The Lair of Bones

The Lair of Bones : The Fourth Book of the Runelords

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Certain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as monuments, towering above the rest of the category. They have been written by the likes of Stephen R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan, and Terry Goodkind. Now add to that list David Farland, whose epic fantasy series began with The Runelords, continued in Brotherhood of the Wolf and the New York Times bestseller Wizardborn, and reaches its peak now in The Lair of Bones.

Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has defeated the forces arrayed against him each time before: the magical and human forces marshaled by Raj Ahten, who seeks immortality at any cost and has given up his humanity in trade; and the inhuman, innumerable, insectile hordes of the giant Reavers from under the Earth, whose motives are unknowable, but inimical to human life. Now there must be final confrontations, both on the field of battle, with the supernatural creature that Raj Ahten has become, and underground, in the cavernous homeland of the Reavers, where the sorcerous One True Master who rules them all lies in wait--in the Lair of Bones. The survival of the human race on Earth is at stake.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 38.1mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765341077
  • 9780765341075
  • 264,300

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The apparent conclusion of the Runelords brings the saga's conflicts to a resounding climax in a three-cornered confrontation. . . . The suspense is real, the action is nonstop, and the characterizations continue to convince. . . . [this is] a series that has put Farland on high-fantasy readers' maps. "Booklist on The Lair of Bones" The Runelords Saga comes to a gripping conclusion in David Farland's "The Lair of Bones." . . . Farland's imaginative use of magic and detailed world-building contribute to the impact . . . Gaborn is a flawed but likable hero whom readers will be sorry to leave behind. Fans of Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind will enjoy Farland's Runelords. "Romantic Times" Sometimes truly terrifying, sometimes impossibly sweet, "The Lair of Bones" is a tale sure to entrance any reader. This is a superb story with deeply empathetic characters. "Sara Douglass" David Farland's Runelords books are among the best fantasies on the market today. Great characters, a fascinating concept, and some really nasty monsters make each novel a pleasure to read. "Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of A Forest Of Stars and Dune: The Machine Crusade""
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About David Farland

David Farland is the author of the bestselling Runelords series, including Chaosbound, The Wyrmling Horde and Worldbinder. He also writes science-fiction as David Wolverton. He won the 1987 Writers of the Future contest, and has been nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award. Farland also works as a video game designer, and has taught writing seminars around the U.S. and Canada. He lives in Saint George, Utah.
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