Volume Two of The Runelords
Raj Ahtan, ruler of Indhopal, has used enough forcibles to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The Sum of All Men. Ahtan seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule – destroying anything and anyone that stood in his path, including many friends and allies of young Prince Gaborn Val Orden. But Gaborn has fulfilled a two-thousand-year-old prophecy, becoming the Earth King – a mythic figure who can unleash the forces of the Earth itself.
And now the struggle continues. Gaborn has managed to drive off Raj Ahtan, but Ahtan is far from defeated. Striking at far-flung cities and fortresses and killing dedicates, Ahtan seeks to draw out the Earth King from his seat of power, to crush him. But as they weaken each other's forces in battle, the armies of an ancient and implacable inhuman enemy issue forth from the very bowels of the Earth.
David Farland is a pseudonym of Dave Wolverton.
He was born in the United States in 1957.
David Farland has worked as a prison guard, missionary, business manager, technical writer and pie maker, but now writes full-time. He lives in Utah with his wife and five children.
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee 2007-10-11
In my opinion Brotherhood of the Wolf is better and more enjoyable than The Sum of All Men, which was readable, but not very good. I'm not saying that this book is great, but it's a readable fantasy book. Farland's writing style has become better, but he's not a perfect writer. The characters aren't as interesting as they could be and they're a bit shallow. I can recommend Brotherhood of the Wolf to all readers, who are just beginning to read epic fantasy, because this book is easy to read.