Minggu, 29 Juli 2012

Adventure/Romance

Wizards First Rule Sword Truth

Wizards First Rule Sword Truth

Despite what others say about this book and the series that follow it, Goodkind does an amazing job of storytelling. There is a saying, "there is nothing new under the sun," and this holds true in writing fantasy as well.

There are only so many ways you can tell the story of one destined to discover himself and overcome evil. What sets books apart are the authors and their delivery of the story. In this book and the Sword of Truth series Goodkind writes in a style that doesn't drag the story down with too much detail (something Stephen King is bad about, and in the world of fantasy, something I couldn't get past in George R. R. Martin's first book) but he doesn't leave so much detail out that you dont have a connection with the book.

Throughout this entire series Goodkind makes a connection between the reader and the characters. I've tried reading all sorts of books only to find myself put off by complicated names of an author trying to hard to distance their book from reality, too much detail that bores me and drags the story down, and the like. George R.R. Martin is the latest offender in this. Granted it may be a great book and series but I cant get past the story jumping around every chapter and following different lines.

With all of that said, Terry Goodkind's works are the only books I've ever been so involved in that I go to bed much later than I should reading them, only to find myself waking up an hour or two earlier than I normally do just to get more reading in before school or work. Maybe this book doesn't appeal to older people, but I started reading this series when I was 16 years old in high school, and now I'm out of college and intensely in the middle of Chainfire, Goodkind's latest book in the series.

The ONLY thing that seems repetative about any of Goodkind's books is the constant folly that Richard faces through the series, but Goodkind pulls it off. Maybe those who think Goodkind is being preachy in his works have no morals or are of such a simplistic mindset that they cant entertain and appreciate thoughts and beliefs that dont parallel their own, but if you're an educated and open minded person who likes a great story that is a bit more "real world" with a twist of classic fantasy (magic and the like) then Goodkind's series should be right up your ally. Do yourself a favor and pick up Wizard's First Rule.

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9 komentar:

  1. Kimberly Miles17 Oktober 2010 03.32

    I've just finished reading the first in the 14-part series called the Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind, "Wizard's First Rule", and it was brilliant, one of the best books I've ever read. Really easy to read and follow the storyline. I've just started the second book now, "Stone of Tears", and I'm really enjoying it so far. Has anybody else read the Sword of Truth books and enjoyed them? Anybody think they're better than Harry Potter?

    BalasHapus
  2. I just finished the first book and was wondering if the series was fun or disappointing after reading the source.

    BalasHapus
  3. I like fantasy books with swords and magic and heroes with real interesting story lines. Can you think of some that would be good for someone in there 20's? I don't mind reading teenage or young adult stuff because I still feel as though I'm young.

    BalasHapus
  4. Have you ever read Wizard's First Rule? Critque, please. Did read the second or third or further in the series?

    BalasHapus
  5. i am looking for new heroic or sword and fantasy books where the protagonist is a male and at the start of the series is around his teens. also there should be romance but not too little. thank you i will be very grateful for your answers.

    BalasHapus
  6. I greatly enjoyed the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Are there any other books or series of the same ilk that are as good or better?

    BalasHapus
  7. I love the legend of the seeker series so much and just finished rewatching both seasons. If I started reading the 3rd book in the series would I be lost or would it be like picking up right where the show left off? I've heard they are different, but I was wondering how much so. For example, in my opinion the harry potter books are better than the movies but the movies are quite accurate and follow the books for the most part.

    BalasHapus
  8. I really enjoyed the Sword of Truth Series, and I am very eager to read more science fiction novels similar, to this. Any suggestions?

    BalasHapus
  9. There's a whole series, the Sword of Truth. Wizard's First Rule is the first book starting a legendary adventure. Each book has a wizard's rule or teaching of life. If you read Wizard's First Rule, what did you think of it? I thought that it was great. Did you read any other books in the series and was it good, too? What books did you finish in the series? Do you suggest for me to continue with the other Sword of Truth novels? Thanks.

    BalasHapus