The Sword of Truth is Terry Goodkind's wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy set in an fascinating world rich in detail, history and incredible violence. Reluctant hero turned magical warrior Richard Rahl has long since learned the wizard's first rule (People are stupid and will believe almost anything) and accepted his fate. With his beloved Kahlan Amnell, the last Mother Confessor, he has battled unearthly adversaries, military foes, the Underworld, the malign and wild magic of the Old World, even the elements themselves.
Now Terry Goodkind, acclaimed and superlatively gifted storyteller, delivers another thrilling episode of The Sword of Truth, with all the complexity and taut characterization we've come to expect from this master of fantasy.
Richard has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price demanded for the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.
In this world the stakes are higher than simple life and death. Magic makes love twice as sweet, betrayal and loss twice as bitter.
'A real born storyteller' — Anne McCaffrey
'Everything one could ask for in an epic fantasy' — Publishers Weekly