"Your mother was twenty-seven when it came to her. Now you're twenty-seven, and it's come to you." The skin of Alex's arms tingled with goose bumps. By her twenty-seventh birthday insanity had come to his mother. . . .
Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the Midwest, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should make him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he has just saved, has suddenly made him–and everyone he loves–into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence . . . In Alex, Terry Goodkind brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of high-octane thriller. Longtime fans and new readers alike will not forget . . . THE LAW OF NINES.
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by Terry Goodkind
by Terry Brooks
by Kashoun Takami
by Allan Guthrie
"Alex is a young artist with a family history of early death and mental illness. When he turns 27, he begins to understand why. THE LAW OF NINES has great potential as a fantasy thriller. At times it's tense and action packed, but these traits get lost in too much exposition and a tendency toward the silly. If ever a book were crying out for abridgment, it's this one. Particularly irritating is the character of Jax, a powerful woman from another world who arrives to help Alex and then handicaps him throughout much of the story like some nineteenth-century heroine in constant need of rest and rescuing. Mark Deakins cannot be faulted in his efforts to rescue this audiobook, but for all his valiance, it fails. C.A.T. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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