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The Sum of All Men (The Runelords, Book One:)

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by David Farland

The Runelordsis that rare book that will remind you why you started reading fantasy in the first place. Much of the setting--and even some of the story--is conventional fantasy fare, but David Farland, aside from being a masterful storyteller, has built … see full wiki

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Author: David Farland
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
3 reviews about The Sum of All Men (The Runelords, Book...
review by . January 10, 2011
   Gaborn val Orden is a reluctant Runelord. He does not agree with the custom of buying endowments from people to make himself smarter, stronger, faster, hardier, more eloquent or handsome. He does see it as his duty to use the endowments that have been given to him since infancy in the just service of his people. His father, lord of Mystarria, has always been considered a prudent Runelord, and a brilliant strategist. King Orden's best friend is the Oathbound lord of Sylvarresta, …
review by . February 04, 2011
Pros: interesting world, charactes and plot. good epic fantasy     Cons: could be overwhelming, confusing or frustrating to some readers     The Bottom Line: A great beginning to an epic fantasy series       Gaborn val Orden is a reluctant Runelord. He does not agree with the custom of buying endowments from people to make himself smarter, stronger, faster, hardier, more eloquent or handsome. He does see it as his duty to …
review by . November 23, 2001
The only reason I am not giving this book 5 stars is because sometimes the plot line gets a little muddled and character reasoning gets hard to follow. But if you are like me and every now and then want a good read to just sit and enjoy reading, trust me you will love this book. I do not know if it has ever been done before, but this book was the first time *I* have ever read of a magic system based on physical attributes such as stamina, wit, voice, touch, strength, beauty etc. To become a "Runelord," …
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