Terry Goodkind (1948-2020) is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His books include the multi-volume epic fantasy Sword of Truth series -- beginning with Wizard's First Rule, the basis for the television show Legend of the Seeker -- and related series Richard and Kahlan and The Nicci Chronicles. Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school. Alongside a career in wildlife art, he was also a cabinetmaker and a violin maker, and did restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world. In the 1990s he relocated to Nevada, where, when not writing novels, he was a racing-car enthusiast.
"Makes an indelible impact." --Publishers Weekly on Faith of the Fallen "Few writers have Goodkind's power of creation...a phenomenal piece of imaginative writing, exhaustive in its scope and riveting in its detail." --Publishing News on Temple of the Winds "Highly recommended." --San Diego Union Tribune on Temple of the Winds "Goodkind's greatest triumph: the ability to introduce immediately identifiable characters. His heroes, like us, are not perfect. Instead, each is flawed in ways that strengthen, rather than weaken their impact." --SFX on Blood of the Fold