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Ramblings is a lifelong dream of unveiling my philosophy, thoughts, perceptions, and opinions to the general public at large. “Naked and unafraid,” to make a twist on the name of a popular survivalist series, probably describes it best.
With all my protective walls at long last eradicated and the drawbridge down, I invite one and all into my innermost sanctum never before revealed to ramble about and possibly find some insight that might help them smooth the road they are traveling. I am no longer afraid or caring about the opinions of others. Welcome home!
I hope to benefit most and no doubt anger a few, because you can never please all the people all the time. Life was never meant to be like that. Enclosed between these covers can be found an interwoven tapestry of thoughts, letters, poems, and short stories encompassing the gamut of human emotions. In close cadence with these emotions are the sensory reactions that normally stay hidden deep within the subconscious until memories of past and, sometimes, present struggles or relationships are prodded to the surface to cover the miles of road on whatever particular journey between birth and death you may be traveling.
My sincerest wish would be for my reader to possibly find a pearl or two as he or she unfolds these pages. Maybe see yourself and not me in a line or more of shared commonality? Whatever the case, take the ramble. Like President Trump said, “What do you have to lose?”
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.