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 (1998)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 (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Empire (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chainfire (2004)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 First Confessor (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Kingdom (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Severed Souls (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warheart (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chronologically, read The First Confessor followed by Debt of Bones first.

Publication Order of Sister Of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles Books

Death's Mistress (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shroud of Eternity (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Siege of Stone (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of Black Ice (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children Of D'Hara Books

The Scribbly Man (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hateful Things (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wasteland (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witch's Oath (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into Darkness (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Angela Constantine / Jack Raynes Books

Nest (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble's Child (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl in the Moon (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crazy Wanda (2018)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 (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Severed Souls (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warheart (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Law of Nines (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sky People (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Year's Best Fantasy Books

Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy 4 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

If You Like Terry Goodkind Books, You’ll Love…

Terry Goodkind Synopses: The Sky People is a standalone title by Terry Goodkind. Raging River, priestess of the Sun People, has done something unthinkable. The Sun People follow an ancient law, written by the long-vanished Sky People: they cannot kill. To other tribes, who have no such law, the Sun People are easy pickings who do not defend themselves. Their game gets poached, their stores are raided, their women abducted, their men killed in the name of sport. But when Raging River and her sister are attacked by the Wolf People, River fights back and kills one of the warriors. Worse, her victim was the son of their chief. Now, with the Wolf People vowing revenge and her people facing annihilation, River must do the impossible. She must prove herself as priestess. She must find the mythical Sky People.

The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind is a standalone novel. Turning 27 may frighten some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the Midwest, it is cataclysmic. One would think inheriting a large tract of land should have made him both rich and happy; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has now made him – and everyone he loves – into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence…

Nest is the first Angela Constantine / Jack Raynes novel by Terry Goodkind. Kate Bishop thought she was an ordinary Chicago woman. But when she unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of a police investigation into a brutal murder, Kate makes a shocking discovery: she has the ability to identify killers simply by looking into their eyes.

Trying to understand the implications of this discovery, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with mysterious connections to those who share her ability. He tells Kate that her unique vision also makes her a target, and only he can help her.

Now, a group of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers are after Kate. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn’t positive if Jack is really her protector, or another killer coming for her.

The Omen Machine is the first Richard and Kahlan novel by Terry Goodkind. An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has stayed hidden deep underground for thousands of years. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be shockingly accurate, and growing more and more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop. As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it can withdraw the omen… in exchange for an impossible demand.

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4 Responses to “Order of Terry Goodkind Books”

  1. Stephen Pfaff: 5 years ago

    If you haven’t read “NEST” by Terry it is not his typical SF. I loved the book. It just came out in 2017

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  2. toothman: 8 years ago

    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.

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    • House of Rain: 8 years ago

      The agiel is powered by Hannis Arc.

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    • Brogan McDonough: 6 years ago

      Had same question….???

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