Anyone here read the series? It's my favorite fantasy series. The author, Terry Goodkind, excels at writing magic in a way that it makes sense. It has rules just like science, and can come with serious consequences if used inappropriately. It's also has good character development. the experiences that the characters have shape them, to a point where you may not recognize them. Its also shows great incite into the war between capitalism and socialism.
I read the first few a couple of years ago. I quite enjoyed them from what I remember, but I was a teen at the time so I was probably more interested in the sex scenes than the capitalism/ socialism conflict.
The sex scenes were few and far between lol. No wonder you didn't finish the series if you were only in it for the sex scenes you probably got bored waiting for them.
I read up til Confessor. Lost interest eventually. But I saw the other day he's still writing new ones. Thought about getting back into them.
I think I've still got them kicking around somewhere, I might have to find them so I can have another go and give them a proper read through at some point.
Terry goodkind is great at creating worlds.
It's my favorite series too :D Let's not discuss the awful TV series it sparked. Though, I watched the TV show first, loved it, read the books, then hated the show. I never noticed the capitalism vs socialism thing... care to explain that a bit? The world that Goodkind built was masterfully done. The lore behind everything really made sense why certain people or nations acted a certain way. Sometimes I got the feeling that Goodkind created Richard to be too much of the typical 'good guy' hero... almost to a cliche degree, but then there were other scenes that corrected that. Like when *SPOILER ALERT* he fucked up the council for executing Kahlan.