What do you do when your boyfriend dumps you and you’re nursing a broken heart?
For Trisha Bernard, the answer’s clear: escape to India, armed with a copy of the Kama Sutra. That’s how she readied herself should love (or lust) strike in the land of Kama Sutra.
But, as it always happens, not everything goes quite as planned. At the last minute, she’s joined by her long-lost eccentric shopaholic friend who travels with a monster-sized suitcase with its untidy collection of clothes, maps, pamphlets, plastic bags and some secret womanly stuff.
Navigating the chaotic streets of India in death defying auto-rickshaws and traversing the country on overcrowded trains and rattling buses the two find themselves almost marooned and camel-napped in the Thar desert and later attacked in no uncertain terms by an amorous monkey in New Delhi... Then, there’s India itself, where strangers share chai, samosas, gossip and much else at roadside dhabas existing in the middle of nowhere...
With Kama Sutra to inspire passion, the two friends lead us on a wacky and witty romp through one of the most fascinating potpourri of cultures.
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.
(The Art of War by Sun Tzu, 9789380914893)