Soul of the Fire - Sword of Truth 5 Book Summary and Study Guide

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In The Soul Of Fire Richard & Kahlan are finally married and thus let the chimes into the world, whom make magic disapear from the world. Richard and Kahlan must find away to send the chimes back where they came from... or magic will be gone forever.
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In the fifth book of the Sword of Truth series, Richard Rahl, along with his wife Kahlan, try to find a way to save the world from the chimes, magical beings that will eventually destroy all magic in the world. To find the answer they must go to Anderith, a neutral country about to be invaded by the tryrant, Jagang. While there they try to convince the people to join their side, only to be disappointed.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler    -   a powerful magician Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   preventing/surviving an ecological disaster    -   fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow    -   factions fight within govt for control Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical weapon Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   sword fights Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   telekinesis    -   clairvoyant    -   super strength    -   can cast many different spells    -   is very quick    -   can read emotions


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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