Runelords
Books in series8
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(4.0 based on 1961 ratings)
  • 1
    The Sum of All Men: The Runelords, Book One | David Farland

    The Sum of All Men: The Runelords, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (414)

    Young Prince Gaborn of Mystarria is traveling in disguise on a journey to ask for the hand of the lovely Princess Iome of Sylvarresta. Armed with his gifts of strength and perception, the prince and his bodyguard stop at a local tavern, where they spot a pair of assassins who have their sights set on Princess Iome's father. As they race to warn the king, they realize that more than the royal family is at risk - the very fate of the Earth is in jeopardy.

    A world of interesting magics and moral choices.

    David Farland has created a land where the rulers take advantage of a magical process by which one person can acquire the attributes of another, such ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2012 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 2
    Brotherhood of the Wolf: The Runelords, Book Two | David Farland

    Brotherhood of the Wolf: The Runelords, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (271)

    Raj Ahten, ruler of Indhopal, has used enough forcibles to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: the Sum of All Men. Ahten seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule, destroying anyone in his path. But young Prince Gaborn has fulfilled a 2000-year-old prophecy and become the Earth King, a mythic figure who can unleash the forces of the Earth itself. He has managed to drive off Raj Ahten, but Ahten is far from defeated.

    Captivating

    This is a great book, its quite a bit better than the first and really serves to flesh out the world and magic, whereas the first book is mostly const..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 07 2009 by Jake ()
  • 3
    Wizardborn: The Runelords, Book Three | David Farland

    Wizardborn: The Runelords, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (217)

    Wizardborn continues the story of the struggle of Gaborn, now the Earth King, who has lost his powers but continues to lead his people. He must contend with the threat of the huge, inhuman Reavers, whose myriads Gaborn and his forces must now pursue across the nation. It has become Gaborn's fate to follow, even into the depths.

    Raj Ahten, the great warlord endowed with the strength and qualities of thousands of men, once the primary threat to Gaborn, now struggles to retain his own empire.

    keeps up fast pace

    This is the best book in the series so far. I haven't listened to the 4th yet, but I liked Wizardborn more than the first two(I gave all 4 stars). D..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2011 by JoR (S.F. Utah)
  • 4
    The Lair of Bones: The Runelords, Book 4 | David Farland

    The Lair of Bones: The Runelords, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (199)

    Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has defeated the forces arrayed against him each time before: the magical and human forces marshaled by Raj Ahten, who seeks immortality at any cost and has given up his humanity in trade; and the inhuman, innumerable, insectile hordes of the giant Reavers from under the Earth, whose unknowable motives are inimical to human life.

    A very good ending to the series

    My review for the whole series (including this book) is pretty much the same as i gave it for the last book which i am copying below. The great thing ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2011 by Adnan (Chula Vista, CA, United States)
  • 5
    Sons of the Oak: Runelords, Book 5 | David Farland

    Sons of the Oak: Runelords, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (126)

    The story picks up eight years after the events of Lair of Bones and begins a new chapter in the Runelords saga focusing on Gaborn’s son, Fallion. Gaborn, the Earth King, has been traveling far from his home, to strange and unknown places. While beyond the edge of the earth, he finally succumbs to accelerated aging, the price of all the endowments he has taken. His death is the signal for a revolution, an attack from the supernatural realms by immensely powerful immortal beings.

    Good but....

    Yes, because I want to finish the series. I absolutely enjoyed 1-4 and the story doesn't end here.

    Reviewed on December 24 2014 by PowderRiverRose ()
  • 6
    Worldbinder: Runelords, Book 6 | David Farland

    Worldbinder: Runelords, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    After the events of Sons of the Oak, Fallion and Jaz, the sons of the great Earth King Gaborn, are living as fugitives in their own kingdom, newly invaded and secretly controlled by supernatural beings of ultimate evil. The sons are hiding until they can regain their rightful places in the land. Fallion seems destined to heal the world and feels the supernatural calling to act. When he summons his powers to do so, though, two entire worlds collapse into one, and every living thing in both worlds is transformed into an entirely new being - yet still somehow the same. Evil is certainly still the same - and may have influenced all of this for a terrible purpose.

    Farland hits the reset button.

    I am a big fan of the Runelord series and the first three books were riveting. I loved the world created by David Farland and the moral choices that w..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2014 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 7
    The Wyrmling Horde: Runelords, Book 7 | David Farland

    The Wyrmling Horde: Runelords, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    At the end of Worldbinder, Fallion Orden, son of Gaborn, was imprisoned on a strange and fantastic world that he created by combining two alternate realities. It’s a world brimming with dark magic and ruled by a creature of unrelenting evil, one who is gathering monstrous armies from a dozen planets in a bid to conquer the universe.

    Now it's getting interesting

    Never read the print edition. I only listen to audiobooks.

    Reviewed on December 24 2014 by PowderRiverRose ()
  • 8
    Chaosbound: The Eighth Book of the Runelords | David Farland

    Chaosbound: The Eighth Book of the Runelords

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    The world of the Runelords has been combined by magic with another one parallel it, the beginning of a process that may unify all worlds into the one true world. This story picks up after the events of The Wyrmling Horde and follows two of Farland’s well-known heroes, Borenson and Myrrima, on a quest to save their devastated land and the people of the new world from certain destruction. But the land is not the only thing that has been altered forever: In the change, Borenson has merged with a mighty and monstrous creature from the other world, Aaath Ulber.

    Excellent but....

    It's excellent but...

    Reviewed on December 24 2014 by PowderRiverRose ()