Hateful Things by Terry Goodkind (Children of D’Hara #2)
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 1.4 Mb
Hateful Things : In 1994 Wizard’s First Rule introduced Richard Cypher, a young woodsman seeking answers and vengeance in the aftermath of his father’s murder, and Kahlan Amnell, a mysterious young woman pursued by a bloodthirsty tyrant’s assassins.
The Sword of Truth is one of the most ambitious fantasy series ever written. It was a decades-long masterwork that has been translated into 20 languages and sold 26 million copies. After 16 volumes and one novella, it concluded in 2016 with Warheart.
The Children of D’Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the Sword of Truth series. The story will be told in instalments, as novella-length episodes published every three months. Hateful Things is the second novella.
“Your instinct, as the Mother Confessor, is to protect your people—your children, is it not? Isn’t that in a way the whole point of that singular title?”
“It is,” Kahlan said.
“And you just fought a long and terrible war to protect them all, did you not?”
Kahlan nodded again, not knowing what the sorceress was getting at. “It was a terrible war. A long and terrible war. But for life to prevail, I had no choice but to fight. My whole life I have been in one endless fight to protect people from evil.”
“And now you must continue to fight to protect all your children, especially the ones growing in you, even though they are yet unborn.”
Kahlan took a deep breath and let it out slowly as she turned back to face the sorceress.
“This is different. These children would never have a chance at life. They will be killed for who and what they are. The Golden Goddess has everything on her side. She will not give up. She has vowed that magic will end in this world, one way or another, and when it does, her hordes will hunt us to extinction.”
Kahlan couldn’t stand the thought of bringing these two new lives into the world only to subject them to the terror of being slaughtered by such relentless evil. She ached with fear and dread for them.
“They hardly have everything on their side,” Shale scoffed.”