Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

Wizard's First Rule

By Terry Goodkind

  • Release Date: 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 1,712 Ratings


Wizard’s First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling more than 100,000 copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the United Kingdom and in more than twenty foreign translations as well as audiobook form.

It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.

Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.

In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.

The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.


  • Worth a Read

    By Fudgebar.O
    Definitely worth a read. There’s many flaws in the plot and moments where i realize im reading a book instead of being completely emersed/swept away with the story.
  • Amazing work by Goodkind

    By madmimic
    Amazing series. Terry Goodkind is my favorite author. This book will have you hooked the moment you start it. I’ve read this book through 4 times and every time is just as exciting as the time before.
  • The Sword of Truth.

    By Equess.
    The best book I ever read. Period. And I am a published author myself, a publisher, an editor. I have read literally thousands of books and manuscripts. I’ve had many favorites. Many I thought, at the time, might be the best ever. Might. Maybe. Today the long search is over. I found it. Although I am very experienced and good at what I do, Terry Goodkind, the master, brought me to my knees. He manipulated my emotions with ease and stunned me with surprise at every turn. I bow to his genius.
  • A good adult fantasy book

    By Scrub Kai
    While the later books in the series become less interesting, this first book is a good example of a well written fantasy book that deals with adult themes without being overly dark.

    By Cocoabi
    Great writing, great plot- AMAZING characters!!!!! If you love fantasy this book has it ALL!!!! I couldn't put it down!!!!!
  • Buy them all

    By SJS Chumbley
    The greatest book series I have ever read. Each book is absolutely incredible. Regardless of the fact that I have read through the series several times my heart still races whenever I reread any of these books. I got my wife hooked on these books and we're both absolutely in love with them. My wife is pregnant and we've decided if the baby is a girl her name will be Kahlan.
  • Epic! Wonderful read

    By Elric38
    Just killer. I highly recommend!
  • Great reads...

    By 8bitme!
    Loved the series first go around.. Now trying to get the books in digital format but where is the missing books in the series?!? What the heck? Y'all carry the remainder of the series in German and Italian but not in English? What gives? Only reason for one star is because of the missing books in the series!
  • Wonderfully Written

    By Garfeld
    This is the start of an amazing story that'll leave you wanting more, and from start to finish the story sets up and executed beautifully. The characters are also so well written you feel like you've know for years.
  • ZEDD is awesome

    By Garoth Ursuul