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23rd Sep '14 12:21:07 AM Fireblood
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Terry Goodkind is a novelist who has written the best-selling ''SwordOfTruth'' series. He is currently working under contract for two different publishers, Putnam and Tor. Under his contract with Putnam he is obligated to write three novels, the first of which, ''The Law of Nines'', was released in Summer 2009. Under the contract with Tor, he is obligated to continue his Sword of Truth series with a new trilogy. The first installment of the trilogy, ''The Omen Machine'', was released in early 2011.
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Terry Goodkind is a novelist who has written the best-selling ''SwordOfTruth'' series. He is currently working under contract for two different publishers, Putnam and Tor. Under his contract with Putnam he is obligated to write three novels, the first of which, ''The Law of Nines'', was released in Summer 2009. Under the contract with Tor, he is obligated to continue continued his Sword of Truth series with a new trilogy. The first installment of the trilogy, starting with ''The Omen Machine'', Machine'' in 2011, ''The Third Kingdom'' in 2013, and ending with ''Severed Souls'' in 2013. A prequel novella, ''The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus'' was released published in early 2011. 2012.

* ''Debt of Bones'' (A novella prequel)
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* ''Debt of Bones'' (A novella prequel)prequel novella)

* ''The Omen Machine Sequel'' * ''Another Sequel to The Omen Machine'' (This will be the fifteenth book in the series, and the final one Goodkind is contracted to write)
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* ''The Omen Machine Sequel'' Third Kingdom'' * ''Another Sequel to The Omen Machine'' (This will be the fifteenth book in the series, and the final one Goodkind is contracted to write)''Severed Souls''

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* ''The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus'' (Another prequel novella)
3rd Aug '14 5:01:20 PM ilniaj
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Goodkind likes to consider himself a [[ScifiGhetto philosophical novelist rather than a fantasy author]]. His later books in the ''Sword of Truth'' series have a strong [[AuthorTract Objectivist slant]].
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Goodkind likes to consider himself a [[ScifiGhetto [[SmallNameBigEgo philosophical novelist rather than a fantasy author]]. His later books in the ''Sword of Truth'' series have a strong [[AuthorTract Objectivist slant]].
29th May '13 12:23:25 PM Magestad
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Not to be confused with TerryBrooks.
17th Jan '13 12:42:35 PM IronLion
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Goodkind has exhibited some of the following tropes: * {{Anvilicious}}: One could easily argue that Goodkind and subtlety have never met. He feels the best way to get his point across is to have a heroic character deliver a long speech to a crowd of [[StrawMan straw men]], who will respond with phrases the character can easily rejoin. Or have a villainous character be made entirely out of qualities Goodkind finds abhorrent. * [[FanMyopia Author Myopia]]: In a rare example of the ''author'' seeing his work in a way the rest of the world does not, Goodkind frequently talks about his books as if they are something unprecedented; that he has re-invented the fantasy genre by doing things that no one has ever done in this genre before. He does this, of course, by "not writing fantasy" but writing "deep philosophical works" that happen to use fantasy as a medium to get their message across. Fans who read nothing but Goodkind often parrot this idea. Of course, anyone who reads fantasy, as Goodkind [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch says he does not]] will quickly and easily see that not only are Goodkind's books pretty standard examples of the genre, almost to the point of being stereotypical, but he's far from the first one to insert [[AuthorTract author tracts]], nor is he the only one still doing it. * {{Jerkass}}: Just ask anyone unfortunate enough to criticize something about his work to his face, or people who would like to him to lighten up on the Objectivism and start writing straight fantasy again. Goodkind does ''not'' suffer these people gladly, and will usually respond with an all-out attack on not only the person, but fantasy fans in general. He seems to have no tolerance for fantasy as a genre at all, considering it "tired and empty" and "bereft of thought". One wonders why he chose to write in that genre. * UnfortunateImplications: Goodkind creates a race of people obviously based on Aboriginal people. Richard, the Great White Hero, comes along and teaches them civilization. They begin to see him as a god. Their name? Mud people. Yeah... * WriterOnBoard: ''In spades''. He may be the trope codifier. Early works perhaps weren't as {{Anvilicious}} as his later works, but once he became a hardcore disciple of Ayn Rand, he decided to have long breaks from the action so that his lead characters could deliver long speeches that were transparently Goodkind yelling at his audience. He also created two characters who were meant to represent Bill and Hilary Clinton. Needless to say, they were hideous, corrupt people. His description of a group of pacifists in one novel includes the phrase "armed only with their hatred of moral clarity." ----
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Goodkind has exhibited some of the following tropes: * {{Anvilicious}}: One could easily argue that Goodkind and subtlety have never met. He feels the best way to get his point across is to have a heroic character deliver a long speech to a crowd of [[StrawMan straw men]], who will respond with phrases the character can easily rejoin. Or have a villainous character be made entirely out of qualities Goodkind finds abhorrent. * [[FanMyopia Author Myopia]]: In a rare example of the ''author'' seeing his work in a way the rest of the world does not, Goodkind frequently talks about his books as if they are something unprecedented; that he has re-invented the fantasy genre by doing things that no one has ever done in this genre before. He does this, of course, by "not writing fantasy" but writing "deep philosophical works" that happen to use fantasy as a medium to get their message across. Fans who read nothing but Goodkind often parrot this idea. Of course, anyone who reads fantasy, as Goodkind [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch says he does not]] will quickly and easily see that not only are Goodkind's books pretty standard examples of the genre, almost to the point of being stereotypical, but he's far from the first one to insert [[AuthorTract author tracts]], nor is he the only one still doing it. * {{Jerkass}}: Just ask anyone unfortunate enough to criticize something about his work to his face, or people who would like to him to lighten up on the Objectivism and start writing straight fantasy again. Goodkind does ''not'' suffer these people gladly, and will usually respond with an all-out attack on not only the person, but fantasy fans in general. He seems to have no tolerance for fantasy as a genre at all, considering it "tired and empty" and "bereft of thought". One wonders why he chose to write in that genre. * UnfortunateImplications: Goodkind creates a race of people obviously based on Aboriginal people. Richard, the Great White Hero, comes along and teaches them civilization. They begin to see him as a god. Their name? Mud people. Yeah... * WriterOnBoard: ''In spades''. He may be the trope codifier. Early works perhaps weren't as {{Anvilicious}} as his later works, but once he became a hardcore disciple of Ayn Rand, he decided to have long breaks from the action so that his lead characters could deliver long speeches that were transparently Goodkind yelling at his audience. He also created two characters who were meant to represent Bill and Hilary Clinton. Needless to say, they were hideous, corrupt people. His description of a group of pacifists in one novel includes the phrase "armed only with their hatred of moral clarity." ----
12th Dec '12 11:39:16 AM jmparker78
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* AerithAndBob: In a world that includes characters with names like "Zeddicus Z'ul Zorander", "Shota", "Kahlan Amnell", "Darken Rahl", "Drefan", etc. there are just as many people, often from the same city, or even small town, with names like "Richard Cypher", "Bradley Ryan", "Edwards", "Jenssen Daggett" (the name of a real life actress), Dalton Campbell, etc.
12th Dec '12 11:34:45 AM jmparker78
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* AerithAndBob: In a world that includes characters with names like "Zeddicus Z'ul Zorander", "Shota", "Kahlan Amnell", "Darken Rahl", "Drefan", etc. there are just as many people, often from the same city, or even small town, with names like "Richard Cypher", "Bradley Ryan", "Edwards", "Jenssen Daggett" (the name of a real life actress), Dalton Campbell, etc.
12th Dec '12 11:30:48 AM jmparker78
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* {{Anvilicious}} One could easily argue that Goodkind and subtlety have never met. He feels the best way to get his point across is to have a heroic character deliver a long speech to a crowd of [[StrawMan straw men]], who will respond with phrases the character can easily rejoin. Or have a villainous character be made entirely out of qualities Goodkind finds abhorrent.
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* {{Anvilicious}} {{Anvilicious}}: One could easily argue that Goodkind and subtlety have never met. He feels the best way to get his point across is to have a heroic character deliver a long speech to a crowd of [[StrawMan straw men]], who will respond with phrases the character can easily rejoin. Or have a villainous character be made entirely out of qualities Goodkind finds abhorrent.abhorrent. * [[FanMyopia Author Myopia]]: In a rare example of the ''author'' seeing his work in a way the rest of the world does not, Goodkind frequently talks about his books as if they are something unprecedented; that he has re-invented the fantasy genre by doing things that no one has ever done in this genre before. He does this, of course, by "not writing fantasy" but writing "deep philosophical works" that happen to use fantasy as a medium to get their message across. Fans who read nothing but Goodkind often parrot this idea. Of course, anyone who reads fantasy, as Goodkind [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch says he does not]] will quickly and easily see that not only are Goodkind's books pretty standard examples of the genre, almost to the point of being stereotypical, but he's far from the first one to insert [[AuthorTract author tracts]], nor is he the only one still doing it.
12th Dec '12 11:20:38 AM jmparker78
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Goodkind has exhibited some of the following tropes: * {{Anvilicious}} One could easily argue that Goodkind and subtlety have never met. He feels the best way to get his point across is to have a heroic character deliver a long speech to a crowd of [[StrawMan straw men]], who will respond with phrases the character can easily rejoin. Or have a villainous character be made entirely out of qualities Goodkind finds abhorrent. * {{Jerkass}}: Just ask anyone unfortunate enough to criticize something about his work to his face, or people who would like to him to lighten up on the Objectivism and start writing straight fantasy again. Goodkind does ''not'' suffer these people gladly, and will usually respond with an all-out attack on not only the person, but fantasy fans in general. He seems to have no tolerance for fantasy as a genre at all, considering it "tired and empty" and "bereft of thought". One wonders why he chose to write in that genre. * UnfortunateImplications: Goodkind creates a race of people obviously based on Aboriginal people. Richard, the Great White Hero, comes along and teaches them civilization. They begin to see him as a god. Their name? Mud people. Yeah... * WriterOnBoard: ''In spades''. He may be the trope codifier. Early works perhaps weren't as {{Anvilicious}} as his later works, but once he became a hardcore disciple of Ayn Rand, he decided to have long breaks from the action so that his lead characters could deliver long speeches that were transparently Goodkind yelling at his audience. He also created two characters who were meant to represent Bill and Hilary Clinton. Needless to say, they were hideous, corrupt people. His description of a group of pacifists in one novel includes the phrase "armed only with their hatred of moral clarity."
31st May '12 1:52:37 PM ccoa
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Terry Goodkind is a novelist who has written the best-selling ''SwordOfTruth'' series. He is currently working under contract for two different publishers, Putnam and Tor. Under his contract with Putnam he is obligated to write three novels, the first of which, ''The Law of Nines'', was released in Summer 2009. Under the contract with Tor, he is obligated to continue his Sword of Truth series with a new trilogy. The first installment of the trilogy, ''The Omen Machine'', has a tentative release date of early 2011.
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Terry Goodkind is a novelist who has written the best-selling ''SwordOfTruth'' series. He is currently working under contract for two different publishers, Putnam and Tor. Under his contract with Putnam he is obligated to write three novels, the first of which, ''The Law of Nines'', was released in Summer 2009. Under the contract with Tor, he is obligated to continue his Sword of Truth series with a new trilogy. The first installment of the trilogy, ''The Omen Machine'', has a tentative release date of was released in early 2011.
31st May '12 1:52:00 PM ccoa
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''TheSwordOfTruth'' series:
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''TheSwordOfTruth'' !!''TheSwordOfTruth'' series:

The series has a TV adaptation, called {{Legend Of The Seeker}}.
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\n\nThe series has a TV adaptation, called {{Legend Of The Seeker}}.\n * ''The Law of Nines'' (A spinoff novel)
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