Author Terry Goodkind, 72, died September 17, 2020. Goodkind was a bestselling writer of epic fantasy.
Born January 11, 1948 in Omaha NE, Goodkind lived in Maine with his wife, Jeri, before they settled near Lake Las Vegas NV. He began publishing his popular Sword of Truth series with novel Wizard’s First Rule (1994) and continued with Stone of Tears (1995), Blood of the Fold (1996), Temple of the Winds (1997), Soul of the Fire (1999), Faith of the Fallen (2000),The Pillars of Creation (2001), Naked Empire (2003), Chainfire (2005), Phantom (2006), and Confessor (2007).
He wrote many related series as well: the Richard and Kahlan books began with The Omen Machine (2011) and continued with The Third Kingdom (2013), Severed Souls (2014), and Warheart (2015); the Children of D’Hara series of novellas/short novels is The Scribbly Man (2019), Hateful Things (2019), Wasteland (2019), Witch’s Oath (2020), and Into Darkness (2020); and the Nicci Chronicles is Death’s Mistress (2017), Shroud of Eternity (2018), Siege of Stone (2018), and Heart of Black Ice (2020).
Standalone books include The Law of Nines (2009), The First Confessor (2012), Nest (2016), The Girl in the Moon (2018), and The Sky People (2019). TV series Legend of the Seeker, based on his Sword of Truth work, ran from 2008-2010.