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Terry Goodkind. CHAPTER 1. Kahlan As First Wizard, Zedd had been the keeper of the Sword of Truth, and it was his duty to name a new Seeker when. Terry Goodkind. Naked Empire. Terry Goodkind The thought occurred to Kahlan that Richard carried the Sword of Truth, and perhaps that weapon. Get Download eBook Wizard's First Rule (Sword Of Truth (Hardcover)) By Terry Goodkind [EBOOK EPUB site PDF]. (c) >>> page 1 of 7.

Richard is slow to draw that sword, but, when he does, he fights with implacable deadliness. For example, in the eighth book, Naked Empire, Richard is traveling with a group of people when they are attacked by a body of men greatly outnumbering them.

As it happens, Richard often experiences anger, though it is always a righteous anger at the injustices of the world. Goodkind is far and away the most widely read Objectivist novelist since Rand herself. As a leader, however, Richard is different from any other.

He not only inspires loyalty, as all good leaders do, but he demands that all who rally to him make their own decisions.

Another character who is more than meets the eye is Kahlan Amnell, first seen walking through the forest in a long white dress. Kahlan is the Mother Confessor, the last in a line of women who have great magical power.

They are called confessors because a person they touch must tell them the truth. Confessors go into prisons to touch those who are charged with serious crimes. But there is an unfortunate side effect to this power: the person touched is bonded to the confessor for life, exists only to serve the confessor, and will kill himself on the command of the confessor.

Thus, Kahlan must use her power very selectively—a point made regarding all of the positive characters in the series. A third character, Zedd, seems to be the prototypical crazy old man who lives out in the woods. But this is only an image he cultivates, because he is hiding in plain sight.

In fact, Zedd is the First Wizard and has tremendous power. These boundaries are impassable, except under the most unusual circumstances.

Zedd fled to Westland, a designated land of no magic, to wait for Richard to come of age. Yet events seem always to intervene whenever Zedd is about to teach Richard. They will believe what they want to be true or what they fear to be true.

The events of the novels illustrate them. For example, the first rule is known to those who wish to control people, and they use it to gain power.

The second rule, regarding unintended consequences, is exemplified when Richard must take drastic measures to save himself and others that he cares about. The unintended consequence is that he unleashes forces from the underworld, and Richard must deal with those forces in later books.

For example, the stories see the rise of a great power called the Imperial Order, which demonstrates how faith and force act as destroyers of the world.

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The order and its emperor, Jagang, assemble a great military, augmented with evil magicians and good magicians. After Jagang conquers a people, he subjugates them through a religion that proclaims the highest act in life is giving everything to the needy, a religion more explicitly altruist than even radical forms of Christianity.

A later novel, The Pillars of Creation, explores the topic of free will. Goodkind leaves Richard and Kahlan for a time to tell the story of Jennsen Daggett, a young woman hunted by troops. Jennsen must discover why they are hunting her and who are her real friends and enemies.

So, too, with every other character in the book, from major to minor. They are all beset by problems and, like Jennsen, must make their own choices. Yes, because magic in The Sword of Truth series is principally a metaphor.

Goodkind himself has said that magic is a metaphor for technology. It is that, in part, but it is also a metaphor for excellence and efficacy. When the war reaches a crucial stage, Richard is pressed to return to battle.

There is no chance of victory because of the overwhelming numbers of the Imperial Order. More important to Richard, though, is the fact that his troops fight out of blind loyalty, not for love of freedom. The first law of reason is this: what exists, exists; what is, is. The story deals with the growth of the D'Haran Empire under its leader, Darken Rahl , as he invades the Midlands, taking over its territories while seeking to gain control of an ancient power over life called the Boxes of Orden.

The book begins a few weeks after the murder of Richard's father. Richard encounters a young woman by the name of Kahlan Amnell , who is a Confessor and has come from the Midlands in search of the "Old One" Wizard. He discovers that his best friend and mentor, Zeddicus Zu'l "Zedd" Zorander , is the wizard whom she seeks. Furthermore, he finds himself appointed and accepting the role of the Seeker of Truth and wielding the Sword of Truth.

The sword is said to work through perception, it will cut through anything thought of as an enemy; with any doubt the sword will stop mid-air, inches from the target.

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The Sword also instills and amplifies great anger and rage thereby giving the one wielding it added strength, agility and conviction. Richard, Kahlan and Zedd journey to the Midlands in search of the last Box of Orden that Rahl needs to acquire before he can use the magic of Orden.

Along the way, Richard and Kahlan fall in love.

The first book concludes with Richard killing Rahl by tricking him into making a mistake, and the revelation of Richard's true parentage. Invasion of the Imperial Order[ edit ] The series continues with Stone of Tears , which immediately follows the events that occurred in Wizard's First Rule.

Unbeknownst to Richard, the opening of the boxes of Orden has torn the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead, allowing minions of the Keeper of the Underworld to come forth. However, before they can, they are separated when Richard is captured by the Sisters of the Light; they are women from the Old World, and they train men who can use magic to become wizards. On the way, she witnesses the beginning of the Imperial Order's invasion into the New World.

Upon reaching Aydindril, she discovers that her people have been corrupted by the Order; she is subsequently sentenced to death. Meanwhile, at the Palace of the Prophets the Sisters' home in the Old World , Richard learns more about magic, prophecies, and his identity. He escapes the Palace and returns to D'Hara to stop the Keeper from devouring the world of the living.

The novel ends with Richard discovering that Kahlan is safe outside Aydindril with her identity shielded by Zedd, and Kahlan being reassured that Richard has returned to the New World. Richard's plan to reunite with Kahlan is delayed by the arrival of the Mriswith and the advancement of Jagang's army into the New World in the third novel, Blood of the Fold. Kahlan is captured on her way back to Aydindril, along with the sorceress Adie, by the Blood of the Fold.

He takes this opportunity to destroy the Palace, preventing Jagang from using the treasures it holds. The fourth novel, Temple of the Winds , tells of the struggles Richard, Kahlan and their friends face as they attempt to stop a plague released by a Sister of the Dark under Jagang's control and to prevent Jagang from seizing important items that will help him win the war. As Nathan Rahl retrieves books from Jagang under a tentative deal struck between them, he sends Zedd and Ann to destroy the prophecies found within the Jocopo Treasure.

As foretold by prophecy regarding the plague, Kahlan betrays Richard in order for him to gain admittance into the Temple of the Winds, where he can then stop the plague. When Richard eventually returns, they forgive each other for their actions. However, the price of Richard's return includes that he has to leave with the plague. With Nathan and Cara 's help, Kahlan is able to cure Richard of his plague. The plot concludes with Richard and Kahlan's wedding at the Mud People's village, where they are reunited with Zedd and Ann.

Directly following Temple of the Winds, Soul of the Fire revolves around Richard and Kahlan dealing with the threat of all magic's disappearance and the leaders of Anderith, who are considering surrendering to the Imperial Order whilst they have a weapon of mass destruction called the Dominie Dirtch in their possession. Richard and Kahlan discover that a terrible magic known as the "Chimes" has been released and is draining magic from the world, causing magic to fail and creatures of magic to die.

They head to Anderith, a land in the Midlands which they believe is connected to the Chimes. Moreover, as Jagang's army marches towards Anderith, Richard attempts to save the people of Anderith by urging them to join the D'Haran Empire but fails. Meanwhile, Ann attempts to save the Sisters of the Light under Jagang's control but is betrayed by them and is captured instead.

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She escapes with the help of her former student, who is a Sister of the Dark. The novel ends with Richard banishing the Chimes and deciding to return to Westland, where he will help Kahlan recover from injuries sustained in Anderith and wait until the people of the New World prove to him that they truly want freedom. The next volume in the series, Faith of the Fallen , chronicles more than one and a half years of the characters' lives.

Nicci , a Sister of the Dark and a follower of the Imperial Order, captures Richard and forces him to travel with her to the Old World by using a magical spell that allows her to control Kahlan's life. Kahlan assumes control of the army and stalls Jagang's army from capturing Aydindril, the seat of power in the Midlands. When Kahlan finally sees that she cannot stop Jagang's army from seizing control of the Midlands, she travels to the Old World with Cara in search of Richard.

Meanwhile, in the Old World capital of Altur'Rang, Richard has begun changing the outlooks people have, including Nicci's, on their lives and the beliefs they have of the Imperial Order through his determination and will to live. The people of Altur'Rang rebel against and free themselves from the Order. Repenting, Nicci removes the spell from Kahlan and joins Richard and Kahlan in their fight against the Order.

Journey through the Old World[ edit ] While continuing on from Faith of the Fallen, The Pillars of Creation differs from the other novels in the series in that its protagonists are not Richard and Kahlan, but new characters by the names of Jennsen Rahl and Oba Rahl , who are Richard's half siblings. Both are unaware that they are pristinely ungifted and immune to magic. Jennsen, who has spent most of her life hiding from the Lord Rahl originally Darken Rahl , meets an Imperial Order spy named Sebastian, who fuels her hatred of the new Lord Rahl Richard by convincing her of the Order's beliefs in equality.

She joins Jagang and his army as they launch an attack on the Confessor's Palace in Aydindril. After their defeat, Jennsen strikes a deal with the Keeper to surrender herself in exchange for Richard's death. Meanwhile, Oba follows the bidding of the Keeper, who is using him in his plan to enter the world of the living. In the novel's climax, Jennsen realizes the truth by seeing through the lies of the Imperial Order and chooses to help Richard in his quest against Jagang.

They learn that the people of Bandakar are pristinely ungifted like Jennsen and Oba, and have been overrun by the Order because they have shunned all forms of violence, refusing to fight for their own lives.

Richard eventually convinces them to rise up and cast the Imperial Order, led by a cruel and merciless Slide, from their mountain homeland.

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In the process, Richard learns to restore his gift, which had failed because he did not have enough faith in himself and his abilities.

Meanwhile, the Wizard's Keep in Aydindril is infiltrated by men captured from Bandakar. Chainfire[ edit ] Three novels of the series, Chainfire , Phantom , and Confessor , were written as a trilogy called the Chainfire Trilogy, which brings the story arc concerning Jagang's invasion to an end.

After recovering from an injury, Richard wakes up to find Kahlan missing and that no one remembers she existed.The story takes place in The Sword of Truth universe and is set a few decades before the events in the main series, focusing on how and why the boundaries that separated Westland, the Midlands, and D'Hara in "Wizard's First Rule" were created. This novel will be followed by an, as of yet unannounced, fourth installment.

Upon reaching Aydindril, she discovers that her people have been corrupted by the Order; she is subsequently sentenced to death. The novel ends with Richard discovering that Kahlan is safe outside Aydindril with her identity shielded by Zedd, and Kahlan being reassured that Richard has returned to the New World. Yet events seem always to intervene whenever Zedd is about to teach Richard. The Omen Machine".

The following night, they are met by three strange young men who are out destroying the statues.

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