So, clearly I'm back considering I'm posting stuff again.
Though the road trip was fun and exciting, it was a lot more emotional than the last ones. I was haunted by the five deaths that occurred this year to people of whom I was close and I was also finally homesick. Ever since September I've been blessed to have a wonderful boyfriend and a fantastic friend base that came along with him. I missed them the most and felt detached and estranged from them. It was a lovely feeling returning home and returning to the love I so clearly need in my life. Sometimes it takes a trip away to find out what's important and I think I have.
Lots of stuff and plans to do in the meantime. Photos will eventually be edited and thrown around on the web, so keep your eyes peeled.
Thanks for reading!
Book Review: The Pillars of Creation
Written by: Terry Goodkind - Unlike the first six books of the series, Terry Goodkind decides to drift away from the perspective of major characters to instead focus on completely new characters that he has dreamed up. Oba and Jennsen. Two young adults (no big surprise there) forging their life and being entwined into the weave of Fate which sends them on their way through the pages of Goodkind's novel. So, to make it abundantly clear, if you have your heart strings completely wrapped around Richard and Kahlan's decisions, then you are not going to like this book. It does not focus on them and for a majority of the book you have no idea what they're doing in the Old World. One has to be willing to open their eyes to a larger perspective of people while simultaneously neglecting Richard and Kahlan.
With that being said, it is a very different take on the series. Jennsen and Oba, having never dealt directly with anything that has happened in the course of the series, provide a completely naive perspective on Richard, Kahlan, and their cause against the Imperial Order. It also shows just how powerful a view coated in darkness can turn people's ideas of the world with powerful, enormous force. It is strikingly realistic to a comment on society and how lies can be fed so easily and swallowed so quickly that stopping and questioning one's own instincts becomes unimportant. Yet it is probably the most important task any individual is charged with doing.
Unfortunately, this novel in the series of The Sword of Truth is hard to follow and a bit confusing in that things don't line up at the end. I feel as if a vital bit of information was left hanging somewhere and never fully implemented so that the ending remains slapdash and peculiar. Despite this, it is still a part of the series and has to be slogged through. Thankfully, the characters of Oba and Jennsen are intriguing and interesting, making the book travel at a good pace. Just don't expect a success like Faith of the Fallen. This is a bit more akin to Soul of the Fire, though not nearly as oddly distasteful. www.mapservices.org/myguestmap…
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