Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind(498 ratings)
|Title||Wizards First Rule|
|Series||Sword of Truth|
|Submitted by Dutch |
I'm somewhat easily led by bad hype. It's one of the reasons why Ive never stuck my nose into Twilight. So it was with great trepidation that I opened up Wizard's First Rule on the suggestion of a friend. I've heard of the strong political overtones the series has and Ive read interviews of Goodkind and like many celebrity objectivists (Not all) of his ilk, he comes across as a snidey pompous git. But I decided to throw negative press into the wind and crack Wizard's First Rule open and try it.
|Submitted by Avid Reader |
All in all I have to disagree with most of the post I read. I thought for the most part all the books were well written with the exception of Pillars of Creation IMO thought it was horrible. I liked the detail that went in to the characters and world. The magic was different but I liked how structed and well thought it out it was. (I will admitt there are times when i have absolutly no idea how the reasoning given is supposed to explain what just happened) but do remember its a book and magic can do anything. I thought the plot lines were well developed and the villans were balanced. The romance was well done and not over used. I like the different characters and how even the subs had more to them than say "here we go another red shirt" The comendy mixed in with adventure and drama was an good mix. I strongly suggest this series its worth reading and is diffently a good read.
|Submitted by Brian from Ireland |
I couldnt stomach the plagarised characters, especially the Samuel character who was a total rip-off of Smeagol from the Lord of the Rings. Its just such a dumb plot, with dumb situations. For example, theres monster that wants to kill one of the main characters, so it disguises itself as a person and gets the main character to follow it on a long journey. It can walk through objects (thats how it gets found out), but it can only kill in its monster form, and only at night!!! The enemy could have just used a normal person to befriend the gullible main character, and then stab him!! Imagery is stolen from other books as well, especially Lord of the Rings (including a good description of Rivendell).