The Runelords by David Farland
The Sum of All Men

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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 when he and his warrior bodyguard spot a pair of assassins who have set their sights on the princess's father. The pair races to warn the king of the impending danger and realizes that more than the royal family is at risk--the very fate of the Earth is in jeopardy.
 

About David Farland

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DAVID FARLAND lives in Saint George, Utah.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Tor Books.
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Gaborn’s father, Orden, gathers an army at Castle Longmot to defy Raj Ahten’s frowth giants, flameweavers, and nomen, but after a terrible struggle Raj Ahten defeats Orden in single combat and razes Longmot by the power of his Voice alone.

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The intriguing hook behind Farland's first novel--and launch of a new fantasy series--is a complex magical technology whereby abilities such as wit, brawn and stamina are transferable from person to person.

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The original attempts led to the shattering of the One True World into thousands of shadow worlds, scattered like the splinters of a broken mirror.

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Submitted by tony (Jan 11, 2001) I am 16 years old , my mother is really into Jordan's wheel of time series but about 3 years ago she found "The Sum Of All Men" the first part in the Runelord series she read it and liked it a lot , I was reading the Wheel of Time series and waiting for the next ...

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After reading the reviews it seemed a good read, interesting in the least and I must admit it was great in the beginning and halfway through the book I had actually already bought the second book in the series, wanting to get right on with my reading after I finished the first.

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(Dec 12, 2002) A joy to read and easy to comprehend, David Farland weaves a story of heroism and glory accompanied by dark deeds and cold-blooded murder.

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This passage follows Gaborn's oath to honor the runelords' oldest traditions, taking gifts of power only from those who offer them freely: Iome looked back to Gaborn's face, and found herself wanting to memorize it, to hold this moment in her memory.

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Summary: The continuing saga of Fallion Orden's quest to recreate the One True World, thus saving all the shadow world fragments from the evil that stalks them.

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