Terry Goodkind is an American novelist of epic fantasy. He is the author of The Sword of Truth series. Goodkind has been credited with the ability to write large-scale epics and being able to create an intriguing universe. Goodkind’s novels explore human themes within his large and interesting fictional societies. He cites Ayn Rand as a major influence on his writing.

Goodkind made his debut as a published author in 1994 with Wizard’s First Rule. At the time, he set a record by auctioning the novel to a group of three publishers for $275,000. Below is a list of Terry Goodkind’s books in order of when they were originally published and in chronological order:

Publication Order of Sword Of Truth Books


Wizard's First Rule(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stone of Tears(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood of the Fold(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Temple of the Winds(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Debt of Bones(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soul of the Fire(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faith of the Fallen(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pillars of Creation(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Empire(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chainfire(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phantom(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Confessor(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Confessor(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Richard & Kahlan Books


The Omen Machine(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Kingdom(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Severed Souls(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Sword Of Truth Books


The First Confessor(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Debt of Bones(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wizard's First Rule(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stone of Tears(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood of the Fold(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Temple of the Winds(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soul of the Fire(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faith of the Fallen(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pillars of Creation(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Empire(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chainfire(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phantom(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Confessor(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Omen Machine(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Kingdom(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Severed Souls(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Law of Nines(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • toothman

    I have read all the Sword of Truth books. Just finished Severed Souls. Loved it, leaves room for another. I have one burning question. How can Erika use her agile on Kahlan when Ludwig Dreier is dead? The 3 Mord-Sith lost their agile’s power when Lord Rahl died.