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Book One of a three part series

The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind is book one of a new series of novels with G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin Books. It was released on August 18, 2009. The story starts nearly a millennium after the events of Confessor and is set in the world without magic.


Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the Midwest, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should make him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him - and everyone he loves - into a target for extreme and uncompromising violence.


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To Jeri, the love of my life, who is always there for me. She gives me strength when I'm weak and her special smile when I'm strong. No one knows as well as she everything that has brought me to this place, this book, this new road. I could never be who I am, or accomplish all that I do, without her at my side every step of the way. She completes me. This one is for her.


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Facts & trivia[]

  • Alex is a direct descendant of Jennsen Rahl and Tom Rahl.
  • Jax is a direct descendant of Kahlan Amnell and Richard Rahl.
  • The Daggett Trust and Daggett Society are named after Jennsen Rahl, who used the name Daggett while in hiding.
  • Jax's comment that queens used to bow before her kind, as well as her unusual black dress and various comments about how she dresses, indicate that she is a Confessor and possibly the Mother Confessor.
  • The statue of the woman in white in the magic shop was possibly modelled on Kahlan Amnell.
  • The town of Orden, Nebraska was most likely named after the Boxes of Orden.
  • Castle Mountain, located in Maine, is a natural rock formation which resembles the People's Palace.

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Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind

Prequel: The First Confessor
Prequel: Debt of Bones
Book 1: Wizard's First Rule
Book 2: Stone of Tears
Book 3: Blood of the Fold

Book 4: Temple of the Winds
Book 5: Soul of the Fire
Book 6: Faith of the Fallen
Book 7: Pillars of Creation
Book 8: Naked Empire

Book 9: Chainfire
Book 10: Phantom
Book 11: Confessor
Book 12: The Omen Machine
Book 13: The Third Kingdom

Book 14: Severed Souls
Book 15: Warheart
Book 16: Death's Mistress
Book 17: Shroud of Eternity
Book 18: Siege of Stone
Book 19: Heart Of Black Ice
Sequel: The Law of Nines

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