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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

Shroud of Eternity

Shroud of Eternity

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

Sister of the Light, Sister of the Dark. The Slave Queen, Death's Mistress. The formidable sorceress Nicci has gone by many names and faced many challenges. After driving ruthless Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay, Nicci and her companions - the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon - continue their perilous journey into unchartled lands. Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, the trio makes their way south of Kol Adair towards a wondrous city shrouded behind time, Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan's salvation - severed Norukai heads on pikes, a monster born of new 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. 'And the Sorceress must save the world'.

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Shroud of Eternity

Shroud of Eternity

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

Shroud of Eternity picks up where Terry Goodkinds New York Times bestseller Deaths Mistress left off, promising a thrilling brew of bloodshed, sex, deception, and sorcery.The formidable sorceress Nicci and her companionsthe newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannonset out on another quest after driving ruthless Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay. Their mission: restore Nathans magic and, for Nicci, save the world.Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, the trio makes their way south of Kol Adair towards a wondrous city shrouded behind time, Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan's salvationsevered Norukai heads on pikes, a genetically modified monster, and a petrified army of half a millionare just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.The Nicci Chronicles1. Death's Mistress2. Shroud of Eternity


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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.


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Death's Mistress

Death's Mistress

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2017

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...


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Nest

Nest

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

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.


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Death's Mistress

Death's Mistress

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

Brand new from the author of the global bestselling SWORD OF TRUTH series. 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 journies 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...


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Death's Mistress

Death's Mistress

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

Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness will launch The Nicci Chronicles, Terry Goodkind's entirely new series with a cast of characters centered on one of his best-loved characters in the now-concluded Sword of Truth.One-time lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as Deaths Mistress and the Slave Queen, the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him that the Imperial Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan as one of their closest friends?and one of their most lethal defenders.Now, with the reign of Richard and Kahlan finally stabilized, Nicci has set out on her own for new adventures. One of her jobs will be to keep her travelling companion, the unworldly prophet Nathan, out of trouble. But her real task will be to scout the far reaches of Richard Rahls realm. This will take her and Nathan to visit the mysterious witch-woman Red, to tangle with the street life of the port city of Tanimura, to fight lethal battles on the high seas, and ultimately to a vast magical confrontation far from homewith the future of life itself, in the Old World and the New, at stake.Full of life and story, this is a sweeping, engaging tale in the grand Goodkind manner.


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Death's Mistress

Death's Mistress

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback 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...


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Death's Mistress

Death's Mistress

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2016

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...


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Nest

Nest

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback / softback 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.


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Nest

Nest

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback 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.


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Nest

Nest

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

#1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind reinvents the paranormal thriller with a provocative, page-turning confrontation with true evil. 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. What people are saying about NEST: 'Nest is a chilling ride. It was so vivid in description it was hair-raising' 'Spine-chilling, gritty, and hands down one of the best thrillers I've read this year' 'I highly recommend this edge-of-your-seat thriller, I was hooked from the very beginning' 'If you aren't a heroic fantasy fan, you will be after this. An absolute must'


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Warheart

Warheart

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The epic finale to the THE SWORD OF TRUTH series: 16 volumes 20 years in the making, 26 million copies sold. Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending. Desperate sacrifices are required. This is the final battle in a war three-millennia old, a war that saw the Sword of Truth forged, a war that could mean the end, not only of their lives, but of their world.


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The First Confessor Sword of Truth: The Prequel

The First Confessor Sword of Truth: The Prequel

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In 1994 WIZARD'S FIRST RULE introduced Richard Cypher, a young forester struggling with the aftermath of his father's murder. His search for answers will embroil him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence. The Sword of Truth series has since been translated into 20 languages and sold 26 million copies. Now, two decades after its launch, it concludes with two volumes: THE FIRST CONFESSOR takes readers back in time to events that led to the forging of the Sword of Truth, while WARHEART completes Richard Cypher's story. The First Confessor tells the story of Magda Searus, a woman who has lost her husband to the war that is slowly consuming the world. With his death she discovers that the consequences of defeat will be more terrifying for her and her people than she could ever have imagined. Her stand will change the history of the world.


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Warheart

Warheart

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2015

The epic finale to the THE SWORD OF TRUTH series: 16 volumes 20 years in the making, 26 million copies sold. Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending. Desperate sacrifices are required. This is the final battle in a war three-millennia old, a war that saw the Sword of Truth forged, a war that could mean the end, not only of their lives, but of their world.


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Warheart

Warheart

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2015

The finale to the story begun in The Omen Machine, The Third Kingdom, and Severed SoulsAll is lost. Evil will soon consume the D'Haran Empire. Richard Rahl lies on his funeral bier. It is the end of everything.Except what isn't lost is Kahlan Amnell. Following an inner prompting beyond all reason, the last Confessor will wager everything on a final desperate gambit, and in so doing, she will change the world forever.


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Warheart

Warheart

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2015

The epic finale to the THE SWORD OF TRUTH series: 16 volumes 20 years in the making, 26 million copies sold. Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending. Desperate sacrifices are required. This is the final battle in a war three-millennia old, a war that saw the Sword of Truth forged, a war that could mean the end, not only of their lives, but of their world.