I never heard of the tv series or the books until today went I saw this thead. The books look good, I will know more after I read the sampler of the first book (who knowns when that will be with all the sampler I all ready have).patrickb said:The series was 'ok' (it had a couple horrible episodes and some decent ones) for a first season, but the books are far, far, far better. I think if the series kept going it could've been much better. As for book 3, Grave Peril is indeed the third book (and it was absent for the Kindle for a *long* time). When it comes to determining the order of books (and what series an author has) I highly recommend the Fantastic Fiction site.
Here's Jim Butcher's page: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/jim-butcher/
Sorry to go off topic, but did you know that the Sword of Truth series is now a synicated TV show? According to Goodkind, each season (should it last that long...) will be "based" on one novel. So season 1 is (loosely) based on Wizard's First Rule. The series title is "Legend of the Seeker".Tris said:Now if only Terry Goodkind's book came in Kindle form (more than book #1 that is
If you liked the show then you should *love* the books, they are amazing! I enjoyed the show a lot, having been a long time fan of the books, I just had to keep in mind that the TV show was written by screenwriters, NOT Jim Butcher. So the TV series was the same as most things based on books - *based* on the books. Not literal interpretations of the stories, not even exact quotes (most of the time). As I told a co-worker, after getting him hooked on the books and handing him a loaner of the DVDs, "it's good, but not the same". I wish they had renewed the series, it had potential.mwb said:I really liked the TV series and I've been toying with checking out the books. I've had the first book marked as to buy for a while now.
I hear it differs a quite a bit from the books - whether that is good, bad or merely different seems to depend on who you talk to.
Yeah, I agree mom133d. Like the Dresden Files (TV show) it took some liberty with the storylines...but I think it's not so bad. I think the are trying to figure things out slowly but surely.mom133d said:Sorry to go off topic, but did you know that the Sword of Truth series is now a synicated TV show? According to Goodkind, each season (should it last that long...) will be "based" on one novel. So season 1 is (loosely) based on Wizard's First Rule. The series title is "Legend of the Seeker".
Much like the Dresden Files, I feel that this series is more of a collection of short stories than really based on the books. I call it "The Continuing Adventures of Richard, Khalan and Zedd"