Author(s): Terry Goodkind
In 1994 WIZARD'S FIRST RULE introduced Richard Cypher, a young forester struggling with the aftermath of his father's murder. His search for answers will embroil him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence. The Sword of Truth series has since been translated into 20 languages and sold 26 million copies. Now, two decades after its launch, it concludes with two volumes: THE FIRST CONFESSOR takes readers back in time to events that led to the forging of the Sword of Truth, while WARHEART completes Richard Cypher's story. The First Confessor tells the story of Magda Searus, a woman who has lost her husband to the war that is slowly consuming the world. With his death she discovers that the consequences of defeat will be more terrifying for her and her people than she could ever have imagined. Her stand will change the history of the world.
'Each volume of the Sword of Truth proves more difficult to review than the last. There are only so many ways of heaping praise on a series that gets better and better SFX. 'Everything one could ask for in an epic fantasy' Publishers' Weekly.
Terry Goodkind has been a wildlife artist, a cabinetmaker and a violin maker. He lives in the desert in Nevada.