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Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
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May 27, 2009

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bookshelves: fiction-epic-fantasy
Read in May, 2009

(Really about 3.5 stars)
This big, huge fantasy story is a decent read. The central characters of Richard Cipher, Kahlan the Mother Confessor and Zedd the Wizard of the First Order are enjoyable and they have some interesting adventures. There's a nice growth to Richard Cipher's character that sort of snuck up on me. He was annoying for quite awhile as he had to learn about his new role in the world - The Seeker who shall wield the Sword of Truth and defeat the bad guy. But he does finally mature and develops some wisdom over the course of his adventures. The main bad guy (Darken Rahl) is one depraved, evil wizard. His harem of torturers (The Mord'Sith) are just as nasty and how they are trained is a horror story all it's own. Be forewarned: this book occasionally delves into the real "ugly of evil" within this fantasy world and some readers may find those parts beyond their spectrum of what's tasteful. If you CAN stomach those ugly parts of the story, you'll be rewarded with a decent tale of heroes and villains. And for those who have read the book, don't ya just love the title...
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Reading Progress

04/08/2009 page 300
36.59% "Like the main characters but the every other chapter predicament-style plot device is wearing a bit. Need a breather from it."
04/14/2009 page 466
56.83% "Picked it back up after finishing the Harris novel."
04/17/2009 page 523
63.78% "I found the explanation of the Confessor talent more chilling than expected. Much darker than how it has been portrayed on the TV series."
05/14/2009 page 650
79.27% "Goodkind's Mord'Sith are anything but good or kind. Very brutal characters. Tough to read."
05/19/2009 page 700
85.37% "I do like the characters a lot but Goodkind does get brutal."
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