Wizard's First Rule
Millions of readers the world over have been held spellbound by this valiant tale vividly told.Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of the Sword of Truth.In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary... show more
Millions of readers the world over have been held spellbound by this valiant tale vividly told.Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of the Sword of Truth.In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help ... and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword-- to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed ... or that their time has run out.This is the beginning. One book. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1995
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Pages no: 836
Edition language: English
Series: Sword of Truth -9 (#1)
This is the good stuff. Epic fantasy with about as much patience with the "wait for the answers while I hint you to death" bullshit as I have, an uninformed protagonist that refuses to carry the idiot ball nonetheless, funny and wise wizard, and heavy hitter female (though I got tired of her "let me...
I've pretty much given up on writing "real" (read: semi-coherent) reviews of books that I don't have a commitment to review. It's easier to just tell you all the random thoughts running through my head, and my pure elation at having found a new Fantasy series that actually captured my attention. I r...
I've been wanting to read this for a while...finally got to it. I'd say it was worth the wait. Richard and Kahlan make for strong, likeable characters caught up in a battle of good versus evil against Darken Rahl (swear that's his name). Much more readable and linear than the monstrous Wheel Of Time...
Confessors, Seekers and wizards. Lots of new concepts - especially like what turns the sword white.Dialogue is generally very well done.V impressive first novel.
Wow, it's amazing reading people hating on this book. And you know, I can concede a lot of the criticisms. I especially cringed at the sado-masochistic aspects at the end with the Mord-Sith. But you know, this is 836 pages long, and I didn't feel it. And with so many epic fantasies, god, I felt it! ...