Debt of Bones

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A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive.

Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to break, both Abby ...

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Overview

A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive.

Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to break, both Abby and Zedd are caught in a desperate fight to save the life of a child...but neither can escape the shadow of an ancient betrayal.

With time running out, their only choice may be a debt of bones. The world - for Zedd, for Abby, for everyone - will never again be the same.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Terry Goodkind (Faith of the Fallen) presents Debt of Bones, a prequel to his Sword of Truth series that involves series character First Wizard Zedd in the time before the Boundaries were drawn. Abby, a poor peasant who has an ancient claim on Zedd, asks the impossible of him to save her community, including her husband, child and father at the possible price of countless other lives. Illus. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly
"Teeming with violence, treachery and intrigue."
Library Journal
As the armies of Panis Rahl spread across the land, a young woman from a beleaguered town begs a boon from First Wizard Zedd, ignorant of the consequences of her request. This revised version of a novella that first appeared in the fantasy anthology Legends illuminates the period in history before the events of Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series. The conflict between love and duty forms a central theme in this brief and touching tale of people caught up in events they cannot fully control. Keith Parkinson's pencil illustrations add a delicate touch to the story, highlighting key events in the narrative. Libraries wishing to complete their Goodkind collection will want this gracefully written story. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455870219
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 1/23/2013
  • Series: Sword of Truth Series , #0
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 831,496
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Goodkind
One of the most popular writers of fantasy today, Terry Goodkind divides his time between Maine and Nevada.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2010

    Good prequel.

    Its a decent short story. I read it in just a couple hours at work since its only 160 pages. I would say if you are you are trying to convince your friends to read the series but they are daunted by the size, have them read this book. It gives a good idea of Goodkinds writing style and opens them up to a very good character in Zedd.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    Good Addition for Sword of Truth Series

    This book give some interesting Background on some of the events and one of the main characters (Zedd) from the Sword of Truth series. It is also an in good story in its own right. Although the ending seems telegraphed if you've read the series. Overall it was a good short read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    The book was focused on giving a basis for the Sword of Truth series and so lacked a lot of depth.

    The story is about a girl that is desperate to save her daughter, who has been kidnapped. While the story line was basic and straightforward it put a lot of information into the story in a very short period of time. The over all effect of the story makes the read seem rushed with very little being focused on the individual characters and their motivations. If the reader has enjoyed The Sword of Truth series then this book will add to it nicely. This book is a fraction of the length of the rest of the books in the series and so will seem like a quick read in comparison. Only one of the characters in this book, Wizard Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander, will appear in the other books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    This book was a great read. Its nice to see things in Zedd's pre

    This book was a great read. Its nice to see things in Zedd's prescriptive. Nice to see him young filled with promise at his young age. And yet it I feel like this book should have been longer, I guess I'm used to 600 pages or so of books a normally read. I feel like that was just the tip of the ice burg. I wanted to know so much more, like what happen to the Mother Confessor or what happen with his daughter and Darken Rahl or how he manage to take the sword of truth from Samuel and the witch women.

    However, i like this short insite on Zedd's life.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

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    Sword of Truth Series - Wonderful!!!

    I have bought and read (MULTIPLE times lol) the whole series I absolutly LOVE these books!! I wish there was a way to easily trade all my hard back and paper back books to get them all on my nook. Very enjoyable read :o)

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    i read this before starting the series

    I have seen the Legend of the Seeker tv series and really enjoyed it. I figured I would give the books a shot and I have to say, if the whole series is as good as this prequel, I am in for quite an experience. This novella is quite good.

    That is one think I will mention to fellow nook bookers, this is only a 75 page book, I did not know that before I bought it or I may not have initially payed $5.99 for it. However, after reading it, I can say I did get my six dollars worth.

    Conclusion, get it, read it on a rainy afternoon then continue with the series as I am doing.

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  • Posted April 24, 2011

    Great Addition

    I really love this novella. It answers a lot of back story questions when it comes to Zedd. It can be read as a stand alone book but it is better if read aling with the Sword of Truth series since it is a prequel.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

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    Nice prequel

    Nice way to tie up the before the story, story. Although if you haven't read the series you may not understand the characters.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    The Sword of Truth

    This was a good book, well written, and a fun read. If you are looking to get it, I would suggest reading the first book in the series, "Wizard's First Rule." The series is very captivating and this book is a good filler in that series, it gives a little of the history that takes place in the first book especially. I highly recommend this book, when coupled with the rest of the books, or at least the first one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Debt Of Bones sets the stage for the "Sword Of Truth" series of books.

    Before I started reading Goodkind's "SWORD OF TRUTH" series of books, I read the "prequel" Debt Of Bones".

    I'm glad that I did since I was not all too familiar with Terry Goodkind's writing, I found that the story of Abbie and Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander helped me to become familiar with the people/characters and places in the "SWORD OF TRUTH" series of which I am working on the 7th book.

    After reading Debt Of Bones, I personally and strongly recommend that anyone who is considering taking on the "SWORD OF TRUTH" series of books, read the "prequel", DEBT OF BONES before starting on the "SWORD OF TRUTH" series.

    So far, all of the books I've read which include DEBT OF BONES, are very hard to put down. the descriptions of characters and of the places/landscapes are vivid and create pictures in my mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    An intense hour of reading.

    I am a 14 year old female, with the imagination of an adult. I love to read something that will get my brain moving withideas, and the Goodkind series is awesome an awesome source for imagery. This is a very entertaining 1 hour read. It goes along with the spectacular Sword Of Truth series. The story itself is based upon Zedd and Addie back before the boundaries went up, and why the boundaries went up. Without this book, you can still read the stories, but the short story itself helps you understand the legend of WFR.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2006

    Best Insight of the world at war BEFORE it happens

    With so many different 'hints' of the Great War in the 'Sword of Truth' series, this story's only draw back is that it leaves you with more questions than answers. The Story it's self, however, is written in TRUE Goodkind fashion. With inspiring attention to detail and spectacular focus on imagination, this story leaves you wanting more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    WHAT!?!?!?!?!

    I honestly have no idea what 'Mr. Hotel Manager' is talking about(1 Star!!!). This book is about Zedd(Wizard of the first order and co-star of the Sword of Truth Series) and Abby(a person in need of help), not Zedd and ADDIE!!!! That is why there is no mention of Pell, the co-star of this book is ABBY not ADDIE!!! Overall, this is just another triumph for Goodkind and a fitting short-story/prequel to the Sword of Truth Series. If you like the SOT series then read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    great

    if you dont know what a PREQUEL is, you shouldnt attempt to read this series. DOB takes place 30 yrs. before WFR and was written for a fantasy anthology (legends) and is supposed to be a short story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    This was a good Book to give an Idea of How Zedd was when he was in Power.

    I think this was a well written book by Goodkind and wish he would have a few more like this that explains some of the events talked about in the base series that he only touches on briefly. It was interesting to see Zedd at his 'highest' in life when he was first Wizard of the Midlands.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    WHAT WAS THIS ABOUT

    I dont know what Debt of Bones was suppose to be about but i do know what is was not about. It was not about zebb and Abby. where was Pell? Not only was the time line not followed, this story fits into nothing written except for the mere mention of the boundaries going up. Please try to maintain the story line in the future.. beter still... just contuine the series maybe this way the times between books will be shortedned

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2005

    Doesn't follow previous time line

    This was the worst book ever. I found it Very frustrating becuase it doesn't follow the time line that was previously laid down. Don't waste your money or time on this book, at least it was a short read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2005

    Short but sweet

    Debt of Bones may be uncharacteristically short for Terry Goodkind, but it was beautifully done. It tells the story of the raising of the boundaries, with all the details of Zedd's life before we meet him in the Sword of Truth series. If you enjoyed the character of Zedd, Debt of Bones is a must-read. It has just the right blend of humor and emotion, and the end of the book nearly had me in tears--I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book to Terry Goodkind fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2004

    Nice quick read

    The book was an enjoyable history into the persona of the First Wizard and how his personality influenced what became history in the Sword of Truth novels. It gives a greater understanding into the kind of life that was led before the boundries and a greater insite as to who Zedd is. It is a great quick read and a nice addition to the story told by Terry Goodkind. My only complaint is that it was not longer but I have always been in love with long well thought out stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    Good Background History

    Just finished this book and it gave the 'Sword of Truth' series a beginning. Knowing the characters as I do since I have read up to the current book 'Naked Empire' and am impatiently awaiting 'Chainfire'. As for the cost of 'Debt of Bones' I found a copy and paid under two dollars for it, so it can be found less costly if people look for it. I also liked the way it clicked into place with the others of the series.

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