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Publisher's Summary

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. His war of conquest thwarted, his very life is now threatened by the Reaver thousands.

And a young girl, Averan, who has eaten a Reaver and absorbed some of its memories, becomes a keystone in the search for the dark Reaver lair.

Spend some more time among the Runelords.
©2001 David Farland (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Farland once again proves himself a wizard at storytelling….This latest is certain to summon past readers of the series back to bookstores.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“Colorful, inventive magics, vigorous plotting, and gore aplenty.” ( Kirkus Reviews)
“Farland’s massive and compelling saga, which began with The Runelords, continues at a breakneck pace….As in the earlier books, the danger and violence are larger than life, and many die. But any grimness is leavened by the strong theme of love and respect for the earth and its denizens.” ( Booklist)

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  • JoR
  • S.F. Utah
  • 03-05-11

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). David Farland blends deep philosophy with near thriller-style pacing. The Runelords is a very different fantasy series for those two reasons. I highly recommend giving them a try, but you've got to start with the first or you'll be lost.

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  • Scott
  • Enterprise, OR, United States
  • 03-05-13

The Story Continues...

This book continues the story of the new "Earth King-Gaborn as he follows the horde of Reavers. He has lost his powers and now questions whether or not the Earth will help in the upcoming fight in which man-kind will soon face. Raj Ahten who has more endowment and thus the most powerful man in the world is struggling just to keep his empire under his rule. This book is well written and bridges the gap between "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "The Lair of Bones." The narrator Ray Porter does a good job of bring the book to life in this audible edition of the print book. I would recommend this book for any Epic Fantasy book readers.

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  • Adnan
  • Chula Vista, CA, United States
  • 11-03-10

An excellent fantasy though lacks humor

If you are looking for the 'fantastic' part in a fantasy, this is your book.

World is vivid, and it is serious where people with power held up to serious responsibilities. The magic system is unique, and story line moves at a fast pace. Characters are flushed out, and narrator does justice to them.

My only gripe is that this is a very serious book and does not stop for any light moments. Though, given the background and pace of the book, i am not surprised.

I hope that Audible goes ahead and get the next book in series. I knew that series was not complete on audible, but i dont regret my decision of reading the three books which are available so far : )

I recommend this series.

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  • Blair
  • Mission, TX, United States
  • 09-25-10

Great Series

This series has been real good so far. So good that I find myself extremely frustrated at audible for not putting up the next book. This one ends at a particularly suspenseful moment and I am dying to see what happens. Its out of stock at Barnes and Noble too so hurry up Audible!

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Master of story telling

David Farland is one of the greats at not just telling but seams to give endowments to the audience, granting the reader/listener the ability to be in Farlands shadow world.

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slow but worthwhile

The slowest of the series, but still worth it. there are important reveals in the book, and some interesting things happen comma but there is a large swath that moves quite slowly in the middle. Again, still worth a read within the series.

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A great 3rd story to this series

This story was a great story in the series. It did a great job setting readers up for the final battle that is sure to come in book four. Each beat, scene, and act was astounding, tugging on the emotions until the very end. I can't wait to read the next story in the series.

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Just as amazing as the previous books.

i cant wait to conclude the series. The narration and story is perfect. Great Job.

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Choices and Consequences

Where does Wizardborn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Automatically among the top of my favorite books i've ever read. Absolutely loved it. I immediately went through the rest of the series and am now awaiting the final book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sir Borenson is my favorite character, and I think it's because it was really engaging to watch his struggle with the terrible choices he had to make, not just in this book, but throughout the series. Wonderfully written, and I totally related to him on those levels, even though I am nothing like the character.

Any additional comments?

Fantasy novels usually base themselves in their world building and lore, and hang everything on that. Runelords, even though the world building and lore is absolutely amazing and among the best i've ever read, these book then go a step further. The story deals with choices, actions, and consequences. How would people react to these situations, and what then would the results of those reactions be? Full of wonderful characters, expertly written, and perfectly narrated, it doesn't get much better than this. I highly recommend this book (and the entire series).

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Pretty descent book

This is a fast paced book, which I like. The characters are well developed and have deep personalities. Overall this book was thoroughly entertaining.

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  • J
  • 03-28-17

The saga keeps me enthralled, brilliant fantasy fiction

The story, characters and the world created by David Farland are wonderful brought to life by the superb narration of Ray Porter.

Get this series, you will not be disappointed.