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.
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!!!!
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.
anitaballerina, June 1, 2010 (view all comments by anitaballerina)
This is an amazing epic fantasy tale. In book one, Mr. Goodkind introduces the reader to his world. For some readers it may start out slow as he was setting everything up in order for the reader to understand what was going on in the world at the time.
Book one throws the reader into a whirlwind tale of good and evil. Love, loss, sacrifice, lies and truths. This is a must read for anyone who loves fantasy novels. Mr. Goodkind is on the same level as the greats Jordan and Martin.
A great great read.
imagica13, August 15, 2008 (view all comments by imagica13)
Very refreshing writing. You get swept up into the plot from the very first chapter. It's a wondeful good vs evil start to an awe-inspiring series. Once you start you can put it down until the end.
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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."
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