The First Confessor

The First Confessor

The Legend of Magda Searus

Book - 2012
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A prequel to the Sword of Truth series follows the experiences of Magda Searus, who is shunned by her community members when she makes unsettling discoveries about her powerful husband's suicide and ventures out into a war-stricken world.
Publisher: ©2012
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2015
Edition: First Tor edition
ISBN: 9780765383112
076538311X
9780765383068
0765383063
Characteristics: 604 pages ; 25 cm

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ChristchurchLib Jan 17, 2017

Before there was the heroic duo of Richard and Kahlan, there was lone heroine Magda Searus. This prequel to the Sword of Truth series opens as Madga unexpectedly loses her husband, First Wizard Baraccus, to suicide. Determined to find out why Baraccus chose this drastic course of action, Magda seeks out a spiritist who can speak to the dead -- and, in doing so, learns of a great danger to the realm. However, as a commoner and a magically ungifted woman, Magda faces staunch opposition from those in power when she attempts to carry on her husband's work.

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BabyDuck68
Dec 31, 2015

I've read most of this author's books. One thing I didn't like was that the story was extremely slow and took forever to get to the main storyline/purpose of the book. If you're familiar with the Sword of Truth "universe," you might enjoy this as it tells the history of how the confessor line first started.

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desertgrandma
Sep 07, 2015

Repetitive

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