THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT THE UNBELIEVER

30 Sep

(first six volumes)

Stephen R. Donaldson strings his words together in such a superb way that even if you don‘t care much for the epic fantasy, you‘ll want to read this series. The story line is a bit convoluted, very complex, and if you are not fully immersed in concentration and attention, you will not get it. Much to your dismay I’m afraid.

I received these books as a gift a few years back, and at first read, found them difficult to get through. There are too many characters flittering about the outlying areas, with too many mini-story-lines following the main thread, but the thought process that went into the writing of these books is mind boggling. It is because of this that I kept reading.

Covenant, an author who is afflicted with leprosy, finds himself mystically transported to ‘The Land’, another Earth, a magical realm in which he seems destined to be savior. The journey he takes, the people he meets – and the message he carries are superbly paraded about on each page.

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Science Fiction epic Fantasy first published in 1977 by

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

There are ten books in this series: Lord Foul’s Bane (1977); The Illearth War (1977); The Power That Preserves (1977); The Wounded Land (1980); The One Tree (1982); White Gold Wielder (1983); The Runes of the Earth (2004); Fatal Revenant (2007); Against All Things Ending (2010); and, The Last Dark (due for release 2013).

If you get lost, as I did, don’t give-up ……… this is an adventure you will WANT to take.

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