A new Richard & Kahlan story.
For those of you who were sad when Goodkind's Sword of Truth saga ended with Warheart, I have good news! The story of Richard and Kahlan continues, albeit in Novella form.
The Scribbly Man is part one of a new trilogy(?) of novellas. I say trilogy, because Novella #2 Hateful Things (8/08) and Novella #3 Wasteland (11/14) are already available for pre-order. I am not sure why Goodkind is going the novella route, but I am not complaining! Also, I just have to say that Head of Zeus Publishing has done an exceptional job with the format of this book!
Being that the story clocks in at only 149 pages, I do not want to give anything away. Just know that when Richard caused the Star Shift in the last book, he inadvertantly opened a way to travel between worlds. . . and this isn't a good thing!
Here is the synopsis:
From the internationally bestselling author of the Sword of Truth series comes a new Richard and Kahlan novella.
"They are the monsters under the bed when you are little, the shape just caught out of the corner of your eye when you thought you were alone, the shadow of something in a dark corner that surprises you and then isn't there. They stop you dead with a knot of unexpected terror in the pit of your stomach. We have all seen fleeting glimpses of them. Never long enough to see them as I saw them, but it was them. I recognized it the instant I saw it. We've all seen flashes of them, the dark shadow just out of sight. They could briefly terrify us before but never hurt us because they came from so far distant. They were never able to fully materialize in our world so we saw only transient glimpses of them, the shape of them if the light was just right, if the shadows were deep enough . . . if you were afraid enough. I think that the star shift has brought us closer to their realm so that they now have the power to step into our world and hurt us." —Kahlan Amnell