Funny / Sword of Truth

  • In Wizard's First Rule, Richard first meets the Mud People, and makes a good first impression. The Mud People greet one another with some kind of blow to the face (a slap or a punch), meaning they respect one another's strength. When Richard first meets one, the Mud Person punches him in the face, Richard responds by laying him out on his back. When he gets up, the Mud Person says that he's very glad that Richard respects his strength, and really hopes that Richard doesn't come to respect him any more.
  • A rather ironic case of the series' own rules being used against the hero: In one book, Richard is put in jail in The Empire, and is awaiting trial. His friends come to bail him out, and they meet the one thing that very nearly defeats them. Not a warrior with a magic sword, or an all-powerful wizard, but a bureaucrat who fully believes in the rhetoric of the empire. He can't be bribed in any way, shape, or form, and any attempt ends up making things worse, instead of better. Ultimately, they're only able to prevent Richard's execution by essentially having him made a slave. A middling bureaucrat with no special skills but an ironclad belief in the doctrine of The Empire nearly manages to be Richard's undoing. Zedd wasn't kidding when he said that a person who believes himself to be in the right is infinitely more dangerous than someone who does not.
  • The German audio book has two voice actors: The first book is voiced by Tobias Kluckert, who has previously voiced Raditz in Dragon Ball Z, and the rest of the series (which is still progressing as of 2012) is done by Oliver Siebeck, known as the voice of Vegeta from the same series (counting from episode 36, from where he took over after a massive Internet Backdraft formed when Vegeta's first voice was revealed to be Spongebob). Siebeck clearly has a lot of fun when doing the voices of some particularly snobby or whiny characters - it's worth it just to hear Vegeta's voice bitch whenever one of the more militant of the Light are speaking. Needless to say, the evil characters sound more awesome than they have any right to be.