"This is the first book in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind and it introduces the main character, Richard Cypher. The book is about good vs. evil in a world that includes some magic. I liked this series as much as Robert JordanÂs Wheel of Time series."
"I got caught up in this story of a young boy and his quest for knowledge and belonging. I've read scathing reviews of the book. I agree that the dialog can be stilted and the main character, Quothe is fantastically, absurdly talented. Even so, it was an engrossing story to read with elements of magic, the supernatural, music, friendship and love."