Wizardborn (The Runelords #3)
Wizardborn continues the story of the struggle of Gaborn, now the Earth King, who has lost his powers but continues to lead his people. He must contend with the threat of the huge, inhuman Reavers, whose myriads Gaborn and his forces must now pursue across the nation. It has become Gaborn's fate to follow, even into the depths.
Raj Ahten, the great warlord endowed with the...more
(view spoiler)[However, I really enjoyed the development between Borenson and Myrrima. (And by the way, what the heck is Borenson's first name? Why does not even his wife call him by his first name?) It wasn't a cheesy love story (kind of like Gaborn's and Iome's r ...more
I liked the dichotomy of Raj Ahtan and his desire to help his people versus his absolute greed. I also enjoyed the little girl's lessons in being a wizard, and the twist at the end with yet another wizard.
It made me want to go out and read the next book in the series right away so I can know what happens to these characters, and how they overcome the incredible odds that Dave has set up here.
Като цяло, тези неща са характерни за целия фентъзи жанр и неговата епика, като почнем даже още с Толкин - увлечени в огромния размах на събитията, които описват, авторите се съсредоточават върху героите и действието и ...more
As you've probably guessed, this third entry in the seven-part Runelord trilogy has lost its muse and wandered back into the well-worn ruts of high fantasy. The heart of the first book was moral choices about sacrificing people for power, made very concrete by the ...more
Another staple of this series is back: caring characters that become important to the reader so quickly that the heart aches when something bad happens to them. Not that this is a tragic story, it's very uplifting as a matter of fact, but the tragic ...more
book 3 continues a well-written, colorfully characterized and sensational adventure.
In Wizardborn, the reader is given a b ...more
Fortunately, the Earth King has a lot of friends and acquaintances embarked on their own journeys. Heroes are never in short supply in the Kingdoms of Rofehaven and Indhopal. And therein lies a weakness with Wizardborn: The protagonist's story is propped up by a bunch of exciting extras. Maybe there's method ...more
This entry makes it difficult to know who to cheer for and can make you second guess who you thought your heroes were.
While not as riveting in my opinion as the first I did enjoy it more than the second. This is one heck of a page turner. The author managed to completely sidestep the mid book slog fantasy usually ...more
As a reader, Mr. Farland kept me in a continual state of frustration - in a good way. He skipped from character to character in their character development. He'd be going along with one character and I could hardly wait to see how they developed next. T ...more
On a side note this series really picks up after this book, so don't give up on it.
In book 1 the Reavers are so hard to kill that it takes 40 Runelords to go after 1, and 8 or so die in the process. By book 2, one commoner (and a fool at that) manages to kill 9 by himself. In this book, the author has the giants joining up with Gaborn, but he seems to forget that they are there for a while, when suddenly he remembers "oh ...more
Downsides: the refusal to call testicles anything other than "walnuts" pissed me off all out of proportion. Raj Ahten loses much of his interest by the end of the book. The numbers discrepancies mentione ...more
This volume is an improvement over the second book, that is for certain. But, it definitely feels like the middle of a series--everything is setting up for something else down the line. That made it a little hard to get into the flow of the story. Also, the num ...more
READ the RUNELORDS series if you like h ...more
ok, I finished the damn book and finished the 4th book too. Overall I give the series a three out of 5. There was just enough interesting items that kept me reading but it just lacked. I'll go into detail in my review of book 4.