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.