Books by Terry Goodkind

THE OMEN MACHINE by Terry Goodkind
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"There's general agreement that the series has gone downhill since book 6 or 7. This is book 13, dismally slapdash and often just plain dumb."
This new entry in Goodkind's longstanding Sword of Truth series directly follows the events of the previous volume, Confessor (2007). Read full book review >
THE LAW OF NINES by Terry Goodkind
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Goodkind departs from his hot-selling Sword of Truth series (Confessor, 2007, etc.), but not entirely."
In this thriller from Goodkind, a man named Alex Rahl, hardworking artist, blameless citizen of a nice little Nebraska town, is about to turn 27 in a most memorable way. Read full book review >
SOUL OF THE FIRE by Terry Goodkind
Released: May 1, 1999

"Goodkind demonstrates that it's perfectly possible—from the reader's point of view, highly desirable—to write a commendably self-contained, shapely yarn within a previously defined scenario while leaving scope for plenty of new discoveries and embellishments."
Another entry in Goodkind's fantasy Sword of Truth series (Temple of the Winds, 1997, etc.) and a new adventure for Richard, Lord Rahl, the Seeker of Truth and wielder of the Sword of Truth, his wife Kahlen Amnell, the Mother Confessor, and grandfather Zedd the wizard. Read full book review >
TEMPLE OF THE WINDS by Terry Goodkind
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Another one for the fans."
Another independently intelligible doorstopper addition to Goodkind's Sword of Truth series (Blood of the Fold, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
BLOOD OF THE FOLD by Terry Goodkind
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"And so on."
Flood of the Bold somehow seems more appropriate; still, here's another adventure (Stone of Tears, 1995, etc.) for reluctant wizard Richard Cypher and his eponymous sword. Read full book review >
STONE OF TEARS by Terry Goodkind
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Still, the fans will dutifully reassemble for another immersion."
This sequel to the fantasy Wizard's First Rule (1994) is, likewise, self-contained; Goodkind, however, refers constantly to characters and events of the 576-page previous volume, and offers no recap for newcomers. Read full book review >
WIZARD'S FIRST RULE by Terry Goodkind
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy debut."
The magical boundaries between the three lands of forest guide Richard Cypher's world are crumbling: Strange beasts from the Midlands, where magic still exists, appear in his Westland forest. Read full book review >