The Law of Nines

The Law of Nines

Book - 2009
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a stunningly original thriller in this powerful page-turner.

Trouble will find you

They watch you through mirrors...

"Your mother was twenty-seven when it came to her. Now you're twenty-seven, and it's come to you."

The skin of Alex's arms tingled with goose bumps. By her twenty-seventh birthday insanity had come to his mother....

Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the mid-western United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him -- and everyone he loves -- into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence...

Where do you turn when your own reflection spells doom?

In Alex, Terry Goodkind brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of high-octane thriller.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, 2009.
ISBN: 9780385667388
0385667388
Branch Call Number: FIC Goodk
Characteristics: 502 p.

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Tdruid
Feb 14, 2017

It wasn't the "other" world that has magic, or the fact that they were sending thugs here to our world that I found ridiculous - it was the protagonists absurd feats of daring-do! Taking out 6 big, ARMED, killers - by himself - even though he was unarmed, half-drugged, & half-starved? Really?
I finished it, but I was repeatedly rolling my eyes. If the other books are written like this, I'm not interested.

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TheRaeRae
Sep 10, 2012

I love that it is not necessary to read the other books (Richard & Kahlan series) to understand this book.

If you are not up to reading the other books to get caught up, you really don't need to. This is a great place to start.

ajcon Nov 19, 2011

Pretty good book - has a bit of a science fiction element to it but not enough to scare anyone of. High level of action. Not the best written book I've seen but entertaining throughout and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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21221013361537
Oct 23, 2011

Great fantasy read for those who are tired of the vampire trend!

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JLBowen
Oct 04, 2011

This is a sequel to the Sword of Truth series. The book is about the world that Richard creates.

This is a book about a Rahl. Rahl will triumph.

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wiltonsugiyama
Jul 27, 2011

i found it a riveting read and look forward to more. powerful and suspenseful.

gwsuperfan Sep 09, 2010

This book felt like an ill-fitting afterthought to the Sword of Truth series. Not bad, but far from compelling and in many ways predictable.

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rebel1
Mar 27, 2010

I loved the Sword of Truth series, and I delayed reading this because the jacket made it seem like a new kind of writing for the author.

It is different in that the story is set on Earth, not in a fantasy kingdom, but the links to the SoT series added a great deal of interest to the book for me.

I can't wait for the next book!

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