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A spectacular sequel that promises much to come, for a truly ambitious series of outstanding scope!
on 20 January 2013
Brotherhood of the Wolf is the second installment within the magnificent Runelords series, which exceeds all expectations with its complexity of plot and depth. Exquisite storytelling that is so absorbing and compelling, David Farland puts the `epic' in fantasy with his remarkable and totally original creation. Detailed, realistic and cleverly crafted the scope of world-building is just astonishing as to amaze whilst the character-study is fascinating. This stunning book is a delight to behold and kept me awake for hours reading into the early hours of the morning, not able to tear my gaze away from the pages that had enchanted me. This page-turner is a book that you will find extremely hard to put down, with such profound intensity and electric tension as to have you rooted to the spot!
Wolf Lord against the Earth King: the epic struggle begun in `The sum of all men' continues...
Gaborn has managed to drive off Raj Ahten, but the Wolf Lord is far from defeated. Striking at far-flung cities and fortresses and killing dedicates, Ahten seeks to draw out the Earth King from his seat of power, in order to crush him. But Gaborn is about to discover that his enemy is far from the brutal conqueror he imagined him to be. It seems that Raj Ahten has a very good reason for what he does - indeed, they may well be on the same side.
Still, an alliance seems unlikely and as they weaken each other's forces in battle, the armies of an ancient and implacable enemy issue forth from the very bowels of the Earth.
Just when you think you know the enemy and have grasped the plot, then David Farland incorporates another unexpected twist in the tale that shocks and intrigues you! It is not the enemies that we can see but what lurks in the shadows; those who are more powerful and deadly than you could have ever imagined will come forth...Fast-paced and full of heated conflict, bloodthirsty battles and significant events that change the course of the future this is a tale like no other and of such mighty magnitude as to astonish. This rare sweeping fantasy classic is so impressive and like nothing else you will encounter within this genre, hence I highly recommend it as an engrossing read! Amidst the bloodstained action, the interesting characters and the power-play between good and evil, this book will remind you why you started reading fantasy in the first place.
This fantastic, amazing book is a must-read for any fan of fantasy, sword and sorcery and those who enjoy the `old-style' of fantasy (such as works by authors like Robin Hobb, Tolkien and Raymond E Feist and not forgetting Kate Elliot whose style is similar). A book to loose yourself within and one that will leave you wanting to read on and find out what happens next in book 3...