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Terry Goodkind - Author

About the Author

Terry Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school, one of his many interests on the way to becoming a writer. Besides a career in wildlife art, he has been a cabinet maker, violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artefacts from around the world - each with its own story to tell, he says.


In 1983 Goodkind moved to the forested mountains he loves. There, in the woods near the ocean, he built the house where he and his wife, Jeri, live, and came at last to tell his own stories.

Featured books by Terry Goodkind

Chainfire

Chainfire

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/07/2015

The Sword of Truth series follows Richard Cypher, a young woodsman intent on tracking down his father's murderer. His quest will take him far from home, embroiling him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence. Kahlan is missing. Worse than that - she's vanished, from the world, from memory, from the books of prophecy. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan has vanished... from the world, from memory and from the books of prophecy. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find - they refuse to believe she is anything more than a delusion born of his injuries. Alone as never before, believed mad, stalked by a nightmare beast conjured by the Sisters of the Dark, Richard sets out to find the woman he loves more than life itself... If she is still alive. If she was ever real.

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Phantom

Phantom

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/07/2015

The Sword of Truth series follows Richard Cypher, a young woodsman intent on tracking down his father's murderer. His quest will take him far from home, embroiling him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence. On the day she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day that the world began to unravel. While Richard searches for his beloved, Emperor Jagang and the Imperial Order are on the verge of subjugating all humankind and the powerful magic that once flowed across the realm has been tainted, corrupting everything it touches. Richard fears that if he can't find Kahlan soon, she will unwittingly become the instrument of the world's annihilation, but Kahlan has learned that the price of unlocking her lost identity will be to consign her body and soul to evil.

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Shroud of Eternity

Shroud of Eternity

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Sister of the Light, Sister of the Dark. The Slave Queen, Death's Mistress. Nicci has gone by many names and faced many challenges, but now she faces her greatest test yet on a perlious journey into uncharted lands. 'And the Sorceress must save the world'. Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, Nicci and her companions Nathan and Bannon make their way south of Kol Adair towards Ildakar, a fabled city shrouded behind time. But the grotesque omens on their path - severed heads on pikes, a monster born of dark arts, and a petrified army of half a million - are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.

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Other books by Terry Goodkind

The Children of D'Hara

The Children of D'Hara

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell confront an apocalyptic nightmare in this irresistibly tense, utterly terrifying, near-thousand-page return to Terry Goodkind's 26-million-copy bestselling Sword of Truth world. The insatiable hunger of the Golden Goddess... The irresistible power of a Witch's Oath... A fracture in the world of life... An opening in the world of death... Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell face the perfect storm. The Children of D'Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the Sword of Truth series in one breathtakingly compelling, powerful, blockbuster novel. Previously published in five parts: The Scribbly Man, Hateful Things, Wasteland, Witch's Oath, Into Darkness.

Heart of Black Ice

Heart of Black Ice

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/11/2020

The dramatic conclusion to Terry Goodkind's New York Times bestselling Nicci Chronicles. As Richard Rahl's emissaries to the Old World, sorceress Nicci and her companions have travelled far into uncharted territories, battling tyrants, monsters and strange magics. Now in the wake of a brutal war unleashed around the once-shrouded city of Ildakar, they must face a terrible new threat posed by an old foe. The Norukai, barbarian raiders and slavers, have been gathering an immense fleet among the inhospitably rocky islands that make up their home. With numbers greater than anyone could have imagined, the Norukai are poised to launch their final and most deadly war. As foretold by the witch-woman Red, the fate of the world rests on Nicci's shoulders in the dramatic conclusion to Terry Goodkind's New York Times bestselling Nicci Chronicles.

Into Darkness

Into Darkness

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

'Tell her I am called Fuer Grissa Ost Drauka - The Bringer of Death - and I am coming for her' The insatiable hunger of Golden Goddess... The irresistible power of a Witch's Oath... A fracture in the world of life... An opening in the world of death... To confront an apocalyptic nightmare, Richard Rahl must step... INTO DARKNESS. Into Darkness is the fifth episode - a blockbusting 688 pages - in Terry Goodkind's irresistibly intense new serial novel, The Children of D'Hara. 'I want to introduce everyone to THE CHILDREN OF D'HARA, a new series that continues the story of the lives of Richard and Kahlan. This is a journey that began 25 years ago with the 1994 release of WIZARD'S FIRST RULE, when Richard first met Kahlan that fateful day in the Hartland woods. After the 'The Sword of Truth' series ended, I knew there was more to Richard and Kahlan's story. Much more. A whole world more. For years, readers have asked me about Richard and Kahlan's lives after the Sword of Truth series . . . and importantly, about their children. While my masterwork, 'The Sword of Truth', concluded with WARHEART - 20 languages and 26 million books sold - I was burning to tell readers more about Richard and Kahlan. For that reason, this new series starts immediately after the 'Sword of Truth' books ended. Without skipping a beat, readers will plunge back into Richard and Kahlan's lives, with new episodes releasing every three months. So it is that I want to welcome you all back into the Sword of Truth world with many of the characters besides Richard and Kahlan, such as the Mord-Sith, that we have come to love. Learn what the star shift has done to their world and what monsters now lurk in shadows. I promise an arresting, beautiful, and sometimes tragic adventure that will keep you glued to this irresistible story.' -Terry Goodkind.

Witch's Oath

Witch's Oath

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2020

Richard knew that there would be no help coming. It was all up to him to stop the threat or Kahlan would die. They all would die. Nine companions - Richard, Kahlan, the witch woman Shale and six Mord-Sith, Rikka, Vale, Cassia, Nyda, Berdine and Vika - are hunting a warlock in the waterlogged depths of the People's Palace. It will take all their skills to close on their quarry, but do any of them understand the true power of a Witch's Oath? Witch's Oath is the fourth episode in Terry Goodkind's new serial novel, The Children of D'Hara. Told in irresistibly intense instalments, this is the story of a world confronted by an apocalyptic nightmare. 'I want to introduce everyone to THE CHILDREN OF D'HARA, a new series that continues the story of the lives of Richard and Kahlan. This is a journey that began 25 years ago with the 1994 release of WIZARD'S FIRST RULE, when Richard first met Kahlan that fateful day in the Hartland woods. After the Sword of Truth series ended, I knew there was more to Richard and Kahlan's story. Much more. A whole world more. For years, readers have asked me about Richard and Kahlan's lives after the Sword of Truth series... and importantly, about their children. While my masterwork, Sword of Truth, concluded with WARHEART - 20 languages and 26 million books sold - I was burning to tell readers more about Richard and Kahlan. For that reason, this new series starts immediately after the 'Sword of Truth' books ended. Without skipping a beat, readers will plunge back into Richard and Kahlan's lives, with new episodes releasing every three months. So it is that I want to welcome you all back into the Sword of Truth world with many of the characters besides Richard and Kahlan, such as the Mord-Sith, that we have come to love. Learn what the star shift has done to their world and what monsters now lurk in shadows. I promise an arresting, beautiful, and sometimes tragic adventure that will keep you glued to this irresistible story.' - Terry Goodkind.

Wasteland

Wasteland

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Richard's gaze traced all of the passageways, the rooms, the circular halls, the dead ends, the entrapments, the lateral routes, the complex of twinned and tripled passageways, checking, hoping he was wrong. He wasn't. We're in trouble, he said. Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell are fighting on all fronts. The Golden Goddess, Collector of Worlds, has infiltrated the People's Palace, able to insinuate herself into the minds of those without the gift of magic. Richard can trust no-one but the gifted. So, when Vika, one of his sworn Mord-Sith bodyguards is abducted, he has to get her back. His determination will lead him and Kahlan deep into the labyrinthine heart of the People's Palace - the Wasteland - and into more danger than they have ever faced before. Wasteland is the third episode in Terry Goodkind's new serial novel, The Children of D'Hara. Told in irresistibly intense instalments, this is the story of a world confronted by an apocalyptic nightmare. 'I want to introduce everyone to THE CHILDREN OF D'HARA, a new series that continues the story of the lives of Richard and Kahlan. This is a journey that began 25 years ago with the 1994 release of WIZARD'S FIRST RULE, when Richard first met Kahlan that fateful day in the Hartland woods. After the Sword of Truth series ended, I knew there was more to Richard and Kahlan's story. Much more. A whole world more. For years, readers have asked me about Richard and Kahlan's lives after the Sword of Truth series... and importantly, about their children. While my masterwork, Sword of Truth, concluded with WARHEART - 20 languages and 26 million books sold - I was burning to tell readers more about Richard and Kahlan. For that reason, this new series starts immediately after the 'Sword of Truth' books ended. Without skipping a beat, readers will plunge back into Richard and Kahlan's lives, with new episodes releasing every three months. So it is that I want to welcome you all back into the Sword of Truth world with many of the characters besides Richard and Kahlan, such as the Mord-Sith, that we have come to love. Learn what the star shift has done to their world and what monsters now lurk in shadows. I promise an arresting, beautiful, and sometimes tragic adventure that will keep you glued to this irresistible story.' - Terry Goodkind.

Hateful Things

Hateful Things

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2019

'This is not the way I wanted it to be. Any time but now. Even if by a miracle these children are born, their birth will be their death sentence' - Kahlan Amnell. Only magic protects D'Hara from the Golden Goddess and her kind, the magic of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell, the magic that the Mother Confessor carries within her womb. To take this world, the Goddess must ensure Richard and Kahlan's children are never born. In the dark shadows of the People's Palace the predators are gathering, watching, learning, feeding... Hateful Things is the second episode in Terry Goodkind's new serial novel, The Children of D'Hara. Told in irresistibly intense instalments, this is the story of a world confronted by an apocalyptic nightmare. 'I want to introduce everyone to THE CHILDREN OF D'HARA, a new series that continues the story of the lives of Richard and Kahlan. This is a journey that began 25 years ago with the 1994 release of WIZARD'S FIRST RULE, when Richard first met Kahlan that fateful day in the Hartland woods. After the Sword of Truth series ended, I knew there was more to Richard and Kahlan's story. Much more. A whole world more. For years, readers have asked me about Richard and Kahlan's lives after the Sword of Truth series... and importantly, about their children. While my masterwork, Sword of Truth, concluded with WARHEART - 20 languages and 26 million books sold - I was burning to tell readers more about Richard and Kahlan. For that reason, this new series starts immediately after the 'Sword of Truth' books ended. Without skipping a beat, readers will plunge back into Richard and Kahlan's lives, with new episodes releasing every three months. So it is that I want to welcome you all back into the Sword of Truth world with many of the characters besides Richard and Kahlan, such as the Mord-Sith, that we have come to love. Learn what the star shift has done to their world and what monsters now lurk in shadows. I promise an arresting, beautiful, and sometimes tragic adventure that will keep you glued to this irresistible story.' - Terry Goodkind.

The Scribbly Man

The Scribbly Man

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

'We have all caught fleeting glimpses of them: the monster under the bed, the dark shadow just out of sight, the knot of unexpected terror in the pit of your stomach' - Kahlan Amnell. The world has been forged anew. Tyranny vanquished, the breach between the living and the dead healed, the stars themselves realigned. It is the triumph Richard Rahl and his wife Kahlan Amnell fought so hard, over so many years, for. Ruling a vast realm encompassing lands and peoples unknown, they have vowed to bring a golden age of peace to a world shattered by terror and war. What Richard does not expect is a demand for his immediate, unconditional surrender. Not of D'Hara, but of the entire world... The Scribbly Man is the first episode in Terry Goodkind's new serial novel, The Children of D'Hara. Told in irresistibly intense instalments, this is the story of a world confronted by an apocalyptic nightmare. If you've read Terry Goodkind before, welcome back. If you haven't, there's no better place to start than here. 'I want to introduce everyone to THE CHILDREN OF D'HARA, a new series that continues the story of the lives of Richard and Kahlan. This is a journey that began 25 years ago with the 1994 release of WIZARD'S FIRST RULE, when Richard first met Kahlan that fateful day in the Hartland woods. After the Sword of Truth series ended, I knew there was more to Richard and Kahlan's story. Much more. A whole world more. For years, readers have asked me about Richard and Kahlan's lives after the Sword of Truth series... and importantly, about their children. While my masterwork, Sword of Truth, concluded with WARHEART - 20 languages and 26 million books sold - I was burning to tell readers more about Richard and Kahlan. For that reason, this new series starts immediately after the 'Sword of Truth' books ended. Without skipping a beat, readers will plunge back into Richard and Kahlan's lives, with new episodes releasing every three months. So it is that I want to welcome you all back into the Sword of Truth world with many of the characters besides Richard and Kahlan, such as the Mord-Sith, that we have come to love. Learn what the star shift has done to their world and what monsters now lurk in shadows. I promise an arresting, beautiful, and sometimes tragic adventure that will keep you glued to this irresistible story.' - Terry Goodkind.

Siege of Stone

Siege of Stone

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2018

Set in the world of the Sword of Truth saga, a legendary battle may just destroy the ancient city of Ildakar. The sorceress Nicci, the wizard Nathan Rahl, and the young swordsman Bannon are under siege. Having liberated the legendary city of Ildakar from the despotic reign of the wizard's council, they now face the council's final act of vengeance: an ancient spell has been revoked and half a million hostile warriors released from fifteen centuries of stone-bound stasis. Surrounded, trapped inside the city walls, the companions must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the newly-freed citizenry to repel an ancient foe sworn to the destruction of their city. But Nicci, the one-time Sister of Darkness, knows that there more at stake than just Ildakar. If she can't destroy the approaching army at the city gates, there is nothing to stop it sweeping into the Old World and laying waste to D'Hara itself.

The Girl in the Moon

The Girl in the Moon

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2018

Terry Goodkind introduces his most unforgettable and deadly character yet. For fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Angela Constantine is a girl born broken. The daughter of a meth addict, Angela is convinced she was born a monster. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more. Angela Constantine has a secret. Living in a secluded mountain cabin and juggling several jobs, Angela leads a double life right under everyone's noses. Because her family's bloodline carries the ability to recognize killers, she adopts a solitary existence in service of her own violent mission in life. When she unexpectedly finds herself stalked, Angela is the only one who knows the truth of what they are about to do. She's an unlikely hero. She's also our only hope. Angela Constantine is. . . The Girl in the Moon.

Girl in the Moon

Girl in the Moon

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Ebook Release Date: 20/03/2018

Terry Goodkind introduces his most unforgettable and deadly character yet. For fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Angela Constantine is a girl born broken. The daughter of a meth addict, Angela is convinced she was born a monster. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more. Angela Constantine has a secret. Living in a secluded mountain cabin and juggling several jobs, Angela leads a double life right under everyone's noses. Because her family's bloodline carries the ability to recognize killers, she adopts a solitary existence in service of her own violent mission in life. When she unexpectedly finds herself stalked, Angela is the only one who knows the truth of what they are about to do. She's an unlikely hero. She's also our only hope. Angela Constantine is. . . The Girl in the Moon.

Trouble's Child

Trouble's Child

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Ebook Release Date: 27/02/2018

Releasing as a short-lengthed teaser to the forthcoming novel The Girl in the Moon, a new novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind. Wandering through the snowy woods in the mountains near her home, Angela Constantine stumbles upon a wolf feeding on the body of a murdered young woman. That discovery is only the start of her problems. Throw a blind evangelist and his mute sister into the mix, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind has concocted another irresistible cocktail of suspense, a tale where the difference between life and death dances on the edge of a razor-sharp blade. Trouble's Child, a brand new novella set in the world of the highly-anticipated upcoming novel The Girl in the Moon, is the perfect introduction to Angela Constantine, Goodkind's most memorable creation yet: beautiful, mysterious, and deadly.

Shroud of Eternity

Shroud of Eternity

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2018

Sister of the Light, Sister of the Dark. The Slave Queen, Death's Mistress. Nicci has gone by many names and faced many challenges, but now she faces her greatest test yet on a perlious journey into uncharted lands. 'And the Sorceress must save the world'. Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, Nicci and her companions Nathan and Bannon make their way south of Kol Adair towards Ildakar, a fabled city shrouded behind time. But the grotesque omens on their path - severed heads on pikes, a monster born of dark arts, and a petrified army of half a million - are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.

Sword of Truth Set: The Chainfire Trilogy

Sword of Truth Set: The Chainfire Trilogy

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/01/2018

This discounted ebundle includes: Chainfire, Phantom, Confessor"e;A tour de force of mesmerizing story-telling."e; -RT BookReviewsAfter being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that shereally exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must findthe woman he loves more than life itself...if she is even still alive. If shewas ever even real.On the day she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous womanalive. For everyone else, that was the day that the world began to end.Join Richard and Kahlan inthe concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys everwritten. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, therule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history.Tor Books by Terry GoodkindThe Sword of TruthWizard's First RuleStone of TearsBlood of the FoldTemple of the WindsSoul of the FireFaith of the FallenThe Pillars of CreationNaked EmpireDebt of BonesChainfirePhantomConfessorThe Omen MachineThe First ConfessorThe Third KingdomSevered SoulsWarheartThe Nicci ChroniclesDeath's MistressShroud of EternityAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Sword of Truth Set: Richard and Kahlan

Sword of Truth Set: Richard and Kahlan

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Ebook Release Date: 12/12/2017

This discounted ebundle includes: The Omen Machine, The Third Kingdom, Severed Souls, Warheart"e;A tour de force of mesmerizing story-telling."e; -RT BookReviewsAn accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone's ability to stop. Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats.Other Tor Books by Terry GoodkindThe Sword of TruthWizard's First RuleStone of TearsBlood of the FoldTemple of the WindsSoul of the FireFaith of the FallenThe Pillars of CreationNaked EmpireDebt of BonesChainfirePhantomConfessorThe Nicci ChroniclesDeath's MistressShroud of EternityAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Death's Mistress

Death's Mistress

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2017

Sister of the Light, Sister of the Dark. The Slave Queen, Death's Mistress. Nicci has gone by many names and faced many challenges. But that's in the past. Now, on the far horizons of a world forged anew, she must heed the witch woman's words: 'and the sorceress must save the world'. As Nicci journeys into uncharted lands, she'll face her greatest test yet. She's saved the world before, but she's never had to do it on her own...

Nest

Nest

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2016

In the wake of her brother's brutal murder, Kate Bishop has a lot of questions. Why was her brother keeping a man chained in his cellar? What was his relationship with the detective now leading the investigation into his death? Could his murder be connected to the death of their reclusive uncle two weeks earlier? One man, the enigmatic author of a book called A Brief History of Evil, contacts Kate saying he has the answers to her questions - answers that will expose her to the nature of true evil. Kate, he says, has a hidden talent, a talent that has marked her for death at the hands of humanity's super-predators... An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human - a place few have ventured and fewer still have survived.