Wizard's First Rule marks the debut of a brilliant new fantasy writer. Truly epic in scope and filled with burning intensity, it is the story of Richard Cypher, a modest woodsman in a world achingly beautiful, alive with the joys of nature: a world the reader comes to love as fiercely as do Richard and those around him. Though a
mere woodsman, he is the one destined to do battle with the ultimate adversary – Darken Rahl, an evil mage who bids to destroy all that Richard holds good and beautiful, dooming him and the rest of the people of Westland to a living Hell of subjugation and degradation.
Richard's life is changed utterly when he saves Kahlan, a beautiful woman who is desperately fleeing Rahl's assassins as she tries to find Zedd, the last great Wizard. Only Zedd can annoint a Seeker of Truth, one pure of heart and strong of purpose, who must wield the terrible power of the legendary Sword of Truth. Only the Seeker can prevent Rahl from acquiring the three Boxes of Orden, which grant their possessor power over all living things. As Rahl's plan nears its fateful culmination, Zedd calls upon Richard to become the Seeker. At first reluctant to take up the Sword and dare the perils that lie ahead, Richard accepts the challenge when he realizes that his new-found love for Kahlan would wither under the lash of Rahl's dark dominion.
Rahl, a mage for whom no atrocity is too foul, has gained two of the three Boxes. Should he coomplete the set and unlock its magic, not even Richard, whose father long ago taught him the Boxes' secrets, will be able to keep Rahl from fulfilling his destiny.
Breathlessly exciting, told with the sure skill of a great storyteller, Wizard’s First Rule is an unforgettable novel that will captivate readers as few fantasies have done before. Destined to become a classic, it marks but the beginning of a truly extraordinary fantasy cycle...
Terry Goodkind (1948–2020) was an American writer. He was known for the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth as well as the contemporary suspense novel The Law of Nines (2009), which has ties to his fantasy series. The Sword of Truth series sold 25 million copies worldwide and was translated into more than 20 languages. Additionally, it was adapted into a television series called Legend of the Seeker, which premiered on November 1, 2008, and ran for two seasons, ending in May 2010.
Goodkind was a proponent of Ayn Rand's philosophical approach of Objectivism, and made references to Rand's ideas and novels in his works.
The Sword of Truth :: Series
The Sword of Truth is #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind’s epic fantasy series chronicling the heroic journeys of Richard Cypher, a Seeker of Truth, Confessor Kahlan Amnell and First Order wizard Zeddicus “Zedd” Zu’l Zorander as they battle against dark forces and evil overlords seeking to subjugate the land.
| 2/10 | Booknan the Bookuser |
September 01, 2015
Terry Goodkind is not a terrible fantasy writer, he's a terrible writer, period. I bought this book because my version had a dragon on the cover, and I thought "Fuck yeah, dragons!" Alas, I was sorely disappointed. Instead of dragons I got a ...Review
| 8/10 | Emmi |
May 19, 2012
I picked up Wizard's First Rule after I saw the TV series, Legend of the Seeker, to find out what the real story was, as I had enjoyed the show but had heard that it was nothing like the book. I have to say, WFR was very well written. The story ...Review
| 8/10 | Seregil of Rhiminee |
October 07, 2007
Wizard's First Rule is an entertaining fantasy book for adults. I think it's good to mention that this book can't be recommended to young readers, because it contains some adult themes. The story of this book is weird enough to be fascinating and ...Review