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The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3
Wizard's First Rule, Stone of Tears, and Blood of the Fold

Book 1: Wizards First Rule
The masterpiece that started The New York Times bestselling epic Sword of Truth

In the aftermath of the brutal ...

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  • Author: Terry Goodkind
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    By: BenC
    2013-01-07 01:04:14

    Not that you feel strongly about Goodkind at all 'Due'!!

    I think you're a bit harsh but you are TOTALLY on the money about Goodkind beating us over the head with his Ayn Rand take on life. Your pretty spot on with your not so subtle inference that the late teen,early 20's pimply hormone driven boy brigade are the major market. You have to be that young to be into Ayn Rand too so it kinda makes sense. I think the later books simply play more and more that audience.

    But to disagree with you slightly, I think this thing you have with 'grey' characters is a bit self conscious of you - almost a bit faux sophisticate. Does a character have to be beset by all sorts of unresolvable moral quandaries to be a rich well drawn character? Don't think so.

    In fact, I think there is a bit of a tendency for authors to get into deliberate vagueness and 'greyness' to the point of absurdity.

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    By: OK
    2013-06-30 11:13:49

    I am now going to find a Goodkind novel, laugh remembering this review, and read it just to see if its bad.

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    By: Anonymous
    2013-07-06 01:25:11

    Vastly exaggerated. Goodkinds novels are no better than The Wheel of Time novels, or worse for that matter.

    Regardless, I could actually finish this series, whilst I started convulsing shortly after reading book 8 from the WoT.

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    By: Graeme
    2013-07-20 05:07:15

    I greatly enjoyed the first book, the rest were hit and miss. I think his world building could have been better and the ending sucked. I finished the series, so thats something.

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    By: Sagaku
    2013-07-29 08:01:39

    Really... THIS is high up your list, with all the other crap in there? I loved the sword of truth series...

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    By: Anonymous
    2013-08-12 07:29:56

    As a woman who was thoroughly disturbed by Goodkind's extreme misogyny, I can only applaud your placing this book in your list of worst fantasy novels.

    I agree completely with your review, save for one relatively minor detail: Kahlan Amnell is not, to my mind, the utter/uber Mary-Sue but rather the ultimate macho male fantasy of the 'perfect woman'. In other words, she exists as a type of self-insertion of the male author who is incapable of viewing women as independent beings, but rather sees them only as devices to be used. In this case, she is the Perfect Virgin (and yes I am aware of the fact that this character does not remain in this state throughout the novels) -i.e. in opposition and contrast to the Whore through which this type of author expresses their true sentiment(s) towards women who do not fit the mold of the 'virtuous' woman.

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    By: Mankind1958
    2013-09-11 03:30:45

    So you don't like Terry Goodkinds novels.
    I do and will continue supporting him by buying his book, on paper and on Audiobooks.

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