Many moons ago I began reading Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series starting with "Wizard's First Rule". Who would have thought after 11 books (the final book, #11, comes out this fall), the series would make it to TV?
Because my reading tastes changed a couple years ago, and I began reading less epic fantasy and more paranormal romance/urban fantasy, I quit reading the series after book 6. And there were aspects of Goodkind's writing I was less than thrilled about. All in all, it's a great story, though. It's full, rich, loads of interesting characters, magic, battles, quests. Lo and behold, I found out this week that ABC/Disney has turned "Wizard's First Rule" into a full season of 22 episodes. The TV series is called "Legend of the Seeker" and is brought to us by the producers of Hercules and Xena. It begins on November 1 in most syndicated locations.
I was so excited by this news that I began reading book 7, "The Pillars of Creation", which is a big departure from the storyline as it follows a new character never introduced before. This may just get me back into reading a lot more epic fantasy again.
Anyway, check out the TV series website: http://www.legendoftheseeker.com Definitely check out the series when it airs.
'Til next time...