Ugh, my history reading that author has been love-hate.
I first picked up Wizards First Rule when I was 12 or 13 or something, I read it, thought it was awsome, went to there website (Which was only a chatbox back then), I called Zedd (the character a n00b) and a bunch of Emo's threatened to hunt me down and kill me, at the time RPG maker was sort of this new cool tool and i emailed them asking if i made an rpg of the wizards first rule if they put it on a fan fic section, I got one of those letters about copyright laws and sueings lol, anyway, feeling fully alienated this was a very long time ago
just a few years ago while iam in my mid twenties I decided to try reading the series again. The first book was still good, The second book reminded me of the Barrens in World of Warcraft, the third and fourth book were OK, but lets face it, Cara was the only saving grace.
Now the rest of the series I have a problem with, this is where Terry starts making fun of other peoples beliefs, even going so far as too completely change characters to match his agenda (case in point: Ann), and his constant bashing of religion isn't very fair, one of the main characters, Verna, is a religious person, and everyone from Adie to Kahlan has insulted her beliefs, but she never defends her beliefs, just lowers her head, basically if it were a boxing match between Terry and a Man of Faith, Terry had that mans arms cut off before the fight, it's one sided
Another problem I have is how all Terrys fans idolize Richard as the perfect human being, pure good blah blah blah, the fact of the matter is, I don't think Richard got in many situations where he'd have to make moral choices, Kahlan was usually the one out on the fields making morally questionable commands, killing innocent bystanders, killing her own brother. While Richard is off playing sex-slave to Denna, Nicci, Shota (insert any women with magic here).
Anyway iam sorry for this rant, that book series took up a couple of months of my life (although i did read them at work) and I felt the need to babble and vent the second I sow this fourm