Saturday, December 1, 2012

Review: Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind

Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth #1) by Terry Goodkind

Description: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 a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than mere courage to challenge those who hold dominion, Richard and Kahlan must take up that challenge or become the next victims. Beyond awaits a bewitching land where even the best of their hearts could betray them. Yet, Richard fears nothing so much as what secrets his sword might reveal about his own soul. Falling in love would destroy them--for reasons Richard can't imagine and Kahlan dare not say.
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.

My Thoughts:

I know I am late to the party on this one, but after hearing my dad and sister mention this series on several different occasions, when I saw the first book I decided to give it a try. A very enjoyable fantasy world with magic, wizards, strange creatures and strange lands, and a quest to save everyone from evil. Then the story makes a crazy and unexpected detour, but manages to get back on track. Some scenes seemed to drag endlessly, but pressing on was worth it. The ending makes me want to continue on with the series.
I listened to the audio version of this book. A over 32 hours, this was easily the longest audiobook I have ever encountered. The narrator did an excellent job and was very enjoyable to listen to.

My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!
Violence, rape, torture, but nothing very graphic. Most is left to the imagination.

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Where to get it:
Barnes & Noble

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