Sword of Truth

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145 ratings

Debt of Bones 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 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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
    • Brilliant

    • By StuartJAtkinson on 04-07-15

    Regular price: £11.29

  • 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 644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good. For adults only though.

    • By Sean on 27-08-09

    Regular price: £26.29

  • 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 390
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good follow up book but narrator is horrific

    • By Andrew Cochrane on 15-01-17

    Regular price: £29.59

  • 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 302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By James on 25-08-08

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 4

    • Temple of the Winds

    • Sword of Truth, Book 4
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • whats with the narrator?

    • By Stuart on 24-12-08

    Regular price: £25.59

  • 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 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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
    • very good

    • By Jay on 25-06-16

    Regular price: £23.09

  • 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 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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
    • Excellent and enthralled

    • By Dazmo103 on 26-02-18

    Regular price: £19.29

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected disappointment

    • By Rachel on 08-02-09

    Regular price: £19.29

  • 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 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    "'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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another good book in the series

    • By Rachel on 18-02-09

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 9

    • Chainfire

    • 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 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Back on track

    • By debs on 17-01-18
    • Sword of Truth, Book 9
    • By: Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 26 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 13-05-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 190 ratings

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 10

    • Phantom

    • 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 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story is dragging too long

    • By Dobs Totev on 05-10-17

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 11

    • Confessor

    • 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 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Gareth on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 12

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  • 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 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

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  • Book 15

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