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Plot summary[ edit ] Alexander Rahl Alex for short is a struggling artist, living in Orden, Nebraska. His mother is committed to an asylum for violent tendencies and Schizophrenia ; she often claims that people are watching her through mirrors. His father died in an accident when he was young. His only other family is a grandfather named Ben, a peace-loving former special forces soldier. Alex is en route to the local art gallery that carries his work when he meets a young woman named Jax. He is instantly fascinated with her, and saves her from a runaway truck when it nearly runs the two of them down on a street corner.
Alexander Rahl Alex for short is a struggling artist, living in Orden, Nebraska. His mother is committed to an asylum for violent tendencies and Schizophrenia ; she often claims that people are watching her through mirrors.
His father died in an accident when he was young. His only other family is a grandfather named Ben, a peace-loving former special forces soldier. Alex is en route to the local art gallery that carries his work when he meets a young woman named Jax. He is instantly fascinated with her, and saves her from a runaway truck when it nearly runs the two of them down on a street corner. Jax accompanies Alex to the gallery where she compliments him on a painting of a mountain clearing with 9 trees.
Also at the gallery, the owner urges Alex to paint more dystopian themes, like the best-selling artist at the gallery named R. Alex refuses, proclaiming that he only likes to paint real life. Alex resolves to give the painting of the mountain clearing to Jax, but before he can do so Jax disappears.
On his 27th birthday, Ben gives Alex a packet of papers and explains that it is an inheritance that passes to the oldest member of Alex's bloodline. It would have passed to his mother, but she was committed soon after her 27th birthday and so the inheritance passes to Alex. The inheritance is a huge swath of land in the far east part of the country in a heavily wooded and mountainous nature preserve.
If he so chooses, he can sell it to the "Daggett Trust", which controls the rest of the nature preserve. Ben urges Alex to sell the land and live handsomely for the rest of his life on the profits.
Alex agrees to think about it, and leaves. As Alex returns to the gallery, he comes across Jax again and his adventure truly begins. Jax tries to convince Alex of the truth of her story. They discuss the meaning of the name Alexander: Saviour of Men, in relation to a prophecy stating that Alex will have to save another world; the world Jax comes from.
As events unfold that open Alex' mind to all the implications Jax' story has, if true, he becomes mixed up in a battle between worlds and a massive conspiracy that he must unravel in order to save not only his own life.
Alex decides to trust Jax, leading him into the adventure of a lifetime. When in Terry Goodkind finished his Sword of Truth series with Confessor he announced his next work The Law of Nine as "a whole new kind of high-octane thriller"  and a parting from the fantasy genre. What does this have to do with The Law of Nines, you ask?
You see, at the end of The Sword of Truth, a prophecy a. MacGuffin was found that says a man from another world would save them all in the distant future. And how will that happen when Richard banished all of his foes from his world forever in such a way that they or their descendents could never come back?
And regrettably, I did. In fact, I actually paid money for it. Money that would have been more enjoyably spent at the dentist getting a cavity filled. Now hop to our world, Alex Rahl is the last surviving descendant of Darken Rahl, the villain from the very first Sword of Truth book.
But it seems that there are people set upon keeping him from taking possession of this land. There are a lot of plot elements in this book that really make no sense--like the entirety of WHY he has to go sign forms and crap halfway across the country--and ultimately lead nowhere, reeking of padding for a book that could have used some actual characterization in its place, but oh well, Goodkind is getting lazy in his old age, so padding it is.
This is where the idea that the published draft of this book is actually the first draft that Goodkind finished comes in. None of these plot lines about people from the world of the Sword of truth coming to our world for various tasks makes any sense.
They lead nowhere, and basically just take up space that could have better been spent developing characters or filling in holes in the rest of the plot to make it more believable and enjoyable. They have no point or purpose, and some of them just disappear halfway through the book. The main story follows Alex and a girl named Jax from the other world as they go cross-country in his beat up old truck to get to the land so he can take possession of it.
The villain, basically a rehashing of the villain from The Sword of Truth who remains "off screen" for the entire book except in the final chapter, believes that this land contains a portal between the two worlds and wants to use it to bring weapons from our world to theirs so he can conquer it. Goodkind expects his readers to simply accept a whole lot of things without much explanation as to why they should be willing to accept them, and he fails so miserably at writing the thriller he was aiming at because he keeps trying to tie it in with his earlier epic fantasy.
The biggest disappointment, again, is the use of Deus Ex Machina to solve all of the conflict and make everything all shinny and happy in the end.
The Good? It was crap from page one to the end. The Bad? First and foremost, bad writing.
There were numerous grammatical mistakes, use of the same word several times per paragraph, shifting, vague descriptions, inconsistent character personalities and histories. The plot is a train wreck that is almost impossible to follow.
The Ugly? I even put up with how incredibly and unrepentantly preachy he can get at times. They fit the story. Are his fantasy books masterpieces? Goodkind is normally an excellent writer, crafting worlds and people that seem so very real, even if the things that happen in that world and to those people are a little over the top ridiculous at times.
Combine all of the other problems it has with the fact that Goodkind has always been EXTREMELY preachy in his books, beating you over the head repeatedly with concepts that he basically tells you that you are evil if you do not agree with, and this book is just plain awful.