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The novels of Nebraska fantasy author
Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind was born in 1948 and raised in Omaha, NE. Following a childhood plagued by the social stigma and educational difficulties of the learning disorder dyslexia, Goodkind chose to drop out of college fairly early on. His career path took him to numerous jobs, including carpenter, violin-maker, hypnotherapist, wildlife artist, and restorer of rare and exotic artifacts and/or antiques. Though born and raised in Nebraska, Goodkind and his wife, Jeri, have settled into homes on an island off the coast of Maine, and at an undisclosed western U.S. location.

Goodkind's writing career began in his 40s, as he started his long-running Sword of Truth saga. The first volume in that series, Wizard's First Rule, was sold at auction in 1994 for more than six times the record price ever paid for a first fantasy novel at that time. All volumes in the series have gone on to become both U.S. and international bestsellers.

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Wizard's First Rule
[1994]

Book One of The Sword of Truth saga

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Stone of Tears
[1995]

Book Two of The Sword of Truth saga

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Blood of the Fold
[1996]

Book Three of The Sword of Truth saga

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Temple of the Winds
[1997]

Book Four of The Sword of Truth saga

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Legends [anthology]
[1998]

Contains the Terry Goodkind novella, "Debt of Bones", a part of the Sword of Truth saga, later expanded into a full-length novel in 2001

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Soul of the Fire
[1999]

Book Five of The Sword of Truth saga

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Faith of the Fallen
[2000]

Book Six of The Sword of Truth saga

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The Pillars of Creation
[2001]

Book Seven of The Sword of Truth saga

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Debt of Bones
[2001]

Book Eight of The Sword of Truth saga
An expanded version of the novella that originally appeared in 1998

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Naked Empire
[2003]

Book Nine of The Sword of Truth saga

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Chainfire
[2005]

Book Ten of The Sword of Truth saga
Volume 1 of the Chainfire trilogy

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Phantom
[2006]

Book Eleven of The Sword of Truth saga
Volume 2 of the Chainfire trilogy

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Confessor
[2007]

Book Twelve of The Sword of Truth saga
Volume 3 of the Chainfire trilogy

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The Law of Nines
[2009]

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The Omen Machine
[2011]

Book Thirteen of The Sword of Truth saga

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The Third Kingdom
[2013]

Book Fourteen of The Sword of Truth saga

Posted March 2006 sdc / last updated March 2014 sdc

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