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's first novel, Wizard's First Rule (1994), established him immediately as a major voice on the epic fantasy scene. Subsequent books in the Sword of Truth series have climbed steadily up the national best seller lists.
Goodkind was born and raised in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school. Besides a career in wildlife art, he has been a cabinet maker, violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world. In 1983 Goodkind moved to the forested mountains he loves. There he and his wife, Jeri, live.