Terry Goodkind tells the story of a magical world that mirrors our own, a world in which goodness and honesty are besieged by the forces of darkness and deceit. Richard Cypher's odyssey is a journey of the utmost risk and uncertain reward for the sake of love. It's a journey into the darkness of the human soul. Major SF media. A Locus "Don't Miss 1994" title.
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.
Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring. -- Kirkus Reviews
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I'm an avid fan of fantasy fiction,and this is one of the best series of books I have read sofar.