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by David Farland

eBook Sum of All Men (Runelords) download ISBN: 0684840286
Author: David Farland
Publisher: Pocket Books (April 7, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 672
ePub: 1265 kb
Fb2: 1470 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Fantasy

He is the sum of all men. Now set the overmatched hero against hi. The Runelords was written by David Wolverton and published in 1998. The author used the pseudonym David Farland to market the book because he wanted it on store shelves in the F section as a marketing strategy.

He is the sum of all men. Now set the overmatched hero against him. Cool, right? . David Farland is a Mormon and LDS themes such as covenant making and sacrifice thread through his work. Author, Title, Facts of Publication.

Runelords excels because this novel idea is not mere window dressing-Farland uses it to explore fundamental questions of life and morality.

Ships from and sold by Prison Publications, In. .Runelords excels because this novel idea is not mere window dressing-Farland uses it to explore fundamental questions of life and morality. The story's hero, the young Runelord Gaborn, struggles to define his role in this "shameful economy" while keeping his commitments to himself, to his people, to the woman he loves, and to the earth itself.

The first book of the saga of The Runelords. David Farland is derivative of no one, yet he writes within a tradition that is as old as storytelling. Young Prince Gaborn Val Orden of Mystarria is traveling in disguise on a journey to ask for the hand of the lovely Princess Iome of Sylvarresta. The tale is set in heroic times, in a land glimpsed only from a distance, but serves only to clarify and magnify tales that are also true for us in our relentlessly unheroic times. Orson Scott Card, New York Times bestselling author of the Ender’s Saga.

In the first book of The Runelords, Raj Ahten, the Wolf Lord of Indhopal, uses magic to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The . He seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule - destroying anything and anyone in his path.

In the first book of The Runelords, Raj Ahten, the Wolf Lord of Indhopal, uses magic to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The Sum of All Men. Standing in his way is Prince Gaborn Val Orden, who must fulfil a 2,000-year-old prophecy and become the Earth King, a mythic figure who can unleash the forces of the earth itself. Only then will humanity have a chance to survive.

Critical acclaim for David Farland and The Sum of All Men. That rare book that will remind you why you started reading fantasy in the first . In the first book of The Runelords, Raj Ahten, the Wolf Lord of Indhopal, uses magic to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The Sum of All Men.

Offers sweep, much bloodstained action and interesting characters SFX. Treat yourself to an adventure you won’t forget Terry Brooks. Gaborn has managed to drive off Raj Ahten, but Ahten is far from defeated.

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They only feigned aloofness in the affairs of men, of that Gaborn felt certain. Every Runelord was followed by a Days who recorded his words and deeds

They only feigned aloofness in the affairs of men, of that Gaborn felt certain. Every Runelord was followed by a Days who recorded his words and deeds. Sometimes, when two Days met, they reported to one another in coded phrases. Gaborn's ancestors had been studying the Days for generations, trying to break their codes.

The first book of The Runelords, an epic heroic fantasy in the bestselling mode of David EddingsCertain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as major monuments, towering above the rest of the category. Authors of those works, such as Stephen R. Donaldson and J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind, come immediately to mind. Now add to that list David Farland, whose epic begins in The Runelords.Young Prince Gabon, a Runelord prince who has received endowments of strength and perception according to the system of magic that works in this world, is traveling in disguise with his warrior-guard, Borenson, to the fiefdom of his father's friend King Sylvarresta to ask for the hand of his daughter, lome, in marriage. But as they stop on the way in a market town, they meet a beautiful woman, Myrrima, who catches the eye of Borenson. The prince, seeing this and having a sudden and unusual intuition of her honor and loyalty, encourages Borenson in immediate courtship.As he sits in a tavern, Gaborn notices two foreign assassins, powerful and well-trained men who should not be there, who head out toward Sylvarresta.And in a moment, his happy journey turns into a perilous race to warn the King of deadly danger, a danger that seems local but escalates with astonishing speed to such a magnitude and scope that all human life is threatened. Monstrous evil is loose among men and in the world.So begins the fantasy epic of The Runelords."When I reached the end of this first volume, The Runelords, and saw grace arise from a devastating battlefield where too many great hearts lay dead, Farland had earned the tears that came to my eyes. It was not sentiment but epiphany".-- Orson Scott Card, Author of Alvin Maker"This is a major talent". -- Fantasy and Science Fiction
Comments: (7)
The world of fantasy novels are often nothing more than sad rehashes of The Hobbit, or worse, longhand versions of some late night jam session with some D&D buddies. But Runelords gifts us with something NEW! No small miracle considering that most book shelves are crammed with prancing elves and dour dwarves. Thankfully, none will be found here. Instead of staid old dragons (yawn) we have reavers. The Marines from the Alien movies would probably prefer thier old nemisis over these guys. And the main human opponent, while certainly evil, pursues his dark path in the name of saving humanity instead of the old -I serve a dark god, so go pike yourself- type we usualy get. I believe the saying "Extremeism in the service of mankind is no vice" could be his moto, and it makes for a very interesting bad guy. Perhaps best of all is the singular magic system. It allows for some very interesting statagey and fighting. Even more importantly, it sets up some social questions. How much should a person give in defence of his country? How much should a leader ask from his people?... the effects that rune magic has on this 'typical' midevil culture is profound and far reaching. If you have a soft spot for fantasy but think that you'll be force to murder someone if you have to read about one more magical elf forest city, PLEASE TRY THIS! If the average fantasy is dominos pizza, this is a good curry... different and challenging.
I've halfway through the 3rd book and can tell you the first one may be the best. It is the most interesting new system of magic to come in awhile, where you gain power by having others dedicate their attributes, such as strength, speed, memory,etc. to you. But once they dedicate an attribute to you they lose it and are dependent on you for protection.

This introduces a moral dilemma for many good leaders - they don't want to take these attributes from people without making sure they truly want to help. Bad guys will extort others into it. Then of course, people become so powerful it's easier to kill those who dedicated their strength than to kill those who received strength. Which again introduces moral dilemmas for the good guys.

Unfortuneately the series gets rather preachy after the first book. With "pragmatists" being derided throughout the first book, "cynics" derided throughout the second. In the second book especially this gets rather old very fast, and I found myself skimming through sections featuring the protagonist and reading intently the other characters' adventures!

I think the main weakness also is that the protagonist is simply not as endearing as the other characters. While the author continually tries to convince you that the protagonist is "right" (most of the time) and the others who think he is too idealistic are "wrong", you end up agreeing with the other characters. Though I suppose readers who are pacifists who truly believe violence is never the answer may like it.

One of the main enemies, the Reavers, are also a very interesting creation. In the 3rd book we start to learn more about them.

Despite its flaws it is still interesting and a fun read, and I recommend it.
I feel like this first book was a bit slow. I was not attached to any of the characters by the end of the book. It needs more character development. I had nothing really to root for until the end. That being said, the story has potential. The writing itself was pretty good. I continued on with the second book. And it is a lot better. If you are discouraged with this book, give it a second chance with the second book, you will not be disappointed.
It is a good book and begins a good series (so far).

It's not really hard to read, nor is it terribly deep. Although I think the ideas presented about what constitutes goodness and evil presented in this series are worth further consideration.

It has a mix of things that happen that are varying degrees of tragic events, and the characters generally try react to their situations in a way that both gets them through the troubles and fits their idea of goodness.
This was a fun adventure with a different kind of power for the powerful. The expression of the responsibility of leaders really made me think about what it takes to rule a kingdom. The results of a decision and the possible ramification are there to wonder about. A book about people and what they do to control their lives and the effects on others.
There is plenty of warfare but also how to avoid it and what to do when forced upon some of the characters. A very nice balance of adventure and thought.
I found this book to be both an extremely interesting and satisfying fantasy novel. Farland has great mastery within his world building and has created an excellent mixture of hard and soft magics to further this book. The characters are highly relate-able and well developed. While the premise for this story is similar to many fantasy novels of its style, it uses those classic frameworks in a new and exciting style. A wonderful book and excellent for Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss fans.
The theme is novel for fantasy, with attributes being able to be transferred to others by a magical branding. Farland quickly gets you acclimated to the feudal society and to the characters. This series is worthy of more attention than it has gotten, easily as good as The Lord of the Isle series by David Drake.
I really like the series. But my god it has been over 4 years since the last book was written. Is the series ever going to end or is it a cliff hanger? I would not recommend any new readers to start this series as it does not seem it will ever be finished. Even a bad finish is better than no finish.