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After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny.
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Series cast summary:
...  Richard Cypher 44 episodes, 2008-2010
...  Kahlan Amnell 44 episodes, 2008-2010
...  Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander 44 episodes, 2008-2010
...  Darken Rahl / ... 25 episodes, 2008-2010
...  Cara Mason 23 episodes, 2009-2010
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Millions of readers the world over have been held spellbound by this valiant tale vividly told. Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of The Sword of Truth. In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher discovers a mysterious woman in his forest sanctuary named Kahlan Amnell. She has come seeking help...and much, much more. Richard's world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword-to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed...or that their time has run out. This is the beginning. One story. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend. Written by Terry Goodkind

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Bridget Regan met her husband, Assistant Director Eamon O'Sullivan, on the set of the show, and on December 27, 2010, Bridget Regan gave birth to their daughter Frankie Jean. See more »

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Zeddicus Zul Zorrander: Wizard's second rule: The greatest harm can come from the best intentions.
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Great Show
17 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I loved this show, I catch is by chance on the CW this past Sunday (saw the third and forth episodes) and was instantly hooked. I missed having a great adventure, swords blazing, fantasy including and hero adoring show on TV. I immediately looked up the first two episodes that I missed online and watched them.

I loved the fire that lingers between Richard and Kahlan, the Confessor (I love that title/name). Zed is perfect, he adds that hint of humor while still maintaining his powerful presence. Now the action....it was great and captivating. I am a fan of taking bits of slow downed fighting snips within a fight that just make the scene grander (alla 300), and I adore me some sword play. I think people who liked Lord of the Rings, Zena, and just plain fantasy adventure stories will love this series.

I personally have read the books but never became an obsessed fan (I have enough obsessions) and I have been reading a lot of hating from fans of the book , saying that the show gets away from the books' story line and that Richard's character has been dumped down a little and he is also physically smaller. Both these things I do not have an issue with. I to thought he was stupid at times in the first two episode, but I think that they did that to show character progression and growth. He will learn in his journey (by the fourth he already seems much wiser). I like him smaller as well because is makes him a character to root for even harder, he may not look like a all menacing warrior ( alla Hercules) but don't underestimate him. He comes off more as a young man that destiny has chosen to become a hero but a hero that was bond to have a great destiny.

Although, as an obsessed fan of other books that have been adapted I understand the fans feelings, but I am also one that lets things go. When adaptations are not all I imagined, I take it as a separate thing. The show is just inspired by the novels and does plan on keeping the main story line. However, it is not a movie or a mini series but a TV series it will not follow the book to note and can not be expected too.

All and all I thought it was a great action adventure show to satisfy the fantasy lovers in all of us, just enjoy it. I recommend people to go watch and see if you'll loved it like I did. Additionally, Craig Horner and Bridget Regan are great eye candy and welding swords and kicking butts just makes them hotter.


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