2009-07-20

good book

Just finished reading Wizard's First Rule from Terry Goodkind. Good book, almost 800 pages about wizards, a magic sword, a dragon, beautiful women and other wonderful things. And about pain and torture (this was less fun to read).
This is the first book in a series of eleven books, called The Sword of Truth.

6 comments:

sejo said...

Paul,

I've read them all, I do hope you read them in the original language (dutch translations really is that bad).

Can I suggest the series: The legend of the Seeker. This is based upon the books. Good thing is that Terry Goodkind did the scenario's himself.


greetings!

Paul Cobbaut said...

Of course I read them in English!

I've seen Legend of the Seeker, the series made me start reading the book(s).

There are many differences between the series and the first book. The series is 'nice' where the book can be really 'cruel'.
And I still have to adjust on Darken Rahl being blond instead of black ;-)

Bram said...

Legend of the Seeker made me cry tears of laughter and rage. It sucks. Big donkey balls.

At least the books are good :D Although to be fair, I do think Wheel of Time is better!

Philip Paeps said...

I read all the books too. I remember forgetting to get off the train because I was so sucked in by the vivid bits of torture in Wizard's First Rule ... wondering when they'd end.

When you get through this series, I suggest you start The Wheel of Time.

Iggy said...

I got about half way in the Sword of Thruth novels (book 6 or 7 I think). Then I realized Goodkind was rehashing the same story over and over, so I stopped reading.

Wheel of Time is better, even though it has its own flaws.

Steven Erikson's Malazan Empire is way ahead of both of them.

Paul Cobbaut said...

Finished book 7 yesterday (last year ;-)
I don't feel any rehashing of storylines. I would even say that books 5 (Anderith) and 7 (Jennsen and Oba) are very original.