The First Confessor

The First Confessor

The Legend of Magda Searus

Paperback - 2016
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Safe among those gifted with great ability, Magda Searus is protected from a distant world descending into war. But when her husband, a man who loved life and loved her, unexpectedly commits suicide, she suddenly finds herself alone. Driven to find the reasons behind why her husband would do such a thing, Magda discovers things that no one is willing to believe. Now she must embark on a mission to find a mysterious spiritist, and unravel what is really behind the mysterious events befalling her people.
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: New York : Tor, 2016
Edition: First Mass Market Edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780765383075
Branch Call Number: SciFic Goodkind Pbk
Characteristics: 628 pages ; 18 cm


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Jun 18, 2018

This is a prequel to the "Truth" series, but I feel like "The First Confessor" can be an amazing stand-alone novel. I've been following Richard and Kahlan's adventures for years now and "The First Confessor" is definitely one of the best books in this series--possibly because it can be a stand-alone novel all on its own and because character exposition is done through what the characters do/how they act rather than a narrative blurb. Overall, if you want a fantasy kick without having to wade through dozens of books to get the full story, "The First Confessor" fills that urge without leaving you hanging and having to hunt down another book/volume of a series.

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.

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.

Sep 07, 2015



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