Blood of The Fold

Druce Chandler, Writer

Blood of The Fold is the third entry of the Sword of Truth series written by Terry Goodkind published on October fifthteenth, nineteen ninety-six. The book takes place right after Richard Rahl, leader of the D’haran Empire, destroys the Towers of Perdition, an ancient barrier between the New and Old world. Richard kills his father Darken Rahl again, and learns that Kahlan Amnell, the woman he loves, is under a death spell set by his Grandfather, in order to make everyone think she is dead. After the Towers of Perdition were destroyed, the sadistic Imperial Order ruled by Emperor Jagang of the Old World, has now been released to wreak havoc on the New World. Richard ruling from the city of Aydindril, must unite all the kingdoms and provinces under one rule in order to fight back against the Order and their beliefs. While Richard is doing that, two characters from the Nicobarse Palace named Lord General Tobias Brogan, the leader of The Blood of The Fold, and his gifted sister Lunetta, investigate the death of Kahlan and find out that she isn’t dead. Both of them are new threats but, The Blood of the Fold is in league with the Imperial Order which is the major threat to the existence of mankind. Richard without Kahlan must now find a way to deal with them and save the world yet again.

Although the Imperial Order has already appeared in Stone of Tears, you don’t learn much about them because at the time they were still behind the barrier. Since the towers are gone, the Order’s belief is that the singular individual isn’t important, only working hard in this world will ensure that you get your reward in the afterlife. The meaning of this is in simpler words is that they believe in death. On the other hand, you learn that Emperor Jagang is also a dreamwalker, which means that he can walk into a person’s mind/dreams at any time (mainly gifted since they are the most vulnerable to it). While this is the first time you see him it is certainly not the last.    

 The major thing that I liked about the first three books and beyond is the quotes because they always tend to have a meaning whether you realize it or not. The next thing I liked is whenever there are plot twists in the book you learn the truth about the presumably dead Prelate and Prophet. However, the one annoying thing about this book and the other ones (except the first one) are the recaps because they tend to be extremely tedious just looking at the same information that you already knew beforehand. The last thing I liked about this book is it was just the right length to read, it isn’t too long like the previous one, it doesn’t leave you off with a cliffhanger, and the next book picks up where you left off.