Wizard's First Rule (The Sword of Truth #1) - Terry Goodkind7.30

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...

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Release date: 1994
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Tags: tv series
Average rating: 7.30/10
Total ratings: 49
Updated: August 23, 2021

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.

Related series Richard and Kahlan
Related series Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles
Related series Children of D'Hara

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The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus7.00
Wizard's First Rule (The Sword of Truth #1)7.30
Stone of Tears (The Sword of Truth #2)7.70
Blood of the Fold (The Sword of Truth #3)7.66
Temple of the Winds (The Sword of Truth #4)7.88
Soul of the Fire (The Sword of Truth #5)7.82
Faith of the Fallen (The Sword of Truth #6)8.20
The Pillars of Creation (The Sword of Truth #7)6.18
Naked Empire (The Sword of Truth #8)5.96
Chainfire (The Sword of Truth #9)6.64
Phantom (The Sword of Truth #10)7.16
Confessor (The Sword of Truth #11)7.50

Reviews

2/10 |
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 ...
8/10 |
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 ...
8/10 |
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 ...