By Terry Goodkind

From number one "New York instances" 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 strong chief of her humans, secure between these talented with nice skill, Magda Searus is protected against a far off global descending into conflict. but if her husband, a guy who enjoyed lifestyles and enjoyed her, abruptly commits suicide, she by surprise unearths herself by myself. simply because she is ungifted herself, with out her husband she now not has status between her humans, and he or she reveals herself remoted in a society that looks crumbling round her.

Despite her grief, she is pushed to discover the explanations at the back of why her husband might do any such thing--why he may abandon her and her humans at one of these profoundly risky time. notwithstanding she isn't talented, she starts off to find that there is extra to her husband's suicide than somebody knew. What she reveals subsequent, not anyone is prepared to believe.

Without someone to assist her, she is aware that she needs to embark on a venture to discover a mysterious spiritist, if she even exists, in order that she could communicate with the lifeless. This quest can also be her final probability to resolve what's fairly at the back of the mysterious occasions befalling her humans. What she discovers alongside the best way is that the warfare goes a long way worse than she had identified, and that the implications of defeat may be extra terrifying for her and her humans than she can have imagined.

As mortal peril start to shut in round her, Magda learns that she is by some means the main to her people's salvation.

Journey with Magda Searus into her darkish global, and learn the way real legends are born.

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She needed to cross on. “Thank you,” she whispered up at Lord Rahl. He confirmed her a weary smile. “I might recommend that you simply relaxation, yet I worry that we can’t have enough money the time at once. ” Magda sat up, wiping at her eyes, getting her bearings. “Is it nonetheless evening? ” His smile widened. “It’s a brand new day, Magda. Has been for some time now. ” “Then we have to get to the council chambers. they are going to be in consultation. i must persuade them of the upcoming probability. they need to act. ” Lord Rahl glanced down at her outfits. “Maybe you had top get wiped clean up, first. ” Magda stood, feeling remarkably regular. She had anticipated to no less than nonetheless consider wobbly, yet she didn’t. She felt alive. particularly alive. She appeared down at her costume. huge parts of it have been soaked with blood. He used to be correct, she had to swap. She touched her hair and located that it, too, was once disheveled with dried blood. She glanced over at her mirrored image in a small replicate at the wall. Blood stained the edges of her face and neck. “I wager I do glance a stunning mess. I had higher freshen up, first, sooner than we visit see the council. ” Alric Rahl nodded as he gestured at his giant bodyguards. “We’ll wait outdoors when you switch and wash up. ” Magda stuck his arm as he began to flip towards the door. “No. ” He frowned. “No? ” “No. i need the council to determine me like this. they should see the truth of the blood that would be shed by way of our humans by the hands of the dream walkers in the event that they refuse to hear. ” Lord Rahl smiled. “I don’t imagine that the council has but ever fairly encountered the real unravel of Magda Searus. ” She lower back a haunted smile. “They are approximately to. ” bankruptcy 14 Magda saved her eyes immediately forward as she marched previous towering, polished black marble columns to every part of the gallery prime towards the council chambers. Rounded moldings coated in gold atop the columns supported a thick architrave carved with robed figures intended to symbolize the participants of the council. A gridwork of golden squares overspread the lengthy, vaulted ceiling. every one sq. held a bronze medallion with a scene of a distinct position within the Midlands. Supposedly, as council contributors undergone the gallery they have been strolling underneath a grand demonstrate of the variety of the Midlands in order that they will be reminded to bear in mind of the entire far-flung humans they represented as they went approximately their reputable deliberations. In Magda’s adventure, it took greater than bronze medallions to remind the council to take note of all of the far-flung areas of the Midlands. Magda handed underneath a line of lengthy pink silk banners placing from the vaulted ceiling. They have been intended to symbolize the blood that have been shed in safeguard of the folk of the Midlands. The carpet she walked alongside, with the names of battles woven alongside the sides, was once additionally purple and intended to be a reminder of the struggles fought and the lives laid down in order that others may dwell. Magda often came upon passing in the course of the gallery to be a somber event. in this day, it used to be extra somber than traditional. The crimson banners and purple carpet in basic terms served to aid draw cognizance to the blood protecting Magda.

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