The Sum of All Men (The Runelords #1) - David Farland6.44

Four days before Hostenfest, the young Prince Gaborn Val Orden enters the city of Bannisferre incognito. He is expected to marry the Crown Princess, Iome, to cement their lands alliance, but soon events overtake such plans.

Raj Ahten, Wolf Lord of the Southern Lands, is invading the Northern kingdoms of Rofehaven to increase his power bas as a prelude to facing the barbarian hordes of Inkarra. To the northerners there seems little difference between the two enemies. Before there is time for old alliances to be reforged – or for a new alliances to be born – Raj Ahten has taken an entire kingdom and is moving northward... thanks to the "endowments" of wit, brawn and glamour he has drawn vampire-lile, from the conquered masses.

Gaborn and Iome are amongst those who continue to oppose Raj Ahten's seemingly unstoppable conquest as a world goes to war and the powers of the Earth King are woken...

Rate this book

Release date: 1998
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 6.44/10
Total ratings: 9
Updated: August 18, 2021

The Runelords :: Series

Ashes and Starlight
The Sum of All Men (The Runelords #1)6.44
Brotherhood of the Wolf (The Runelords #2)7.34
Wizardborn (The Runelords #3)7.00
The Lair of Bones (The Runelords #4)7.00
Sons of the Oak (The Runelords #5)6.00
Worldbinder (The Runelords #6)6.00
The Wyrmling Horde (The Runelords #7)6.20
Chaosbound (The Runelords #8)
A Tale of Tales (The Runelords #9)8.72


4/10 |
October 11, 2007
David Farland's The Sum of All Men is the first book of the long running The Runelords saga. I know that this book is anything but perfect, but it was nice to read a bit different kind of epic fantasy for a change. The world and the plot is ...