Richard's visit with Shota

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  1. Dragon Song

    Dragon Song The Soul Reaper

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    I am currnetly reading the first book of the Sword of Truth, The Wizard's First Rule and I just finnished the chapter in which Richard goes to see Shota, the Witch woman, and there was one thing of which I was not completely sure about during thier meeting.

    When they are talking, after Shota tested Richard with the Wizard's fire, using the illusion of Zed, and she tells Richard that Zed would use the fire against him and Richard says that cannot be true she replies:

    "True as a tooth given by a father to show the keeper of a book, to show the truth of how the book was taken"

    Then she says

    "And I do not know where the keeper is, you will have to find him yourself"

    If she really does not know that Richard is the keeper, why would she have made that statement?

    And did she just cliam she did not know it was Richard to protect his seceret from Kahlan?
     
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    That is a good question. I will find that chapter in the book and read it again and try my best to decipher it. I'll get back with you about this question soon! :)
     
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    Dragon Song The Soul Reaper

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    Thanks for the help, and to make it easier, it was somewhere in Chapter 31 that the scecne with Shota occured.
     
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    Okay thanks for the chapter number. I'll look it up this evening and reply back with my answer this weekend.
     
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    I'm sorry for the delay....I'll have the answer up soon!
     
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    It is quite alright, take your time
     
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    Okay I've found the section you talked about. What this means is that apparently when The Wizard's Fire is going to be used against Richard in the future it Will be Real. Shota said that she didn't know where the Keeper is, she means the who once had the secret book that Richard had to learn. You'll learn more about what the secret book is in the future. In regards to Shota protecting Richard's secret she didn't know anything about his secret. She simply knew the answer to his question. I hope that helps you out! :D
     
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    Yes that helps, I understand now what she ment by her words. Thanks a lot for the help
     
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    You are welcome. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask me or anyone else.
     
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    Richard is not the true keeper of the Book of Counted Shadows. He is the vessel of the knowledge held in the book, but he is not the true keeper. Remember when his father was making him memorize it, he told him that only the true keeper of the book could know that he held the information, and if he never found the true keeper, he was to pass on the knowledge to his children until they could find him.
     
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    Ahh yes, you are right, I did not think of that untill later. That he holds the knowlege but was not the actual keeper.
     
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    keeping in mind that the entire series comes together in a sense of profound understanding the more you read through the series....