"In the previous volume of this bestselling series of fantasy
novels, our hero Richard Rahl, wielder of the ""Sword of Truth"",
and his lover Kahlan unwittingly released upon the New World a
terror from the malign and wild magic of the Old World. The Chimes
now run free in the Midlands and Richard and Kahlan, powerful in
their own right, begin to see their own magic undermined, leaving
the people of the New World vulnerable to the encroaching evil that
Darken Rahl first unleashed in ""Wizard's First Rule"". "