I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I've been forced to just set this down for a while. The misogyny is so intense. I realize that's how Goodkind is making the bad guys really evil, by making them so anti-woman, but that doesn't make it any easier to read. Maybe if I didn't know that similar things are actually taking place in the real world, it wouldn't be so difficult.
Can I last through 15 books of this series? I'm truly not sure.