Debt of Bones
A novella. Illustrated by Keith Parkinson.
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 break, both Abby and Zedd are caught in a desperate fight 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.
Discover why millions of readers the world over have elevated Terry Goodkind to the ranks of legend.
Terry Goodkind (1948–2020) was an American writer. He was known for the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth as well as the contemporary suspense novel The Law of Nines (2009), which has ties to his fantasy series. The Sword of Truth series sold 25 million copies worldwide and was translated into more than 20 languages. Additionally, it was adapted into a television series called Legend of the Seeker, which premiered on November 1, 2008, and ran for two seasons, ending in May 2010.
Goodkind was a proponent of Ayn Rand's philosophical approach of Objectivism, and made references to Rand's ideas and novels in his works.
The Sword of Truth is #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind’s epic fantasy series chronicling the heroic journeys of Richard Cypher, a Seeker of Truth, Confessor Kahlan Amnell and First Order wizard Zeddicus “Zedd” Zu’l Zorander as they battle against dark forces and evil overlords seeking to subjugate the land.
The Sword of Truth consists of eleven primary works, and includes two additional books that complement the series but are not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
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I never had any interest in reading beyond Wizard's First Rule, but I did wonder about Debt of Bones so I picked up a copy. I really enjoyed it. It was intruiging from the start and had a neat little twist in the end. It also brought to light some interesting points that just didn't quite fit into the first book that were good to know. It was also a quick read - I downed the whole thing from start to finish in about 2 hours.
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Debt of Bones is a short story and it's almost like a prequel to The Sword of Truth series. In my opinion this story is quite entertaining and it's definitely a lot better and more interesting than the recent books. Debt of Bones is a good choice if you want to read light fantasy.