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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – Deciphered

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant is a series of ten books written by Stephen R. Donaldson, comprising of two trilogies and a tetralogy. Title Year The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever Lord Foul’s Bane 1977 The Illearth War 1978 The Power that Preserves 1979 The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Wounded Land 1980 The One Tree 1982 White Gold Wielder 1983 The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Runes of the Earth 2004 Fatal Revenant 2007 Against All Things Ending 2010 The Last Dark 2013 The protagonist in the story is Thomas Covenant, an embittered and shunned leper ... Read More »

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – White Gold Wielder | Book Review

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – White Gold Wielder | Book Review

Published in 1983, the “White Gold Weilder” formed the third and final part of the second chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the series portraying his adventures in the Land with Linden Avery. Book Title : The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – White Gold Wielder Author : Stephen Donaldson Publisher : Gateway (3 October 2013) Total Pages : 421 Purchase Links : Purchase @ Amazon.com Purchase @ Amazon.In When we left them at the end of second book, “The One Tree“, it appeared that everything was lost. The only plausible solution to end the Land’s plight of Sunbane was to re-form ... Read More »

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – The One Tree | Book Review

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – The One Tree | Book Review

Published in 1982, this book continues the saga of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever as he travels through the land with Linden Avery. “The One Tree” is the second book of trilogy that forms Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Book Title : The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – The One Tree Author : Stephen Donaldson Publisher : Del Rey (October 12, 1987) Total Pages : 496 Purchase Links : Purchase @ Amazon.com Purchase @ Amazon.In When we left him at the end of book one “The Wounded Land“, Covenant had learnt to use the wild magic to heal rather than ... Read More »

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – The Wounded Land | Book Review

Not long after the completion of Thomas Covenant’s adventure in the first trilogy ( ‘Lord Foul’s Bane‘ in 1977, ‘The Illearth War‘ in 1978 and ‘The Power that Preserves‘ in 1979), Stephen Donaldson presented the second trilogy. First book of the ‘Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant’’ was published in 1980 as “The Wounded Land“. It has been ten years since the last adventure of Thomas Covenant. He is still living at Haven Farm, in peace with its community and has acquired fame with the wonderful books he has written with the wisdom and knowledge he discovered in the Land. The ... Read More »

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – The Power that Preserves | Book Review

At the end of second book, “The Illearth War”, we left Covenant in his living room, sick with the knowledge that he might have done more damage, rather than any help to the Land. He starts roaming the country around at night, and confronts a girl endangered by a snake. Just when he is trying to help the girl, he is summoned back to the Land, this time by Lord Mhoram. But, Covenant resists and Mhoram lets him go back. Covenant saves the little girl and is ready to go to the Land. And this time, he is summoned by ... Read More »

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – The Illearth War | Book Review

The first book of these chronicles, “Lord Foul’s Bane”, ends when Covenant wakes up in a hospital bed and believes that his whole adventure in the Land was just a dream; his way to escape from the reality of his leprosy. A month passes and the mounting pressure of his loneliness and the town’s aversion to him, drives him to a nightclub, where a singer calls him Berek. Before he can confront her, the over-zealous sheriff forces him to return home. Later that night, his estranged wife Joan calls him, and at the same time, he is summoned to the ... Read More »