Nick, the Man-of-War, a real crime fighter, an American hero that stands his ground against all types of crime, criminals, and acts against big business corruption for all people.
Master Nick – Never has there been a man more tested than him. He dedicated his whole life to helping other people. When you are willing to take a stand for others as well as yourself, you should be prepared to be scrutinized and attacked personally by private entities, corrupt big business as well as corrupt law. They will wiretap your automobile with listening devices, sabotage your bank accounts, make threats towards your wife and kids, and use anyone who is willing to take a dollar to commit a criminal act or illegal attack against you and your family. Everybody hates a strong, outspoken man that will stand his ground for right or the wrongs done to others. They will stab you in the back, shoot you, set you on fire, or even horsewhip you if they can. They will even compromise your pastor at church, as well as any other church member who is willing to sell their soul to the devil. A real hypocrite will run back to somebody in church and act as if they are a real angel, when in fact they are the walking, living devil – self-centered and only willing to do something if it benefits them. A treacherous person will steal a dollar from a baby.
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.