Brotherhood of the Wolf [David Farland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Brotherhood Of The Wolf is the second book in David Farland’s Runelords series. The second of three books, the story continues on from The Sum of All Men. Buy a cheap copy of Brotherhood of the Wolf book by David Farland. David Farland’s “Runelords” fantasy sequence began in with The Sum of All Men, .
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Brotherhood of the Wolf (Runelords, #2) by David Farland
Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Brotherhood of the Wolf by David Farland. Volume Two of The Runelords Raj Ahtan, ruler of Indhopal, has used enough forcibles to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The Sum of All Men. Ahtan seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule-destroying anything and anyone that stood in his path, including many friends and allies of young Prince Gaborn Val Orden.
But Gaborn has fulfilled a two-thousand-year-old Volume Two of The Runelords Raj Ahtan, ruler of Indhopal, has used enough forcibles to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: But Gaborn has fulfilled a two-thousand-year-old prophecy, becoming the Earth King-a mythic figure who can unleash the forces of the Earth itself. And now the struggle continues. Gaborn has managed to drive off Raj Ahtan, but Ahtan is far from defeated. Striking at far-flung cities and fortresses and killing dedicates, Ahtan seeks to draw out the Earth King from his seat of power, to crush him.
But as they weaken each other’s forces in battle, the armies of an ancient and implacable inhuman enemy issue forth from the very bowels of the Earth. Paperbackpages. Published September 15th by Tor Fantasy first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Brotherhood of the Wolfplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Brotherhood of the Wolf. Lists with This Book. Dec 29, Daniel Attack of the Books! Burton rated it liked it Shelves: Tricked on the field of battle by a ruse, Ahtan is far from vanquished. Bolstered by the strength, speed, stamina, charisma, and beauty of thousands of men, he moves to strike at where Gaborn is weakest, to tear down the kingdoms of Rofehaven from within.
But while Ahtan works to lure Gaborn into a trap, Gaborn realizes a greater enemy is threatening, and designs a plan that he hopes will ally Ahtan with him again Raj Ahtan has fled from Gaborn Val Orden, the prophesied and ascendant Earth King. But while Ahtan works to lure Gaborn into a trap, Gaborn realizes a greater enemy is threatening, and designs a plan that he hopes will ally Ahtan with him against this foe.
Taking place over the course of just a few days, Brotherhood of the Wolf picks up right where The Sum of All Men left off without breaking stride.
Gaborn is grappling with the ramifications of becoming the Earth King, as well as his marriage to Iome Sylvarresta, the daughter of the late King Jas Laren Sylvarresta. Determined not wllf use forcibles to increase his strength and power, Gaborn finds himself at an immediate disadvantage to Ahtan’s super human abilities, not to mention vulnerable to any who does not share his qualms.
It is an ongoing source of dissonance for Gaborn: Should he accept the endowments of other men to become strong enough for the coming battle, or should he rely on his new found abilities as the Earth King?
With the selection by the Earth, though, comes responsibility above those of other men, and Gaborn must weigh the future of all men as he makes his decisions. With how short a time as passes during the novel, events unfold at a breakneck pace. If only Farlnad would move his text as fast. Not atypical for an epic fantasy, Brotherhood clocks in at nearly pages.
Frequently I found myself wondering if a few of those pages weren’t unnecessary to the story. The result is that Brotherhiod develops his characters more than might otherwise be possible in such a short period of time.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (The Runelords, Book Two)
The length of the novel lends itself to more viewpoints than a shorter story might allow, and shows the reader a broader vision of the events unfolding. While the story never drags–per se–a faster paced story might have spent less time with each view point. If The Sum of All Men was intended to introduce the main protagonist and antagonist of The Runelords series, then Brotherhood feels like farlajd pulling back of the curtain. Picking up a thick novel is always a risky endeavor.
The time investment is long, and the pay-off may be a long time in coming. In the end, Farland provides, however, delivering a denouement that satisfies his promises, if not perfectly, at least satisfactorily. I look forward to following where he takes Gaborn, Iome, Ahtan, and the rest of his growing cast next. Nov 23, Chris rated it really brotgerhood it Shelves: A very entertaining read.
Starts off kind of slow and contains many fantasy cliches. That being said, it is also action packed and has a very unique feel to it as dxvid. Farland has trouble giving life to the main characters, I feel like they really don’t have any consistent personality and are very boring. There are a lot of side-characters that are really personable and you come to really enjoy, however they are also lumped in with even MORE side characters who you vaguely get to know but are ju A very entertaining read.
There are a lot of brothrehood that are really personable and you come to really enjoy, however they are also brotherrhood in with even MORE side characters who you vaguely get to know but are just dqvid off for shock value it seems Re: That serving girl in “The sum of all men” In addition, Brotherhood of the Wolf suffers from being a second child kind of in the way of “Empire Strikes Back”, where it is not at all a stand alone novel. Not only does it have a lot of recapping and exposition but many of the storylines are unfinished at the end of the book.
I would say it is a good read for anyone picking up the book, but just davi without any expectations. Jan 11, Mark rated it liked it Brotherhoox Book two is still one of the better fantasy series out there because it struggles to avoid the cliches of the genre.
It also violates a few other rules of writing, for example: If your book goes over pages and your name is not Leo Tolstoy, make it smaller. If your trilogy goes over 3 books, make it smaller. Tolki Book two is still one of the better fantasy series out there because it struggles to avoid the cliches of the genre. Bringing back two in a single book is just pathetic. If your monsters can barely be slain by the greatest of warriors, don’t forgot a hundred pages later and make them vulnerable to random peasant attacks.
Jun 23, Garrett rated it it was amazing. This was a nice follow-on to the first book of Runelords series. I was engaged and intrigued the whole book. The only criticism I have is the “sudden” change of heart for Iome about the dogs. I wanted a bit more explanation and more of her reasoning. But, perhaps it was there and I read through the book too quickly to catch it. I am excited to read the next book in the series though I have it and almost changed its order in my “to read” stack, but I wanted to go to a different genre first in prep This was a nice follow-on to the first book of Runelords series.
I am excited to read the next book in the series though I have it and almost changed its order brotherhold my “to read” stack, but I wanted to go to a different genre first in preparation for my own next story.
Jun 12, Scott Cook rated it really liked it. I read an accurate description about this series on a site talking about an upcoming Runelords movie and this quote pretty much sums it up: I loved the random green woman that falls from the sky in this book. Jun 29, Pa or it really liked it Recommends it for: The second book in the Runelords series.
Like its predecessor, a well-above-average fantasy tale. The characters are interesting and generally not one-dimensional. The plot is well developed, though the tale is likely almost endless.
May 25, Dino D’Angelo rated it it was amazing. Dec 29, Fsrland Hunter rated it it was amazing. Farland continues to impress with this second volume in the Runelords Saga now up to eight volumes. With the continued development of the characters and setting, and the addition of some great new elements to the story, this book seems to be where the series really takes off.
Like Farland continues to impress with this second volume in the Runelords Saga now up to eight volumes. Very impressive, him being able to give this brotjerhood such an epic feel with such a limited time-frame. We learn that Gaborn and Iome, and Borensen and Myrimma have quickly gotten hitched, and much of the world seems to be gathering at Sylvarresta to pay homage to the newly christened Earth King.
The sense of celebration is short lived as a new threat is introduced in the Darkling Glory, a sort of elemental hunter summoned botherhood Raj Ahten’s flameweavers, presumably to seek out and destroy Gaborn. From there, the story branches out into a number of very interesting side stories that introduce some excellent new characters.
A Wing Rider named Averen is among the first to witness the invasion by the Reavers, and is charged with a quest to deliver the news to the authorities. Also of key importance in this book is Raj Ahten’s most favored concubine, Saffira, who has tje endowed with thousands of women’s glamour and voice, and sets out to convince Raj Ahten to end the brothethood by seeking peace with the Earth King.
Remarkably farlsnd for a faland character, Saffira is one of my favorite parts of this book. Eventually all of the story-lines come together for an epic battle that takes up about a quarter of the book as the forces of man meet an unstoppable-seeming hoard of reavers which turn out to be every bit as big and bad as they were sold as being.
An awesome and devastating battle, this clash serves to demonstrate the talent of Farland and makes me eager to read more of the series. There davif many great aspects about these books, but what stands out the most is the uniqueness of the setting.
Obviously, the endowment system stands out as original, but I also like the wold magics, which give the elements themselves personalities and desires. You can take it literally when the Earth speaks to a character here. Also, the continued proliferation of strange and well-envisioned creatures makes this book stand out from other epic fantasies.