Book 1 of the Sword of Truth series.
One man, Richard Cypher, holds the key to the fate of three nations, of mankind. But until he learns the Wizard's First Rule his chances of succeeding in his task are slim. And his biggest problem is admitting that magic exists at all . . .
Sword Of Truth 1: Wizard's First Rule
Once you start reading this you'll have to finish the series as it's brilliant. Love the unexpected and credible solutions to some of the situations. Rules can be bent a little if you think about it.
Sword of Truth 1: Wizard's First Rule, by Terry Goodkind
This novel has to be one of the most excellent novels in the past century! Riveting excitement, heartbreaking truthfulness! Best book ever written. Well done, Terry Goodkind.