Author Terry Goodkind
1948 - 2020
This morning, Thursday, September 17th, we lost Terry Goodkind. It is a great loss. An unimaginable loss. It is impossible to put into few words just how amazing of a man, a husband, a writer, a friend, and a human, Terry Goodkind truly was. He is already desperately missed. We are forever grateful for him having shared his life’s work with all of us, as he was always grateful to be held in our hearts.
“To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life. It is our only life. The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here, we touch not just part of that vastness, but also the lives around us. Life is the gift each of us has been given. Each life is our own and no one else's. It is precious beyond all counting. It is the greatest value we can have. Cherish it for what it truly is . . . Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it.”
WE LOVE YOU, TERRY
The Children of D'Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the 'Sword of Truth' series. The story will be told in installments, as novella-length episodes, published every three months. The first novella, THE SCRIBBLY MAN, is now available.
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25 years in the making, 17 books published, numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers, printed in over 20 languages, and with more than 26 million books sold world-wide, 'The Sword of Truth' is a critically acclaimed masterpiece. The life work of author Terry Goodkind, 'The Sword of Truth' is an extraordinary adventure, unlike any other.
In 2008 'The Sword of Truth' was adapted and produced by Disney ABC Studios into the mega-hit television series 'Legend of the Seeker'.
If you are new to the world of 'The Sword of Truth' -- before beginning 'The Children of D'Hara', you should begin your journey with WIZARD'S FIRST RULE, the story that changed everything. Available in hardcover, softcover, ebook, and audiobook.
Three mid-series books (CHAINFIRE, PHANTOM, and CONFESSOR) are sometimes referred to as...
THE CHAINFIRE TRILOGY
History is made...
"IT WAS AN ODD LOOKING VINE"
Have you already read 'The Sword of Truth'?
THEN WHAT ARE
YOU WAITING FOR
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Hurry! You can pre-order now and join in on the fun. Then, every 3 months, a new novella will be released, continuing the
thrilling adventures of
RICHARD & KAHLAN
it is within its power to withdraw the omen, in exchange for...
AN IMPOSSIBLE DEMAND
'Debt of Bones' &
'The First Confessor' are...
DEATH'S MISTRESS: SISTER OF DARKNESS launches 'The Nicci Chronicles', Terry Goodkind's new series with a cast of characters centered on one of his best-loved characters, the fiery sorceress Nicci.
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'The Nicci Chronicles' is a four-part spin-off series, from world of 'The Sword of Truth'. The books begin after WARHEART, with DEATH'S MISTRESS, and then conclude with HEART OF BLACK ICE, releasing in 2019.
'The Sword of Truth' is recommended reading, before 'The Nicci Chronicles'.
Beyond the 'Sword of Truth', 'Children of D'Hara', and 'Nicci Chronicles', there are entirely new worlds to discover. Author Terry Goodkind defies expectations and releases stunning, mainstream thrillers that will leave you gasping, mind-racing, heart-pounding, palms-sweating, and eager for more.
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Due to liability issues, Mr. Goodkind cannot accept unsolicited creative work. Please do not mail or attempt to deliver any packages or manuscripts, as they will be returned to sender or discarded by the receiving service, unopened. Thank you.
Terry Goodkind is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and creator of the critically acclaimed masterwork, ‘The Sword of Truth’. He has written 30+ major, bestselling novels, has been published in more than 20 languages world-wide, and has sold more than 26 Million books.
‘The Sword of Truth’ is a revered literary tour de force, comprised of 17 volumes, borne from over 25 years of dedicated writing. Terry Goodkind's brilliant books are character-driven stories, with a focus on the complexity of the human psyche. Goodkind has an uncanny grasp for crafting compelling stories about people like you and me, trapped in terrifying situations. With masterful storytelling, Goodkind brings us into the lives of his characters; characters that must rise to face not only challenges, but their deepest fears. For that reason, Goodkind’s characters speak to the best and worst in all of us.
While ‘The Sword of Truth’ series is confirmation enough of Goodkind’s incredible storytelling abilities, his broad talents are also clearly evident in his contemporary novels, set within our own world. His post-‘Sword of Truth’ books are a thrilling, dizzying, mix of modern narrative, with every bit of Goodkind’s masterful voice intact. The bond built between the reader and one of the world’s great authors, rises above worlds and settings, mere backdrops for Goodkind’s uniquely intricate stories of life, love, challenge, and triumph.
"My privilege in life is the joy of writing books and telling stories about people who fascinate me, the good and the bad. I am grateful to all of my readers for the critical role they play in making these books possible. Your passion is my passion, and I thank you." - Terry Goodkind