Unbridled is a unique no-holds-barred perspective of life and what comes after. When diagnosed with a terminal illness, a flood of questions enters your mind. For each question, for each thought, there is an infinite number of responses. This book offers a glimpse, a kaleidoscope perspective, at the many ways to approach and interpret each one. It’s a collection of poems. It’s a story. It’s my story, it’s your story, and it begins and ends on every page.
Come with me on this journey. Stay neither a step ahead nor a step behind. I promise no definitive answers for the here and now. I claim no proof of what is to come. I give no guarantee of the security of any particular direction. What I do offer you is an atlas of the many, many crossroads and off streets that create the map of life, scribed before you like an aerial view of your own home town, suddenly illuminated by a plethora of city lights.
You will have no choice but to choose your own path. Follow the point of the compass till you encounter your own true north. I assure you of this: If you keep an open mind and a receptive heart … wherever that road leads you … it’s going to be a wild ride.
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.