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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Farland Narrator: Ray Porter Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Runelords Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781470806880
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Certain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as monuments, towering above the rest of the category. Those of such authors as Stephen R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan, and Terry Goodkind come immediately to mind. Add to that list David Farland, whose epic fantasy series continues in this fifth installment.

The story picks up eight years after the events of Lair of Bones and begins a new chapter in the Runelords saga focusing on Gaborn’s son, Fallion. Gaborn, the Earth King, has been traveling far from his home, to strange and unknown places. While beyond the edge of the earth, he finally succumbs to accelerated aging, the price of all the endowments he has taken. His death is the signal for a revolution, an attack from the supernatural realms by immensely powerful immortal beings.

These forces have discovered that Gaborn’s son is the resurrection of an immortal—one whose potential power is so great that he might be able to reorder the entire universe. Fallion’s enemies have decided that they must control him or, failing that, destroy him. He is only a child, but he is the heir to Gaborn’s kingdom and so must flee to the ends of the earth to avoid the destruction of all that Gaborn accomplished.

One of the mightiest of contemporary fantasy epics continues.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An epic fantasy that touches all the keys.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Farland’s strong writing, the fascinatingly complete world he draws, and the complex dilemmas his characters face make Sons of the Oak a fantasy worth reading.”


  • “The action moves well and the plot sustains the wonder of discovery and the melancholy of loss in equal measure. Fans of the Runelords saga will be eager for this new installment, but readers of high quality epic fantasy will likewise be well rewarded for the time they spend here.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boyd | 1/16/2014

    " This one was probably my least favorite book in the series. I just wasn't connecting with the new characters. and it was kind of like 'filler', waiting for something else to happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Lutovsky | 1/5/2014

    " Back into Farland's "Runelords" universe, and enjoying it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee W. | 11/17/2013

    " The concept of magic in the earlier books set this book up to be heartbreaking. Everyone we know in love is dead, dying or shattered by the previous war. Yet, they tell a good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 9/10/2013

    " Pseudonym of David Wolverton (b 1957) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 7/6/2013

    " My favorite book of the series. Love love loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 2/28/2013

    " The last third of the book seems to lose it's flow, jumping and skippering around. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William Campbell | 1/6/2013

    " One of the aspects of this series that loved was its attention to details and tight storyline. I was thoroughly disappointed with the departure this book led the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Wernsing | 12/2/2012

    " Book 5 of the Runelords. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilfred Berkhof | 9/9/2012

    " Sadly this book does not live up to the rest of the series. Less interesting characters and the overall story telling falls apart a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanako | 7/25/2012

    " i didn't like this one quite as much as the first four - perhaps because it's mostly different characters? but also somehow it felt like it was just told in broader strokes - or maybe i just read it faster. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jane | 6/6/2012

    " I must have read this one, as it is a series I try to keep up with even though I don't like the idea of sacrificing some people to make other important people stronger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginn | 4/23/2012

    " Gory but absolutely fascinating. At first I didn't want to read this because I thought it would be not as good as the others with Gaborn as the main male character but I was wrong. It was incredible. "

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About the Author
Author David Farland

David Farland is the pseudonym of Dave Wolverton, an American author of fantasy fiction who lives in Utah with his wife and five children. He was a budding author during his college years but came to prominence when he won the Writers of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award for On My Way to Paradise in 1987. He has achieved much renown in the science fiction field, but fans may know him best as the author of Star Wars novels; The Courtship of Princess Leia was met with acclaim from critics and readers alike and became a New York Times bestselling novel.

About the Narrator

Ray Porter has garnered fourteen Earphones Awards, two Audie nominations, and a multitude of enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Frasier, ER, Will & Grace, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Almost Famous. He has most recently received Audible’s Narrator of the Year Award. He is a fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.