What is Sword of Truth?

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  1. Enchantment of Rose

    Enchantment of Rose Mother of the Wood

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    Hey, I was in the book store and saw one of these books. I have never read any of them and would like to know more what they are about?
     
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    Sword of Truth is written by Terry Goodkind. Here is the synopsis taken from TerryGoodkind.com

    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 when 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 beat 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 tell him.

    In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan cals 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.


    This is a really excellent set of novels. Here is the reading list from start to finish.

    1. Wizards First Rule
    Prequel: Debt of Bones (Read this one after you've finished Wizards First Rule.)
    2. Stone of Tears
    3. Blood of the Fold
    4. Temple of the Winds
    5. Soul of the Fire
    6. Faith of the Fallen
    7. Pillars of Creation
    8. Naked Empire
    9. Chainfire
    10. Phantom

    The set is REALLY Good and I highly recommend that you pick it up. I'd say start with the first Book Wizard's First Rule and once you get through it see what you think. The novels are full of magic, mystery, betrayal, dragons, and everything a fantasy novel is jam packed with. I hope you enjoy them as much as my fellow SOT fans do! Thanks for asking Enchantment.
     
  3. Yehir

    Yehir Wise Fool

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    Yeah, you certainly should check it out. Try the first book and if you don't like it you don't have to read the others ;) All the books are worth the time, some more, some less, but they all are :)
     
  4. Enchantment of Rose

    Enchantment of Rose Mother of the Wood

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    I don't like the whole "I'm a good wizard!" type of harry potter writing. is it like that??
     
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    Well, I must admit that I haven't read a single Harry Potter book (only seen the first movie) but I'm sure SoT is quite different. The only thing I can say is that I really enjoy reading the series. I'm sorry I can't help you more :)
     
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    MasterofReality The Fighters Guide House Member

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    Just ordered Wizards First Rule on amazon.com becuase of what you guys have said here. Only $3 new.
     
  7. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Heh...downloading the SoT audiobooks, because of you guys aswell :p
     
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    Hehe, I hope you'll like it ;) At least we are going to have some new opinions if nothing else.
     
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    Enchantment of Rose Mother of the Wood

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    Well who is the wizard in wizard's rule?
     
  10. Yehir

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    There are more of them :) If you mean the wizard to whom the rule belongs, then to no-one in particular. It's a general rule for all wizards :) I hope I'm not telling some nonsense :)
     
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    DISCLAIMER: Yes, this is my opinion. If you don't like criticism, ignore me. I'm putting down Terry Goodkind, not his readers. And unlike some people (No names - Met), I've actually read enough of the series (up to and including the first 30 pages of Naked Empire) to know what I'm talking about. Not just the first half of the first book of the best series ever written. :halo:

    YES, Sword of Truth is an "I'm a good wizard!" series. Richard Raul is incredibly predicatable, not only because of his 'hero' mentality but because he always saves the world. No matter what destructive/apocalyptic forces threatens to end the world next, Richard will always defeat them. It's always a happy ending. If this is your cup of tea, go for it. If you're looking for a fairy tale, go for it. Otherwise, you can find something better.

    The closest I've seen to an actual surprise was the end of "Temple of the Winds".
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Hey it's not my fault I start reading something, don't like it, so I stop. I do reserve the right to hate things <_<

    Plus Happy Endings rawk, why else would you read fantasy other than to please the mind :p
     
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    You're right Appaliq and it upsets me sometimes (not that you're right ;) ). But honestly, what would you expect from a fantasy book. It's not only SoT. You allways know it's going to be a happy ending and yet you read it because you want to know how they can make it when the situation seems so bad :)
    And it's only good you said what you thought beacuse we are trying to introduce something new to someone and we should mention not only the good things about it but drawbacks as well. I don't mind criticism (got used to it ;) ).
    Well, my advice for everyone - read the first book and decide. You may find those drawbacks unbearable as well as you may not have a single problem with them. :)
     
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    Spoken like a mature fan. I've found a new respect for you, Yehir. :)
     
  15. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Pffft

    *rants and raves*
     
  16. Yehir

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    *blushes* Why, thanks, Appaliq :)
     
  17. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Yehir has a weakness for t3h chix0r -.-
     
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    Yehir Wise Fool

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    I would react if I was sure that I know what it means ;)
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Oh God...you're uneducated in the ways of l33t. Right I shall translate.

    "Yehir has a weakness for chicks"
     
  20. Yehir

    Yehir Wise Fool

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    Oh, right. Not only am I uneducated in the ways of l33t but in the ways of English as well :) I guessed that one right though :) Well, I don't know, no-one has ever told me that before. You may be right :)