The Runes of the Earth by StephenR. Donaldson
The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

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More than twenty years ago, Stephen R. Donaldson set a literary landmark with the first fantasy bestseller. His New York Times bestselling series, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, transformed modern fantasy. Now, at long last, Donaldson introduces the first novel of the much-awaited, four-volume finale to the series that's sold more than ten million copies.

Thomas Covenant lost everything. Abandoned by his wife and child, sick and alone, he was transported while unconscious to a magical, dreamlike world called the Land. Convinced it was all a delusion, Covenant was christened The Unbeliever by the Land's inhabitants-but gave his life to save this newfound world he came to regard as precious.

Ten years after Covenant's death, Linden Avery still mourns for her beloved companion. But a violent confrontation with Covenant's son- who is doing the evil Lord Foul's bidding-forces her back to the Land, where a dark malevolence is about to unmake the laws of nature-and of life and death itself.


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Stephen R. Donaldson is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful authors in publishing history. Every volume of his epic fantasy The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, beginning with "Lord Foul's Bane" in 1977, has been an international bestseller. Donaldson returned to the series with The Runes of the Earth in 2004. He lives in New Mexico.
Published October 14, 2004 by Ace. 553 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Donaldson, author of six previous books in The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, returns with the first of four new Covenant novels.

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The Haruchai, who Avery once counted as friends and allies against Lord Foul, now consider themselves masters of the Land and are dedicated to destroying all those who have Earth Power, for they blame all the ills in the Land on that magic, while Avery knows that this is what is needed to preserv...

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I suppose that was for the benefit of those who haven’t read the previous books (a quite detailed prologue is available for them) but I’m not sure I understand why anyone would pick this book up not having read those others.

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