The stark, dark and elegiac eighth installment of Farland’s Runelords fantasy saga (after 2008’s The Wyrmling Horde) centers on heroes Borenson and Myrrima, fresh from a gallant fight against unspeakably evil world dominators. Flameweaver Fallion, trying to unite the shattered One World, binds Borenson with Aaath Ulber, a giant horned berserker warrior. As their worlds and personalities merge, Borenson loses his human identity and family, but acquires a superhuman mission: to help Fallion bind all the worlds, uniting humans and defeating the wyrmlings forever. In this somber celebration of brutality, Farland ponders the fuzzy line between honor and obsession in a world where compassion comes with a high price. As the series grows in complexity, its appeal narrows, mostly drawing readers who like philosophy and complex machinations soaked in mud and blood. (Oct.)
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Review

Praise for the Saga of the Runelords:

“The Runelords is a first-rate tale, an epic fantasy that more than delivers on its promise. Read it soon and treat yourself to an adventure you won’t forget.”
—Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of The Gypsy Morph

“David Farland’s Runelords books are among the best fantasies on the market today. Great characters, a fascinating concept, and some really nasty monsters make each novel a pleasure to read.”
—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling co-author of Paul of Dune

“Farland has created a vivid, detailed, different world that becomes perfectly believable.”
—David Drake, author of The Gods Return


Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 551 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003JBICOS
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