• Into Darkness

  • Children of D’Hara, Book 5
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: John Skelley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (573 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Into Darkness is the fifth episode in Terry Goodkind's new serial novel, The Children of D'Hara. Told in irresistibly intense installments, this is the story of a world confronted by an apocalyptic nightmare.

The insatiable hunger of Golden Goddess....

The irresistible power of a Witch's Oath....

A fracture in the world of life....

An opening in the world of death....

Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell face the perfect storm. 

"The Sword of Truth series was my masterwork. Yet, life for these characters goes on after the conclusion of that series. For years readers have been asking about Richard and Kahlan's children. This is that story." (Terry Goodkind)

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 installments, as novella-length episodes published every three months. Into Darkness is the fifth novella.

©2020 Terry Goodkind (P)2020 Recorded Books

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amazing Final Book

I started my journey with the Wizards First Rule back in 2012. I now finish it here with Into Darkness. I will miss the wait for the next adventure of Richard, but I will never stop bringing new people to experience it for themselves. Terry Goodkind you are missed. Thank you for your writings.

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Another great story.

Worth the wait. If you consider the Children of D'hara series in totality I'd say it's in the top 5 of all Mr. Goodkind's work. There's still questions left unanswered but I'm hoping that means there's going to be more to the story.

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Horrible narrator

I love the sword of truth series, but this narrator is horrible. I couldnt enjoy the children of Dhara series because he was that bad. He puts no emotion into his reading. His voice hardly changes with characters. He pauses in mid sentence while reading. I could go on and on.

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Excellent!

A thoroughly enjoyable tale and great ending to the story. It is a pity there will be no more, but I think the adventures of Richard and Kahlen is complete.

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Perfect Length, Outstanding Story

I enjoyed the entire book. The reader was his usually fantastic performance. I think this was one of his best works.

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great but less content for the price

great stories as always just significantly less content for the same price in this series

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Terry knocked this conclusions out of the park

Absolutely loved this book. Actually the entire series was fantastic pre am hoping that Terry will continue on with the story of the children of D'hara. Would also love to see if Terry could tie in to the story of the laws of 9. Looking forward to the future of this series

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Great Book Series

Beginning with "Wizard's First Rule," the best action ,adventure, and love story ever. Loved every second of the listen.

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it was a great book

it was beautiful to say the least and the voice made it even better to see one of my favorite Series Portrayed

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Big Fan of the SOT series!

This was a great set of little books of the after story for the SOT series, and also covered an important story connection, and explanation between this series, and the law of nines book which I'm still holding out hope Goodkind will finish, instead of letting it end without closure. If you loved the story of Richard, and Kahlan, these 5 mini books are a must have.

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  • 11-30-20

Great reader, boring story

The narrator was perfect, the best one of the whole series. As for the story... hostile aliens coming by teleport to eat everyone... Compared to the amazing uniqueness and originality of the whole world Terry created in his previous books this idea is was uncomfortably plain. Kahlan again had to be rescued multiple times, I hate her being a damsel in distress. Richard as always never explains things beforehead what makes his friends distrust him. And the most disappointing thing was the way that the "battle" with the goddess unfolded, I hoped for some dialogue and long action but I got short execution. And then multiple pages long description of Richard restarting the teleport. The world of Glee was interesting enough tho, very vividly described what made it effortless to imagine.

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  • Lord
  • 07-26-20

Best one since Confessor

This was the best one in the series since Confessor. It's really picked up in quality again

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  • kalista sinclar
  • 07-16-20

Meh...

I have been reading Terry Goodkind for many years. Thought I'd re-visit listening to audio books, the Narrator just does NOT suit these stories. There is no character at all in this childlike voice. Audible should pick their readers with more care. Will go back to reading the books

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  • Mordsith
  • 07-03-20

I loved it

I love Richard and Kahlan so much. I could reread this series all over again from book 1