Terry Goodkind, a best-selling author known for his multivolume “Sword of Truth” fantasy series, died on Thursday, according to several reports.
A message on his verified social media accounts reads: “It is a great loss. An unimaginable loss. It is impossible to put into few words just how amazing of a man, a husband, a writer, a friend, and a human, Terry Goodkind truly was. He is already desperately missed. We are forever grateful for him having shared his life’s work with all of us, as he was always grateful to be held in our hearts.”
Goodkind was 72. Tor.com publishing site said Goodkind worked as a woodworker and artist before writing his first novel, “Wizard’s First Rule,” in 1994.
He eventually wrote more than 30 bestselling novels, selling more than 26 million books worldwide, according to his website. At the same time, his work was sometimes derided as sexist.
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