Aug 08

Review of “Wizard’s First Rule”

As many of you saw, I am currently re-reading the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.  I was asked by a few friends to please post my opinions on the series as I reread.  So… here’s the first book.

Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

‘Wizard’s First Rule’ by Terry Goodkind (Book #1 of the Sword of Truth Series) was engaging from the start. The story flowed well and as I enjoyed this book, I recommend ‘Wizard’s First Rule’ to any fantasy lover that has the time to read large works of art.

At 863 pages it seems like it should be dull and fluffed out with drivel to make the page count but honestly I think if he had removed any part of this story it would have desiccated the overall plot and enjoyment of ‘Wizard’s First Rule.’

The characters in ‘Wizard’s First Rule’ is what makes this story what it is! Richard Cypher is the reluctant hero, though what a hero! Sexy, powerful, loyal. He is the “Seeker of Truth,” so named by the First Wizard Zedd. Kahlan is intelligent, resourceful, yet fearful and alone. She is power itself in their world but she suffers because of her power. She cannot have true (consummated) love without destroying her beloved. And Zedd, such a lovable, eccentric wizard! I just loved him. He may be my favourite character.

Both Richard and Kahlan have to learn to navigate the world and their budding relationship all while having to defend the weak and fight to destroy the evil that is spreading across their world. There are multiple story plots working at once but I loved the complexity and depth. And trust me, the villain is truly… frighteningly sick.

Warning: Violence (but it’s part of the story not just for violence sake). Not your kids fantasy book.

A love story with swords, destroying touches, and a crazy wizard. I look forward to reading the next book, “Stone of Tears.’ I give ‘Wizard’s First Rule’ 5.


* Self-purchased paperback.

About the author

Mistress Anya

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages 0-5) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.

Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters and a life-long reader. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.


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