Blood of the Fold, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The envious and evil denizens of the Old World once more launch an attack on the sovreignty of the New World, threatening the security of humanity and all that Richard Cypher, Wielder of the Sword of Truth, holds dear.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780752889788



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Of the three books I have read from this series, this is my favourite, it had lots of plot, pace and although 600+ pages, didn't seem overly long as in previous books. I expect book four to follow on this story since many threads are unresolved.

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Goodkind shows no fear in creating sweeping epic struggles in this series and the ante is upped once again, where the evil of two power hungry leaders bear down upon Richard Cypher and his companions. Each faction has its own diabolical designs upon the Middle Kingdoms and there are very few new additions for the cast, which makes it easy to pick this up and engage with the story early on (as long as you are reading the Sword of Truth series in order).As before, Goodkind creates a large scale war, whilst concentrating upon the parts played by the figureheads and their fated paths. Blood of the Fold offers a compelling plot, however there are a few unconvincing and improbable contrivances that derail its best intentions. Existing readers will understand that the author is prepared to stretch their belief in exchange for plot twists and opportunities to add action to the story. Near the end there is so much happening it feels like a Director's Cut, with alternative endings being played simultaneously.Criticisms aside, Blood of the Fold is certainly entertaining and offers some unique twists on the busy fantasy genre. Strong narrative and engaging characters make this a lengthy, yet worthwhile, read.

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