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April 26, 2021
To his family I offer my condolences. I marvel at his amazing talent for bringing little common nuances into the height of battle and action. One minute we are racing to or from battle the next an inclusion of some surrounding common attribute of scenery, sound or person. I marvel at each paragraph I read how the scene is set with descriptions of the fictional characters, towns and beings in this world he created. I've re-read his collection of books many times. I will miss his new book on the market. Rest in Peace Terry Goodkind, you have brought reading pleasure to many fans.
March 26, 2021
Terrible Loss of a talented man. They should bring back the tv series legend of the seeker in his honor. He will be missed
March 08, 2021
i named my son Richard after Richard Rahl..........................
February 28, 2021
I enjoyed the entire Sword of Truth series. Thank you for the hours of entertainment. Rest in peace.
February 24, 2021
So sad to hear of his passing. I enjoyed al of his books, reading his sword of truth series twice. I was just looking for his next book...
February 20, 2021
I didn't realize that Terry had passed until tonight (02/20/21) when I was surfing for his next novel. Now, I'm sitting here in my bed with tears running down my face. I loved his books and read his Sword of Truth series several times, taking them into my heart and making them part of my life. He will be greatly missed.
February 04, 2021
Terry Goodkind became my favorite author when I was gifted "Pillars of Creation". I read it not realizing it was part of a large and amazing series until I was done with the book. I went back and started from the beginning and never looked back. He brought me into his amazing world and I've read it over and over again. You're amazing imagination will be missed. You're family will be in my thoughts.
February 04, 2021
Mr. Goodkind inspired my love of reading when I was gifted a Wizards First Rule at 14, I have followed and read his Sword of Truth books ever since. It saddens me that such an epic author has left us. RIP Mr. Goodkind.
February 03, 2021
I really enjoy reading his stories they took me away from this world for a little while i was surprise and sorry to hear of his passing he could really write a page turner book great aruther Judy Newman
January 24, 2021
For 30 years I spent my life in darkness. I didn't understand the world, how it worked and more importantly, how I fit into it. My brother in law gave me WFR & it changed my life in ways I could never repay you for Terry. Your books weren't just stories, but a guidebook for people like me. You were a beacon in the dark ess and you lit a fire for me to find my way out. Now, my fire lights others for them. Thank you.
January 20, 2021
A wonderful intriguing author His books keep my interest for hours I could read his books all day My favorite the Sword of Truth series. He will be missed
December 07, 2020
Best fantasy writer I have had the privilege of reading his works. I am saddened by his passing . My condolences to his family..R.I.P. Terry Goodkind
November 23, 2020
You will be truly missed. Your books took me into the fantasy. I have read all your books over and over. May God watch over your family and welcome you with open arms.
Rest In Peace
October 30, 2020
My condolences to the family. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
October 21, 2020
My favorite author in the world next to Robert Frost. WFR changed my heart and started me on a love affair with your writings. No other Author graces my bookcase. You will be missed.
October 11, 2020
I cant believe this bad news.
I am one of thousands readers books by Terry Goodkind.
I read every book, Mr. Terry Goodkind wrote.
His book – stories impact me very deeply on my personal life.
My heart is broken and I Im sad.
Mr. Goodkind was my Father “, Kahlan and Richard, my template.
Philosophy and fantasy in his books, lead me to my unknown ways .
Thank you Mr. Goodkind, I met “ you through your books.
You gave me more than Im able to tell .
My deepest condolance to all your family and friends .
Rest with Good Spirits Mr. Goodkind

Filip Lansky Zlebek
Europe / Czech Republic
October 09, 2020
rescued*
(in memory of Terry Goodkind)
by Ruth Esther Gilmore

a puddle of expanding circles
a salmon-pink gait
library dust upon untied bookcases
sweet vanilla letters
on off-white pages
sun-filtered book spines
specks
as golden as fireflies
wrinkles under industrious brows

a carpet woven and brushed
the aged foundation of philosophy
and architecture and science
lifts a hand
ticks a curl
tucks a pen
my curiosity stands at the guarded gates
i am brimming with exhilaration and impatience

like a racing horse on the line of start
chomping on the leather
holding desires back
once throttled my impetus
as a listener of poetry and words
through letters
i am rescued and understood

*from the book braving life in these uncertain times (Geest-Verlag) by Ruth Esther Gilmore
October 08, 2020
To Terry I would say that I could never wait for your next book and they never came quick enough. I wish I could tell stories the way you do. Thank you Friend. To Terry's friends and family, May your thoughts about him help bring some peace to you and comfort in time
October 06, 2020
I found the Sword of Truth books when I needed them and they changed the way I thought about life and how I was living it. I named my first child/daughter Kahlan, I hope that conveys how much I loved his works. I added a picture of then 2 yo Kahlan, I hope it is appropriate.
September 29, 2020
Hi, I am sorry for your loss. He was one of my favorite authors. I can't stop reading his books. No matter how many times I have read any of them, I want to read it again.
September 26, 2020
My condolences to the family. We do appreciate the novels, written. It allows, ones to travel in life, through our reading. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
September 25, 2020
I'm very sorry to hear of Terry passing. I was just looking up to see when the next book from the sword of truth would come out and I learned of his death. I will miss him!!
September 24, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the Goodkind family. His books got me through some of the darkest times of my life and he was an inspiration to millions of others.
September 24, 2020
My condolences for your loss. But his contribution touched the lives of many and that lives on. May you look to your creator for the comfort He promises to give to those who grieve.
September 23, 2020
Mrs.Goodkind, I'm sorry for your loss your husband taught me to value myself and other he will be bmissed
September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020
His books got me through some pretty rough patches in life. When I first learned of his untimely passing, I felt as though I had lost a friend. His writing inspired me to start writing. My condolences to his family for this loss.
September 23, 2020
Terry opened up a world to me, and I'll be forever grateful for that. My heart aches from the loss of such an amazing person and writer.
September 23, 2020
Sending love and light
September 23, 2020
Many years ago, I found a book called "Wizard's First Rule". That book mesmerized me and beckoned me to follow Richard Rahl through a wondrous adventure. Terry became, and still is, my favorite author of all time. His ability to immerse me in his fantasy world and connect me to his characters is a rare trait among today's authors. I had no idea Terry was in poor health, and it has hit me hard...personally...to hear of his passing. My most sincere condolences and prayers for strength, healing, and blessings, go out to his family and friends. His legacy and his stories will live on. And every new reader who picks up a Sword of Truth series book will, no doubt, connect to him and become an avid admirer and fan. As Zeddicus Zuul Zorander often said of a terrible situation, "......bags." I think that sums it up.
September 23, 2020
Sincerest sympathy for the loss the Goodkind family has suffered. May God who heals broken hearts comfort you at this extremely distressing time.
September 23, 2020
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family . May the true God comfort your broken hearts. For Psalms 50:15 says call and He will deliver in the day of distress.
September 23, 2020
Thank you for creating this world and family to join. You will be missed.
September 23, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family Master Goodkind. Thank you for your stories, they changed my life .
September 23, 2020
I loved the series, My sister gifted me with the first book and then I got the rest and binged read until I caught up. Waiting for the releases was torture for me. Hate that it is over or is it?
September 23, 2020
Terry's books are works of sheer brilliance. His stories are engrossing and endearing. He draws readers into another world and yet this other world is highly symbolic of our own, making his books highly relatable and utterly timeless. I first started reading his novels as a teenager and 20 years later, I attribute my morals and ethics to his writing. He wove such powerful life lessons into each and every one of his books, all while making them one of the finest pieces of entertaining fiction ever. His wizards rules and compelling lessons have seen me through some of the darkest times in my life, and have inspired me to achieve my dreams and live my life to the fullest. I am forever thankful for the legacy he has left us with. Talga Vassternich.
September 22, 2020
I picked up Wizards first rule when I was 11 because I thought the cover looked interesting. Fast forward 19 years and these books have helped form the morals by which I live by today. Terry Goodkind’s characters have motivated and inspired me throughout my life and will continue to do so forever. His appreciation for life will always be remembered and his spirit will live on through those many people he has touched through his writing.
-you will be missed
September 22, 2020
Always hoped to have met you someday Terry... My heart is saddened to know that that day will never come... I have not read another Author since 1996... You were the best of the best!
RIP Mr. Goodkind
September 22, 2020
What a wonderful man . Sending love to his friends and loved ones .
September 22, 2020
Although I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Goodkind, his books have had a profound effect on my life, and I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. His books were so dear to me, that I feel almost as though I've lost a friend. You were my favourite author. Rest in peace, Mr. Goodkind.
September 22, 2020
How can you not love the Sword of Truth series. Especially when the heros name is the same as mine. I met Terry at a book signing in Indianapolis years ago what a class act and will be surely missed. Rip Terry Goodkind keep the sword safe.
September 22, 2020
Your books made me a better man. Thank you.
September 22, 2020
When I was in high school, my father introduced me to Wizards First Rule. In a large way this book helped to shape my life. I devoured all the books following until Chainfire came out. I was so mad that I had to wait for more books because I had caught up the author. These books have helped me to understand life in a way that no other books could or have. The world has lost a true visionary and we are all a bit less for it. I am truly sorry for your loss and my thoughts go out to you at this time.
September 22, 2020
Dear Jeri, we are in utter shock and we can't imagine the pain in your heart and what you must be going through. We are so very sorry. Terry was such a bright light in this world. Your love for each other was beautiful and inspiring. Terry will live on in our hearts and minds and we will miss his wonderful intelect, his wit and his infectious laughter. He was a noble soul, a beautiful heart and a wonderful friend. It's so very hard not having been able to say good-bye to him. May he rest in peace knowing that the world is a better place because of him and that his light will keep on shining.

-Alicja, Karl and Kamil
September 21, 2020
You touched more then just my heart you touched my mind. Your words have inspired me in so many ways. Thank you now and always and remember your words will live on forever. Thank you Terry
September 21, 2020
My condolences for your loss. Terry made an impact on my life and will be greatly missed. Know his passing is felt by myself and many others.
September 21, 2020
May he spend his afterlife in the beautiful world he created.
September 21, 2020
Terry Goodkind created a fantastical world for readers to inhabit. I looked forward to every new adventure. He left a lasting legacy of incredible writing. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be sorely missed.
September 21, 2020
Thank you for sharing your creative mind with so many. Thank you for the inspiration and ability to get through hard times because of your worlds and people you created through your writings. Your books have been a saving grace to myself and so many others. Thank you for all the great books, may your legacy never die and live on for generations to come within the writing community.
September 21, 2020
Nothing is ever easy. My condolences to his family and team. Mr Goodkind never will be forgotten. His stories, characters and worlds will ever live on. May the Creator guide your way.
September 20, 2020
“Your life is yours alone, rise up and live it.”
September 20, 2020
My heart is broken hearing this news, RIP Terry! Be at peace!
September 20, 2020
My love and condolences to his Wife who must be a truly amazing person. I heard him say that his amazing female characters were inspired by her. His books have been a huge piece of my life. I am very grateful for his amazing books.
September 20, 2020
Thank you,for all the adventures we traveled thru. You made us feel we knew every person in your books. Thank you again,and bless you
September 20, 2020
Jeri, I am more than shocked to read of dear Terry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you sweetie. I think about you often. I lost my husband 6 years ago suddenly dying in my arms. Let the memories of Terry and his love for you and all the accomplishments he achieved. He was a very gifted man in so many ways.
September 20, 2020
I recently downsized my library significantly as I was moving and I kept select books and Terry's books were foremost among the ones I will not part with! He was a phenomenal writer and I so much look forward to reading all of his works again! The "Sword of Truth" series is incredible! What an Epic! So very sorry to hear of Mr. Goodkinds passing so young. My sincerest condolences to his family.
September 20, 2020
His work was amazing; the universe he created was astonishing, detailed, and espoused the common sense principles that should be reflected in everyone - self sufficient lives, compassion, integrity, good moral compasses, and standing up to the tyrannies that threaten to crush liberties that so many take for granted. Thank you for the journey. Thank you for allowing us to see what the journey should be. May your journey continue in whatever universe you imagined it would be. Bon voyage.
September 20, 2020
Will Miss Him
September 20, 2020
Terry Goodkind is the reason that I found my joy in reading. I didn’t read very much before a friend introduced me to mister Goodkind’s work. After I read his sword of truth series it opened up a whole new, amazing world of fantasy novels. My favorite authors are passing away and it is leaving a whole that can never be filled. When Robert Jordan passed I was brought to tears. Now I am experiencing that sadness once again. The world will never be the same without you Mister Goodkind. Bless you and your family.
September 20, 2020
To the man who saved my life with Richard and Kahlan more than once, you will always be remembered.
September 20, 2020
Condolences to the family and friends of Terry Goodkind. Even though I never got to meet him personally, his books were the only light in my darkness as a teenager and helped me grow and become a better person. I will never forget how much he inspired me. He will be missed tremendously.
September 20, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Terry's family, friends and fans.

Like so many, Terry's works have meant so very much to me and helped to keep me on my true course. Your legacy will live on always.

We carry the sword within us.
September 20, 2020
Terry saved me in middle school he let me leave this world behind even if it was just for a little bit thats all i needed. He will forever and always be my favorite author.
September 20, 2020
I became a writer because of him. I owe my career and success to him, he changed my life. I could not imagine how far I've come in a few years. I hope people remember his enthusiasm and passion for life. I send my sincere condolences to his family and hope they gain strength in knowing he touched so many lives.
September 20, 2020
My condolences to Mr. Goodkind's family. He was an amazing author. His words were a light in a world of darkness that will forever be missed.
September 20, 2020
He was an amazing author! I am so glad that he finished the SOT series before he passed. His books are one of my all time favourite series!
September 20, 2020
You put into words thoughts about personal issues and standards of society that many if us feel but could not express. Your Wizard's Rules are a wonderful legacy for all who enjoyed your works and admired you. Much love to your family. Nothing is ever easy.
September 20, 2020
Thank you Terry for the magnificent gifts you gave to me and all of your fans.
You’ll stay with us all in your beautiful words and the lessons, wisdom and joy your stories gave us.
I’ll think of you every time I look at my daughter, who I named Kahlan in honour of the noble, brave, kind, and strong character you created in the hope that my child would grow to have her spirit.
September 20, 2020
To the Goodkind Family,
My family and I send you our deepest condolences. Though his stories can never replace that man that he was, keep in heart that he will forever live on through his tales of Richard and Kahlan. While all of us are stricken with the sadness of his passing, it pales in the comparison of your loss. For us fans we lost an author and celebrity, but for you, you lost a father, husband, brother, and son.
Terry Goodkind was a great and honorable man, who will be greatly missed. May he live in peace with the Creator, beyond the veil.
Sincerely and whole heartedly,
A fan.
September 20, 2020
One of my favorite authors, he will be missed.
September 20, 2020
Please accept my deepest condolences to the Goodkind Family, May your hearts be massaged with peace from the God of Comfort who supplies His everlasting love and tender care as you lean on His arm of strength each day to cope with the precious loss in your lives.
September 20, 2020
Condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort help you cope with this loss.
September 20, 2020
September 20, 2020
A true giant in the realms of fantasy writing his yearly bright light and anticipated book waiting to be read is gone condolences to his family
September 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. You changed my life and your words gave me comfort and friendship.
September 20, 2020
He always will stay my favorite author and will be in my mind.
I wish his friends a d family strength in these days.
September 20, 2020
I send my heartfelt condolences to Mr Goodkind's family, friends, and other fans. Your works will keep your name with the other greats for all time. May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.
September 20, 2020
Rip Terry Goodkind
September 20, 2020
Thank you for sharing your stories with the world. You are my favourite fantasy author. I really love your books. I hope you may rest in peace.
September 20, 2020
He was the reason I first took a step into fantasy. I have never looked back.
September 20, 2020
My condoleances to the family. His books were my introduction to fantasy and helped my in my childhood. His departe is a great list to the world and he will be greatly mist
September 20, 2020
Thank you for all the enjoyment and memories your books gave me and my daughters over the years. You will be surly missed. God bless your family
September 20, 2020
Thank you for the adventure. WFR saved my life. I am eternally grateful to have found your books.
September 20, 2020
You have made my world better. You have made me a better person. You have made the worlds of people I touch better. I will miss your stories but I will live the ones you gave us over and over. I will make sure your legacy keeps living and help more people know your world. I really believe it can help save lives.
September 20, 2020
Your books have meant so much to me. Thank you! Deep condolences to your family and friends.
September 20, 2020
Thank you for the memories.
September 20, 2020
Thank you for all the wonderful memories I have because I fell in love with Richard and Kahlan. You saved me from my reality growing up and I will forever be grateful. Your legacy will live on in all your fans hearts. May you rest in peace. My deepest condolences to your family.
September 19, 2020
Whilst you have left us, your words will remain
September 19, 2020
Terry Goodkind was my favorite author. I was sad to hear of his passing and send my heartfelt condolences to his family. Thank you for sharing Terry with the world, his work literally took me away from the world and all of my worries. I could escape for a few hours here and there and I enjoyed every minute of being with Richard, Kahlan and the rest of the characters in his stories. It was like being in another world. He is the only author that has ever pulled me into a story that way. I am rereading his first few books again for the third time and the rest of them for the second beginning with WFR. Thank you again for sharing this wonderful world.
September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020
Thank you and rest well.
September 19, 2020
Jeri, thank you for sharing your husband with all of us for so many years. Terry said he was always working and never took vacations so you allowed us to have him alot. His stories have opened my eyes to many things in life and in our world. I have read and reread all of his books over 20 times each and still gain great pleasure reading them. Please take comfort in knowing he touched so many and will continue to do so for many years to come. May you find peace in the knowledge he will not be forgotten
September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020
You took the time to inspire me as a child, you taught me that good people truly exist. You responded to a little boy's letter. You made me feel like I was important.

Through your works and your actions, you inspired me to be someone greater. I will miss you dearly. I will never forget you. You were the ripple in the pond.

RIP.
September 19, 2020
On September 17th, 2020 many of us lost a mentor, teacher, a parental figuer, and most of all a light in the dark, that many of us so desperately needed. He was able to give us that push to be better then we thought and stronger then we ever knew. Many of us would not be the people we are today without that light in our life. To me and many he was that pebble in the pond. The ripple that he was able to create made so many us better then we thought we could be. And to that we are all thankful for him and the stories he gave us. Now it our turn to go on our adventures and see where life will lead us. It is with the utmost respect and love i say "Thank you Mr. Terry Goodkind, for what you have given us." And to his wife Jeri who shared him with us. Thank you for your generosity.
September 19, 2020
He influenced me as a person at the perfect and mish absorbent period of growth. Whenever I share these characters with others they all exclaim that I am a reflection of each of them. I can say without shame that I absolutely loved who he was.
September 19, 2020
Thank you for sharing your life and your imagination with us. It's helped so many through tough times. It's helped me grow as a person thanks to all of the wonderful characters in your books. Rest in peace knowing that you've left you've touched millions of heart and left your mark in the all. We are all better thanks to you.
September 19, 2020
Your books have meant so much to my husband and I. Thank you! Deep condolences to your family and friends. You are missed the world over.
September 19, 2020
Travel in starlight, Terry, and thanks for the amazing books. You will live on in your characters and continue to give your fans pleasure.
September 19, 2020
Thank you Terry, for the huge impact you had on my life. For never having seen each other face to face or even at all; you have left marks in my life that will never fade. From vibrant worlds to unforgettable characters who grew and morphed and changed and lived and died like real people to the Wizard's Rules that shaped my mind. You were a genius and a friend in my darkest times. You've brought me friends and strengthened bonds between others. Your life is an Era, an epoch, a legend, and a legacy that should go on forever. Thank you and may you rest in peace my friend.
September 19, 2020
The best author of all time. My condolences go out to his family & friends.
September 19, 2020
The world has lost an amazing author. The world will be impoverished by his passing.
September 19, 2020
So very sad to lose such a beautiful mind and person. You changed my life.
September 19, 2020
Thank You Terry, I have been a fan for 22 years, Spoke to my family and friends of The Sword of Truth Books that I so enjoyed and collected. Loved his mind and stories. You will be greatly missed.
September 19, 2020
The world will miss a guiding light.
September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020
My heart breaks with this loss. Terry was one of the most influential people, outside of my family, in my early adult life. The world lost one of its greats. He will be missed.
September 19, 2020
The Sword of Truth books changed my life in a few different ways. All for the better. I am so glad these books found their way into my life. Thank you Mr. Goodkind
September 19, 2020
Terry Goodkind was an incredible author who brought a myriad of characters to life in a wonderful and believable way. I am honored to have seen into his life through the lens of his books. His books helped me through two deployments to Iraq and the PTSD that followed, not only as an escape, but as an example of how to handle difficult times. Jeri and family, you have my love and condolences.
September 19, 2020
Rest in Peace and my sincere condolences to all of Terry Goodkind's family, friends and fans which I definitely count myself among. His novels first came into my life as a teenager and in no small way shaped how I view things like honor, loyalty and reason. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
September 19, 2020
Thank you for your amazing work
September 19, 2020
His books guided me through my teenage years, and reading them is like visiting old, much beloved friends. My thoughts are with his family and friends right now, and I hope they can take comfort knowing his life has touched so many.
September 19, 2020
Your lose will be felt and shared around the world. To the man who's words changed my life, thank you.
September 19, 2020
He has been one of my favourite authors since Wizards First Rule paperback came out in '97.

I've already picked WFR back up to reread, I can't believe he's gone.

"In this world everyone must die. None of us has any choice in that. Our choice is how we wish to live." Wizards 14th Rule. He was famous in life, in death he's a legend to everyone that loves his work.

My heart is with the family and friends at this time. Rest well Terry, you've earned it.
September 19, 2020
Terry Goodkind was such an amazing author and person. I loved his books and the world they presented. My condolences to his family and many friends. He will be truly missed.
September 19, 2020
The adventures of all of the characters from the Sword of Truth series quite literally pulled me through some rough times in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Goodkind, I thank you for the opportunity to get to know and love your magnificent creation.
September 19, 2020
Mr.Goodkind has been a huge part of my life for over 25 years. I constantly read The Sword of Truth series over and over and learn more about myself as well as the characters with each revisiting. My condolences to family, friends and fans of a true literary master.
September 19, 2020
Terry Goodkind's death hit me hard. I was told to read his books from someone I used to chat with when I was 14. His books were so good. He opened the doors for me with fantasy. Because of him, I have become a nerd/geek. He helped shape me into who I am today. My condolences go to his family, friends, and readers. He made a huge impact on a lot of people. Rest easy.
September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020
My condolences to the Good kind family. Thank you for everything.
September 19, 2020
I have enjoyed his books for the last 20 years. I will always cherish the stories he shared with the world.
September 19, 2020
Thank you for everything. Your books changed my life forever in the best of ways possible. You were/are such an inspiration to us all. May the next journey be peaceful and beautiful.
September 19, 2020
Terry Goodkind was a great author. He will be greatly missed. He books changed many lives. Words of wisdom spoken thru his characters to be relished and treasured for all time. He will live on in many hearts.
September 19, 2020
"Each day lived, is one less of our limited number of days gone forever. Time therefore has relevance and meaning to us. Life is precious, so time is precious. Time is how we put value on things such as love. We give our most precious commodity, our time-a part of our lives-over to those we love." Peace to you & yours Mr. Goodkind your legacy lives on through your words.
September 19, 2020
To the Goodkind family. The Rahl family of Michigan sends their deepest condolences to you all. Terry had a true gift of creating a world out of words and bringing life to it. He will be greatly missed by all who enjoyed his adventures and his philosophy. May he forever be held in the Creator's light.
September 19, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
September 19, 2020
You will be greatly missed. The Sword of Truth series was my favourite. I loved how descriptive you were and how you pull us into your world and stories. RIP Terry Goodkind.
September 19, 2020
My all time favorite author ❤ you will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to the Goodkind family
September 19, 2020
Rest in peace you beautiful mind
September 19, 2020
Thank you so much for shaping my formative years with your words and stories! RIP Terry, my prayers to the family ❤
September 19, 2020
Thank you for a wonderful and exciting journey, may the good spirits watch over you always, you helped make me who I am, R.I.P Terry, you will be sorely missed.
September 19, 2020
Thank you Mr. Goodkind for showing me power I didn't know I had and for entertaining me for years. You are most definitely one of a kind. Thank you, sir!
September 19, 2020
I was so sad to hear of your passing, and I send my condolences to your family. Your books came to me at one of the most difficult times of my life. I was lost, and I had no one to guide me and help put my foot on the right path. A co-worker gave me his copy of Wizard's First Rule to read on the hour and a half bus ride I took to get home every night. I couldn't stop there, and 4 months later I finished the series right as Confessor was about to be released. I can honestly say that during that time, I used the messages in your books to stay alive. Faith of the Fallen saved my life. I have promoted your works to everyone I have met sense. I know that there are countless more people who will find guidance through your books and that your words will live on forever.
September 19, 2020
You were such an inspiration, and helped me through some of the darkest times in my life. Your books were and are one of my favorite escapes. Rest well with the Good Spirits.
September 19, 2020
What an amazing imaginative soul that we have lost... My heart goes out to his loved ones.
September 19, 2020
The world lost an amazing writer. Your stories would keep me company for hours upon hours. You gave me hope when there was none. You gave me strength when I was vulnerable. You gave me courage to stand up for my convictions and live the life that was given to me. Your books carried me through gloomy days, happy days, and even mediocre days. I'll miss you, Mr. Goodkind. May the good spirits watch over you.
September 19, 2020
Though I never actually got to meet you I feel I know you through your writing. You will be missed. RIP Mr. Goodkind
September 19, 2020
You have influenced my life in so many ways. Wizards First Rule was just the start to my adventure. You will be sorely missed but will live on through your fans. RIP my friend. “Nothing is ever easy”
September 19, 2020
Thank You for the countless hours of joy. I will cherish your books forever.
September 19, 2020
there are no adequate words. By far, the best writing I have ever experienced. Terry Goodkind changed my way of thinking. He will be sorely missed.
September 19, 2020
A friend introduced me to your book A Wizards First Rule, from that moment I was hooked. Will miss waiting for your next installments. May you rest in peace, knowing you touched so many lives. Love always
September 19, 2020
I wish I had the words to tell you how much this man means to me, but since I do not, I will simply say thank you for the adventures.
September 19, 2020
My best friend, who I met my Senior year in high school after I moved induced me to “The sword of truth” series. We have been friends ever since. Your books formed a life long friendship. I could never repay you. Thank you and go peacefully
September 19, 2020
Started your books as soon as they came out. I've read every one. You not only helped me through some tough times... you helped turn me into the man I am. R.I.P. Terry
September 19, 2020
Thank you for bringing me the wonderful characters of Richard, Kahlan, Zedd, and many others. Your stories brought many awesome moments and joy. Rest in peace!
September 19, 2020
You changed my life and your words are a part of every day! Thank you for the gift of an amazing world!
September 19, 2020
Thank you for sharing your gift with us. Your stories are eternal, and therefore you are as well. You will be greatly missed!
September 19, 2020
Your stories took us on the most amazing adventures. You helped so many people with your words. Your books helped me in some of my darker times. I loved your writing so much that I named my daughter after your female lead. Rest easy sir, you will be missed. But you will never be forgotten.
September 19, 2020
I never thought the death of someone I never met could affect me the way this did. Terry's books have been one of the things I've looked forward to most in life the past nearly 2 decades. I hoped his stories would never end, but he has created a lasting legacy that has touched so many lives.
September 19, 2020
Terry Goodkind’s books sparked, within me, a love for literature. I cannot thank him enough for showing me a world beyond my own. He will be greatly missed.
September 19, 2020
I found out someone I admired, and who greatly inspired my life died. That person was author Terry Goodkind. I didn't know him on a personal level and only met him two times. Once was at his book signing in Henderson, Nevada for his book Law of Nines. The other was an incredible opportunity given to me by my friend who does know him and his wife on a personal level. That opportunity was during a get together at her parents house. It was a wonderful experience to have been able to sit down with someone whose books helped me in a time when I needed it most. I don't remember all that we all talked about, but even so, I cherish that moment. There was also I time, I think when I was either a freshmen or sophomore in high-school, where I wrote him a letter and being as busy as he was I didn't really expect a reply. Of course I didn't get a reply, but instead got a envelope including the three posters of his books Chainfire, Phantom, and Confessor along with a signed bookmark that I have long since lost. I was so happy to get those. And ever since Terry's books came into my life, I've recommended them to everyone I thought would appreciate and enjoy what his books had to offer. Even giving my copies away and then replenishing them when I got the chance.

Terry Goodkind's was one of the biggest inspirations for me to begin my own journey into writing. I always loved writing but after reading his books, something just clicked and I wanted create something just as beautiful.

My favorite book of his is Faith of the Fallen. It hit really close to the heart with the character of Nicci. I always go back to it when I need a reminder to stay strong. When people ask me about myself, I tell them to read that book specifically because its essentially a look into my soul and how I viewed myself for a long time before I broke out of that mold.

One of the things that makes his books so great is that he created relateable, flawed characters that live and learn from their experiences.

A true light has gone out in the world.

"Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it."
September 19, 2020
I feel like a part of my youth, and a big reason I love reading so much is just gone. I’ve never had an author that I follow so closely pass away before. It’s a weird feeling, I’m sad that the stories are over, and that I’ll never know the full vision that he had. Rest In Peace, Mr. Goodkind. Thank you for all the adventures.
September 19, 2020
My deepest condolences to Mr. Goodkinds loved ones.
I was introduced to the Sword of Truth series by an ex who said I had to at least try the first book. So I started reading it and couldn't put it down. That series was my first fantasy series I read. The Sword of Truth series and the series connected to it have gotten me through some really difficult times in my life. His books were an escape for me. I will reread them time to time because I enjoy them so much. I'm so sad that his life and writing has been cut short.

May the One True Seeker find peace.


Wizard's Rule #15: Warheart, Chapter 32:
In this world, everyone must die. None of us has any choice in that. Our choice is in how we wish to live.
September 19, 2020
Terry Goodkind's novels got me through the darkest periods of my life. I read them almost as they came out and greatly anticipated each and every one. I reread the sword of truth series in 2013 when my husband died. Living mentally in the world he created has been a highlight in my life. Thank you posthumously for contributing such a beautiful time to my life. My condolences go out to his family and friends. My heart hurts for you.
September 19, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. "Nothing is ever easy"
September 19, 2020
Thank you for sharing such an amazing world, may be good spirits watch over you!
September 19, 2020
my deepest condolences to the family and friends he was truely a remarkable individual with a tallent to bring people together with his magical words. may he rest in peace
September 19, 2020
Condolences to the Goodkind family and thank you for your literature work.
September 19, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family and friends. Terry will live on in the hearts of so many.
September 19, 2020
Master Rahl guide us...rest in peace
September 19, 2020
Thanks for a wonderful adventure.
September 19, 2020
Never forgotten xx
September 19, 2020
The world has lost something precious and one of a kind. We have lost a gate master to unbelievable fantastical worlds, who gave us such amazing worlds and people that we loved and hated and cried with and for. You will be remembered and honored every time someone opens one of your books and steps into one of your worlds. Thank you for them all.
September 19, 2020
Terry was one of my favorite Authors; And he will be deeply missed.
September 19, 2020
I don't know that words can ever express how your books saved me time and time again. Any time I felt lost, or any time my life went spiraling or if control, your books were there to show me a light and a better way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your gift with me.
September 19, 2020
May the good spirits watch over you
September 19, 2020
My condolences to Terry's family. I didn't know him personally, but his novels had a huge impact on my life. I even has his words tattooed on my arm. May the Creator bless him.
September 19, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Thank you so much for creating an amazing world and letting us be a part of that adventure.
September 19, 2020
Terry has changed my life in so many ways since I first discovered his books in 2005. He's been an inspiration and a role model. My heart goes out to loved ones he's left behind.
September 19, 2020
Thank you for being there for us, you will always be missed!
September 19, 2020
We will miss you. You’re light will forever be with us.
Master Rahl guide us. Master Rahl teach us. Master Rahl protect us. In your light we thrive. In your mercy we are sheltered. In your wisdom we are humbled. We live only to serve. Our lives are yours
September 19, 2020
You will be missed
September 19, 2020
The sword of truth series has meant so much to me over the years. I wrote that you’re books were the light in my darkness and that is so very true for myself and countless others. I’m sorry that I never had the chance to meet you but I will carry you and you’re books in my heart forever. My deepest condolences to your wife and family during this difficult time.
September 19, 2020
Dear Goodkind Family Rory and I sincerely express our condolences's on the loss of Terry Goodkind.may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
September 19, 2020
He got me through some tough times with his books. He will be missed!
September 19, 2020
Sincere condolences are sent to the family and friends of Terry Goodkind. May God comfort and strengthen you at this sad time.
September 19, 2020
So very sad your gone but because of your book Wizards First Rule and the Sword of Truth series You ignighted in me my love of reading and for that I am forever grateful. RIP
September 19, 2020
My condolences.
September 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Goodkind family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Terry and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.
September 19, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the Goodkind family, so very sorry for your loss. May God be with your family as you go through this most difficult time.,
September 19, 2020
I grew up a troubled child with no dad in the picture. Always causing problems for everyone. Getting myself into whatever trouble I could find. And then I was put into placement for kids like me. One of the group leaders brought to group one day wizards first rule, told us how great it was. I was one of the last to read it. (Had better things to do). But once I started it I couldn't stop. Then I had my mom buy me the rest, and that's all i did was read his books. I got in trouble multiple times for ignoring my duties because I had to finish the books. I learned so much. His books changed everything about how I looked at the world. And from the age of 18 up I decided to live like Richard. Without those books my life would have turned out very different. This man Terry goodkind will never know what he did for me, and I will miss him and his writing. (My email i even named after his books.)
September 19, 2020
From the time my son was 12 and struggling to find his way in the world, we began to forge a bond by sharing Terry's books. The characters Terry created possess the values that any father would want their son to embrace. Fifteen years later, my son and I still look forward to discussing each adventure. Terry's gift to me was an avenue to bond with my son, for which I am truly grateful.
September 19, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
September 19, 2020
Mr. Goodkind was a great writer and i have enjoyed his books which had helped me escape the real world for awhile. My condolences to your family and your fans.
September 19, 2020
Not one day of my life from now will pass without crying and feel heartbroken for the unimaginable loss of Terry Goodkind. I thought that Covid-19 was the worst thing that had ever come upon the world, but I was wrong. This is. Because this plague will one day pass, but his death will continue to affect me until the last day of my life just how his beautiful work has been a part of my life for the past 14 years. Now I cannot read the books without my heart constricting and a constant lump on my throat.
At least I'm somewhat alleviate with the knowledge that he has moved on to a better place, and hopefully we'll meet in the afterlife
These are some lyrics from a song which I think fits perfectly to the occasion
"If only you could see the tears in the world you left behind
And once again I come to realize
You're a loss I can't replace
Time will never change the things you've taught me"
Your wordly self may have left us, but your memory will always live on
RIP Terry Goodkind
September 19, 2020
I have read every book, you were great on earth and you will be great in heaven. God Bless. My condolences to your family.
September 19, 2020
I have never mourned someone I have never met this deeply before.

I will never forget the day my dad brought me the first book in my favorite series, Wizard's First Rule, back in 2000. Terry's books made a greater impact on me than anything I've ever read, before or since. I have read the Sword of Truth series at least three times through by now, and I still laugh and cry at all the same parts.

I wrote him a letter in 2006, asking for advice about my own writing endeavors, and he wrote me a thoughtful two pages. I have that letter hanging on my wall so I can look at it every day I write.

Thank you, Terry, for the magic. Your work is what inspired me to write my own story. You are an absolute legend. My deepest sympathies to Jeri and everyone else he left behind.
September 19, 2020
The last month, I’ve been re-reading the Sword of Truth series as a mental escape from the crazy world we are in today. I first read this series in my early 20s while working nights and going to school full time. I got lost in these books. The best kind of lost. Re-reading them again now, 20 years later, I’ve gotten lost again... but it’s been different. Lost in a world where past me and present me got to meet. In the span of 20 years, I’ve gone through hells that past me never could have fathomed. Present me sees how Terry’s books helped to shape my values and give me grit to dig in when things were impossible. Thank you for sharing your gift, Terry. Your legacy reaches far and deep.
September 19, 2020
I am deeply sorry to hear of Terrys death. I loved his Sword of Truth series, his writing made you feel like you were there. You will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Goodbye Terry
September 18, 2020
Goodbye, Terry Goodkind
My heart is broken by the devastating news on my 69th birthday! All though we never met in person, I considered him a cherished friend, who not only opened my heart with his numerous books that fill so much of my life, but a friend who reached out to me as I laid in my hospital bed in 2012 after my open heart surgery with a personal email I have treasured all these years since. We continued to touch base with each other off an on through Facebook and his fan pages. I have never known another author who would interact with all of his fans the way Terry Goodkind did! He was one of a kind, the world lost one of its greatest authors yesterday, he will be missed greatly, but, thankfully, his legacy of books especially, his "Sword if Truth" series will live on forever for all his past and future fans! I send my sincere condolences to his wife, Jeri, his fur babies, his close friend Rob, and to all his other family, friends and fans! R.I.P. Terry Goodkind, with all my love! Your fan, Jerry O'Connor Bottari.
September 18, 2020
I am deeply sorry to hear of Terry's passing away. As an avid reader I devoured every single word of every single book he ever published. What an amazing storyteller he was! Every character came to life and I am brokenhearted knowing no more books from him are in my future. My sympathies to his family. May he rest in peace.
September 18, 2020
I started reading these books in middle school and soon they became my favorite books and series. I fell in love with the world Terry Goodkind created. My heart is heavy hearing about his passing. I want to thank him for the wonderful impact he had on my life.
September 18, 2020
His books truly ignited my love of fantasy and carried me through some dark times in my life. I loved learning each "rule" in the SOT series and how his fantasy truly elevated human values and spirit. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends. I'll cherish these books even more.
September 18, 2020
I'm saddened to hear about the loss. My heart and love goes out to the family and friends of Terry. He was a gift to life itself.
September 18, 2020
Your stories were an exciting welcome escape to a wonderful universe with amazing and heartfelt characters.
You will be sorely missed.
Rest well.......
September 18, 2020
One of my favorite authors ever...his detailed way of storytelling made me feel as if I was right there w/ Richard & Kahlan as we had adventures together. Thoughts & prayers to his family.
September 18, 2020
Devastated by the loss of such an amazing man and author! The world has lost such a light on our lives!
September 18, 2020
So sorry for the family's loss. This is a devastating blow. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
September 18, 2020
Wizard's First Rule, and the characters he introduced there, gave me many hours of reading delight. Richard and Kahlan's everlasting love story is one of the greatest in any genre of literature. I'm sorry to hear of his passing, and send condolences to his wife and family.
September 18, 2020
Jeri, Penney and I are absolutely devastated to hear about Terry. You both have very special places in our hearts, and we cherished our time together. We loved Terry and appreciated everything you and he did for us. I wish there was something we could do to ease your pain, but please know we are thinking of you and are here if you want to call and talk. All our love to you. P&S
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