Wizard’s First Rule (Sword of Truth #1)
by Terry Goodkind
Wizard’s First Rule marks the debut of a 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 battle 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.
There were times when i wanted to leave this book unread but i had this urge to finish this book (i mean a friend sent it to me and i felt obliged to actually finish it for her), but thats not the case. I have to admit you really have to fight the urges of leaving because things get pretty interesting in later chapters.
I devoured the book when i reached the later chapters because they were that amazing. Terry Goodkind has done a good job because you can actually feel the characters’ emotions; from Richard’s love for Kahlan, worry for his friends and loved ones, betrayal he recieves from his brother, then Kahlan’s trouble with accepting feelings for Richard, her trying to control her power and feeling lonely at times. It was definately a rollercoaster…and i felt the most pain when Richard suffered the agiel…that was when i really hated the Mord-Sith.
Overall good book. Definately a must read!