In The Omen Machine, Mr. Goodkind continues the Sword of Truth series. You know, the one we thought he finished with Confessor. I read the reviews on Amazon saying that the book was horrible, so I have no one to blame but myself. I figured: a lot of people didn’t like the end of the series, but I derived some enjoyment from it.
Why to buy this book: I can think of only one reason: you’re a budding author, and you need an example of why over-explaining and telling when you should show is bad.
Why not to buy the book: The writing. The plot. Everything about the book.
Bottom Line: I’m a fan of the Sword of Truth. I like Richard and Kahlan. I recognize that the writing at the end of the series deteriorated, but I didn’t care. Until now. This book is so bad that I will not continue the series. In fact, I plan on getting rid of my hardcopies of the first books because The Omen Machine left such a bad taste in my mouth that I doubt I’ll ever want to reread any of them. A bestselling author who has some kind of talent foisting this total dreck on his audience should be a criminal act. 1 star.