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Shroud of Eternity

Shroud of Eternity

Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, Volume II

The Nicci Chronicles (Volume 2)

Terry Goodkind

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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 towards 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.

The Nicci Chronicles
1. Death's Mistress
2. Shroud of Eternity
3. Siege of Stone

CHAPTER 1


Rotting human flesh glistened in the sunlight, discolored by the bruised hues of putrefaction. The sunken eyeballs had turned to jelly. The jaws hung slack, gaping unnaturally wide because of the hideous scars that had slashed...

Praise for Shroud of Eternity

Praise for Terry Goodkind

"This action-packed book will delight epic fantasy enthusiasts." —Library Journal on Death's Mistress

"Goodkind’s worldbuilding abilities are outdone only by his striking character development, resulting in an adventure that is remarkably impactful." —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, on Death's Mistress

"Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring." —Kirkus Reviews on Wizard's First Rule

"Outstanding...Characters who actually behave like adults. Highly recommended." —San Diego Union Tribute on Temple of the Winds

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Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind (1948-2020) is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His books include the multi-volume epic fantasy Sword of Truth series -- beginning with Wizard’s First Rule, the basis for the television show Legend of the Seeker -- and related series Richard and Kahlan and The Nicci Chronicles.

Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school. Alongside a career in wildlife art, he was also a cabinetmaker and a violin maker, and did restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world. In the 1990s he relocated to Nevada, where, when not writing novels, he was a racing-car enthusiast.

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