Terry Goodkind is a novelist who has written the best-selling ''Literature/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 continued his Sword of Truth series with a new trilogy, starting with ''The Omen 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 published in 2012.

Goodkind likes to consider himself a [[SmallNameBigEgo philosophical novelist rather than a fantasy author]]. His later books in the ''Sword of Truth'' series have a strong [[AuthorTract Objectivist slant]].

Not to be confused with Creator/TerryBrooks.

!!''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series:

* ''Wizard's First Rule''
* ''Stone of Tears''
* ''Blood of the Fold''
* ''Temple of the Winds''
* ''Soul of the Fire''
* ''Faith of the Fallen''
* ''The Pillars of Creation''
* ''Naked Empire''
* ''Chainfire''
* ''Phantom''
* ''Confessor''
* ''Debt of Bones'' (A prequel novella)
* ''The Omen Machine''
* ''The Third Kingdom''
* ''Severed Souls''
* ''The Law of Nines'' (A spinoff novel)
* ''The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus'' (Another prequel novella)