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Nebraska Author Terry Goodkind

NebraskaAuthorgoodkindphotoThe 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.

Terry Goodkind passed away on September 17, 2020, at his home in Boulder City, NV. At the time of his passing, his Sword of Truth series included 17 volumes, as well as several books outside that fantasy series.

Additional information about Terry Goodkind can be found at the following Web sites:


Wizard's First RuleWizard’s First Rule
[1994]

Book One of The Sword of Truth saga


Stone of TearsStone of Tears
[1995]

Book Two of The Sword of Truth saga


Blood of the FoldBlood of the Fold
[1996]

Book Three of The Sword of Truth saga


Temple of the WindsTemple of the Winds
[1997]

Book Four of The Sword of Truth saga


Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy [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


Soul of the FireSoul of the Fire
[1999]

Book Five of The Sword of Truth saga


Faith of the FallenFaith of the Fallen
[2000]

Book Six of The Sword of Truth saga


Pillars of CreationThe Pillars of Creation
[2001]

Book Seven of The Sword of Truth saga


Debt of BonesDebt of Bones
[2001]

Prequel to The Sword of Truth saga
An expanded version of the novella that originally appeared in 1998


Naked EmpireNaked Empire
[2003]

Book Eight of The Sword of Truth saga


chainfireChainfire
[2005]

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


PhantomPhantom
[2006]

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


ConfessorConfessor
[2007]

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


Law of NinesThe Law of Nines
[2009]

Stand-alone title


Omen MachineThe Omen Machine
[2011]

Book Twelve of The Sword of Truth saga / Also Book One of Richard and Kahlen


First ConfessorThe First Confessor
[2012] Prequel to The Sword of Truth Saga


Third KingdomThe Third Kingdom
[2013]

Book Thirteen of The Sword of Truth saga / Also Book Two of Richard and Kahlen


Severed SoulsSevered Souls
[2014] Book Fourteen of The Sword of Truth saga / Also Book Three of Richard and Kahlen


WarheartWarheart
[2015] Book Fifteen of The Sword of Truth saga / Also Book Four of Richard and Kahlen


nestNest
[2016] Stand-alone title


deathsmistressDeath’s Mistress
[2017] Book One of the Nicci Chronicles


shroudofeternityShroud of Eternity
[2017] Book Two of the Nicci Chronicles


girlinthemoonThe Girl in the Moon
[2018] Book One in the Angela Constantine series


Crazy Wanda
[2018] Novella associated with the Angela Constantine series


siegeofstoneSiege of Stone
[2018] Book Three of the Nicci Chronicles


The Scribbly Man
[2019] A novella in the Richard and Kahlen series / Also Book One in the Children of D’Hara series


Hateful Things
[2019] A novella in the Richard and Kahlen series / Also Book Two in the Children of D’Hara series


Wasteland
[2019] A novella in the Richard and Kahlen series / Also Book Three in the Children of D’Hara series


heartofblackiceHeart of Black Ice
[2020] Book Three of the Nicci Chronicles


Witch’s Oath
[2020] A novella in the Richard and Kahlen series / Also Book Four in the Children of D’Hara series


Into Darkness
[2020]
A novella in the Richard and Kahlen series / Also Book Five in the Children of D’Hara series


childrenofd'haraChildren of D’Hara
[2021] Compilation of all the Children of D’Hara novellas above



Legend of the Seeker - Season OneLegend of the Seeker
[2018] Season One: 2008-2009


legendoftheseeker-dvd2Legend of the Seeker
[2018] Season Two: 2009-2010


Posted March 2006 sdc / last updated May 2021 sdc