Debt of Bones

Debt of Bones

Book - 2004/11/01
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McMillan Palgrave

A milestone of storytelling set in the world of the Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive.

Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to break, both Abby and Zedd are caught in a desperate fight to save the life of a child...but neither can escape the shadow of an ancient betrayal.

With time running out, their only choice may be a debt of bones. The world-for Zedd, for Abby, for everyone-will never again be the same.

Discover why millions of readers the world over have elevated Terry Goodkind to the ranks of legend.

A tale of the power of love and courage in a world desperate for both.

Publisher: Tor Books 2004/11/01
ISBN: 9780765351548
Branch Call Number: SF GOODKIND
Characteristics: 175 p


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Oct 14, 2015

This is INCORRECTLY listed as:
"Sword of Truth, Book One";
when it SHOULD BE listed as:
"Sword of Truth, Book Zero" since it is a "prequel" to the book, Wizard's First Rule.

Apr 20, 2015

Very disappointed in this book. It barely told anymore of the story than was already told in previous books. Definately not up to the standard I have come to expect from Terry Goodkind.

Dec 27, 2012

I was a bit disappointed with this short story. It seemed rushed, and Goodkind's usual depth of details were missing.


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Dec 27, 2012

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May 18, 2010

Debt of Bones takes places many years before the book Wizard's First Rule.

Abby has come to the Wizard's Keep to appeal to the First Wizard Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander in order to save the lives of her husband and daughter, both of whom has been captured by the D'Haran armies. Bringing her mother's bones, she intends to cash in a "debt of bones", a life debt owed by someone else, in order to make the First Wizard do it.


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