Alexandra Lander grew up the youngest of nine children in a highly creative, close-knit family from the Midwest. Her passion for writing has existed ever since she bought her first journal in the third grade, and her very first readers were sixth grade classmates who clandestinely passed around her short stories during class. Alexandra's dedication to the craft was fostered by many encouraging and memorable teachers from elementary school through college. In the last two decades, she has been many things...a Federal employee, a primary-grade school teacher, a writer/editor for elementary-level textbooks and assessments, a singer/songwriter, a licensed massage therapist and author of her first novel, "saffire_21." Alexandra writes with the intention that her works be inspirational as well as entertaining. When she's not writing, Alexandra enjoys live music, traveling, socializing with friends, and hiking or biking somewhere beautiful. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Author Website: alexandralander.com
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.