, the repetitiveness, the rambling, simple-minded monologues paraphrasing Ayn Rand. Cara had touched it and it activated like a sand hourglass. Richard notices some ravens and suspects that the birds are tracking them somehow.
Furthermore, he starts developing a fever and a chill. However, they are overwhelmed by intruders who enter the Keep, unaffected by any of the protection spells placed. I guess I at least should be grateful to the series for that. This book was a cheese pizza loaded with tripe sporting ball-aching suckness of biblical proportions.
They are set upon by a seemingly mysterious dust storm that holds the silhouette of a man. After raising an ad hoc army from the newly converted Bandakar, Richard assaults and kills Nicholas the Slide by tricking Nicholas into leaving his body vulnerable.
As they continue to travel, they cross paths with a young man who recognizes Richard as the Lord Rahl and begs Richard to help save his people from the Order, as his own people are too enlightened to perform violent deeds.
My delusional loyalty reached its zenith with book 6, Faith of the Fallen. They hold that only through such sacrifice can those fruits be purified and made good.
Only the reflected light off this badge, they believe, can bring the radiance of self-worth to others of their group. Pillars of Creation blew like a hurricane and that was when the scales began to fall from my eyes.
Worse still is the ending of a relationship that has lasted for many years and survived through adversity. Demanding to meet their leader, Richard is shocked to discover that the Wise One is merely a blindfolded child indoctrinated in their beliefs, believing that innocent children cannot lead them astray.
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After proving through debate that this is nonsensical, Richard is nearly killed by a Bandakar, and the horrified Bandakar realize that despite their passive ideology, they are also capable of violence. Richard begins to notice a problem with the Sword of Truth, as well as his magic.
Arriving in the Bandakar lands, he finds them stunted intellectually and culturally, embracing a philosophy of aggressive passivity, allowing themselves to be dominated entirely by the Order. Ultimately, because it is counterfeit, the sham of esteem granted because of a connection with a group can only be propped up by force.
Nicci sends a letter in warning, but it is destroyed by the Imperial Order before they could finish reading it. They want you to believe that all people are merely interchangeable members of groups that share fixed, preordained characteristics, and they are predestined to live through a collective identity, the group will, unable to rise on individual merit because there can be no such thing as independent, individual merit, only group merit.
I ignored the condescending windbaggery that increasingly showed up in the stories. They find an ancient boundary protecting the Bandakar Empire from outside invaders came down two years past and now the Imperial Order has occupied this nation of frail-minded people.
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