"I am the bringer of death", in Terry Goodkind's novel, Blood of the Fold, he uses his expertise to create a world of fantasy seem more of a realistic world making his characters seem like someone who really exists.
In this novel Goodkind creates a struggle of epic proportions against the forces of the evil Jageng, a dreamwalker, a man with the power over ones dreams. The only way to find refuge against his power is to swear loyalty to Richard, a woods guide turned ruler of a nation, Jageng wants to enslave the world for his own bidding and anyone who stands in his way he plans to destroy. His fury has been unleashed from his prison behind the Towers of Peradon in Old World when Richard destroyed them. Richard now has plans on conquering the world not for power though in stead he wishes to protect the lands from Jageng.
Goodkind does a great job of describing everything vividly yet doesn't dwell on unimportant details. When he describes a setting he makes it feel like it comes out of the book and fills the room with all the sights, sounds, and smells he creates.
Goodkind also depicts his characters with as much care as he describes his setting. Describing them well in detail, both physically and mentally making each character feel like a close friend or mortal enemy.
He creates a great plot with much action and many plot twists, it also jumps around between characters, both good and bad, giving you a broad view of the story instead of just a small part of it.
Goodkind's use of language in this novel is easy to understand for the most part, there are a few spots where he uses words that make no sense, but they tell you what the words mean so there's never any confusion.
This book is greatly written pulling the reader into a land of fantasy masterfully created and gives a feeling of total release from everyday life.