Synopses & Reviews
In Wizard's First Rule, Richard Cypher's world was turned upside down. Once a simple woods guide, Richard was forced to become the Seeker of Truth, to save the world from the vile dominance of Darken Rahl, the most viciously savage and powerful wizard the world had ever seen. He was joined on this epic quest by his beloved Kahlan, the only survivor among the Confessors, who brought a powerful but benevolent justice to the land before Rahl's evil scourge. Aided by Zedd, the last of the wizards who opposed Rahl, they were able to cast him into the underworld, saving the world from the living hell of life under Rahl.But the veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.If Rahl isn't stopped, he will free the Keeper itself, an evil entity whose power is so vast and foul that once freed, it can never again be contained.
The masterful telling of Richard Cypher's odyssey that began in "Wizard's First Rule" continues with an ordeal that will test him, body, and soul. Using his emerging arcane talents and the power of the Sword of Truth, which only he can wield, Richard faces the ultimate evil, the dread Keeper of the Underworld, who has freed the spirit of Richard's nemesis, Darken Rahl. Unless Richard can control his powers, no one, not even Richard's beloved Kahlan, will survive the Keeper's plot. But keeping Richard from his magic are the Sisters of the Light who, while vowing to train him to discipline his talent, hold his liberty--his very life--in their hands. Can Richard win his freedom before his world is destroyed by the foul magic of the Underworld? Look for all five books in the Sword of Truth series: Book One--"Wizards First Rule"; Book Two--"Stone of Tears"; Book Three--"Blood of the Fold"; Book Four--"Temple of the Winds"; Book Five--"Soul of the Fire"