"Wizard's First Rule: people are stupid."
A classic rule that implies that people are gullible and will believe pretty much anything.
Richard Cypher, a woodsman decides to help a woman in the Upper Ven near the Boundary between the Midlands and Westland unravels a greater problem that is plaguing the land. The woman turns out to be Kahlan Amnell, who is seeking the help of the last known wizard who disappeared years earlier. With her comes dark news from the other side of the Boundary: Darken Rahl, Ruler of D'Hara, has brought down the Boundary between D'Hara and the Midlands. This menacing ruler continues his dead father's quest for control by pressing war on the now vulnerable Midlands.
A somewhat predictable story at least at the beginning but epic in scope. Vividly detailed writing to allow the mind's eye the opportunity to visualize clearly what is going on.