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Terry Goodkind Books In Order

Publication Order of Sword Of Truth Books

Wizard's First Rule (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stone of Tears (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of the Fold (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temple of the Winds (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Debt of Bones (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul of the Fire (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faith of the Fallen (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pillars of Creation (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naked Empire (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chainfire (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phantom (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confessor (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Confessor (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Richard & Kahlan Books

The Omen Machine (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Kingdom (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Severed Souls (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warheart (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Sword Of Truth Books

The First Confessor (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Debt of Bones (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizard's First Rule (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stone of Tears (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of the Fold (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temple of the Winds (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul of the Fire (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faith of the Fallen (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pillars of Creation (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naked Empire (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chainfire (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phantom (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confessor (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Omen Machine (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Kingdom (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Severed Souls (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warheart (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Law of Nines (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Born in 1948, Terry Goodkind is a writer from the USA. Goodkind was the writer of The Sword of Truth epic fantasy series and the suspense novel of 2009 entitled The Law of Nines which is tied into his fantasy series.
Worldwide, there have been twenty-five million copies sold of The Sword of Truth and this became translated into twenty various languages. In addition, it was made into a series on television which had its premiere on the first of November in 2008 and the seasons ran until May 2010. Ayn Rand’s Objectivism philosophical approach is something that Goodkind refers to often in his works, novels, and ideas. For this reason, you will find a lot of references and similar philosophical ideas similar to Ayn Rand’s.

It was in Omaha, Nebraska that Goodkind was born in 1948 and moved in with Jeri, is wife into a house in Maine that he had built. Later, his primary home became Nevada’s Lake Las Vegas. Initially, he was dissuaded from being interested in writing due to the fact that he had dyslexia. Before beginning his career as a writer, Goodkind built violins and cabinets and was both a wildlife and marine artist, selling his work in art galleries. When he was constructing his home with Jeri off the Maine coast on the Mount Desert Island forest in 1993, he started writing Wizard’s First Rule, which became his first novel. In 1994 upon its publication, his career in writing formally began. Goodkind also competes in a variety of semi-professional and amateur auto races at the moment is the driver of the race car Radical SR8 500 for his own team Rahi Racing.

Although he does acknowledge that his books belong in the genre of fantasy, Goodkind also feels that his novels are more than just average fantasy books due to the focus these have on human and philosophical themes. It is his belief that the genre of fantasy enables him to tell his stories better and convey human emotions and themes that he wants to convey to his readers.

Ayn Rand has been a strong influence on Goodkind and supports her works strongly. He is a supporter of her Objectivism philosophical approach. Critics have mentioned particularly in Faith of the Fallen how clearly Rand’s influence can be seen in the themes, plots, and characters of Goodkind’s books.. Goodkind’s novels also are not unlike the book philosophies of Rand including Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

Books

The Series

This epic seventeen-part epic fantasy series by Terry Goodkind follow the characters Kahlan Amnell, Richard Cypher, and Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander. The characters are on a mission to defeat those who seek world control and other oppressors whose aim is to get evil unleashed on the world. With each book in the series created to stand by itself, the last three are meant to be interconnected. Still, all the books follow a single timeline and ongoing events link everything that occurs throughout.

It was in 1994 that the series started with Wizard’s First Rule and since then, Goodkind has written 15 more books aside from the Debt of Bones novella. Warheart was released in 2015 and was the latest novel in the series. Worldwide, twenty-five million copies of the book series have been sold and translated into twenty languages. ABC Studios has produced an adaptation of the books in a show called Legend of the Seeker.

Severed Souls

On Vimeo, a video announced the project and presented the manuscripts. In 2014 Severed Souls become available in bookstores and local libraries as it was made public. Severed Souls is about Kahlan and Richard having to find a method of curing themselves of the stain of death of Jit. Meritt and the Magda Searus sent him a message across time. Later, Richard tries to get Kahlan into the living world by selling his own soul.

The Law of Nines

This speculative and thriller novel by Terry Goodkind was released in 2009 and debuted on the Times bestseller list at #10. In essence a thriller, the book contains numerous elements of science fiction and fantasy and included themes such as magic, numerology, the string theory and probability. In itself, the story and plot is depicted in the future and is linked to a parallel universe to be an incarnation of a The SwordofTruth in latter-day setting. The novel revolves around Alexander Rahl, a character whose life become complicated increasingly when he meets Jax, a woman who claims to have arrived from the different world.

Alex, short for Alexander Rahl is an artist struggling in Orden, Nebraska, where he lives. His mother has schizophrenia and violent tendency and is committed to an asylum. Often, she claims that people watch her through a mirror. When he was young, his dad died in a car accident and only Ben, his peace-loving former Special Forces soldier grandfather, is his family. On the day he turns 27 years old, Alex gets a pack of papers from Ben explaining something he inherits that gets passed to the oldest member of their family. This inheritance includes an expanse of land in the country’s far eastern part with a nature preserved mountain range. He can sell this to Daggett Trust if he chooses, which controls the preserve. Ben tries to convince Alex to sell it and live well for the remaining part of his days and Alex decides to think about it.

The Legend of the Seeker

The Legend of the Seeker is a series on television based on Terry Goodkind’s series The Sword ofTruth. Disney-ABC Domestic TV has distributed the series which ran for more than one season, ending in 2010. In the series, Richard Cypher’s journeys are followed as he is the Seeker of Truth. Also the journeys of a wizard, confessor and mord-sith are followed as these characters defend their people against destruction and tyranny. On television, the depicted story was altered from what was portrayed in the series that was written to fit a specific format.

The setting of the story is in the same world as The SwordofTruth. The three primary locations are D’Hara, the Midlands, and Westland, which a magical boundary separates. The Midland’s other side is ruled by Darken Rahl and is the land called D’Hara.

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