Has anyone read the book "Wizard's First Rule"? (in Off-topic)


Wizard'sFirstRule June 10 2009 10:58 AM EDT

by Terry Goodkind. It is sort of an interesting mix of fantasy and erotica. I just finished it, and I am going to plow into the second book of the series...

GnuUzir June 10 2009 11:14 AM EDT

Would not really say erotica, there are some parts, but not really enough to put a qualifier on it...

But yeah I've read most of them (except the newest two I believe) and they are pretty good, a nice mixture of fantasy (wizards and dragons) and reality (tough choices, moral dilemmas)...

I would recommend this series =)

Zenai June 10 2009 11:26 AM EDT

I have read the entire series, my char is a tribute to this series. Be warned that it gets more complicated the feel of the series changes a bit towards the end of The Blood of the Fold. Naked Empire is a bit slow as it explains the Origins/Complications of "The Bond" implemented by The House of Rahl. Over the last 3 books it turns out to actually be just one really long book. The conclusion is a twist in and of itself, add in the fact that you are kept in suspense until the last chapters overall not a bad series at all. 1-10 scale I give it an 8. ;)

Wizard'sFirstRule June 10 2009 11:29 AM EDT

judge for yourself:
Extract from "Wizard's First Rule" p 358:
Between her knees, the muscles of his thigh flexed, sending her pulse racing even faster. She had to open her mouth to get her breath. She lost herself in his eyes, eyes that felt as if they were probing her soul, stripping it bare. They sent fire raging through her.
With her other hand she smoothly unbuttoned her shirt and pulled out the tails.
She put her hand behind his strong neck, still holding herself up, away from him, with the other on his chest. Her fingers slid into his damp hair, tightened into a fist, held his head to the ground.
A big, powerful hand slipped under her shirt, to the small of her back, stroking in little circles, then slowly slid up the line of her spine, sending shivers through her, before coming to a stop between her shoulder blades. Her eyes half closed as she flexed her back against his hand, wanting him to draw her against him. Her breathing was so fast, she was almost panting.
She drew her knee up his leg until it wouldn't go any farther. Little sounds escaped with some of her breaths. His chest heaved against her hand. As he lay under her, she though he had never seemed so big to her before.
"I want you," she panted in a breathless whisper.
Her head lowered. Her lips brushed against his.

End extract
and that is not the juiciest part. Just the first memorable section that can prove my point.

Wizard'sFirstRule June 10 2009 11:32 AM EDT

the comment about being erotica aside, I am rather fond of the character Denna. I like my woman a little feisty. She had character, and seems like a good person "trained" to act differently. I guess I am just sympathizing.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 10 2009 12:34 PM EDT

I found it far too close to the Wheel of Time series to really get into it.

Depending on which was written first (and I suspect it was Robert Jordan), I'd go as far to say the other was heavily 'influenced' by its predecessor.

GnuUzir June 10 2009 1:28 PM EDT

WoT was started first, but I read Wizard's First Rule before I knew about WoT...

AdminShade June 10 2009 1:41 PM EDT

just a random question: is this book for ages 10+ or older?

GnuUzir June 10 2009 1:49 PM EDT

Not really, I am no great judge, but there are some pretty harsh things going on, rape, torture etc., sexuality is in a lot of the writing, but it is not a main focus of the books...

I would call it PG-13 if I had to guess (I think I first read these books at 16, I am not sure...)
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