I liked FOTF too, there was plenty of action in it, and of course Kahlan goes all kick-ass, which I like. I love strong female characters! I've noticed a number of people saying that Richard/Kahlan order the killing of innocent people, and I really don't know where they get that. Kahlan kills the camp followers because they are profiting from the war and helping the soldiers, not nice perhaps but they are with the army. Her moral judgement could be questioned, but nevertheless they have joined with the army and are at the front with it. She never hurts any civilians because there aren't any there, and when Richard sends the Phantom Legions into the Old World he orders them NOT to harm innocent people, he says only harm those who resist. So where this killing innocent civilians comes from I really don't know. Protesters yes, he does that in Naked Empire, again a moral question could be asked as to why he can't just kick them out of the way, but he does warn them first. I can't get enough Mord-Sith also! Great characters. I like the way they change from evil to good because someone has shown them kindness and respect, something they've never known, and understands them, understands why they do what they do. I always felt sorry for them, they were nice girls who'd been treated dreadfully, tortured beyond belief, but still managed to retain enough spark of what they had been to show gratitude and eventually love for one who has shown it to them. I thought Denna's giving of herself to the Keeper to save Richard was such a wonderful act of pure love, and then other Mord-Sith show they do have feelings, Berdine and Raina's love for example, and Cara's for Richard. I think the greatest victims of the Mord-Sith were the Mord-Sith themselves: when you think of it, as Denna tells Richard, what he suffered was only what she had received in training, and he only had to endure it for a few weeks, a grown man - Mord-Sith got it for years and they were children at the start. Anyway, enough. This is becoming a novella! Like you Heather I liked FOTF and I love Mord-Sith.ratsy,
Faith of the Fallen was my favorite book in the series so I guess everyone has different reactions to the same thing. I love how Richard won't let anything come between him and Kahlan and I just can't get enough of the Mord-Sith.
I think The Omen Machine was the only book that I really didn't enjoy in the series.