What people are saying about this book:
"This is one book which everyone should have in their collection of must have books. Compelling and no holds barred Rhodesian historical fiction which takes no sides. It is worthwhile to read and after reading, totally unforgettable." - Pandari Circle
"The social and political commentary that is woven in the story is thought provoking and challenges you to re-evaluate what you think you know about Rhodesia and the causes of the bush war." The New Parade
"This is a must read. The noirish characters in this story will impress themselves on you like you've been hit with a bare knuckled fist. The language is strong but is weaker than the theme. Also the narrative seamlessly moves from the plots present time to the past and back again, even reaching into this future with its accurate predictions of the 'warvetocracy.'" - Horizon emMagazine
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.