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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. We end up asking ourselves the same questions: Should you choose your friends based on insight or virtue? Is it better to be just or good? Competent fantasy lets you escape to adventure in faraway lands, but exceptional fantasy makes sure you have something to think about when you get back. Runelords accomplishes the latter. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I find the magic interesting and the author does a very good job making this world vibrant.
This is what I'm reading until I've read them all (and yes, I will always have the next one waiting before I finish the one I'm in).
The writing style is a little rough at times, as is the case with authors that have not had many books published.
Entertaining, but I found the magic of the world far more interesting than the characters. A nice, harmless bit of fantasy junk food, but it never loves up to the ideas at the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Clifford Jackson
As a college student writing my own fantasy books, I am always searching for those great stories, that engage my mind, that succeed in really placing me inside a story-world, that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey Kremer
One of my all time favorites. I love this book and can hardly wait for the author to finish this grand accomplishment. I want a blockbuster movie too!Published 6 months ago by jtvander
A good read, kept me interested and wanting more. Although the acquisition of attributes is a bit macabre, it's a nice change from the norm.Published 7 months ago by christopher barry
I have had 2 copies of this book for a while and finally opened one of them. The intro took me a while to really gain my attention. The characters, at first, seemed quite bland. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Coren Alan Grill
The tale is a good one, tho somewhat juvenile in its writing. I enjoyed it and it does make me want to continue on to the next book.Published 8 months ago by Brian LeBrasseur
I discovered David Farland's work over a decade ago, when a friend recommended I read one of his sci-fi novels, "On My Way to Paradise. Read morePublished 9 months ago by latchkeyartist
As I said in my review of On My Way to Paradise, I don't know how I missed Dave Wolverton back in the late 1990s, but I'm sure it had something to do with starting college, doing... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Daniel Burton
This book was extremely well written in most regards. But I was completely thrown out of the world by the scale of the magic (the number of sacrifices kept alive is ridiculous)... Read morePublished 13 months ago by DCH1400