Blood of the Fold is the third book in Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series, and it continues the story of Richard Rahl, while introducing some new characters to the universe.
Following the events of the second book, Stone of Tears, a new threat is becoming evident to the New World (the home of Richard Rahl). This story sees a great deal of political upheaval with Richard taking control over the entire New World in an effort to stop the armies of the Old World. The threat of the Imperial Order is preceeded by the threat of the Blood of the Fold, a fanatical army intent on destroying all magical beings. Richard’s task is made more difficult when the lands he is trying to protect do not easily submit to his authority.
-Because I said so