I have to admit that this is not the type of book that I will pick out of the shelf of a book store. The coaxing of a family member got me to read this book . I am glad I did. I found it funny, exciting and adventurous.
this is a amazing book
Wow! What a fantastic beginning to an almost limitless universe of fantasy! I am already 400 pages into the sequel "The Stone of Tears" and I am loving every minute of it. Thanks Terry Goodkind!
The beginning book to a fantastic journey! I Love this entire Series and this is the book that got me hooked!
i agree...im totally hooked, thanks to brian for giving me this book. i just love terry and richard :)
Looking forward to the TV show, Legend of the Seeker, which is based on these Terry Goodkind books. I loved this first book, and am reading the second. I do find TG to be a bit verbose. Put it this way, he's no Hemmingway, but he is interesting and I can't put these books down.
Ok, I'm doing a research project on the general consensus of this book series and the philosophy behind it. So, if you all could tell me what you think of the characters, plot, sentence structure or anything else semi-important, it would be a big help. You can send me a message or whatever, but please keep it polite and a word to the wise, don't just say that you liked or disliked the series. Tell me your reasoning behind it. Thanks everyone and please give me your opinions!! =)
i have read debt of bones,wizard's first rule,stone of tears. I am reading blood of the fold now.
First thing this is not a children's book. There are many scenes in which description of ruin and destruction is too vivid and realistic. Descriptions of torture and pain and rape and its aftermath is too much but realistic.This is a fantasy but not a fairy tale.
Second thing the magic in this book is based on real emotions e.g. the sword of truth's magic is based on anger,hatred and love.
Third thing this book is based on social ideas and philosophies(wizard's rules) that are very much applicable in the real world e.g. wizard's second rule---the greatest harm can come from the best intentions.
Fourth thing this series is not a typical good vs evil conflict. There are no pure good and pure evil charecters. Its the intention and the action that is good or evil--- that too differs from perspective to perspective.
Hope this helps you.
I've only read the first book of this series. I found it very helpful in understanding the Objectivity philosophy. I was glad to find a book that outlined the same Objectivity principles because I could not make it though Anne Rand's books. I thought they were too dry, which makes sense since they are Objectivist texts. I think the "Rules for becoming a Wizard" are the biggest up front way that Terry shows the Objectivist philosophy.
I prefer the show to the book, because it is more balanced between Objectivity and Subjectivity. The characters in the book are almost completely Objectivist, and kind of heartless because of it. The show depicts a much more altruistic Richard Sypher then the books.
I won't be reading any of the other stories in this series. I thought Goodkind was too graphic in some of his depictions. I really don't need to hear about how someone's brains landed in Richard's mount as he sliced through his head. But I am glad I read the first one, and then look on the internet for the rest of the "Rules of Wizzarding". It really gave me an insight into this philosphy.
HOpe that helps your paper.
I am a big fantasy reader and was hopeful because the writer was a New York Times best seller. However, I'm a two hunderd pages in and I am dissappointed. I find the writng terrible and clichéd, The characters unbelievable. Moreover the plot so far is derivative and the world uninspired. It reads like the notes from a Dungeons and Dragons game.
the sword of truth is awesome i love it the adventures everthing it is awesome and a total work of art the T.V show does an injustice to the books which are way better i could not put this book down nor any of the others
I've just finished the book and it's just meh. It started off decently, but then the middle just gets very disorganized and pretentious. I do like the way the book ended though. I'm not really sure if I want to continue the Sword of Truth series or not.
Definitely keep reading. I have two books left to go and each one I read sucks me further in. I have a hard time putting them down to read anything else!
You should continue because it only gets better. I don't know what you mean that it got disorganized and pretentious. I couldn't see that at all. Maybe it's because I was sucked into the work. Haha but yea I would continue... I actually am =D
The box set of the first three arrived today. Hoping that I will like it.
It is a good book, although there are times where I found the plot to be a bit dull and the conversation a bit overdone, but I would say is still among the better fantasy novels.