Really strong epic fantasy debut for Farland. I can see why the series is so popular. Strong plotting, a unique and well-developed magic system, strong characterization and an epic scope presented with startling simplicity in use of POV, etc.
The story of a Prince and Princess who are conscientious objectors to their world and the forcibles and endowments used to create magic and empower the ruling Runelords and a Wolf Lord who attempts to pervert the magic for his own ends, when the ancient enemy Reavers return. Highly recommended.
More to come.