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Writer Terry Goodkind was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1949. As a child, he had trouble reading and writing because he suffered from a form of dyslexia. It wasn't until high school that a composition teacher recognized his writing talent. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a carpenter, violin-maker, hypnotherapist, wildlife artist and restorer of rare artifacts. Goodkind's first novel, "Wizards First Rule" (1994), took a year for him to write and had a record-breaking debut. It became an international bestseller and won the praise of many writers in the fantasy genre. The sequels "Stone of Tears" (1995) and "Blood of the Fold" (1996) experienced equal success. His fourth book, "Temple of the Winds" was published in 1997. His other books include The Pillars of Creation, Naked Empire, Confessor, The Omen Machine, Severed Souls, and Shroud of Eternity. His series included Sword of Truth; Richard and Kahlan; Jack Raines; Nicci Chronicles; and Children of D'Hara. Terry Goodkind, author of over 35 books, novellas, and short stories, died on September 17, 2020. He was 72. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Wizard's First Rule 9,611 copies, 185 reviews
Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, #2) 6,572 copies, 66 reviews
Blood of the Fold 5,900 copies, 41 reviews
Temple of the Winds 5,447 copies, 45 reviews
Soul of the Fire 4,969 copies, 32 reviews
Faith of the Fallen 4,688 copies, 36 reviews
The Pillars of Creation 4,365 copies, 36 reviews
Naked Empire 3,992 copies, 30 reviews
Chainfire 3,626 copies, 33 reviews
Phantom 3,508 copies, 31 reviews
Confessor 3,037 copies, 49 reviews
Debt of Bones 2,461 copies, 30 reviews
The Law of Nines 1,086 copies, 36 reviews
The Omen Machine 1,028 copies, 23 reviews
The Third Kingdom 551 copies, 17 reviews
The First Confessor 475 copies, 17 reviews
Severed Souls 420 copies, 11 reviews
Warheart 326 copies, 8 reviews
Nest 146 copies, 11 reviews
Wizard's First Rule, Part 1 120 copies, 2 reviews
The Girl in the Moon 86 copies, 7 reviews
The Sword of Truth Series 1-11 36 copies, 1 review
Temple of the Winds, Part 1 33 copies, 1 review
Temple of the Winds, Part 2 31 copies, 1 review
The Children of D'Hara 30 copies, 1 review
The Sky People 25 copies
Soul of the Fire, Part 1 24 copies, 1 review
Soul of the Fire, Part 2 21 copies, 1 review
Trouble's Child 14 copies
The Sword of Truth Series 1-12 13 copies, 1 review
Los pilares de la creación 2 copies, 1 review
Chain Fire 1 copy
Death 1 copy
Missing 1 copy

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