Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind is the prequel to the Sword of Truth series. It was originally a part of a collection of short stories called Legends 2: Short Novels. Terry Goodkind (Faith of the Fallen) presents Debt of Bones, a prequel to his Sword of Truth series that involves series character First Wizard Zedd in the time . A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby’s struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander.

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Wizard’s First Rule Book 2: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Maybe Goodkind is just better when he’s being forced to whittle things down.

I either can’t hear or get my ears blown away depending on whether I’m using the car’s stereo or earbuds. Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. If you read it at the beginning, I think the later books would have lost the few redeeming things that they have going gooxkind them, namely the surprises. I’m one of those people that keeps reading even if I don’t like something.

Debt of Bones

It was totally an awesome book for my test. Dec 22, Natalia Bonegio rated it really liked it. The level of detail added to Zedd’s character is impressive, and we get to see in greater depth things that w A nice addition to the Sword of Truth series that gives the reader a little window onto one of the more important events of the main series’ back-story: But I could have handled it for sure as a younger person.

Also, none of the heroes are acting like dicks, which is also a thing he’s taken to doing in the later books. Review Originally Posted At: I quit reading around the 4th or 5th, though.


I was sort of smiling! It explains how the boundaries were created in the first war with D’Hara. Every citizen taken hostage including her husband Phillip and daughter Jana. Prequel to the The Sword of Truth series.

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The story added some more detail to what the other books in the series told. Also, there are no chapter breaks which encourages you to keep reading. Abby and several others wait outside to be allowed in to see a wizard. In so doing, she initiates the series of events leading up to the end of the war with D’Hara and the division of the Westlands, Midlands, and D’Hara by the boundaries.

The Talismans of Shannara. I was all set to read Wizard’s First Rule Sword of Truth, 1 but after Debt of BonesI brought it back to the library and got some cozy mysteries instead.

Debt of Bones Summary & Study Guide

Abby asks the First Wizard to help her to save her family and those in her village as they were taken captive by soldiers from D’Hara working for Panis Rahl. Abby turns out to have been used to bait Zedd to Coney Crossing. Zedd puts boundary wardens around the wall to make sure people don’t walk into it since it is a wall of death and can’t be seen once it stabilizes.

She did carry the story forward, though, which usually doesn’t happen when the main character is so annoying. Zedd apologizes that Abby’s family has been taken but says he can’t help.

It’s never a good idea to start with the prequel for a series but I might just use this to dive back into the wonderfully crafted world that Goodkind has spent so many books on. Zonder de boekenreeks te hebben gelezen, wel de serie te hebben gezien, vond ik het een leuk boekje!


You are commenting using your Facebook account. To view it, click here. Her country is at war, and Abigale is willing to sacrifice everything to save those she loves. This is why I will not have a villain named Emperor Daldo in my upcoming sprawling fantasy epic. From reading this book goodkinv the first 4 novels in the series I’m convinced you could read this first if you want xebt then start the series as it takes place quite a bit before lf first book.

Sword of Truth 1 – 10 of 16 books. Not to mention its intended audience are those reading the Sword of Truth series, so the world-building is understandably kept minimal. Soul of the Fire.

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In Debt of BonesGoodkind has not only provided us with an excellent tale in its own right but has filled in some of the background to the war with the D’Harans, the Rahl dynasty, and the inside story on the history of the land outside the Midlands where no magic is allowed.

Other tetry names Goodkind comes up with include the First Wizard Zedd, which I suppose is a perfectly serviceable fantasy name, even if it makes me think of the Power Rangers. Thank God I did, because one absolutely despicable part was explained satisfactorily.

Surprisingly, this is one of the few books of Goodkind that I don’t have something horrible to say about.

Abby’s family and all the villagers are safe.