By Terry Goodkind
From number 1 "New York occasions" bestselling writer Terry Goodkind comes "The First Confessor," the prequel to the Sword of Truth.
In a time earlier than legends had but been born...
Married to the robust chief of her humans, secure between these proficient with nice skill, Magda Searus is protected against international descending into warfare. but if her husband, a guy who enjoyed lifestyles and enjoyed her, suddenly commits suicide, she unexpectedly reveals herself on my own. simply because she is ungifted herself, with out her husband she now not has status between her humans, and he or she unearths herself remoted in a society that looks crumbling round her.
Despite her grief, she is pushed to discover the explanations in the back of why her husband may do this sort of thing--why he might abandon her and her humans at the sort of profoundly risky time. notwithstanding she isn't talented, she starts to find that there's extra to her husband's suicide than a person knew. What she reveals subsequent, not anyone is prepared to believe.
Without somebody to assist her, she is familiar with that she needs to embark on a venture to discover a mysterious spiritist, if she even exists, in order that she may well communicate with the lifeless. This quest can also be her final likelihood to resolve what's relatively in the back of the mysterious occasions befalling her humans. What she discovers alongside the best way is that the battle goes a long way worse than she had recognized, and that the results of defeat can be extra terrifying for her and her humans than she may have imagined.
As mortal peril start to shut in round her, Magda learns that she is in some way the foremost to her people's salvation.
Journey with Magda Searus into her darkish global, and find out how precise legends are born.
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