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David Farland



A pseudonym used by Dave Wolverton

David Farland was born John David Wolverton in Springfield, Oregon in May of 1957, the fourth of six children. He lived in Oregon for the first 18 years of his life. As a child his family was quite poor, so he worked as a farm laborer from the age of 8. At the age of 11 his father opened a small meat company in Monroe, Oregon and he began working as a meat cutter by the age of 12.

Early in his teens he developed an interest in science, and would sometimes skip high school in order to sit in on college classes in biology at Oregon State University.

At the age of sixteen he wrote his first booksa field guide to the mustelidae family of mammals and a book on the development of nuclear weaponry in the United States.

 He currently lives in St. George, Utah with his wife and five children.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Children's Fiction, Historical
 
Series
Runelords
   0.5. Barbarians (2013)
   0.6. Ashes and Starlight (2016)
   1. The Runelords (1998)

     aka The Sum of All Men

   2. Brotherhood of the Wolf (1999)
   3. Wizardborn (2001)
   4. The Lair of Bones (2003)
   5. Sons of the Oak (2004)
   6. Worldbinder (2007)
   7. The Wyrmling Horde (2008)
   8. Chaosbound (2009)
   9. A Tale of Tales (2021)
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Ravenspell
   1. Of Mice and Magic (2005)
   2. The Wizard of Ooze (2007)
   3. Freaky Fly Day (2011)
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Golden Queen
   1. The Golden Queen (2011)
   2. Beyond The Gate (2011)
   3. Lords of the Seventh Swarm (2014)
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Serpent Catch
   1. Spirit Walker (2014)
   2. Serpent Catch (2014)
   3. Blade Kin (2014)
   4. Path of the Crushed Heart (2014)
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Novels
   On My Way to Paradise (1989)
   In the Company of Angels (2009)
   Nightingale (2011)
   Death Toll (2018)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   After a Lean Winter (2011)
   On My Way to Paradise - Short Story (2011)
   A Rarefied View At Dawn (2011)
   Siren Song At Midnight (2011)
   We Blazed (2011)
   Wheatfields Beyond (2011)
   Feeding the Feral Children (2011)
   My Favorite Christmas (2011)
   The Stone Mother's Curse (2012)
   Sweetly the Dragon Dreams (2012)
   Skyfish (2012)
   The Smiling Man (2012)
   Charley in the Wind (2012)
   No Bird (2012)
   At The Virgin's Doorstep (2014)
   Ship of Fools (2016)
   River of Stars (2018)
   Big and Shady (2018)
   Familiar (2018)
   Hellfire on the High Frontier (2018)
   Players (2018)
   Woven of Shadow (2018)
   Green Moss River (2019)
   The King's Despatcher (2019)
   Both Eyes Open (2021)
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David Farland recommends
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Among the Gray Lords (2024)
(Indrajit & Fix, book 3)
D J Butler
"This is your chance to discover one of the finest new writing today!."
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God of Neverland (2022)
(Defenders of Lore, book 1)
Gama Ray Martinez
"A tale filled with wonder and charm and so much more. Gama Ray Martinez shows himself to be a worthy successor to J. M. Barrie. Grab a pinch of Pixie dust, and take a flight into the realm of imagination!"
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The Brass Queen (2021)
(Brass Queen, book 1)
Elizabeth Chatsworth
"THE BRASS QUEEN is at times wondrous, at times romantic, and very often gut-bustingly funny. Elizabeth Chatsworth isn't just a new author to watch for--buy this book, and she'll be one of your new favorites!"

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Books containing stories by David Farland
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Of Wizards and Wolves (2023)
Tales of Transformation
edited by
Lisa Mangum
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 50 (2021)
May 2021
(Galaxy's Edge Magazine, book 50)
edited by
Lezli Robyn
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 49 (2021)
March 2021
(Galaxy's Edge Magazine, book 49)
edited by
Lezli Robyn

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