The Seeker of Truth
In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in the forest seeking Richard Cypher’s help. His world and beliefs are shattered when ancient debts come due with violence. In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword. Neither of them know that the rules of this battle have just changed or that their time has run out. The Wizard’s First Rule was written by Terry Goodkind and originally published in 1994. Since then it has touched the lives of thousands of people who have spent countless hours reading it. In this fantasy novel, Goodkind presents large metaphors with his economic, political, and social beliefs. He does this without overwhelming the reader while creating a surprisingly addictive novel that turns into a great series. The opening chapter of the novel immediately hooks the reader with its vivid images and mystery. Terry Goodkind is a #1 New York Time Bestselling author. He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Here he also attended art school, which was one of his many interests on his way to becoming an author. Besides a career in art, he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world. He says each artifact has its own story tell and are sometimes incorporated in his novels. After finishing Wizard’s First Rule he wrote to a good agent who was intrigued and asked to see the manuscript. He thought it was remarkable and accepted Goodkind as a client right away. Not too long after many publishers were interested and it sold at auction to Tor Fantasy for a record price, and rightfully so. Julie Wenzel, who reviewed the novel in August 2012, pointed out that it is a book you can easily sink their teeth into, but it is not without fault. She talks a lot about the imagery throughout the novel, saying it is enough details to see the scene vividly and at the same time it does...
Cited: Wenzel, Julie. “Wizard’s First Rule Review.” http://books.go-critic.com/book-review/wizards-first-rule-review/ Web. 10 April 2013.
Goodkind, Terry. Wizard’s First Rule. New York: Tor Fantasy. 1997. Print
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