The Earth King, Gaborn Val Orden, has roamed to the ends of the known world to preserve his people, but the life-draining powers he has embraced have finally taken their toll. His death leaves his young son Fallion at the mercy of his enemies.
But Fallion is no ordinary prince, with no ordinary enemies, but is a reincarnation of an immensely powerful immortal. Known as the torch-bearer, Fallion is fated to engage with an ancient evil across the many ages of his existence. Now, without his father’s protection, powerful supernatural forces will seek to prevent him waking to his full powers – and the land of the Runelords will become their battlefield.
At stake is not just a single world and Gaborn’s hard-won legacy of peace, but the very foundations of creation…
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 (2007-10-17)
In my opinion Sons of the Oak isn't a perfect fantasy book, but if you like to read easy fantasy books, it's a good choice. David Farland isn't a great writer and he can't be compared to George R.R. Martin or Steven Erikson, but he manages to write nice and easy fantasy books. I can recommend this book to all readers, who want to read easy fantasy books.