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The Sum of All Men: Book One of the Runelords [Kindle Edition]

David Farland
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Review

'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

Book Description

The beginning of the most compelling new fantasy saga since Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time: The Runelords

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1235 KB
  • Print Length: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New Ed edition (3 Jun 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003LPULYG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,087 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

David Farland is an award-winning, bestselling author with dozens of books to his credit. He has also written science fiction under his own name, Dave Wolverton, including the highly praised "On My Way to Paradise," which won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award.

David has also written novels in the Star Wars and Mummy Universes, and has worked as a videogame designer, most notably for Starcraft's Brood War.

In 1999 he set the Guinness Record for the World's Largest single-person, single book signing.



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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing series 25 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback
This first book is quite good and captures your imagination, however, after purchasing books 2; 3; 4; 5; 6 and 7 in the hopes that it would get better; I was/am sadly disappointed.

Things are just too jumbled and jump around far too much for my liking. Some concepts are new, which is refreshing in this day and age, but a lot of the time I found it too weird to follow and grasp fully.

I gave all of my books to my uncle who is an avid Terry Pratchett fan (I find Discworld books really weird) and he raved about Runelords...

So! I think David Farland is not a bad author, just an acquired taste.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting ideas 4 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This series has been on my radar for many years but for some reason I never got round to starting it.................oh, you foolish, foolish person! Turns out I've been missing a real treat.

Although the story is fairly standard fantasy stuff there are two things that really stand out;

1) The magic system, whereby people can be empowered by taking enhancements from people - making the person recieving the the enhancement more powerful but leaving the donor a wreck. At times this can be quite horrific or saddenning, depending on the situation, whether the enhancement is taken by force or freely given and as a plot device it is really well used.

2) The description of the world. Right from the very first page this land jumps off the page. It feels real and alive. For me, this makes a story all the more enjoyable.

All in all, quality storytelling and characterisation, set in a believable land - It took me a while to start this series but I'm really glad I did.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great start, nice idea, not that great 9 Mar 2008
Format:Paperback
Most of the reviews here are spot on. The book starts with a bang, and the author has some interesting idea's, especially with his adding and subtracting of attributes. Its a clever twist that adds a good moral dilemma to magic power which is interesting. Sadly, however, the book gets a little lost and, for me, the main character does not convince. The biggest disappointment is how obviously he is setting this up for other books. Still, it is an interesting take on the genre and will appeal to certain readers.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sum of All Men 28 Feb 2004
Format:Paperback
I saw this book and thought "I'll try it", and I was very pleasantly surprised. A bit slow to start off with, but lots of excellent new ideas.
The characters were interesting and the plot very involving. Generally an excellent read. I found it hard to put down, and hated Raj Ahten!
Great new ideas too, like the endowments and the Earth Warden Binnesman. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 27 May 2014
By Heather
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed the whole series of thee books. Very well written and a great plot with a good idea expanded. Well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 28 Dec 2012
By James
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Was a really really good book. Would happily recommend this book and series, therefore people should read it. The series gets better each book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great beginning to a well written series 25 Nov 2012
By casper
Format:Paperback
Great book which sets the stage for the books to come. Fast start slows slightly, but leaves you wanting more
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lucky FInd 29 July 2014
By tjs
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My wife bought me books 5 - 8 without realising that they were part of a series. They looked at if they might be good, so I decided to download this book onto my Kindle and was hooked in the first few pages. I am now into the second of the series and thoroughly enjoying it.
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