The Sword of Truth, Books 1-3: Wizard's First Rule, Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold
Book 1: Wizards First Rule After the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary ... Show synopsis Book 1: Wizards First Rule After the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help . . . and more. His world and beliefs are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than courage to challenge those who hold dominion. Richard and Kahlan must take up that challenge or become the next victims. Yet, Richard fears nothing so much as what secrets his sword might reveal about his own soul. Falling in love would destroy them?for reasons Richard can't imagine and Kahlan dare not say. In their darkest hour, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword to invoke within himself something nobler. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed . . . or that their time has run out. Book 2: Stone of Tears Kahlan has gained the one goal she always thought was beyond her grasp - love. Against the ancient bonds of secret oaths and the dark talents of men long dead, Richard has won her heart. Amid sudden and disastrous events, Richard's life is called due to satisfy those treacherous oaths. To save his life, Kahlan must forsake Richard's love and cast him into the chains of slavery, knowing there could be no sin worse than such a betrayal. Richard is determined to unlock the secrets bound in the magic of ancient oaths and to again be free. Kahlan must set about altering the course of a world thrown into war, but even that may be easier than ever winning back the heart of the only man she will ever love. Book 3: Blood of the Fold Richard and Kahlan stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power. War and treachery plague the world, and only Richard and Kahlan can save it from an armageddon of savagery and destruction.