Descending into darkness, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming evil of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves. Join Richard and Kahlan in the conclusion to the Sword of Truth series. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, the rule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history. When next the sun rises, the world will be forever changed.