New York, NY – Monday, April 19, 2010 – Tor Books is proud to announce the return of New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind to their list. The first book in the 3-book deal will be a new Richard and Kahlan novel, due in early 2011. Richard and Kahlan are the principle characters from his previous New York Times bestselling books.
“We are excited to publish Terry Goodkind again,” says Tom Doherty, President and Publisher of Tor Books. “Millions of people delight in the novels of Richard and Kahlan and eagerly await the continuation of their story.”
Twenty five million copies of Goodkind’s 12-book series have been sold worldwide and have been translated into more than 20 languages. A television series adaptation of the novels, titled Legend of the Seeker, produced by ABC Studios and broadcast via syndication, first aired on November 1, 2008 and is now in its second season. The Sword of Truth is one of the most successful series ever published in the fantasy field.
Said Goodkind, “I’m thrilled to be back with Tor to tell more stories of Richard and Kahlan.
I had to laugh when Tor mistook The Sword of Truth as a Fantasy series. Clearly they’re erroneous in their categorization, despite being one of the biggest and most powerful publishers in the genre. Something tells me that The Law of Nines (Goodkind’s first foray into
Urban Fantasy the realm of Thriller novels) didn’t sell as well as expected. Maybe Goodkind wasn’t objective enough in his assessment of his fan base?