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An Epic of Two Worlds In a world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World. Terry Goodkind Strands of her blond hair stuck to the tears, sweat, and blood on her face. display their goods, their arms folded and scowls on their faces. Tor Books by Terry Goodkind. THE SWORD OF TRUTH. Wizard's First Rule. Stone of Tears. Blood of the Fold. Temple of the Winds. Soul of the Fire. Faith of the.
His voice came as a hoarse croak. Somehow, the two seemed to go together, like bees and flowers, or flies and dung. Darkness and dancing. When you've destroyed the enemy, then your leaders write down the reasons in books, and give moving speeches about them. If you've done your job, then there aren't any of the enemy left to dispute your leader's reasons. At least not until the next war. He had a headache from lack of sleep. This isn't about conquering lands and taking things from others; this is about fighting oppression.
From my experience, the Master Rahl always thinks he knows best, and always wants to rule the world. You are your father's son. War is war. Reasons make no difference to us; we fight because we are told to, same as those on the other side. Reasons mean little to a man swinging his sword, trying to keep his head.
In Reading Guide Once upon a time, I weirdly thought that fantasy series were always trilogies. Well, I was wrong. The series began in , more than ten years before becoming a TV show know as Legend of the Seeker — it was pretty good, you should watch it. At the beginning, Richard becomes the Seeker of Truth and must therefore fight for justice in the Midlands. Together, they fight powerful evil forces who seek to control the world. The Sword of Truth books in order: What you must know is that each novel was written to stand alone — except for the final three of the first series that were intended to be a trilogy.
That said, even if they are in form independent, they are linked by ongoing events that occur throughout the series and follow a same timeline. Prequels If you want to read the story in a chronological order, you must start here.
First Confessor — The novel is set centuries prior to the main Sword of Truth series. What she finds next, no one is willing to believe. His world is shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. Richard is determined to unlock the secrets bound in the magic of ancient oaths and to again be free. Blood of the Fold — Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World — forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came.
Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power. Temple of the Winds — The power-mad Emperor Jagang confronts Richard with a swift and inexorable foe: a mystical plague cutting a deadly swath across the land and slaying thousands of innocent victims. To quench the inferno, he must seek remedy in the wind… Soul of the Fire — Separated from the Sword of Truth and stripped of their magic, Richard and Kahlan must journey across the Midlands to discover a dark secret from the past and a trap that could tear them apart forever.
Richard's story was enough, and the author made it work pretty well with a minimum of interruptions from the outside. The Bad? This book is called Blood of the Fold. The Blood of the Fold is an army who hunts down those that use magic much like the Whitecloaks in the Wheel of Time. And yes, I'm aware of Goodkind's opinion of anyone that compares his series to Jordan's.
He says that anyone who sees similarities is clearly not smart enough to enjoy his books for what they are. Which is a very arrogant stance to take, especially for someone who hasn't actually read Jordan's books and seen the similarities firsthand. I, on the other hand, believe that anyone who has read both series and doesn't see certain similarities probably isn't paying very close attention.
I have no doubt that these similarities are unintentional, but saying they don't exist without even bothering to look for yourself, and insulting anyone who sees them, is not the way to go about addressing them. Two men can have similar ideas without them plagiarizing each other. That's not the problem here. The problem with the Blood of the Fold is that they don't really have much reason to be in the story, except to provide an army for Richard's to fight at the end.
Tobias Brogan, the leader if the Blood of the Fold is a pretty pointless and ineffectual character who manages to do very little but take up space in the story. And the plot twist with him just sort of comes out of left field without any real setup.
It kinda feels like Goodkind got to the reveal and was like "Hey, what if I He clearly came up with it on the spot and no one bothered to tell him that it wasn't very believable. And Brogan's assassination attempt on Richard is needlessly elaborate, somewhat nonsensical, extremely roundabout, and kind of uncomfortable, because it lasts FOREVER, and then it's just over and no one ever mentions it again.
Now THAT is lasting impact. But yeah, the Blood of the Fold don't really do much. I mean, if you're going to name the book after them, could they maybe be a bit more central to the plot, rather than just sort of being there because reasons? It was a pretty cool battle at the end, but meh. They were pretty weak as an opposing force in the book.
The Ugly? Okay, Ladies, I'm gonna talk to the men here for a minute. Feel free to listen in, roll your eyes and laugh that someone actually has to explain this, and thank whatever god you believe in, doubtless for the hojillionth time in your life, that you were born a woman.
By all means, keep on muttering those disparaging remarks about men under your breaths, because really, a lot of us deserve every one of them and more. It's a bit of a cliche, women telling men that they're idiots, but it's a cliche for a reason.
Here's a few tips for established authors, perspective authors, and amateur writers alike. When it comes to nudity and sexuality, before you write a scene of women doing something you think is sexy, ask yourself this one question.
Would I ever do this? If the answer is no, chances are, there isn't a woman on earth in her right mind that would do it either. Women are not mystical, unknowable creatures. They're people, like you and me. While they might not always think the same way, or enjoy the same things, for the most part, if you find something uncomfortable or demeaning, so will any woman. Let me give you a few examples from this very book of exactly what NOT to do.
The only place where women just sit around naked with each other, just because, is in your sex fantasies, and possibly a few billion pornos. No one read this before it was published and said, hey, wait a minute? You wanna know how I discovered this fact? I turned to my wife and asked her.
Of course I really just asked to see her reaction, as I am not an idiot, and already knew what she would say. She rolled her eyes, laughed, and muttered something disparaging about men under her breath and thanked god for the hojillionth time that she's not a man.
I know, right, a woman knowing what women think about things?
Who'da thunk? I mean, it's not like they're actual people, with thoughts, feelings and insights all of their own that they will gladly share with you if asked or anything. Women don't walk outside and then suddenly remember that they forgot to put clothes on. Again, the only place that happens is in porn. That actually happened in this book. I'm not joking. So, come on guys, can we try to be a little less shallow and write real female characters that aren't stereotypes or extensions of our sex fantasies from now on.
You know, women who act like people, rather than sexy, nude figments of our imaginations. This shallow BS is getting more than a little old. Just remember, when you're writing a female character, ask yourself, would I do this in this situation?
If the answer is no, than neither would anyone else. Find another way that doesn't demean your character, and yourself for doing it.
Here's a good rule to follow. When in doubt, ask a woman what she thinks about it. When not in doubt, ask one anyway. As they make up slightly over half the human race, they're really not all that hard to find. You can join any number of online writing groups that exist for the sole purpose of other people reading your work and honestly telling you what they think about it, in return for honest opinions of your own.
Okay, that's it, back to talking to everyone. And I can't believe I'm actually saying this to women too, but I've read books written by women that treat the subject just as thoughtlessly and insensitively as men do. Rape is not just one of those things that happens to women and then it's over and done with. It leaves deep emotional, and sometimes physical, scars. I feel that it's a horrible plot device to use, because very few writers, male and female alike, really delve into what it does to a person afterward, which trivializes something that is absolutely horrible.
I get that Goodkind is trying to show how evil the Imperial Order is by all of the rape, but good GOD, can we find another way to do that please? Much like Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold is unrepentantly cheesy.
There's some pretty corny dialog, some really silly antics, and the like. Where I felt it was part of the second book's charm, here it's kind of starting to get old, and does take away from book a bit. Anyway, For the most part, I found this book to be a bit better than I remembered it being. There are some questionable choices made with Goodkind's portrayal of his female characters, and a whole lot of silly cheesiness, but the core story about Richard just trying to hold things together really works for me.
The Blood of the Fold, which the book is named after, are pretty irrelevant, and only really exist as a shallowly disguised excuse to have a battle at the end of the book, but I still really enjoyed it. Is it a masterpiece of literary proficiency?
Absolutely not. But, in my opinion, it is entertaining for what it is, despite its flaws. These books are not as well written as I remember them being, but that doesn't mean that they're not fun to read.
Again, this series is NOT for everyone. There is a lot of graphic gore, violence, violence against women, and sex in these books.
If you have a problem with any of these things, you might want to skip it. But if you enjoyed the first two books, you'll probably like this one as well. Check out my other reviews. That one hits me right in the faith in humanity. View 1 comment. Mar 31, Kat Hooper rated it liked it Shelves: This review refers to the SOT series through book 9.
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Except for the actual First Rule "People are Stupid" , which was The story had so many unique and fascinating characters especially the secondary ones. I was in love with Richard; I wanted to be a Mord-Sith.
The next couple of books of The Sword of Truth were pretty good, too. The writing style became incredibly annoying and Richard was getting WAY too preachy constant Ayn Rand-ish humanistic ranting. But, I kept going because I was really invested by this time. And the plot really got ssslllllloooowwww just look at the book covers for Chainfire and Phantom — you can tell we're not going anywhere.
But the weirdest thing is that I kept buying these 1 star books! So I kept thinking that things would get better, but they did not. How did he pull off that excellent first booK?? I've learned from this experience that I can put down a book if it's not good. There's too much good literature to read. According to Mr Goodkind, those of us who have bailed out are ignorant and uneducated. That is something I have never been called before.
I should have realized right from the start "Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid" what kind of fellow Terry Goodkind is. Here is a quote from a chat session conducted with Mr Goodkind this used to be on his website, but has now been removed.
It is well-documented on the internet, however. Because they hate that my novels exists.
Values arouse hatred in these people. Their goal is not to enjoy life, but to destroy that which is good — much like a school child who does not wish to study for a test and instead beats up a classmate who does well.
These people hate what is good because it is good. Their lives are limited to loathing and indifference. It isn't that they want to read a good book, what they want is to make sure that you do not. Ignore them. I regret that he got so much of my money. I hope you won't give him any of yours.
Blood Of The Fold
If you really want to try a Goodkind book, I would recommend that you go to the library and check out the first few, and then trust me that you don't need to read any further. I will not read the last book. I'm not even tempted. What an ass. View all 9 comments. Jun 30, J. Keely rated it it was ok Shelves: I had to stop bringing this book to Junior High just so people would stop asking why I was reading a book about menstruation.
Thanks Terry. My Fantasy Book Suggestions.
View all 13 comments. Jun 26, Igor Ljubuncic rated it really liked it Shelves: The signs were there, but when you are a blossoming lad, spreading your wings like a majestic pheonix just risen from the ashes of teenhood, they don't fully register, and you kind of miss the bigger picture. And it says, cardboard characters, shallow relationships, a ridiculously over-simplified world of politics and perverted sex, and loads of magic. I loved it! Twenty years ago. Hence the rating.
It would make no sense for me to ridicule my past self. Tor's cover, with that red dragon, oh my. The The signs were there, but when you are a blossoming lad, spreading your wings like a majestic pheonix just risen from the ashes of teenhood, they don't fully register, and you kind of miss the bigger picture. The chivalrious can-do-all Richard, also coming of age. Beautiful Kahlan.
The slyph, the mriswith, the spandex-wearing Mord-Sith, the Agiel torture, tickle tickle, someone's fickle! Of course, Jagang's hordes And we have the well-paced unraveling of ancient mysteries, all of which make for a very delightful, colorful, epic adventure. Splendid fun for when your age disqualifies you from drinking alcohol in most US states. So a great book overall. No re-reads. No ragrets. Not even one. I tried reading Stone of Tears a few years ago, and just couldn't. Also, the series deteriorates exponentially with each sequel.
By the fifth book, I had hair on my chest and some skepticism in my loins. The sixth book had the sweetest fascist manifesto in the form of Richard's page non-stop speech that made me slit my wrists with a piece of lego. And the downfall is long. To wit, we have a song. A whole song! Once upon a time, I was young and naive Now I'm gettin' tougher at heart Nothing I could read A total eclipse of my fart. So long! View all 3 comments. Richard loves Kahlan, Richard loses Kahlan Richard does the impossible and he and Kahlan are reunited.
View all 5 comments. Jan 01, July rated it did not like it. I stopped reading the series after this book. I like the premise of the books and the world-building was pretty good. I would have continued reading the series were it not for the juvenile misogyny pervading these books. For such a supposedly powerful woman, Kahlan is assaulted and almost raped at least once per book.
Not to mention the dominatrix-type chicks from the first book hello, geeky teen boy fantasy. Is it too much to ask to have a normal woman somewhere? After seeing no improvement o I stopped reading the series after this book. After seeing no improvement on the normal woman front by book 3, I gave up. Jan 24, Robert Beveridge rated it really liked it Shelves: There was rarely a week where I didn't have at least one Encyclopedia Brown book out of at least one library somewhere near wherever I was living at the time.
A fine set of books, those. Each was a collection of various mini-mysteries solved by Brown and, later, his gorgeous sidekick Sally Kimball; after all, every sleuth needs a gorg Terry Goodkind, Blood of the Fold Tor, Back when I was a kid, I was crazy about the various exploits of Donald Sobol's pint-sized sleuth Encyclopedia Brown.
Each was a collection of various mini-mysteries solved by Brown and, later, his gorgeous sidekick Sally Kimball; after all, every sleuth needs a gorgeous sidekick, right? Sobol's books had only one problem.
What is the Sword of Truth series?
Since the stories were collected from other sources, the first few pages of each were like a broken record, giving all the same details about how the "office" in EB's garage was set up, reintroducing the characters, etc. The first two books, each verging on the thousand-page mark, blaze the way for a fantasy series that, if there is any justice in the world, is destined to become a classic.
Blood of the Fold, however, is barely two-thirds of the length of those first two, and Goodkind spends a good chunk of the first hundred fifty pages in reacquaintance.
It would make more sense had there been some of it in the second book in the series, or if this book had an extra hundred fifty pages over and above what the first two have to compensate. But given the brevity, one gets the distinct feeling that the book was padded at the insistence of a publisher who wanted to keep Goodkind pumping out one book per year.
Not to say that Blood of the Fold isn't still a good book. Once you've invested two thousand pages' worth of time in any fantasy series, it's doubtful that re-reading stuff about what's happened before no matter how much of it there is is going to deter the reader from going on and finding the four hundred-odd pages of new stuff.
And with Goodkind's usual readable style and almost nonstop action, the pages fly by here just as fast as they did in Wizard's First Rule and Stone of Tears. Of course, with only two-thirds of the bulk, that means you finish the book that much faster. Make sure you've got a copy of Temple of the Winds book four lying around before you start this one, or you may find yourself looking for a twenty-four hour bookstore at three in the morning.
Jan 30, Amber rated it it was amazing. Terry Goodkind is a superb author, and in my opinion, his "Sword of Truth" series is the best I have ever read.
So good, in fact, that I have read the entire series three times in a row, back to back, non-stop. The series covers many aspects of the dark side of humanity, in great detail, as the heroes try to overcome the evils in the world. Goodkind shows his readers that the only way to overcome evil in ourselves and in the world is through use of Reason. Aug 15, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: Another solid installment of this epic fantasy series and the last of the truly good entries apart from Faith of the Fallen.
Richard and Kahlan are great characters and there are moments a real fun someone muted by the less then stellar prose. Jul 03, Lubna rated it did not like it Shelves: As a reader , I honestly feel insulted! Why do events keep happening behind our backs? And then all Goodkind gives us is a brief account on what happened!! Someone needs to tell him that when you read a book you expect to be "there" you know? And second , Emperor Jagang , the Keeper , the mriswith , and the blood of the fold??
When did all this happen??? Things keep popping up and names as readers we are not informed of to the extent that I keep thinking there's a book I missed! Magically th As a reader , I honestly feel insulted! Magically the keeper is defeated and Darken Rahl's spirit is banished to the underworld , and we find out because a sister of the dark chooses to mention it in a casual conversation! And then there's Gratch!
I find the idea cute really but then at the end: I made some friends and I wanna go live with them Richard: Plz come visit and bring your friends with you! Bite me!! But there was some suspense at some point I must sayThere's too much good literature to read. I did miss a couple of details here and there, but they cast the show very well, and they toned the weird waaaaay the hell down. Once you've invested two thousand pages' worth of time in any fantasy series, it's doubtful that re-reading stuff about what's happened before no matter how much of it there is is going to deter the reader from going on and finding the four hundred-odd pages of new stuff.
And it says, cardboard characters, shallow relationships, a ridiculously over- simplified world of politics and perverted sex, and loads of magic. So I hope to keep this one brief.