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The Wounded Land

71.4% complete
1980
1982
2 times
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Prologue - Choice
1 - Daughter
2 - Something Broken
3 - Plight
Part I - Need
4 - "You Are Mine"
5 - Thunder and Lightning
6 - The Grveler
7 - Marid
8 - The Corruption of the Sun
9 - River-Ride
10 - Vale of Crystal
11 - The Corruption of Beauty
Part II - Vision
12 - The Andelainian Hills
13 - Demondim-Spawn
14 - Pursuit
15 - "Because you can see
16 - The Weird of the Waynhim
17 - Blood-Speed
18 - Revelstone in Rain
19 - Soothtell
Part III - Purpose
20 - The Quest
21 - Sending
22 - Plain of Fire
23 - Sarangrave Flat
24 - The Search
25 - "In the name of the Pure One"
26 - Coercri
27 - Giantfriend
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© 1980 by Stephen R. Donaldson
To LESTER DEL REY:
Lester made me do it.
When Linden Avery heard the knock at her door, she groaned aloud.
May contain spoilers
They went down to meet the ship.
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Added: 25-Nov-2002
Last Updated: 04-Apr-2023

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 13-Oct-1980
Voyager
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Date Issued:
13-Oct-1980
Pages*:
512
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Internal ID:
127
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-006-16140-5
ISBN-13:
978-0-006-16140-0
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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 01-May-1981
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-May-1981
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.95
Pages*:
490
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2 times
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Internal ID:
27
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-27831-3
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-27831-9
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Darrell K Sweet  - Cover Artist
IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT THE UNBELIEVER...

"At the age of 30, Stephen R. Donaldson makes his debut before an audience created and spoiled by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien with a trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication that conquers almost as much territory as it claims."
- Los Angeles Time

...AND NOW THE STORY CONTINUES IN THE WOUNDED LAND

4000 years have passed since Covenant first freed the Land from the devastating grip of Lord Foul and his minions.  The monstrous force of Evil has regained its power, once again warping the very fabric and balance of the Land.  Armed with his stunning white gold, wild magic, Covenant must battle not only terrifying external forces but his own capacity for despair and devastation.  His quest to save the Land from ultimate ruin is as exciting and heroic as ever.
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First Ballantine Books Edition: June 1980
Paperback format
First Edition: May 1981
 01-Apr-1987
Del Rey
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Apr-1987
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Internal ID:
189
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-34868-0
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-34868-5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
"THE WOUNDED LAND is... a deeper, richer world than that presented in the previous volumes... Donaldson is extending himself, creating a fuller, more mature world of imagination..."
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

4,000 years have passed since Covenant first freed the Land from the devastating grip of Lord Foul and his minions.  The monstrous force of Evil has regained its power, once again warping the very fabric and balance of the Land.  Armed with his stunning white gold, wild magic, Covenant must battle not only terrifying external forces but his own capacity for despair and devastation.  His quest to save the Land from ultimate ruin is an exciting and heroic as ever.

THE SECOND CHRONICLES
OF THOMAS COVENANT

Book One
THE WOUNDED LAND

Book Two
THE ONE TREE

BOOK THREE
WHITE GOLD WEILDER
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Author(s)

 Stephen R Donaldson
Birth: 13 May 1947 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Notes:
Stephen Reeder Donaldson (May 13, 1947 - ) was born on May 13, 1947  in Cleveland to his parents James R Donaldson and Mary Ruth Reeder.  James  Donaldson was a medical missionary and his family lived in India while  Stephen R Donaldson was between four to sixteen years of age.  His father  was a medical missionary and worked with lepers.  Stephen R. Donaldson  earned his BA degree in 1968 from the College of Wooster (Ohio) and his MA  in English in 1971 from Kent State University.

The first series Stephen R Donaldson wrote, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeleiver, was awarded first prize by the British Science Fiction Society in 1977 and 1978.  He also received the John W Campbell Award as the best new science fiction writer of 1978.

AI:
Stephen Donaldson is an American fantasy author known for his highly stylized, complex novels that blend elements of epic fantasy, science fiction, psychological drama, and political intrigue. Born on May 13, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio, Donaldson grew up in a working-class family and struggled with dyslexia throughout his childhood. Despite these challenges, he developed a deep love of reading and storytelling, which would eventually lead him to become one of the most imaginative and acclaimed authors of his generation.

Donaldson attended The College of Wooster in Ohio, where he studied English and graduated in 1968. He then went on to earn a Master's degree in English from Kent State University in 1971. After completing his studies, Donaldson worked for several years as a medical copyeditor, but he always felt drawn to the world of writing and fiction. In 1977, he published his first novel, Lord Foul's Bane, which would become the first book in his landmark trilogy, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever tells the story of a cynical and embittered bestselling author who finds himself mysteriously transported to a magical realm known as The Land. There, he discovers that he has been chosen to be the savior of this world and is given the power to heal and destroy with a single touch. However, Covenant has trouble accepting his destiny and struggles with both his faith and his own personal demons. The trilogy was a groundbreaking work in the fantasy genre, and it cemented Donaldson's reputation as a master storyteller.

Over the next several decades, Donaldson would go on to write several other critically acclaimed series, including The Gap Cycle, the Mordant's Need duology, and The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. His stories often explore themes of guilt, redemption, morality, and the nature of reality itself. Donaldson's writing is known for its intricate plotting, vivid imagery, and complex characters. He has been praised for his ability to create fully realized fictional worlds and for his unique blend of mythic and futuristic elements.

Despite his success as a writer, Donaldson has faced his share of challenges over the years. In addition to his struggles with dyslexia, he has also battled with depression and health issues. However, he has remained committed to his craft, and his work has inspired generations of readers and writers. Today, he is considered one of the greatest living fantasy authors, and his influence can be seen in many contemporary works in the genre.

In addition to his writing, Donaldson has also been an activist and advocate for environmental causes. He is an outspoken critic of industrialization, urbanization, and the destruction of natural habitats. He has written extensively on these topics and has lent his support to various organizations and initiatives aimed at preserving the environment.

Overall, Stephen Donaldson is a prolific and visionary author who has left an indelible mark on the world of fantasy fiction. His complex, thought-provoking stories have captivated readers for decades, and his legacy as a master storyteller is sure to endure for generations to come.

Awards

1980Locus MagazineBest Fantasy Novel Nominee
1981Britsh Fantasy SocietyAugust Derleth Award Nominee
1981Mythopoeic SocietyMythopoeic Award Nominee
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