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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New Ed edition (1 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841495603
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841495606
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 343,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 By VanDragon on 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 By Kindle Customer on 4 Jun 2013
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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 By The Poisoned Quill on 9 Mar 2008
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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 By Glyn Hope on 28 Feb 2004
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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 May 2001
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I quite enjoyed the book. Theres quite a few new ideas, and he's created his own creatures rather have, elves, Dwarfs and what nots. A Good change. I like the Wit, Stamina, Metabolism, grace etc. I've just received book 2 of the series today.
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By Heather on 27 May 2014
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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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By Carol on 20 Feb 2013
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Bought this book for my daughter as she had read part of it before but lost the original, really enjoys the story.
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By James on 28 Dec 2012
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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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