The OF Blog: Tor announces new three book deal with Terry Goodkind

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tor announces new three book deal with Terry Goodkind

Tor Press Release:

New York Times bestselling author returns with a new Richard & Kahlan novel

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.
Interesting, considering the book deal Goodkind had signed a couple of years ago with Putnam.  I wonder if this means there'll be alternating books to fulfill both contracts, or if Goodkind has been released from his Putnam deal.  Not that I'm a fan of Goodkind's writing/personal philosophy (quite the opposite), but it is an interesting mistake (or pun) to see reference to "Richard and Kahlan are the principle characters."

Let the speculations and trashing commence!  Release the krak...err, Namble!


Derrick said...

After the "Law of Nines", I don't see how he can have any fanbase left!

Larry said...

I don't bother dwelling on that, lest I be forced to ask why James Cameron makes billions with his movies :P

Eddie said...

Because (a) Aliens and T2 were pretty cool and (b) all his movies are pretty, Larry. Maybe the new Goodkind books will be in 3D... :P

Rajashekar Iyer said...

Oh come. Cameroon is shit and all, but equating him with Goodkind is too much. At least, it will be so till Cameroon starts claiming that he is exploring "important human themes".

Larry said...

Fine, fine, then Nicholas Sparks then! :P

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