Blood of the Fold
When Richard Cypher's odyssey began nobody could have imagined where
his adventure would lead. Overcoming personal tragedy and becoming the
Seeker, wielder of the magical Sword of Truth, Richard defeated the
megalomaniacal wizard Darken Rahl and fell in love with Kahlan Amnell,
who, as the Mother Confessor, wields considerable magic in her own
right and presides over the Midlands, dealing justice in disputes both
large and small throughout her land.
In Stone of Tears, Richard and Kahlan fought separate battles against Rahl's lingering evil. Richard had to learn to focus his magical gift in order to fend off the deadly Sisters of the Dark, who sought to destroy him, as Kahlan led an army against a new threat, the Imperial Order. Neither Richard nor Kahlan knew of the other's travails, though both defeated their foes, whose masters were bent on destroying the veil that separates the realm of the dead from the land of the living.
Now Richard and Kahlan's struggles continue, against a new and equally dire foe. The Blood of the Fold, a group of fanatical anti-magic zealots, have joined the forces thwarted by Richard and Kahlan. They are the unwitting pawns of a sorcerous evil from the Old World, a realm that has been magically sealed for thousands of years. Richard, Kahlan, and their allies now face the combined might of two worlds – the old and the new. This stunning confrontation threatens an armageddon of unimaginable proportions unless Richard and Kahlan can believe in the power of their love and their faith in the Truth.
Terry Goodkind (1948–2020) was an American writer. He was known for the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth as well as the contemporary suspense novel The Law of Nines (2009), which has ties to his fantasy series. The Sword of Truth series sold 25 million copies worldwide and was translated into more than 20 languages. Additionally, it was adapted into a television series called Legend of the Seeker, which premiered on November 1, 2008, and ran for two seasons, ending in May 2010.
Goodkind was a proponent of Ayn Rand's philosophical approach of Objectivism, and made references to Rand's ideas and novels in his works.
The Sword of Truth is #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind’s epic fantasy series chronicling the heroic journeys of Richard Cypher, a Seeker of Truth, Confessor Kahlan Amnell and First Order wizard Zeddicus “Zedd” Zu’l Zorander as they battle against dark forces and evil overlords seeking to subjugate the land.
The Sword of Truth consists of eleven primary works, and includes two additional books that complement the series but are not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
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Blood of the Fold is one of the best books of The Sword of Truth saga. It's good fantasy entertainment for adults. The story of Blood of the Fold is quite interesting and the characters are also interesting. I liked the story very much. It was nice to read more about Richard, Kahlan and their friends. If you've read the previous books and liked them, you should read Blood of the Fold.