Shroud of Eternity
The sequel to Terry Goodkind's New York Times bestselling Death's Mistress, set in the world of The Sword of Truth as fan favorite warrior Nicci explores new and fantastical realms
Shroud of Eternity picks up where Terry Goodkind’s New York Times bestseller Death’s Mistress left off, promising a thrilling brew of bloodshed, sex, deception, and sorcery.
The formidable sorceress Nicci and her companions — the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon — set out on another quest after driving ruthless Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay. Their mission: restore Nathan’s magic and, for Nicci, save the world.
Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, the trio makes their way south of Kol Adair toward a wondrous city shrouded behind time: Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan’s salvation — severed Norukai heads on pikes, a genetically modified monster, and a petrified army of half a million — are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.
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.
In the world of Terry Goodkind’s New York Times-bestselling Sword of Truth saga, fan-favorite warrior Nicci and her travel companion Nathan Rahl explore new and fantastical realms, encountering familiar allies, dangerous magic, and creatures forged by twisted sorcery.
Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles consists of four books. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
Main series The Sword of Truth