Notice when Denna captured Richard in the book that she always had him keep his sword on to show how week he is.
Also that breath of life or whatever Denna did to bring Richard back to life kind of violates that premise that one isn't suppose to come back, it kind of to me violates a rule, from the dead world, I won't spoil the rest if someone is reading the books right now.
I haven't read the first book in about 5 years, so I can be wrong.
I know the master, Goodkind blessed this show, so it can't be that bad.
It kind of leaves me thinking what will happen next because it has some things quite different from the book.
Also the actors, I don't think you can find anybody to portray the people in the book better.