Bridget Regan, who looks awesome btw especially when she unleashes her power, plays Kahlan Amnell, a confessor, and she had a recent interview with IGN:
Legend of the Seeker is based on The Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind and combines elements of fantasy, adventure, magic, mystery and romance with exotic New Zealand as its backdrop.
IGN: How faithful is the TV show to the books?
Bridget Regan: You know, what I think is faithful are the characters. Richard and Kahlan. I think that Craig (Horner, who plays Richard Cypher) and I are really staying true to who those people are in the book and their relationship. A lot of things happen really early in Legend that will happen later in the book, and there are some things that don’t even happen in the book that happen in the series.
Check out Bridget Regan in Sword of Truth: The Legend of the Seeker. Looks like Lord of the Rings wo the hobbits.