Sword of Truth

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 61,129 ratings

Debt of Bones Publisher's Summary

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. With the storm of the final battle about to save the life of a child...but neither can escape the shadow of an ancient betrayal.

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.

©2001 Terry Goodkind (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 0.5

    • Debt of Bones

    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 813

    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. With the storm of the final battle about to save the life of a child....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful back story

    • By Kurt on 03-27-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 1

    • Wizard's First Rule

    • Sword of Truth, Book 1
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 34 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,581
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,505

    In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a blast

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • Stone of Tears

    • Sword of Truth, Book 2
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 38 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,848
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,359

    The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - Almost ruined by the narrator

    • By Bo Laughlin on 05-12-10

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 3

    • Blood of the Fold

    • Sword of Truth, Book 3
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,025
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,044

    In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator... From bad to worse in this book

    • By Jim on 09-26-09

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 4

    • Temple of the Winds

    • Sword of Truth, Book 4
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,905
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,765
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,785

    The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, poor narration

    • By Dani on 07-19-09

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 5

    • Soul of the Fire

    • Sword of Truth, Book 5
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,933
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,987
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,018

    Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best not his worst

    • By Alain on 11-19-08

    Regular price: $24.54

  • Book 6

    • Faith of the Fallen

    • Sword of Truth, Book 6
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: John Kenneth
    • Length: 30 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,083
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,155

    A Sister of the Dark captures Richard and takes him deep into the Old World, to the very heart of the Order, while his beloved Kahlan remains behind. Free because of Richard's sacrifice for her, but unwilling to abandon the cause of the Midlands, Kahlan violates not only prophecy but her last pledge to Richard and raises an army against the advancing horde of the Imperial Order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the most inspiring books ever written

    • By Sarah on 08-10-10

    Regular price: $24.54

  • Book 7

    • The Pillars of Creation

    • Sword of Truth, Book 7
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,252
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,466
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,493

    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 paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, they must venture deep into a strange and desolate land.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detour!

    • By Don Gilbert on 04-11-09

    Regular price: $24.54

  • Book 8

    • Naked Empire

    • Sword of Truth, Book 8
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,995
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308

    "'You knew they were there, didn't you?' Kahlan asked in a hushed tone as she leaned closer. Against the darkening sky, she could just make out the shapes of three black-tipped races taking to wing, beginning their nightly hunt. That was why he'd stopped. That was what he'd been watching as the rest of them waited in uneasy silence."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • No more Jim Bond

    • By Ray Draleaus on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $34.96

  • Book 9

    • Chainfire

    • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 26 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164

    As Richard fought to focus his mind on his need to remain conscious, the breathless voices sounded to him as if they were coming from some great, dim distance. He wasn't sure who they were. He knew that he knew them, but right then it just didn't seem to matter. He struggled to put voice to his burning concern, but he couldn't form the words, couldn't get out any more than a gasping moan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Much improved from the Naked Empire

    • By Karanja on 06-10-08
    • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 26 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-13-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

  • Book 10

    • Phantom

    • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2, Sword of Truth, Book 10
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 22 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141

    On the day that she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day when the world began to end.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Phantom Review

    • By Marie on 11-08-09
    • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2, Sword of Truth, Book 10
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 22 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 05-13-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

  • Book 11

    • Confessor

    • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 3, Sword of Truth, Book 11
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but....

    • By Catie C. on 08-11-10
    • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 3, Sword of Truth, Book 11
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 05-13-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

  • Book 12

    • The Omen Machine

    • A Richard and Kahlan Novel
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,243
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,245

    An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop. As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok, but...

    • By Lawrence on 09-28-11

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 13

    • The Third Kingdom

    • Richard and Kahlan, Book 2
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883

    "Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File. He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up to his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death." Sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Omen Machine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, too much rambling

    • By Jennifer on 08-26-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 14

    • Severed Souls

    • Sword of Truth, Book 14
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728

    Enter the unique world of Terry Goodkind. A world of high adventure, brilliant storytelling, and people you will never forget. A sweeping new novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OMG what has happen to Goodking

    • By bryan curr on 11-04-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 15

    • Warheart

    • Sword of Truth, Book 15
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,110

    Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • For fans of the Sword of Truth series only...

    • By Billy Chan on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $27.99