: The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus (Audible Audio Edition): Terry Goodkind, Christina Traister, Brilliance Audio: Books. Magda Searus was both the first Confessor to ever exist and the inaugural Mother Confessor of the Midlands. Prior to being magically altered, Lady Searus was. The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus is a novel by Terry Goodkind released exclusively in e-book format. It serves as a prequel to the Sword of.

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The First Confessor is likely to be the last Terry Goodkind book I read, which is sad given how much of my childhood I spent reading and reading his Sword of Truth novels. It was a nice glimpse into what I only read bits and pieces of in the Sword of Truth series.

Some thing might be spoilers if you read this first. Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. The reader is given insight to the origination of items integral to the original series including the Stone of Tears, Towers of Perdition, dream walkers, Lord Rahl’s Devotion and, of course, confessors and The Sword of Truth. We get more in depth of how Lothain betrayed the people of Aydindril, the details of the plots to destroy the world of magic, and the creation of the Book of Counted Shadows, and its wonderfully deceptive purpose.

The First Confessor

contessor Dream Walkers have infiltrated the Wizard’s Keep, infecting the minds of many, forcing them into unwilling slavery. Fortunately, this novel was everything his two cnfessor books were not.

Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. In my opinion, Goodkind really needs to swallow some of his pride and allow a REAL editor to have a crack at his work, because this book needed it in the worst way imaginable.


So much back story to Sword of Truth and the origin of so many things is explained here. There is proof that Goodkind can write a good book that is set in the same world as The Sword of Truth Saga but this is bad.

This book is probably somewhere around k words in length, and it’s got over a hundred chapters in it. Even though this wasn’t about the magva characters, Richard and Kahlan, I was just as interested in the characters and eager to know more about them.

Magda is a great character although she was your typical damsel in distress more than once.

The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus

But I think Goodkind is suffering from the George Lucas phenomenon – there is no one around who will say “no” to his ideas. Many of his loyal fans seem to be quite upset that it’s only available in e-format, as they don’t have the necessary e-readers. I think this book is a self indulgent farce. Let me preface this review by saying two things: The Midlands are at war with the Old World, who seek to destroy all magic condessor enslave everyone under their tyranny.

However, despite these fears, the blurb drew me in and I ploughed through it in a relatively short amount of time. Tor Fantasy; Reprint edition June 28, Language: I’m happy it’s not that long, because I could not put it away.

If, by the end of eight pages of explanation, I know as much about how things work as when you started, you’ve just wasted a great deal of my time, and yours. There is hhe towards the end when Magda realizes that she needs Merrit to turn her into a Confessor, and she takes up the Sword of Truth to attack the Lothan’s guards who are dragging Merrit back into the Keep.

She was then used to become the first Confessor, one of two tools created by wizards following the Great War in the effort to find and establish the truth. The story was there, buried among really bad confesor repetitive writing, page after page of regurgitating the same thing. But all in all, characterisation is a step confesor from Goodkind’s previous two outings.


It seems like Goodkind believes we need to hear everything three times in a row to comprehend it, and that we forget what we just learned after 10 pages.

Unfortunately in searrus so, he spreads us too thin. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. Retrieved January 16, The conversation between Magda and the spiritist covered multiple chapters which were broken up nonsensically.

I keep hearing reviewers talk about how well the female lead is written but come on. Furthermore, I felt like I was being spoon-fed concepts the entire time; like Goodkind was seagus I was stupid and couldn’t make my own connections. Terry Goodkind was born in and raised in Nebraska in the United States.

And how could he possibly have the Magda fooled even a little. Each character held an important place in this book. Dragonlance Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman 9.

The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind

If you are a Sword of Truth fan then this is a must read, if you are new to the series then you are a lucky one that can start from the beginning on a wonderful trip. As a side note I used whispersync for this one and flew through it in about a week. There feels like there’s no action, just Magda Serus going around and gathering “truth” from everyone. Shortly after his return, the First Wizard committed suicide, leaving Magda despondent and alone.