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Wizardís First Rule Review, By Kahlan

This is a GREAT book. Great charecters, great plot, great (Am I using this adjective too much?) writing. It's a definite 5 star book. The story is about Richard Cypher, and Kahlan Amnell, but I don't want to spoil the plot for anyone, so I'll talk in more general terms. The world in which they live is wonderfully complete and believable, as are the people that inhabit it. It's touching, at times frightening, and....Well, did I mention great? It can get you into the story, so the people become real to you, so you care about them, and worry with them, or laugh with them. The book is the first in a series, and has had two others up to date after it, and I must say this one is my favorite. It has a very nice ending to it, with the sense of the problem resolved, and a happy ending, but left room for more books. It could easily stand by itself though, which is a plus. Which is not to say it didn't have faults. It has quite a bit of violence, and some scenes of torture. I don't think, however, that it ever has violence meraly for violence's sake, and what is there is part of the story. Life is violent some times, and they are fighting a war to save their world, so I think some violence is excusable. The charecters are wonderful, who soon seem to be like real people, and you soon come to care about them. Richard, Kahlan,and Zedd, you soon love, and while you may be some times frusterated with Kahlan, or wish that Richard would do so and so, instead of what he does, I think that makes them rather real, for no one is perfect. The villain is hateable, but understandable, and a complete charecter, not just a stereotype. The plot is original, and fairly simple, not too many twists and turns all over the place to confuse you, but enough to fill about 800 pages in the pb version, so don't worry about being bored. To sum up....Read this book!