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Series is Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant:

The third series in the Thomas Covenant books published about twenty years after the Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
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1 2004 2006 (1) The Runes of the Earth
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"Fans can celebrate." - The Kansas City Star

"Donaldson's saga has transformed tremendously since the initial volumes offered startlingly original antiheroic fantasy resonating with echos of both Tolkien and Philip K. Dick... fans will welcome a return to the Land." - Publishers Weekly

More than twenty years ago, Stephen R. Donaldson set a literary landmark with his first fantasy bestseller.  His New York Times bestselling series, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, transformed modern fantasy.  Now, at long last, Donaldson shows he "still has the power to surprise in this richly imagined" (Publishers Weekly) first novel of the long-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 the laws of life and death...

"Donaldson has met [readers'] high expectations... you might utter at book's end: 'I want the next book right now!'" - Detroit Free Press

"Impressive... Filled with splendid inventions." - Booklist
2 2007 2008 (2) Fatal Revenant
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Be cautious of love.  It misleads.  There is a glamour upon it which binds the heart to destruction...

Linden Avery, who loved Thomas Covenant and watched him die, has returned to the Land in search of her kidnapped son, Jeremiah.  As Fatal Revenant begins, Linden, watching from the battlements of Revelstone, sees Jeremiah and Covenant himself, apparently very much alive.  Linden has heard his voice in her dreams, has heard him urge her on - "Linden, find me."  But the prospect of being reunited with Thomas Covenant drives her to her knees in shock and disbelief.

Here in the Land, Jeremiah is healed of the mental condition that kept him mute and unresponsive for so many years.  He is full of life, and devoted to Covenant.  But Covenant is strangely changed: he no longer seems like the man she adored.  And yet he says he has a plan - and plan that will save the Land as well as both Linden and Jeremiah - but he refuses to explain.  Instead of trying to win her trust, he insists that he needs her help.  He is Thomas Covenant.  How can she make any choice except to aid him?

But is he still the man who twice saved the Land, or has he been twisted by death and time into something darker?  Fighting for her life against new enemies and old, across appalling distances, Linden Avery is inexorably forced toward a terrible leap of faith that could cost her everything, including Covenant and her son.

Praise for the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

"Will certainly find a place on the small list of true classics."
- The Washington Post Book World

"Covenant is Donaldson's genius."
- The Village Voice
3 2010 2011 (3) Against All Things Ending
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Praise For
Fatal Revenant
"This complicated and emotional continuation of the Thomas Covenant saga is exactly what Donaldson's fans have been hoping for."

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The Runes of the Earth
"An epic with page-turning intrigue."

Praise For
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
"Will certainly find a place on the small list of true classics."

"Covenant is Donaldson's genius."

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Attempts must be made, even when there is no hope.  And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us....

Thomas Covenant is alive again, restored to his mortal body by the unimaginable combines power of hos own white gold ring, Linden Avery's Staff of Law, and the ancient dagger called High Lord Loric's krill.  His resurrection is Linden's defiant act of love, despite warnings from mortals and immortals that unleashing this much power would destroy the world.  She brought his spirit back from its prison in the Arch of Time, and restored his slain body, so precious to her, his wild white hair like flame, his face now etched with lines of pain.  Thomas Covenant is returned to her.

But the truth is inescapable: the thunderclap of power from Linden's action has awakened the Worm of the World's End, and all of them, and the Land itself, are forfeit to its devouring.  If they have any chance to save the Land, it will come from unlikely sources - including the mysterious bot Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light.  And it will come from sacrifices, some freely offered by friends who have traveled far and trusted much, and some taken by force that can be recognized only later as compassion.

Dimly, but holding on to whatever hope leaves behind when hope itself has failed, Linden clings to one prophecy: You would not be driven by mistaken love to bring about the end of all things.

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STEPHEN R. DONALSON is the author of the six volumes of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, a landmark in modern fantasy.  Every volume, 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.
4 2013 2015 (4) The Last Dark
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Ater more than three decades, having attained bestseller status all over the world, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant reaches its conclusion.  This is a truly historic moment in fantasy, as Stephen R. Donaldson's innumerable fans learn of the final fate of the Land.

The worm of the World's End is roused, seeking the ruin of all things....

Compelled step-by-step to actions whose consequences they could neither forsee nor prevent, Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery have fought for what they love in the magical reality known only as "the Land."  Now they face their final crisis.  Reunited after their separate stuggles, they discover in each other their true power - and yet they cannot imagine how to stop the Worm of the World's End from unmaking Time.  Nevertheless, they must resist the ruin of all things, giving their last strength in the service of the world's continuance.

You risk much, as you have ever done.  Mayhap you will prevail.  If you do not, your worth is not thereby diminished.

"Donaldson build toward a staggering resolution of love, endurance, and self sacrifice."

[Donaldson's] work is remarkably distinct in its hero, its themes, its relationship to the real world."

Donaldson's landmark historical fantasy series marks a milestone of epic storytelling."

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