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The Runelords by David Farland
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Jan 14, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy

I don't know at all what to think about this series.

There's its basic concept of people being used like livestock to give superpowers to a few boneheads. It does dwell on the...DUBIOUS morality, but not in a way that really provokes any thought or reaction.

There's the naturalist religion that is SORT OF a counter to the rampant rune use and possibly a stand-in for christianity. But then it veers off into fairly arbitrary moral standards and inconsistent miracle-work (okay, maybe that reinforces the christianity angle. But to what end?).

There's the extensive side plot dedicated to a man having his testicles torn off and then regrowing them.

There's the monsters (Reavers) who are...well they're just monsters. There's not a lot to say about them.

It's certainly not Bad fantasy. But it is very confusing, and not in a way that makes additional reading seem like a good time investment.
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Chelsea I agree with you, though I am hedging more towards this being Bad Fantasy.


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