Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind, Dick Hill

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  • Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth #0.5)
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    Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth #0.5)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 26 ratings · published 2004

    A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive. Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty... more

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  • Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth #1)
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    Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth #1)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 31 ratings · published 1998

    The masterpiece that started The New York Times bestselling epic Sword of Truth In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help . . . and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence... more

  • Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth #2)
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    Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth #2)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 30 ratings · published 1998

    Kirkus called Wizard's First Rule, Book One of The Sword of Truth, "a wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy debut." Piers Anthony lauded it as "a phenomenal fantasy, endlessly inventive, that surely marks the commencement of one of the major careers in the genre. It starts in early and keeps hitting you with new magical wonders, building into a truly gripping adventure." In Wizard's First Rule, Richard Cypher's world was turned upside down... more

  • Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth #3)
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    Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth #3)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 30 ratings · published 1998

    Richard comes to terms with his true identity as a War Wizard. The New World, and all the freedom of humankind, is under threat from the Imperial Order after he had brought down the barrier between the Old and New World. The Imperial Order has already sent delegations and armies into the New World. Richard's only option to stop the invasion is to claim his heritage and unite all free kingdoms and provinces under one rule and one command.

  • Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth #4)
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    Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth #4)

    Terry Goodkind, Dick Hill

    · 30 ratings · published 2002

    Book Four of The Sword of Truth—the series first begun in Wizard's First Rule—returns listeners to the world of Richard Cypher, a simple woods guide who never dreamed he would be named the Seeker of Truth and become caught up in magic, war, and dangers so extraordinary that the fate of his entire world would hang on his actions and decisions... more

  • Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth #5)
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    Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth #5)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 30 ratings · published 2002

    Richard and Kahlan are finally married and enjoying their wedding night back in the Spirit House in the Village of the Mud People. Soon, sudden and unexplainable deaths begin to occur, and Richard comes to the conclusion that when Kahlan called forth the Chimes in order to save him, they remained free, causing havoc. Zedd sends Richard and Kahlan off to the Wizard's Keep in Aydindril to get a special bottle that contains a spell that will stop the threat... more

  • Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth #6)
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    Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth #6)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 30 ratings · published 2002

    As his beloved Kahlan lies close to death, Richard Rahl, who distrusts prophecy more than anyone, is confronted by a compelling vision - one that bears a terrible price. It would mean taking Kahlan away to safety while abandoning his people to a grim fate. As savage hordes stand poised to invade their homeland, Richard and Kahlan's devotion, not only to each other but to their cause and their duty, is imperiled in the descending fury of war... more

  • The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth #7)
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    The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth #7)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 30 ratings · published 2006

    A young woman's struggle for salvation from her inner demons, and from ancient injustice, takes on terrifying dimensions. For everyone...Richard and Kahlan are reunited, but with an army occupying their homeland, they must venture into a desolate land. But their quest turns to terror when they become the hopeless prey of a tireless hunter.If Richard and Kahlan are to survive, Richard must face against the demons stalking among the Pillars of Creation.

  • Naked Empire (Sword of Truth #8)
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    Naked Empire (Sword of Truth #8)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 28 ratings · published 2006

    Ancient sorcerous barriers have been overthrown, freeing the sadistic Imperial Order to pillage the rest of the world. Far from the land he rules, his life and powers draining with each day, Richard Rahl must help a desperate people-and teach them the meaning of freedom.And behind Richard's troubles is a new force: a soul-stealer who rides the minds of birds and beasts to spy on Richard's mind, anticipating his every move...

  • Chainfire (Sword of Truth #9)
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    Chainfire (Sword of Truth #9)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 28 ratings · published 2006

    With Wizard's First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find... more

  • Phantom (Sword of Truth #10)
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    Phantom (Sword of Truth #10)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 28 ratings · published 2007

    On the day she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day that the world began to end. As her husband, Richard, desperately searches for his beloved, whom only he remembers, he knows that if she doesn't soon discover who she really is, she will unwittingly become the instrument that will unleash annihilation... more

  • Confessor (Sword of Truth #11)
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    Confessor (Sword of Truth #11)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 28 ratings · published 2008

    Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves…and has lost.  Join Richard and Kahlan in the concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys ever written... more

  • The Omen Machine (Sword of Truth #12)
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    The Omen Machine (Sword of Truth #12)

    Terry Goodkind

    · 24 ratings · published 2012

    Hannis Arc, working on the tapestry of lines linking constellations of elements that constituted the language of Creation recorded on the ancient Cerulean scroll spread out among the clutter on his desk, was not surprised to see the seven etherial forms billow into the room like acrid smoke driven on a breath of bitter breeze... more

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