Terry Goodkind was born in 1948. He is a well known American writer and is the popular author of the popular fantasy series The Sword of Truth.
Before his renowned success as a fantasy author, Goodkind worked primarily as a painter, a carpenter and a woodworker. Goodkind’s popular series of novels known as The Sword of Truth series sold nearly twenty-five million copies worldwide and was even translated into more than twenty worldwide languages. The series was even adapted into a popular television series called Legend of the Seeker. It was premiered on November 1st, 2008 and ran for two seasons before being cancelled in May 2010.Goodkind's very first book titles Wizard's First Rule, was auctioned to a group of three publishers in 1994 and it actually sold for a record price of $275,000.
Sword of Truth series- In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help . . . and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than mere courage to challenge those who hold dominion, Richard and Kahlan must take up that challenge or become the next victims. Beyond awaits a bewitching land where even the best of their hearts could betray them. Yet, Richard fears nothing so much as what secrets his sword might reveal about his own soul. Falling in love would destroy them--for reasons Richard can't imagine and Kahlan dare not say. In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword--to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed . . . or that their time has run out. This is the beginning. One book. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.
The Law of Nines- Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the midwestern United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him-and everyone he loves-into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence . . . In Alex, Terry Goodkind brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of high-octane thriller.