By Terry Goodkind
The masterpiece that begun The manhattan Times bestselling epic Sword of Truth
In the aftermath of the brutal homicide of his father, a mysterious girl, Kahlan Amnell, looks in Richard Cypher's wooded area sanctuary looking aid . . . and extra. His global, his very ideals, are shattered while historic money owed come due with thundering violence.
In a depressing age it takes braveness to reside, and greater than mere braveness to problem those that carry dominion, Richard and Kahlan needs to take in that problem or turn into the following sufferers. past awaits a bewitching land the place even the simplest in their hearts may possibly betray them. but, Richard fears not anything loads as what secrets and techniques his sword could exhibit approximately his personal soul. Falling in love might wreck them--for purposes Richard can't think and Kahlan dare now not say.
In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, plagued by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to arrive past his sword--to invoke inside himself whatever extra noble. Neither understands that the foundations of conflict have simply replaced . . . or that their time has run out.
This is the start. One ebook. One Rule. Witness the beginning of a legend.
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The masterpiece that begun the hot York instances bestselling epic Sword of Truth
In the aftermath of the brutal homicide of his father, a mysterious girl, Kahlan Amnell, looks in Richard Cypher's woodland sanctuary looking support . . . and extra. His global, his very ideals, are shattered whilst historical money owed come due with thundering violence.
In a depressing age it takes braveness to reside, and greater than mere braveness to problem those that carry dominion, Richard and Kahlan needs to absorb that problem or turn into the following sufferers. past awaits a bewitching land the place even the easiest in their hearts may possibly betray them. but, Richard fears not anything a lot as what secrets and techniques his sword may possibly display approximately his personal soul. Falling in love might break them--for purposes Richard can't think and Kahlan dare now not say.
In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, plagued by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to arrive past his sword--to invoke inside himself whatever extra noble. Neither is aware that the principles of conflict have simply replaced . . . or that their time has run out.
This is the start. One booklet. One Rule. Witness the delivery of a legend.
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She held him with her gaze as surely as a grip of iron would, searching his eyes as if searching his soul, seeking an answer to something. I am here to help you, he said in his mind. He meant it more than any thought he had ever had. The intensity of her gaze relaxed, loosening its hold on him. In her eyes he saw something that attracted him more than anything else. Intelligence. He saw it flaring there, burning in her, and through it all he felt an overriding sense of her integrity. Richard felt safe.
The figure followed the path into the open, at the edge of the lake. It wasn't Chase; it was a woman. A woman in a dress. What woman would be walking around this far out in the Ven Forest, in a dress? Richard watched her making her way along the lakeshore, disappearing and reappearing with the path. She didn't seem to be in a hurry, but she wasn't strolling slowly either. Rather, she moved at the measured pace of an experienced traveler. That made sense; no one lived anywhere near Trunt Lake. Other movement snatched his attention.
Richard's mind raced, trying to conceive of how the men could have gotten ahead of them. Richard and the woman spun, prepared to run. From the rock above, two ropes dropped down and the other two men plummeted to the path, landing on their feet with heavy thuds. They blocked any retreat. They were as big as the first two. Buckles and leather straps beneath their cloaks held an arsenal of weapons that glinted in the sunlight. Richard wheeled back to the first two. They calmly pushed their hoods back.
Wizard's First Rule (The Sword of Truth, Book 1) by Terry Goodkind