The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus

By Terry Goodkind

From number 1 "New York occasions" bestselling writer Terry Goodkind comes "The First Confessor," the prequel to the Sword of Truth.
In a time earlier than legends had but been born...

Married to the strong chief of her humans, secure between these talented with nice skill, Magda Searus is protected against international descending into struggle. but if her husband, a guy who enjoyed lifestyles and enjoyed her, suddenly commits suicide, she unexpectedly unearths herself on my own. simply because she is ungifted herself, with no her husband she now not has status between her humans, and he or she reveals herself remoted in a society that seems crumbling round her.

Despite her grief, she is pushed to discover the explanations in the back of why her husband could do this kind of thing--why he may abandon her and her humans at this sort of profoundly harmful time. notwithstanding she isn't proficient, she starts off to find that there is extra to her husband's suicide than a person knew. What she reveals subsequent, nobody is prepared to believe.

Without someone to aid her, she understands that she needs to embark on a challenge to discover a mysterious spiritist, if she even exists, in order that she might communicate with the useless. This quest can also be her final probability to solve what's relatively at the back of the mysterious occasions befalling her humans. What she discovers alongside the way in which is that the warfare goes a ways worse than she had recognized, and that the implications of defeat can be extra terrifying for her and her humans than she may have imagined.

As mortal peril start to shut in round her, Magda learns that she is by some means the foremost to her people's salvation.

Journey with Magda Searus into her darkish international, and learn the way real legends are born.

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I used to be there, between all of the humans on the rite the day your husband’s is still have been purified within the funeral pyre. I observed you there that day, within the distance. You had lengthy hair. ” “Well, with Baraccus useless, the council sought after it bring to a halt. They have been really insistent approximately letting the area understand that with out Baraccus i'm a not anyone. Elder Cadell, in my view, observed to slicing it. ” He dipped his head respectfully. “I’m sorry concerning the lack of your husband, woman Searus. Baraccus used to be a really nice guy. ” “Thank you. ” He stared into her eyes a protracted second, head nonetheless bowed, then remembered himself and straightened. “Please,” he stated as his face reddened back, “wait there a second, will you? ” He all at once close the door. Magda discovered, then, what else was once assorted approximately him from so much males. the whole time he have been within the doorway, he had regarded into her eyes, his gaze wandering no farther than to her hair. The gazes of so much males continuously wandered somewhere else. Merritt hadn’t performed that, although the black costume she used to be donning less than her mild cloak did are likely to show her form to virtue. Magda heard him stumble over anything inside of that then rolled around the floorboards. there has been a thud as whatever heavy hit the ground. Then, it seemed like a chair fell over. a couple of extra issues clattered after they fell. It went silent contained in the condo for a time. Magda glanced up and down the road to determine if someone else used to be listening to the entire noise or being attentive to the customer at his door. She observed a girl around the slender highway and up far pop out and shake a rug. She folded it over and arm and went again in with out noticing Magda within the shadows of the porch. via small gaps in a screening lilac bush, Magda may possibly see a number of humans within the distance speaking, yet they have been too far-off with a purpose to see her status at the back of the greenery. The door eventually opened huge. Merritt was once nonetheless tucking in a depressing blouse. The lengthy, wavy locks of his mild brown hair were swiftly brushed again, revealing that his face have been hurriedly cleaned. “Sorry to make you stand available in the market, woman Searus. ” His face flushed back. “I’m afraid that i used to be out again engaged on a couple of issues and—” He paused, it sounds as if afraid that he was once starting to ramble. He made himself commence over as he lifted a hand out in invitation. “Please, won’t you come back in? ” As Magda stepped in the course of the doorway, she might see an overturned chair and a small statue mendacity on its facet. where was once small, with the strangest issues stacked all over the place. unusual steel items, now not not like the issues she had visible Baraccus make, sat everywhere in the room, making it tricky to inform what she had heard fall to the ground and what had already been there. As ordinary as every thing was once, there has been an odd form of order to all of it. Books stood in tall columns in areas together with the room. A wicker sofa additionally held books, yet they have been mendacity open and piled one atop one other, as though to maintain a spot marked. numerous small tables held mounds of scrolls among candles, bottles, packing containers, and bones.

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