The Sum Of All Men

by David Farland

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Book 10 of 37 in the Worst Fantasy Books Ever
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The first book of the saga of The 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 is at risk, the very fate of the Earth is in jeopardy.

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6 comments
Chris | 2012-11-09 12:27:34
I enjoyed it...books 1-4 good. After that, not so.
Anonymous | 2012-12-31 10:51:09
get out of fantasy land you f-ing fairy
Anonymous | 2012-12-31 10:51:40
yeah what he said
Anonymous | 2013-01-18 04:05:43
Quote from another section of this site: "If you are hunting around for more action- and magic-heavy series, you might give The Rune Lords series. It probably has the most unique magic system I've seen; the story itself is pretty standard fare though, as are the characters and writing." So he recommends it as a decent series when discussing The Wheel of Time, but then lists it as one of the worst books in fantasy?
Anonymous | 2014-01-17 09:48:03
I have read a good share of fantasy and sum all of men is better than Wheel of Time ( i like it) and Magic of recluse ( I also like) but Sum of All Men is better at moving the action and it is pretty cool when they fight. It might not be a masterpiece but it never gets boring.
Anonymous | 2014-01-17 09:51:04
It is also better than the gunslinger series by King.
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