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The Pillars of Creation
First British Edition Gollancz (2001) |
Ever since she was six, someone has been truing to kill Jennsen. Now she is twenty. He just found her.
Entering the world of Sunday Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind, we find ourselves gripped by fear, held spellbound by suspense, and, most of all, aching to be there beside people who capture our hearts.
Now, in his latest and most lavish adventure vet, a young woman’s struggle for salvation from inner demons and an ancient injustice takes on terrifying dimensions. Tormented her entire life by inhuman voices, Jennsen seeks to end her intolerable agony. She at last discovers a way to silence the voices. For everyone else, the torment is about to begin.
Richard Rahl and his wife, Kahlan, have been reunited after their long separation, but with winter descending and the paralysing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, they must venture deep into a strange and desolate land. Their quest turns to terror when they find themselves the helpless prey of a tireless hunter.
Exploited by those intent on domination, Jennsen finds herself drawn into the centre of a violent struggle for conquest and revenge. Worse yet, she finds her will seized by dark forces more abhorrent than anything she ever envisioned. Only then does she come to realise that the voices were real.
Debt of Bones
First British Edition Gollancz (2001) |
A debt of bones knows no bounds, least of all death.
When Abby arrives in the great city seeking help, she has no idea that her desperate appeal will turn out to be anything but simple, or that what she carries with her in a tattered burlap sack could unleash annihilation.
Amid the sweep of a world besieged by war, Debt of Bones is the story of a young peasant woman’s struggle to win the aid of the most important man alive. Both share the shadow of an ancient debt that, if called due, could send the fate of countless lives tumbling towards catastrophe.
Abby finds herself trapped not only between both sides of the war but in the 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. With the storm of the final battle about to break, they are caught up in a desperate fight to save the life of a child, but neither can escape the deadly spectre of betrayal and treachery.
With time running out, their only choice may be a debt of bones. The world - for Zedd, for Abby, for everyone - will never again be the same.
Set in the world of The Sword Of Truth, in a time before the boundaries, Debt of Bones is an extraordinary tale of the power of love and courage in a world desperate for both. For Zedd and Abby, it could mean the ultimate sacrifice of that love. For the world, it could mean the end of courage.
Beautifully illustrated by renowned cover artist Keith Parkinson, Debt of Bones is destined to be a classic cherished for generations to come.
Style. Grace. Substance. A story of the nobility of spirit. Find out why millions of readers the world over have elevated Terry Goodkind to the ranks of legend.
‘Teeming with violence, treachery and intrigue.’ Publishers Weekly
|Paperback - Gollancz (2001) |
Faith of the Fallen
First British Edition Gollancz (2000) |
The new Sword of Truth novel from Terry Goodkind lifts fantasy into a new arena.
Emperor Jagang, having brutally subjugated Anderith, is poised to unleash his horde of the Imperial Order on the free people of the New World. As the conflagration of war ignites, the devotion of two people, to themselves, to their cause and to their duty will be tested in the firestorm. Faith of the Fallen is the awesome story of that struggle. It is a triumph of pure storytelling.
Kahlan lies close to death. And now Richard, the Seeker and Keeper of the Sword of Truth, who distrusts prophecy more than anyone, has had a vision. It is a vision that his obligation to truth compels him to obey. It is a vision which means taking Kahlan with him, away from the protection of the D'Haran armies. And it is a vision that will lead the people depending on his leadership to doubt his courage, but worse, it could leave them to a grim fate.
Meanwhile in Jagang's sprawling encampment outside Fairfield, Nicci, Sister of the Dark, is tormented by her memory of Richard. And yet, fascinated by his mysterious nature, she is still captivated by the inexplicable and troubling strength she saw in his gaze. Her burning passion to destroy him commits her to the unthinkable and draws her into an epic conflict of the human spirit.
Following the sweeping drama of Soul of the Fire, a top ten national bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic, Terry Goodkind begins a new decade with a powerful new epic of unequalled scope and intensity.
Praise for Terry Goodkind
'Teeming with violence, treachery and intrigue. Newcomers - as well as Goodkind's large, loyal readership - will delight in this complex epic fantasy' Publishers Weekly
'This is a phenomenal fantasy, endlessly inventive' Piers Anthony
'An original and absorbing saga filled with exceptional characterisation' SFX
'An admirable feat of storytelling' Booklist
First British Edition Gollancz Millenium (1999) |
Soul of the Fire
|Paperback - Gollancz Millenium (2000) |
The Sword of Truth
Beware the Chimes, and if need be great, draw for yourself thrice on the barren earth, in sand and salt and blood, a Fatal Grace…
Richard Rahl, Keeper of the Sword of Truth, faced an evil even he could not stand against - the dread plague heralded by a Red Moon and loosed by the mad Emperor Jagang. Only by journeying to the Temple of the Winds was he able to thwart Jagang and save not only the life of his beloved Kahlan, but that of the whole of the New World. But when Kahlan in turn summoned the magical Chimes to save Richard, she unwittingly set free a worse scourge than any Jagang might have dreamt of.
Now Kahlan and Richard are destined to see their souls tempered in the fiery cauldron of battle, and for them there is no place so dangerous as a world without magic, a world where the Chimes run free…
|Paperback - Gollancz Millenium (1998) |
Temple Of The Winds
First British Edition Orion (1998) |
On the red moon will come the firestorm. The one bonded to the blade will watch his people die. ,.To quench the inferno he must seek the remedy in the wind, .. the one in white, his true beloved, will betray him in her blood.
Richard Cypher - now Lord Rahl - wielder of the Sword of Truth is beginning to restore order to the New World in the wake of Darken Rahl's evil legacy. But there is one more surprise left in Darken Rahl's wake that Richard never thought to face. A brother. ..
For Kahlan, the Mother Confessor and Richard's betrothed, a different yet equally disturbing surprise awaits in the Petitioners' Hall in Aydindril. Nadine, a Midlander, has travelled many miles in search of Richard Cypher, her lost love. Beautiful, with appealing soft brown eyes and a cascade of rich brown hair, she will stop at nothing to win him back to her side.
The arrival of both Drefan Rahl and Nadine coincides with a malignant Red Moon, and the discovery of an assassin from Emperor Jagang of the Old World's Imperial Order, heralding the awakening of a prophecy that neither Richard nor Kahlan wishes to see come to pass. It brings a fatal plague and the promise of doom to all of the New World. Finding a cure means seeking out the infamous Temple of the Winds, banished into another dimension over three thousand years ago. It may mean Richard betraying all he holds dear for the sake of the New World's future.
'This is a phenomenal fantasy, endlessly inventive, that surely marks the commencement of one of the major careers in the genre' Piers Anthony
'I really think it's going to sweep the country as Tolkien's work did in the sixties' Marion Zimmer Bradley
BLOOD OF THE FOLD
'Teeming with violence, treachery and intrigue. Newcomers - as well as Goodkind's large, loyal readership - will delight in this complex epic fantasy' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY