Imatge de l'autor

Terry Goodkind (1948–2020)

Autor/a de Wizard's First Rule

116+ obres 73,398 Membres 843 Ressenyes 220 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Writer Terry Goodkind was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1949. As a child, he had trouble reading and writing because he suffered from a form of dyslexia. It wasn't until high school that a composition teacher recognized his writing talent. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a carpenter, mostra'n més violin-maker, hypnotherapist, wildlife artist and restorer of rare artifacts. Goodkind's first novel, "Wizards First Rule" (1994), took a year for him to write and had a record-breaking debut. It became an international bestseller and won the praise of many writers in the fantasy genre. The sequels "Stone of Tears" (1995) and "Blood of the Fold" (1996) experienced equal success. His fourth book, "Temple of the Winds" was published in 1997. His other books include The Pillars of Creation, Naked Empire, Confessor, The Omen Machine, Severed Souls, and Shroud of Eternity. His series included Sword of Truth; Richard and Kahlan; Jack Raines; Nicci Chronicles; and Children of D'Hara. Terry Goodkind, author of over 35 books, novellas, and short stories, died on September 17, 2020. He was 72. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Terry Goodkind

Wizard's First Rule (1994) 10,615 exemplars
Stone of Tears (1995) 7,201 exemplars
Blood of the Fold (1996) 6,501 exemplars
Temple of the Winds (1997) 6,019 exemplars
Soul of the Fire (1999) 5,501 exemplars
Faith of the Fallen (2000) 5,184 exemplars
The Pillars of Creation (2001) 4,851 exemplars
Naked Empire (2003) 4,437 exemplars
Chainfire (2005) 4,041 exemplars
Phantom (2006) 3,900 exemplars
Confessor (2007) 3,412 exemplars
Debt of Bones (1998) 2,550 exemplars
The Omen Machine (2011) 1,281 exemplars
The Law of Nines (2009) 1,227 exemplars
The Third Kingdom (2013) 738 exemplars
The First Confessor (2012) 608 exemplars
Severed Souls (2014) 566 exemplars
Warheart (2015) 463 exemplars
The Sword of Truth Series 1-11 (1998) 222 exemplars
Nest (2016) 204 exemplars
Wizard's First Rule, Part 1 (1995) 128 exemplars
The Girl in the Moon (2018) 112 exemplars
The Scribbly Man (2019) 111 exemplars
Hateful Things (2019) 83 exemplars
Wasteland (2019) 78 exemplars
Wizard's First Rule, Part 2 (1995) 78 exemplars
The Children of D'Hara (2020) 77 exemplars
Witch's Oath (2020) 69 exemplars
Into Darkness (2020) 67 exemplars
Blood of the Fold, Part 2 (1901) 51 exemplars
Blood of the Fold, Part 1 (1901) 49 exemplars
Stone of Tears, Part 2 (1997) 44 exemplars
Stone of Tears, Part 1 (1995) 38 exemplars
Temple of the Winds, Part 1 (1997) 37 exemplars
The Sky People (2019) 36 exemplars
Temple of the Winds, Part 2 (1997) 32 exemplars
Faith of the Fallen, Part 1 (2001) 28 exemplars
Soul of the Fire, Part 1 (2000) 27 exemplars
Faith of the Fallen, Part 2 (2001) 26 exemplars
Soul of the Fire, Part 2 (2000) 24 exemplars
Stone of Tears, Part 1 of 3 (2000) 16 exemplars
The Sword of Truth Series 1-12 (1965) 14 exemplars
Stone of Tears, Part 2 of 3 (2001) 13 exemplars
The Pillars of Creation, Part 1 (2003) 12 exemplars
Naked Empire, Part 1 (2004) 12 exemplars
Chainfire, Part 1 (2006) 12 exemplars
Naked Empire, Part 2 (2004) 11 exemplars
Phantom, Part 1 (2007) 10 exemplars
Soul of the Fire, Part 1 of 3 (2004) 9 exemplars
Soul of the Fire, Part 2 of 3 (2005) 9 exemplars
Stone of Tears, Part 3 of 3 (2002) 8 exemplars
Phantom, Part 2 (2007) 8 exemplars
Soul of the Fire, Part 3 of 3 (2006) 8 exemplars
Confessor, Part 1 (2008) 7 exemplars
Confessor, Part 2 (2009) 6 exemplars
Chainfire, Part 2 (2006) 5 exemplars
The Sword of Truth Series 1-17 (1994) 3 exemplars
The sword of truth 2 exemplars
Duch ohně (2012) 1 exemplars
Víra poražených (2013) 1 exemplars
Death 1 exemplars
Obnažená říše (2013) 1 exemplars
De kinderen van D'Hara omnibus (2022) 1 exemplars
Pilíře světa (2013) 1 exemplars
Ohnivá kaskáda (2014) 1 exemplars
Queen City Jazz 1 exemplars
Missing 1 exemplars
Zpovědnice (2015) 1 exemplars
Oddělené duše (2015) 1 exemplars
Třetí království (2014) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Legends I: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1998) — Col·laborador — 1,865 exemplars
Year's Best Fantasy (2001) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
Legenden nieuwe verhalen van de meesters van de fantasy (1998) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1948-01-11
Data de defunció
2020-09-17
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Lloc de defunció
Boulder City, Nevada, USA
Causa de la mort
Unknown
Llocs de residència
Omaha, Nebraska, USA (birth)
Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA
Professions
carpenter
violin maker
author

Membres

Converses

Is the Sword of Truth series worth finishing? a FantasyFans (octubre 2013)

Ressenyes

Great book. Did get a little irritating towards the end, but I guess it was necessary.
 
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Megan_Demers | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jan 27, 2024 |
(2016) Pretty good fantasy set in today's real world. Woman discovers that she has the ability to read people's faces if they are evil killers. Not aware of this until her brother is killed by one of these evil people. This was pretty interesting until it became almost a textbook on evil and no real plot. Except to keep from being killed by the ?evil? people. Book Reviews by BookMuffinI was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review in November last year, but I've only just got to reading it! Despite being on a short break from blogging, any books I am sent to review I will be posting reviews of as and when I get to reading them. I was excited to read Nest because the concept sounded great, and I wanted to start the year off with an exciting thriller! I had read good and bad reviews, so I just decided I would push them away and make what I wanted out of it.Below is my review, plus a sneaky peak at the front cover and description and places to buy:About The Bookimg_0105?Nest' by Terry GoodkindKate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago. 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 just by looking into their eyes.Trying to grasp the implications of this revelation, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy 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, hot on Jack and Kate's heels are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn't sure if Jack is really her salvation, or another killer coming to slaughter her.An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide bestselling author Terry Goodkind, and a complete reinvention of the contemporary thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human.My ReviewNest is a thriller novel, bordering on horror, set in Chicago. The book follows Kate Bishop after the murder of her brother, when she finds out she has a special ability to identify a killer by looking into their eyes. The story takes the reader on a journey through how she comes to terms with this ability, and with this, discovers the evil lurking everywhere around her, impossible to escape. She meets Jack Raines, and author specialising in helping people with Kate's particular ability in identifying evil and helping the world understand evil in a way they never thought about it before. This book will keep you up at night, even hours after you have closed the book.There was so much more to this book than I was expecting, yet I still have mixed emotions about it. There was so many good parts that made the book inexplicably thrilling, but other times when the writing was not as good, and the detail went into unnecessary depth. The events in the book were in no way predictable; there was a lot I didn't see coming, but also parts of the book that didn't really need to be there, especially not to the extent that they were, to aid the understand of the overall book. The ending was certainly climactic, almost ending on a cliffhanger that makes me think there should be something more to come. Not necessarily in the form of a full book, but a novella could be appropriate to tie things up a bit. The pacing was unusual, I think, because of the very in depth descriptions. There were extremely tense and fast paced thrilling points, which could be followed by some dull explanations that in the end could have been condensed down into half the amount of pages they took. Don't get me wrong, there were many thrilling points that really had me hooked, but other parts of the book that let the overall suspense of the novel down a little. There was plenty of character development in Nest, with plenty of characters to follow. There were also several character surprises! My favourite character was probably AJ, despite following Kate through the entire book, and really feeling her character, AJ had a real likeable quality to her character. Jack's character was extremely interesting and the way his character was built up was amazing, so credit to Goodkind for character development! The storyline was a little bit far fetched, even for a thriller, but the characters remained feeling very real to me as I read the book.I was definitely kept guessing, especially after the major plot point about half way through the book that completely through me off and had me thinking what an earth could happen now! I don't think I could pick out a favourite part of the book, because while the book was thrilling and somewhat suspenseful, there were points when the writing was a bit haphazard, and also some extremely graphic detailing that planted some horrifying images in my mind that I unfortunately won't be forgetting soon enough. It's all very well writing and/or reading a thriller, but sometimes descriptions can be taken a bit too far for the readers liking, especially when not pre-warned! I was closes to crying a certain points for varying reasons, mostly shock and horror.Lastly, one quality that did strike me as unusual for a thriller is how much I learned about things from it. Usually a thriller is focused on a particular case that is then hopefully solved in the end, but this book gave so much more in the way people look at the world and what people know about the lurking in their surroundings. It opened my eyes to some things that I never considered and gave me things to think about as I read.I would recommend reading Nest, not highly, but if you are looking for a thriller and don't mind some graphic scenes then this might be for you. I would urge you to battle through the parts that drag on because it is worth it in the end, but that's one of the only thing that brought this book rating down for me.I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review in November last year, but I've only just got to reading it! Despite being on a short break from blogging, any books I am sent to review I will be posting reviews of as and when I get to reading them. I was excited to read Nest because the concept sounded great, and I wanted to start the year off with an exciting thriller! I had read good and bad reviews, so I just decided I would push them away and make what I wanted out of it.Below is my review, plus a sneaky peak at the front cover and description and places to buy:About The Bookimg_0105?Nest' by Terry GoodkindKate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago. 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 just by looking into their eyes.Trying to grasp the implications of this revelation, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy 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, hot on Jack and Kate's heels are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn't sure if Jack is really her salvation, or another killer coming to slaughter her.An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide bestselling author Terry Goodkind, and a complete reinvention of the contemporary thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human.My ReviewNest is a thriller novel, bordering on horror, set in Chicago. The book follows Kate Bishop after the murder of her brother, when she finds out she has a special ability to identify a killer by looking into their eyes. The story takes the reader on a journey through how she comes to terms with this ability, and with this, discovers the evil lurking everywhere around her, impossible to escape. She meets Jack Raines, and author specialising in helping people with Kate's particular ability in identifying evil and helping the world understand evil in a way they never thought about it before. This book will keep you up at night, even hours after you have closed the book.There was so much more to this book than I was expecting, yet I still have mixed emotions about it. There was so many good parts that made the book inexplicably thrilling, but other times when the writing was not as good, and the detail went into unnecessary depth. The events in the book were in no way predictable; there was a lot I didn't see coming, but also parts of the book that didn't really need to be there, especially not to the extent that they were, to aid the understand of the overall book. The ending was certainly climactic, almost ending on a cliffhanger that makes me think there should be something more to come. Not necessarily in the form of a full book, but a novella could be appropriate to tie things up a bit. The pacing was unusual, I think, because of the very in depth descriptions. There were extremely tense and fast paced thrilling points, which could be followed by some dull explanations that in the end could have been condensed down into half the amount of pages they took. Don't get me wrong, there were many thrilling points that really had me hooked, but other parts of the book that let the overall suspense of the novel down a little. There was plenty of character development in Nest, with plenty of characters to follow. There were also several character surprises! My favourite character was probably AJ, despite following Kate through the entire book, and really feeling her character, AJ had a real likeable quality to her character. Jack's character was extremely interesting and the way his character was built up was amazing, so credit to Goodkind for character development! The storyline was a little bit far fetched, even for a thriller, but the characters remained feeling very real to me as I read the book.I was definitely kept guessing, especially after the major plot point about half way through the book that completely through me off and had me thinking what an earth could happen now! I don't think I could pick out a favourite part of the book, because while the book was thrilling and somewhat suspenseful, there were points when the writing was a bit haphazard, and also some extremely graphic detailing that planted some horrifying images in my mind that I unfortunately won't be forgetting soon enough. It's all very well writing and/or reading a thriller, but sometimes descriptions can be taken a bit too far for the readers liking, especially when not pre-warned! I was closes to crying a certain points for varying reasons, mostly shock and horror.Lastly, one quality that did strike me as unusual for a thriller is how much I learned about things from it. Usually a thriller is focused on a particular case that is then hopefully solved in the end, but this book gave so much more in the way people look at the world and what people know about the lurking in their surroundings. It opened my eyes to some things that I never considered and gave me things to think about as I read.I would recommend reading Nest, not highly, but if you are looking for a thriller and don't mind some graphic scenes then this might be for you. I would urge you to battle through the parts that drag on because it is worth it in the end, but that's one of the only thing that brought this book rating down for me.… (més)
 
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derailer | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |
(2009)Advertised as a different genre for this author, it really isn't. Instead of being set in a land that magic is a way of life in, it is set in the ?real? world of the 21st century. Alex Rahl meets a mysterious woman named Jax and discovers that he is the center of a conflict between the ?magic? world and his world. She can't use magic in the ?real? world but is sent to Alex to help him defend her world from really bad people. He is a descendant of the Rahl's of the magic world, and coincidence (don't think so) that is the name of the villain of his Sword of Truth fantasy series. The closer the book got to the ending, the more it became what Goodkind is known for, a fantasy. Still a very good and quick read for a 500 page novel. Liked it, and will probably continue reading if (Ha!) this turns into a series.(PW) Goodkind (Confessor) ventures into thriller territory with results sure to please fans of his fantasy fiction. In the opening pages, Alex Rahl, the book's unwitting hero, saves the beautiful Jax from being run down on the street in Orden, Neb., by a plumbing truck flying a pirate flag. Jax, who turns out to be from an alternate reality where evildoers are attempting to seize control of her civilization, has traveled to Nebraska to seek Alex's help in saving her people. In Jax's world, magic takes the place of technology, but on earth she's stripped of her powers and forced to fight armed with only her trusty dagger. The author takes his time setting all this up, but once the story gets rolling, it's a gripping ride as the bad guys whoosh in between their world, which remains unseen, and ours. Fantasy and thriller readers alike will find themselves swept along to the final confrontation and looking forward to the next installment.… (més)
 
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derailer | Hi ha 38 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |
Very good fantasy about a search for a 3rd magic box that could bring the end of the world. Probably pretty standard fantasy plot, but this guy writes really well. Makes story seem like talking about guys in the neighborhood who just happen to be wizards, sorceresses, etc. Will continue with the series.
 
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derailer | Hi ha 195 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |

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ISBN
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