Terry Goodkind (born 1948) is a contemporary American writer and author of the best-selling epic fantasy series, The Sword of Truth, which according to his publisher TOR in an August, 2006 press release has more than 10 million copies in print and has been translated into 20 different languages.The Sword of Truth, written by Terry Goodkind, is an epic fantasy series encompassing the stories of a diverse cast of characters. Each volume is self-contained, in that the primary conflicts of each novel are resolved within that novel; however, binding it together are the delicately interwoven threads of the many underlying characters and ongoing events throughout the works of this highly complex series.Thus far, it consists of ten novels and one novella, with the eleventh novel titled "Confessor" with a released date in late 2007. According to Goodkind, "Confessor" will bring the current story arc to its final conclusion. Although the current story arc will conclude, Goodkind states that he does not plan on ending the series entirely, as he expects to continue writing other stories that will take place in the Sword of Truth universe.simple woods guide who lends a hand to a stranger seeking a nameless Wizard who left her land many years ago. Over the course of the series, Richard learns about his heritage while seeking to stop the evil that others would unleash upon the world of the living. By refusing to sacrifice his values and living his life as a free man, others begin to understand the nobility of man and what it means to be free. Each book is loosely themed around a Wizard's Rule, tenets by which all wizards should abide.