If he does not, the evil lord Darken Rahl will gain power over the living and the underworld, plunging the world into a reign of terror.
Wizard's First Rule is the quest story of young Richard Cypher, who must find three magic boxes mentioned in a secret book of his father's. If he does not, the evil lord Darken Rahl will gain power over the living and the underworld, plunging the world into a reign of terror.
Along the way Richard must outsmart an evil queen, a tribe of cannibals and a witch woman, as well as several magical beasts.
He is aided by Kahlan, a beautiful but mysterious stranger, his wise elderly friend Zedd and his ally Chase, a huge, fierce boundary warden.
After his father's brutal murder, Richard searches for clues to the killer. He happens to meet a beautiful young woman being pursued by three men in the forest.
Richard helps Kahlan hide from the men and when they are attacked the two youths kill the four brawny men. Richard takes Kahlan to meet his elderly friend Zedd. Kahlan recognizes Zedd as the great wizard for whom she has been searching.
They must stop the evil Darken Rahl from gathering all three of the boxes of Orden and opening the one that will give him power over everything living and dead, for good or evil. The trio visit Richard's friend Chase, who agrees to take them through a pass in the boundary to The Midlands.
On the way, Chase and Zedd are injured, so Kahlan and Richard trek through the pass in the boundary alone. In The Midlands, they are accepted into the tribe of the Mud People.
A council of seers sends them to Shota the witch woman, who tells Richard that Queen Milena has the final box of Orden, but will not have it long.
Kahlan and Richard, accompanied by wizard Zedd, travel to Queen Milena's castle in Tamarang, encountering a young orphan named Rachel along the way.
There, they learn that the wizard Giller has sacrificed his life to save the box from Darken Rahl. After leaving, they encounter Chase with Rachel, and learn that the little girl has the third box of Orden hidden in a loaf of bread. They rush the box to the protection of an army headed by Richard's brother Michael.
Richard is captured by a Mord-Sith and horribly tortured. However, Richard admits that he has memorized the contents of the book. To save Kahlan's life, Richard decides to help the evil Darken Rahl gain dominion over all things, living and dead. At the last minute, Richard leaves out a crucial paragraph of the book, resulting in Rahl's death.
Richard becomes Rahl, ruler of all three lands. His love for Kahlan makes him immune to her Confessor powers and they ride a red dragon away to return the boy Siddin to his people and consummate their relationship. Although Wizard's First Rule is a young adult fantasy novel replete with magic, kingdoms, wizards, dragons and swords, there are other scenes that some readers will find disturbing.
These include the brutal murder of a young boy whose body is cannibalized. One character is a sadistic homosexual pedophile killer forced to eat his own genitals while another is a dominatrix who practices bondage and tortures the hero.
This section contains words approx.Wizard's First Rule is the story of Richard Cypher Though a mere woodsman, he is the one destined to battle the ultimate adversaryDarken Rahl, an evil mage who bids to destroy all that Richard holds good and beautiful, dooming him and the rest of the Westland to a living Hell of subjugation and degradation.
Wizard's First Rule Series: Sword of Truth #1 Format: Kindle Rating: 4 stars Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads) Richard Cypher’s decision to help a woman in the Upper Ven near the Boundary between the Midlands and Westlands creates more trouble than first appears.
Chapters Summary. Wizard's First Rule is the story of the journey of Richard and Kahlan, the Mother Confessor, in their quest to thwart an attempt by the villain Darken Rahl to gain power over the living and the underworld by collecting the three boxes of Orden and opening the right one.
Wizard's First Rule is the first book in the very long series by Terry Goodkind called Sword of Truth. This boy Richard obtains a sword with magic powers and goes off to fight the bad guy, only to discover that the bad guy is really his father.
Wizard's First Rule, written by Terry Goodkind, is the first book in the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth.
Published by Tor Books, it was released on August 15, in hardcover, and in paperback on July 15, Author: Terry Goodkind. Chapters Summary. Wizard's First Rule is the story of the journey of Richard and Kahlan, the Mother Confessor, in their quest to thwart an attempt by the villain Darken Rahl to gain power over the living and the underworld by collecting the three boxes of Orden and opening the right one.