The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ruthless and bloodthirsty tyrant from unleashing an ancient evil and enslaving the world.
Richard inadvertently opens an entry to the underworld, unleashing a terrible evil.
The quest for the Stone of Tears brings Richard, Kahlan, Zedd and Cara to a D’Haran prison, where the dead return from the underworld to prey on the living.
Cara’s fate is in Kahlan’s hands when the Mord’Sith is put on trial for horrific crimes she committed in the past.
Kahlan and Richard set out to rescue a mysterious girl, the only other living Confessor, and try to prevent her from unleashing the power she possesses.
Zedd falls victim to a mysterious spell that strips him of his memories and his old age, causing him to believe that he must replace Richard with a new Seeker.
Richard's attempt to teach a peaceful people how to defend themselves unleashes an uncontrollable rage that threatens to consume them and destroy the Seeker.
Richard becomes an unwilling pawn in Mord'Sith Denna's plot to control the throne Darken Rahl's death left vacant.
When the evil Mord'Sith Denna takes Zedd captive, Richard must abandon his mission to rescue the wizard.
Richard learns to use his wizard powers by the Sisters of the Light, while Zedd must name a new Seeker when Sister Nicci reveals a shocking secret.
Richard's trapped in the Valley of Perdition and facing his worst fear, and the sorceress Sister Nicci is plotting to murder Kahlan. Meanwhile, Cara's feelings for the Seeker deepen.
A call to return to Aydindril and a desire to stay with Richard results in two Kahlans, one representing Kahlan's rational mind and the other her irrational heart. Richard realizes the mistake and must reconcile the elements of Kahlan's soul before Zedd, captured by the rational Kahlan, is put to death.
To protect the Seeker, Cara proposes a deadly covenant with the ruthless Darken Rahl; Zedd's wayward brother strikes a deal with a dubious peddler of magic that might threaten Rahl's plan.
To save Kahlan from execution, reluctant Cara must pose as a polished princess and compete in an elaborate masquerade of manners to win a powerful ruler's affections.
Richard is forced to protect Kahlan's greatest enemy when Kahlan is put under a life-threatening spell only her enemy can remove.
Richard, Kahlan and Zedd's life is put at risk when they meet a young and powerful woman named Maia who claims to be the Creator and it becomes crucial to uncover her true identity before Maia can destroy them all.
When Richard tries to save some villagers who are marked for death from a walking weapon of vengeance, he jeopardizes Kahlan, Zedd and Cara's lives.
While Zedd and his brother seek revenge for the murder of their father, a stranger steps into Richard's life to send him on a collision course with Zedd.
Darken Rahl plots his return to the land of the living, using a hapless look-alike; the Seeker races to find a stolen scroll, which holds the key to his quest for the Stone of Tears.
Resurrected Darken Rahl risks the Keeper's wrath by acquiring the secrets of an ancient scroll, forcing the Seeker into an uneasy alliance with his evil brother.
Richard and Kahlan discover that the Stone of Tears is hidden in an enchanted land they are unable to leave. Meanwhile, a surprise reunion turns into a deadly confrontation for Cara and Zed.
When Zedd tries to save Cara who was re-broken by Darken Rahl, Richard, Kahlan and everyone else's lives are changed dramatically.
In order to save the world of the living, Richard finally faces his greatest enemy and Kahlan may have to kill the love of her life.