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Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind (1948–2020), best-selling fantasy author

by Kirk Fox

Terry Goodkind was an author known for his best-selling fantasy series ‘Sword of Truth.’

Popular fantasy writer  

Goodkind was the author of more than 30 best-selling novels which sold over 26 million copies. His first novel, ‘Wizard’s First Rule,’ was published in 1994. He penned 12 books in the ‘Sword of Truth’ series, selling millions and earning him many appearances on the New York Times Best Seller list. He released ‘The Scribbly Man’ in 2019 and was also a semi-professional auto racer.

The joy of writing 

“My privilege in life is the joy of writing books and telling stories about people who fascinate me, the good and the bad. I am grateful to all of my readers for the critical role they play in making these books possible. Your passion is my passion, and I thank you.” —terrygoodkind.com


What they said about him

Full Obituary: Penn Live

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