Amph David Farland's Runelords series

Discussion in 'Community' started by Rogue...Jedi, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I thought we had a thread on this, but I couldn't find it in the index or the first few pages, so maybe I'm just imagining it.

    I started reading this series years ago at the recommendation of a friend, and I've enjoyed it, but it seems to be going a bit downhill, unfortunately. I just read The Wyrmling Horde, the seventh in the series (the eighth, Chaosbound, is still only in hardback, so I haven't read it yet) I had a really hard time getting back into the series this time, and so I'm planning on rereading the whole series together relatively soon, and maybe even looking for the 8th one at the library.

    Has anyone else read this series?
  2. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    I loved the first four books.

    But, like you, agree that the new series has gone downhill. I don't like the direction it has taken. I have read Chaosbound though, and actually think it is one of the better books in the newer set.

  3. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    The direction its taken is just weird, IMO :p

    Glad to hear you liked Chaosbound, though :)
  4. JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master

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    This is weird. I just bought the hardcover of Worldbinder yesterday in the discount bin. I have read up to book 5 and enjoyed them so far.

    I know there was supposed to be a Runelords movie as well.....
  5. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Unfortunately, you're at the point where it really started to go downhill for me.

    I think the movie thing (or was it TV?) got dropped.
  6. JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master

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    Yeah that is what I heard as well. After Sons of the Oak it gets weird.

    Anyway I just looked on Amazon at book 8 and noticed that it has a new cover design then the other 7. I know that most Tor books have crappy artcovers but I really hate it when they change cover styles in the middle of a series!!!
  7. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    For me...the newer books just dont capture enough of what I liked about the first four.

    Chaosbound does bring back some of those elements though....

    Also.. what the heck hapend to the Days?
  8. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Huh, good question. I'd completely forgotten about them when I read TWH, but you're right - and I don't think they've been in the previous 2 or 3 either.
  9. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    No, they have not (Days).

    The whole thing about them not getting involved was such a big part of the other books too....

    Also, if I remember correctly....

    Wasn't Borenson supposed to be looking for Daylan Hammer, at the end of the other books? Or was that resolved earlier?

  10. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    That was resolved, I believe. Or maybe I'm confusing myself.
  11. JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master

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    I don't remember myself if it was resolved either....

    I am thinking no.
  12. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I'll try to remember to look for that in particular when I reread the series... January maybe? I don't know :p
  13. JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master

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    I looked on wiki and saw this: not sure if I need to highlight it? If not RJ can edit..... It doesn't directly answer out question though.

    Daylan Hammer - The Sum of All Men
    There is a legend about the "Sum of All Men", a man with so many endowments and so beloved by the people that he became immortal and retained all of his endowments even after the deaths of his Dedicates. The strengths of the people supposedly flowed to him unrestrained, somehow without draining the dedicates themselves of the attributes. The books refer to Daylan of the Black Hammer as the Sum of All Men, although in the sixth novel it is revealed that Daylan is in fact a Bright One from the Netherworld, rather than a mortal man with many endowments. It is also revealed that Daylan has a mere four endowments of Brawn, in stark contrast to the legends which claim he has a huge number. Daylan himself claims to have started these legends, though his purpose for doing so has not been revealed.

    Unhighlighted.
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    No spoilers there from either of the last two books... doesn't need to be highlighted but I don't see a point it editing it either. If you haven't read the 6th book yet, it would be a spoiler, but its way past HTR time for that :p
  15. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Nope - as our [link=http://boards.theforce.net/science_fiction_and_fantasy_books_and_comics/b10749/27386450/p1/?14]spoiler policy[/link] says, after it's been out a month, not HTR necessary anywhere :)
  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, and its been more than 2 years for that one :p
  17. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    Yeah...it was revealed who Daylan Hammer was...

    But I remember that Borenson was supposed to go find him, and set out to do so....I think it was a dropped storyline...

  18. JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master

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    Yall stop picking on me!!!!
  19. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Just finished rereading the entire series plus Chaosbound (first time I've read Chaosbound)... and while I wasn't enjoying it initially as much as I used to, I'm officially back to being excited and looking forward to the next book. Chaosbound now stands as my favorite of the entire series so far, and I enjoyed the entire second half much more than I did previously. Maybe reading them all together helped make more sense out of the weirdness that begins in Worldbinder.

    (also, lol @ me thinking I'd get to rereading the series in January 8-})
  20. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    I started reading The Runelords, and I like it so far :D I got through the first section this morning. Liking Iome quite a bit.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Iome's a great character :)

    Glad you two are liking the beginning of the series :)
  22. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    I'm halfway into the first book and I LOVE it!! (Ordered the next three :D ) Are there only 8 in gthe series (or the two section of the series), or are more in the works?
  23. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    More in the works.

    Or at least, the story definitely hasn't reached its overall conclusion yet, so I assume there are more coming. Pretty safe bet ;)

    And glad you're enjoying it :)
  24. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    [face_laugh] I looked through the site, but not too carefully, since I didn't want to spoil myself. I assume there isn't enough info out there as far as release dates, titles, etc.? :(
  25. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Just looked around a bit (though not extensively, so its entirely possible I missed it) and didn't see anything out there.

    However, the last four have come out in November 2006, September 2007, September 2008, and October 2009. There was a gap in publication between books 4 and 5, but there's a major gap in story there as well - the first four form one major storyline, then the fifth starts a new one.

    So does that mean there will be a new one this fall? It'd be nice, but we'll see.