Terry Goodkind - Fantasy writer dies
#1  Dr. Drib 09-22-2020, 09:22 PM
Terry Goodkind died September 17, 2020.

#2  Camellia 09-22-2020, 09:50 PM
The notice posted by his publisher on their website:

#3  pwalker8 09-23-2020, 08:50 AM
I remember when he first hit the scene with the Wizard's First Rule. It wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but he certain had a lot of success and made a big impact.

#4  DiapDealer 09-23-2020, 10:08 AM
A lot of people loved Sword of Truth. I wasn't one of them, but it's impossible to deny he was influential in the genre. For the record, though: he didn't write fantasy. He said so himself in an interview in 2003.

#5  SleepyBob 09-23-2020, 10:42 AM
I've actually have Wizard's First Rule in my library holds so I can re-read the series. It's an enjoyable series for the first dozen books, if you can ignore the (wrong-headed, IMO) philosophising that is stuffed in.

#6  Luffy 09-23-2020, 02:03 PM
RIP. I haven't read any of his books, but I might now.

#7  Quoth 09-23-2020, 02:56 PM
I found the Sword of Truth Series increasingly toxic and needed brain bleach. So never read anything since.

#8  Dr. Drib 09-23-2020, 06:23 PM
I heard that fantasy writer Terry Goodkind died from Covid. I've only seen this from one source, by the way, and I haven't looked very hard beyond that one source.

Many people loved his fantasy novels and a number of people didn't care for them at all. So - for the record - for those individuals who loved his writings and the world and characters he created in his fantasy novels, my condolences to his fans. I know this is one fantasy writer who will be missed by a number of people.

I'm just saying.

#9  Mnementh 09-23-2020, 06:31 PM
I loved The Sword of Truth series and am gutted to hear of Terry's passing.

While some of the philosophising in the books was rather blatant I don't feel it detracted from the story, I read it in the context of the story and didn't try and apply it to real life, probably why it didn't bother me.

Terry's characterisations were fantastic imo and that's what has always drawn me in to any series.

He will be sadly missed RIP

#10  PurpleStar 09-23-2020, 09:58 PM
Sad. I read the whole Wizard's First Rule series.

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