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Synopsis: Raj Ahten, ruler of Indhopal, has used enough forcibles to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The Sum of All Men. Young Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has managed to drive him off, but Ahten is far from defeated.
Review: David Farland's "Runelords" fantasy sequence began in 1998 with The Sum of All Men, a career-relaunch novel whose sales far outstripped earlier SF published under his real name Dave Wolverton. Runelords are supermen whose strength, stamina, and vision, and other physical abilities are multiplied by magical "endowments" transferred from unfortunate donors who are crippled by their loss: the archvillain in the story is virtually invincible thanks to tens of thousands of endowments.
This second book avoids middle-volume doldrums by introducing a vast onslaught of still tougher and memorably unpleasant nonhumans who even the villains must oppose. Meanwhile, various characters skirmish on different parts of the map, and the hero struggles with unreliable powers conferred on him when he was chosen as Earth King to save the land and humanity--or maybe only a tiny part of each.
Farland maintains a steady flow of new situations, reversals, gambits, and surprises ... it's a real shock when one chap who has incurred a dreadful penalty for virtuous reasons is not spared (as expected in the normal chivalry of fantasyland) but rather pays the full, eye-watering price. One small criticism: the writing contains occasional sloppiness and repetition. Nonetheless, this is a rousing, painfully gripping story. --David Langford, Amazon.co.uk
Title: Brhood of the Wolf -
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Book Condition: BRAND NEW
Book Description Blackstone Audiobooks 2009-01-01, 2009. Audio CD. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts and might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-1433227029-3
Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., Ashland, Oregon, U.S.A., 2009. Audiobook. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. AUDIOBOOK ON COMPACT DISC. In plastic library clam case. This was priviately owned, not an ex-library copy. Unabridged. Approx. 22 1/2 hours on 18 compact discs. Read by Ray Porter. Discs appear clean and actually unlistened to. Origianl cover price of $130.00. Seller Inventory # 1502099