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The Sword of Truth Gift Set (Sword of Truth #1-5)

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This special bundled package includes one hardcover copy each of all 5 books in Terry Goodkind's bestselling Sword of Truth series. The books are:
Wizard's First Rule
Stone of Tears
Blood of the Fold
Temple of the Winds
Soul of the Fire
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Published February 5th 2000 by Tor Books
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John Woodington
Oct 26, 2009 John Woodington rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
The first two books in this series were great, as was Faith of the Fallen, book six. Books 3-5 were mediocre in plot and impact, and everything after Faith of the Fallen, books 7-end, were absolutely horrendous, and showed just what a terrible thing it can be for someone to take Ayn Rand too seriously. While Faith of the Fallen is a pretty blatant ripoff of The Fountainhead, at least Goodkind let the characters figure things out on their own, instead of forcing them into situations where they ca ...more
Christian and Amy
Apr 03, 2009 Christian and Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: finishedreading
-Chris

Well, I'm nearly finished with the 11th book of the series, 'Confessor' and have very much enjoyed it. Though sometimes Terry is a bit over the top preaching his characters motives so you understand why they have to do what they do. (Almost beating you over the head at some points....)
However, that only happens ocassionaly, and you can move on with the wonderful descriptions and good dialog.

The 'Wizards First Rule' is a great book to start with.

Also, the Legend of the Seeker show is no
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Josh Tousey
Apr 01, 2016 Josh Tousey rated it it was amazing
Loved these books. Recommend to anyone. There are a couple key points that if you are like me make apart of your life can change your outlook on life and how you want to.
Darcy Stewart
Oct 18, 2010 Darcy Stewart rated it it was amazing
Wizard's First Rule
I really enjoyed reading this book. The TV series known as Legend of the Seeker got me to read the books they were based upon. I really enjoyed the TV show. It very exiting. I started reading this book. It was so good I never wanted to put it down, and continue it later. The author created many characters. A lot of these characters you don't hear about in other series. This series has it's own spice to it. Kahlan and sworn to protect the life of Richard Cypher the seeker. He m
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Mandy
Jun 24, 2011 Mandy rated it it was amazing
If you are up for a good fantasy novel this series is amazing. The books are really long so they seem kind of intimidating but you at least need to read the first one. They do have some intense parts so this is definitely and adult age book but I couldn't stop reading them. The first and fourth books were my favorite. It is an eleven book series. After reading the first four I felt like I needed a break for awhile to try something different. But I plan to read more of them eventually. I love fan ...more
LOL_BOOKS
Feb 05, 2016 LOL_BOOKS rated it did not like it
I WAS REALLY SHELTERED AND WASN'T ALLOWED TO READ ANYTHING EXPLICIT, SO THE FIRST SEX THING I EVER READ IN A BOOK WAS WHEN MY FRIEND'S BOYFRIEND LENT ME WIZARD'S FIRST RULE. THERE I WAS ROLLING ALONG THROUGH ALL THE FANTASTY SHIT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, TORTURE PORN. LOL TERRY GOODKIND D:

LOL THOSE BOOKS. YOU CAN SEE GOODKIND'S FETISH FROM SPACE AND HOW MUCH HE HATES HOW MUCH HE'S INTO IT.

HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR MY LOVE OF WHUMP.

BOOKS I HATE THE MOST:

1. TERRY GOODKIND'S SWORD OF TRUTH SERIES
2. THOMAS H
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Dawn
Apr 27, 2012 Dawn rated it liked it
I'm not exactly sure how to rate these books. I guess as far as entertainment value, they'd get 5 stars. I certainly couldn't stop myself from reading them once I started. But as far as literary value, it is probably more like 1 star. The "philosophizing" in later novels is just awful. God-awful. It's like Rush Limbaugh decided to write fanstasy. And the constant empahasis on rape gets really annoying after a while. So I guess I'll settle on 3 stars.
Jeremy
Aug 16, 2009 Jeremy rated it really liked it
There's like 8 books and they're all very long. In each book the author seems to get carried away with certain phrases or words that are just weird. The writing is simple, with short sentences and trivial thoughts. But the overall story is great. Essentially freedom/responsibility vs socialism. The protagonist is constantly in danger and behind until the very end, making it a bit of a downer to read the 1st time through.
Lisa dLH
May 04, 2013 Lisa dLH rated it did not like it
I started reading this because I'm working my way through the NPR 100 best fantasy and sci fi books, but early in the first chapter I realized I was rereading it. Not only had I purged the name of the book from my memory, my husband and I refer to it as "that weird book with the pain-stick torture sex". So nope, not rereading it.
Kim
Jun 12, 2009 Kim rated it really liked it
While I'm not usually a fan of this genre, I adored these books. Every one of them transported me straight into the story and I lost myself in them. I loved the way Terry Goodkind slowly yet quickly (I know that makes no sense, but it will once you read the series)built upon the original story in book after book -- and these books aren't small.
Daniel Aalderks
Aug 10, 2014 Daniel Aalderks rated it really liked it
Started out really good, then it became more of a soap opera in a fantasy setting. Breaking up the two main characters started to get old after the 3rd book. Good fantasy series though with an interesting world.
Bunnybodel
Dec 02, 2008 Bunnybodel rated it really liked it
I love the whole series, but I know it isn't entirely because of the amazing quality, it is party because I just got attached to the characters. I think Laura did a perfect job reviewing each book, but I'm way too lazy. If you love your character driven fantasy, you'll love it I'm sure.
Josie Boettcher
Jan 15, 2014 Josie Boettcher rated it really liked it
The only complaint I have about these books is the 10 page rants the author will go on that tend to be very very repetitive. The stories are fantastic though.
Jamie
Dec 16, 2014 Jamie rated it really liked it
Great series. Gets a little politically preachy but then brings it back to the true high fantasy it should be.
Nicole Shepherd
May 17, 2011 Nicole Shepherd rated it it was amazing
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series and have read it over and over. Terry Goodkind is a great author and kept me on the edge of my seat every second!
Melissa
Apr 22, 2008 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-already
This is a great love story told in the same kind of setting as the Robert Jordan collection. I've read it several times and still love it.
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Terry Goodkind is a contemporary American writer and author of the best-selling epic fantasy series, The Sword of Truth, creator of the television show The Legend of the Seeker, and writer of the self-published epic, The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus (a prequel and origin story of the first Mother Confessor). He has over 20 million copies in print and has been translated into more th ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Sword of Truth (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
  • Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, #2)
  • Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, #3)
  • Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, #4)
  • Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, #5)
  • Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, #6)
  • The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, #7)
  • Naked Empire (Sword of Truth, #8)
  • Chainfire (Sword of Truth, #9)
  • Phantom (Sword of Truth, #10)

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