That's what soulful high school graduate Peter Barooke hopes is the case, anyway, as he sets out in 1974 to find The Revolution, the true meaning of his existence amid the Wisconsin wilderness that surrounds his uncle's empty cabin in the woods.
Peter arrives at the cabin only to find that a local rock 'n' roll band and their English setter have already taken up a temporary residence there. As he comes to know the group and its leader's songs and philosophies on the meaning of existence, Peter believes he has finally found his Revolution and the kindred spirits he longed for back in high school.
He soon discovers, however, that even The Revolution has a price, and it's quite a bit more than that of an apple.
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.