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The Runelords

by (author) David Farland

Initial publish date
Apr 1999
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 1999
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 1999
    List Price

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The first book of the saga ofThe Runelords
Young Prince Gaborn Val Orden of Mystarria is traveling in disguise on a journey to ask for the hand of the lovely Princess Iome of Sylvarresta. Armed with his gifts of strength and perception, Prince Gaborn and his warrior bodyguard stop in a local tavern along the way. Immediately, they spot a pair of assassins who have their sights set on Princess Iome's father. As the prince and his bodyguard race to warn the king of this impending danger, they realize that more than the royal family isat risk, the very fate of the Earth is in jeopardy.

About the author

Contributor Notes

David Farland is the author of the bestselling Runelords series, includingChaosbound,The Wyrmling Horde andWorldbinder. He also writes science-fiction as David Wolverton. He won the 1987 Writers of the Future contest, and has been nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award. Farland also works as a video game designer, and has taught writing seminars around the U.S. and Canada. He lives in Saint George, Utah.

Editorial Reviews

“A first-rate tale, an epic fantasy that more than delivers on its promise.” —Terry Brooks

“WithThe Runelords, David Farland breaks new ground in fantasy fiction and wakes up anyone who thought they'd read everything the genre had to offer.” —Kevin J. Anderson

“The characters are real, the action fast, and the sum a brilliant and engrossing novel.” —David Drake, author of The Lord of the Isles

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