I have read the first four books of the Runelords series and was blown away by the first, The Sum of All Men. However, the books became weaker and weaker and after The Lair of Bones I decided to give up on the series altogether.
Just to make sure that I was not making a mistake and in the hope that Farland pulls something out of the bag with the latest additions to the series I went onto amazon.co.uk and had a look at some of the customer reviews for Worldbinder and Sons of the Oak …
… I think this following readers review gave me the answer I was looking for – “it seems clear that Farland’s become even more bored of this series than we have, and has stopped even pretending to try.”
It’s such a shame but I will definitely not be spending any money or time on completing the Runelords series.
Update: March 09 2013
Although I still have not bought or read another Runelords book since posting this over 5 years ago I have to admit to always thinking about the series and the temptation to submerge myself back within it is growing. Review of Sons of the Oak coming soon? Maybe, quite possibly.
If anybody has read their way through the entire Runelords series, let me know, by commenting below, what you made of it.