David Farland Books In Order

Publication Order of Nightingale Books

Nightingale (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ravenspell Books

Of Mice and Magic (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wizard of Ooze (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freaky Fly Day (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Runelords Books

The Runelords (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brotherhood of the Wolf (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizardborn (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worldbinder (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lair of Bones (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sons of the Oak (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wyrmling Horde (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chaosbound (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale of Tales (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barbarians (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ashes and Starlight (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In the Company of Angels (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

On My Way to Paradise (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweetly the Dragon Dreams (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After a Lean Winter (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rarefied View At Dawn (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Blazed (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wheatfields Beyond (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Siren Song at Midnight (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mooncalfe (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Favorite Christmas (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feeding the Feral Children (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stone Mother's Curse (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At The Virgin's Doorstep (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skyfish (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smiling Man (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charley in the Wind (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Bird (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ship of Fools (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big and Shady (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woven of Shadow (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellfire on the High Frontier (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Despatcher (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Million Dollar Writing Books

Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Million Dollar Outlines (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Blockbuster Book Signings (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NaNoWriMo Inspirations (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Write That Novel! (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Million Dollar Book Signings (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daily Meditations: Writer Tips for 100 Days (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silk Road Takedown (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing Wonder (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

X-Files: The Truth Is Out There(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens: Bug Hunt(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grifty Shades of Fey(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

David Farland is a bestselling historical, fantasy, young adult fantasy, children’s fiction, and science fiction author from St George Utah. The award-winning author whose real name is Dave Wolverton has more than fifty novels to his name and has won tons of awards over the years. Some of his awards include Best Novel of the Year Whitney Award and the Best Novel in the English Language Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award. Farland is best known for writing “The Runelords” series of fantasy novels that have been his most popular work so far. The debut novel of the series was “The Sum of All Men” that was first published in 1998. As David Farland he has written novelettes, collections of short fiction and novels in the “Runelords,” “Ravenspell,” “Nightingale,” “Golden Queen,” and “Serpent Catch” alongside several single standing novels. He has also written for several major franchises including “The Mummy” and “Star Wars.” He once worked in Hollywood doctoring scripts and greenlighting movies and has been a screenwriter as well as a movie producer on a major film franchise. A man of many talents, He has mentored dozens of authors that have become highly successful in their own right including “Twilight’s” Stephenie Meyer, “Wheel of Time’s” Brandon Sanderson, and “Fablehaven’s” Brandon Mull.

He is also a judge at one of the largest writing competitions for science fiction and fantasy authors – the “L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future.” The competition has been responsible for the discovery and launch of many professional author careers with more than a hundred fantasy and science fiction novels published in a year. Farland has also been involved in the video gaming industry where he has written scripts, designed and co-led the design team for “Starcraft: Brood War.” He has received high praise from critics and his peers alike as his work has been called profound, compelling, powerful, engrossing, and ultimately life-changing. Given his commitment to helping out aspiring authors, David has an email bulletin named #WritingTips where he provides advice on writing and publishing fiction. The bulletin has received rave reviews on value even though Dave provides the tips free of charge to anyone that subscribes to his email newsletter.

Even though David Farland is now a renowned fantasy and science fiction author, in college he was torn on what to pursue. He had enrolled to study medical microbiology though he also wanted to become an author. The compromise he arrived at was to pursue medicine and write part-time. But it was not long before the desire to write proved too overwhelming and his passion for medicine grew cold. While weighing his options, he heard that it would take the average writer about seven years to write well enough for a publisher to get interested. Dave wondered if he could learn to write in less than a year. Having been subsumed in scientific study for several years, he thought he could use the same techniques to study publishing. Over time, he developed several theories such as the Reduction/Stress Induction theory of understanding his audience. Writing his manuscripts using his theories, he set out to win at least a contest in one year and was surprised to win all the contests in which he submitted his work. It was not long before he was drowning in illustrious awards and being offered publishing contracts.

“The Runelords” by David Farland is set in a world that has been devastated by war with the Reavers an alien race of creatures. These are not human creatures in any sense of the word as they emerge out of the ground unlike any other life ever seen on earth. Humanity had very nearly been wiped out by the attack but had been rescued in the nick of time by the Earth King. Humans had now learned to transfer their most important attributes such as metabolism, memory, thought, physical strength, and dexterity from person to person to survive. As such, even the royalty and knights that served the realm depended on the commoners for such important attributes. One hero had amassed for himself thousands of attributes that he became powerful enough to take on and defeat the Reavers. But now they are back and a man named Raj is determined to be the hero. The only problem is that he is not taking his attributes from willing people but he is taking by force leaving them robbed too weak to live. What had been invented as a means of saving humanity may just turn out to be the end of their civilization which is threatened by tyranny.

David Farland’s “Brotherhood of the Wolf” opens to the new hero Raj Ahtan fleeing from Gaborn Val Orden the ascendant prophesied Earth King. He had been beaten on the battlefield after he was tricked but he is not yet vanquished. He makes a move to destroy the kingdoms of the earth by striking where his rival Gaborn is weakest. Raj is quite a formidable rival having been bolstered by the beauty, strength, charisma, stamina, and speed of thousands of earthlings. But things go right for Raj since his enemy is threatened by a bigger enemy and is forced to ask him for help. Gaborn is still dealing with the many crises that come from being Earth King besides getting married to the daughter of the late Earth King. Gaborn is determined not to use force to increase his power and strength but in the present, he is disadvantaged as compared to the superhuman abilities of Ahtan. It is an enduring source of dissonance for Gaborn as he sees he debilitation and oppression that results from one man forcing another to give up his abilities to build up another. But his enemies are ready to do anything to gain power even if if it means ending all humanity on earth.

“Farland’s Wizardborn” picks up from where the second novel of the Runelords series left off. Gaborn the Earth King is still struggling, particularly after losing his powers. Nonetheless, there are still a lot of people depending on him and he has to be strong for them. The Reavers are also back in full force and Gaborn needs to rally the people to pursue them across the land. It seems that fate has decreed that it is his portion to track down evil even into the depths of hell. The good thing is that Raj his greatest rival is now in a struggle for his own survival as the powers he had gotten from more than a thousand men start to wane. He had intended to launch a war of conquest but with the threat of the Reavers, his dreams have been shattered for the time. Just who will emerge victorious?


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