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Wizard’s First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling more than 100,000 copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the United Kingdom and in more than twenty foreign translations as well as audiobook form.

It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.

Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.

In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.

The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.

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Wizard's First Rule
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The Sword of Truth
November 15th, 2014
I can never quite decide if I like the Sword of Truth or Sword of Shannara series better, although Zed certainly leans much favour towards the Sword of Truth series. This is a great start to a great tale, and with so much Zed, it is so much better.
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Sensational
August 17th, 2014
Absolutely amazing, definitely a book for the hall of fame
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Excellent!
May 31st, 2014
An excellent read! Full of excitement, it keeps you interested the whole way through! Open your mind and enjoy ;-)
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Good read
May 28th, 2014
Kept me reading too late into the night, many am evening!
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Wizard's First Rule
May 3rd, 2014
Captivating from the beginning to end.
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February 9th, 2014
The writing is a little sluggish at first, but once it gets its hooks in you, it's hard to put this book down. Not often do you read a fantasy story where the main character is made to endure so much. Richard has a humanity that makes it easy to identify with his plight and to become emotionally invested in the story. A must read.
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January 27th, 2014
Amazing story! I have read this one dozens of times.
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January 24th, 2014
Such a great book! Loved the whole series!
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January 24th, 2014
This was one of my first post Tolkien fantasy novels. And I have to say it is one of the best fantasy series of all time. The trails, pain, love, hate and everything else that the characters of this book have to go through make it so you cannot put it down. A must read for any Fantasy enthusiast.
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January 24th, 2014
Wonderful. The first of many in the series and I loved them all.
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January 24th, 2014
This was a great written book. Definitely a great start to the series.
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January 24th, 2014
A very good beginning to the sword of truth series. Richard is introduced very early in the book and is immediately likable as a character. Kahlan though comes in a bit mysteriously and provides immediate intrigue, and from the very start this love story is already at tension. I found this to be one of the most entertaining in the series since it doesn't have a lot of the "politics" and philosophical overtones in the latter books. Great read!
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January 24th, 2014
This book made me fall in love with this series. It has a bit of everything. Kind of a lord of the rings meets harry potter. Easy read with interesting characters. Too bad the tv series didn't do to well.
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January 24th, 2014
This book was a great easy read. It was entertaining and inviting from the first page. I would recommend this book to everyone.
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January 24th, 2014
This series of books are fantastic. I find it difficult to put the book down, excellent reading.
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January 24th, 2014
Terry Goodkind created a world and characters that are strong and compelling. Richard, a simple woodsman unaware of his heritage, Kahlan, the last of her kind, unite together to defeat the ultimate darkness. I started to read this book and did not put it down again until it was finished eight hours later. This book was that good I went straight out and purchased the rest of the series. If you like to read fantasy novels then this is the one for you.
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January 24th, 2014
While the rest of the series past book 8 is not so great. And when you get to Chainfire or whatever just give up and stop. This first book in the epic fantasy saga is absolutely amazing. From magic to torture to death and a little love story thrown in. Wizards First Rule is a great beginning. I just wish I could say that the rest of the series was as good.
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January 24th, 2014
Great book!! Awesome first story of several in this series.
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January 24th, 2014
I love this book and the series. I just started reading the entire series again. Terry Goodkind really knows how to bring the characters to life and they draw you in. I love a book when you don't know what happens next and you can't predict what is going to happen. I love this book.
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January 24th, 2014
very fine read. the characters and back ground have just enough development to keep you reading without being bored by details. It is kind of a coming of age story for Richard... and his very powerful grandfather.
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