J35J wrote:J35J wrote:.... and give at least a little description about the book and what makes it great in your eyes.
Lets get some descriptions on some of these books and tell us what makes them so great......
Wizard's First Rule was the first fantasy book I read that was truly written for adults. These are NOT children's books. With as awesome as the character development, action and romance is (yes, romance), it's actually the philosophy behind the books that make me like them so much. Logic and reason is used by the main character "Richard" for every decision he makes. These books are about morality, but not morality through a religious perspective, but morality through what reason tells us is fair and true. That's why the series is called "Sword of Truth".
I can admit that these books aren't for everyone. First of all, these books are very violent and have a lot of adult themes that some people might find distrubing. There are also a few fantasy cliches in them that some might find unoriginal such as the humble farmer (woods guide) being destined for greatness. On the other hand, everything about the books is so well done and the story is so intricately woven, that the sheer quality of the book makes up for any fantasy themes we may have seen before. Many people including myself feel they're the best fantasy books they've ever read.
The Sword of Truth series is eleven books long, but the first couple books are very much stand alone stories, so by no means should you feel like if you read "Wizard's First Rule" that you will be obligated to read all eleven. If you're a fan of fantasy at all, you owe it to yourself to at least read the first book in the series.