The Sum of All Men
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2008
Duration: 22 hours 0 minutes
David Farland's acclaimed Runelords series introduces a world where the social structure is based upon the magical exchange of "endowments" such as stamina, grace, and wit. The Runelords are those who receive these endowments from their vassals, becoming superhuman in exchange for the responsibility of caring those they have deprived of strength, or beauty, or sight.
Young Prince Gaborn 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, the prince and his bodyguard stop at a local tavern, where they spot a pair of assassins who have their sights set on Princess Iome's father. As they race to warn the king, they realize that more than the royal family is at risk-the very fate of the Earth is in jeopardy.
"Farland once again proves himself a wizard at storytelling....This latest is certain to summon past readers of the series back to bookstores."-Publishers Weekly