Wizard's First Rule

Wizard's First Rule

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Basis for the television series "Legend of the Seeker," launching in Fall 2008!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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 573 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 40.64mm | 635.03g
  • FORGE
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Lte.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765322757
  • 9780765322753
  • 648,200

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This is a phenomenal fantasy, endlessly inventive, that surely marks the commencement of one of the major careers in the genre. It has three things I find rare in combination: an interesting, lucid narrative; almost unremitting development and action; and some genuinely original and thoughtful aspects. Wizard's First Rule may be Terry Goodkind's first novel; his career is nevertheless already impressive. "Piers Anthony" A wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy debut. "Kirkus Reviews" Goodkind choreographs and intricate duality in which the dividing line between good and evil is often turned upside down. "Romantic Times""show more

About Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind is a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author. His books include the eleven-volume Sword of Truth series, beginning with "Wizard's First Rule," the basis for the television show Legend of the Seeker. Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school. Alongside a career in wildlife art, he has also been a cabinetmaker and a violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world -- each with its own story to tell, he says. While continuing to maintain the northeastern home he built with his own hands, in recent years he and his wife Jeri have created a second home in the desert Southwest, where he now spends the majority of his time.show more

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190,057 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 48% (90,284)
4 30% (56,385)
3 15% (27,690)
2 5% (9,451)
1 3% (6,247)
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