(The Runelords #4) The saga of The Runelords reaches its climax in The Lair of Bones. Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has defeated the forces arrayed against him: the magical and human forces marshalled by Raj Ahten, who seeks immortality at any cost, and has given up his humanity in trade; and the inhuman, innumerable, insectile hordes of the giant Reavers, from under the Earth, whose motives are unknowable. Now there must be a final confrontation, with the supernatural creature that Raj Ahten has become, and underground, in the cavernous homeland of the Reavers, where the sorcerous One True Master who rules them all lies in wait-in the Lair of Bones. The survival of the human race on Earth is at stake. Certain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as monuments, towering above the rest of the category. Authors of those works, such as Stephen R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind, come immediately to mind. Add to that list David Farland, whose epic fantasy series now reaches its peak.