The Runelords

The Runelords

The Sum of All Men

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Baker & Taylor
A young prince-wizard embarks on a journey to a far-flung fiefdom to marry a princess, a journey that soon becomes a matter of life and death

Blackwell North Amer
A young Runelord, Prince Gaborn Val Orden of Mystarria, is traveling in disguise across the sunlit fall countryside of Sylvarresta, his only companion the warrior bodyguard Borenson. Gaborn is absorbing the beauty of the land and becoming acquainted with its people, preparing himself to ask for the hand of Princess Iome, heir to the throne of Sylvarresta.
While stopping at a local tavern, Gaborn notices a pair of foreigners, powerful men who move with supernatural grace and strength - assassins. This moment of recognition brings an abrupt end to Gaborn's sheltered upbringing, launching him into the dangerous realm of politics and treachery. His pleasant journey becomes a perilous race to warn the King of deadly danger.

& Taylor

The first book in an epic fantasy saga follows a young prince-wizard and his guard on a journey to a far-flung fiefdom to marry a princess, a journey that soon becomes a matter of life and death. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor Books, c1998.
ISBN: 9780312866532
Branch Call Number: FAR
Characteristics: 479 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Sum of all men.


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Jul 12, 2012

great book

May 18, 2010

Awesome book! Exciting, engaging and just flat out great. For anyone who likes fantasy novels this is your series.

Jan 03, 2010

This is one of the best fantasy books I've read. It's fresh and exciting. I loved it!

Oct 13, 2009

Good series. If you like Jordan or Goodkind you will probably like this one as well.


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Jul 12, 2012

gaborn a rune lord must save selvarresta from total destruction

Aug 22, 2010

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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Aug 22, 2010

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