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ISBN13: 9780812548051
ISBN10: 0812548051
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The masterpiece that started the New York Times bestselling epic The Sword of Truth.

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help... and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than mere courage to challenge those who hold dominion, Richard and Kahlan must take up that challenge or become the next victims.

Beyond awaits a bewitching land where even the best of their hearts could betray them. Yet, Richard fears nothing so much as what secrets his sword might reveal about his own soul. Falling in love would destroy them — for reasons Richard can't imagine and Kahlan dare not say. In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword — to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed...or that their time has run out.

This is the beginning. One book. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.

Review:

"Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring." Kirkus Reviews

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"[T]his first novel offers an intriguing variant on the standard fantasy quest. The richly detailed world and complex characters will appeal to mature fantasy aficionados." Library Journal

Review:

"Both the characters and their world come to life, and Goodkind's ambitious juxtaposition of modern ambiguities and the classical fantasy setting works more often than not." Booklist

Synopsis:

Millions of readers the world over have been held spellbound by this valiant tale vividly told.

Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of the Sword of Truth.

About the Author

Terry Goodkind is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His books include the eleven-volume Sword of Truth series, beginning with Wizards First Rule, the basis for the television show Legend of the Seeker. Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school. Alongside a career in wildlife art, he has also been a cabinetmaker and a violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world — each with its own story to tell, he says. While continuing to maintain the northeastern home he built with his own hands, in recent years he and his wife Jeri have created a second home in the desert Southwest, where he now spends the majority of his time.

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Melissa Frazell, January 7, 2014 (view all comments by Melissa Frazell)
I think this is one of the best fantasy books/series I've ever read. This first book sucked me right in. Terry Goodkind knows how to write an amazing story. The first couple books are monsters, and you'd think that there would be lulls in such a large book, but you'd be wrong. It never gets boring, and sweeps you right along until the last page.
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Rebekah Weakley, September 26, 2011 (view all comments by Rebekah Weakley)
I thought this book would be just another failed attempt at fantasy. However, instead I found a brilliantly written book with with and developed characters. I found it amusing and one of those books you just can't put down.

I loved it and would recommend it to ANYONE. I hope you buy this book, read it, and enjoy it as much as I did!!!!
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Jumper, September 3, 2011 (view all comments by Jumper)
Excellent book, excellent series. This first book is one of the most engaging because it is filled with action. Even if you do not generally read Sci Fi, if you like history, rebellions, patriotism, or politics, there are elements to this book that will appeal to you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812548051
Author:
Goodkind, Terry
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Amnell, kahlan (fictitious character)
Subject:
Wizards -- Fiction.
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Sword of Truth
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
July 1997
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Product details 848 pages Tor Books - English 9780812548051 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring."
"Review" by , "[T]his first novel offers an intriguing variant on the standard fantasy quest. The richly detailed world and complex characters will appeal to mature fantasy aficionados."
"Review" by , "Both the characters and their world come to life, and Goodkind's ambitious juxtaposition of modern ambiguities and the classical fantasy setting works more often than not."
"Synopsis" by , Millions of readers the world over have been held spellbound by this valiant tale vividly told.

Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of the Sword of Truth.

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