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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 044101304X
ISBN-13: 9780441013043
Sku: 31193588
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1.5T
Pages:  532
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Beginning ten years after the end of the acclaimed series and after the death of Thomas Covenant, his one-time companion, Linden Avery, returns home to discover her child building images of the Land with blocks and is once again summoned to take part in an epic battle against evil, with Thomas Covenant at her side. Reprint. *Author: Donaldson, Stephen R. *Series Title: Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant *Publication Date: 2005/09/06 *Number of Pages: 532 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.25
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Beginning ten years after the end of the acclaimed series and after the death of Thomas Covenant, his one-time companion, Linden Avery, returns home to discover her child building images of the Land with blocks and is once again summoned to take part in an epic battle against evil, with Thomas Covenant at her side. Reprint.Ten years after the death of Thomas Covenant, his one-time companion, Linden Avery, returns home to discover her child building images of the Land with blocks and is once again summoned to take part in an epic battle against evil.
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After a hiatus of 21 years, Stephen R. Donaldson returns to his monumentally popular epic fantasy series about the Land with this initial volume in a projected quartet. At the conclusion of the previous book, WHITE GOLD WIELDER, Thomas Covenant sacrificed himself to defeat the sinister Lord Foul, and his lover, Dr. Linden Avery, used the wild magic of Covenant's white gold wedding ring in conjunction with the Staff of Law to cleanse the Land of corruption. Ten years have passed in the real world while over 3500 have gone by in the Land, and Lord Foul is stirring once more. This time, he acts through Covenant's son Roger, using him to kidnap Covenant's insane ex-wife and Linden's adopted son Jeremiah. Now Foul holds them hostage somewhere in the Land. Linden, who has also been transported there, believes that the Staff of Law is key both to rescuing them and to healing the Land, now shrouded in an evil substance called Kevin's Dirt. Unfortunately, the Staff has been missing for centuries, and the only way to recover it involves a dangerous journey through time.
Author Bio
Stephen R. Donaldson
Soon after his birth, Stephen R. Donaldson moved with his parents--a medical missionary and a prosthetist--from Cleveland, Ohio to India, where his father worked extensively with lepers. Returning to the U.S. in 1963, Donaldson attended the College of Wooster, where he received a B.A. in 1968, followed by an M.A. from Kent State University in 1971. Shortly thereafter, he began work on THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT. Clearly inspired by his time in India, it tells the story of a leper drawn into an alternate reality, where, much to his annoyance, he is expected to be a hero. The manuscript completed, Donaldson began sending the book to publishers alphabetically. It was rejected by every one. As a last-ditch effort, he re-sent it to Ballantine Books, the publisher of Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS, a series to which Donaldson felt his work bore some similarities as far as structure and style. As luck would have it, Ballantine had hired a new editor since the previous mailing, and together they came up with some extensive changes, which Donaldson then used to revise the book. It appeared in 1977, split into three volumes, to great acclaim. Eventually becoming a six-book series, the Covenant books comprise Donaldson's major work to date. His five-volume Gap series was also met with considerable fanfare. In addition to these titles and a handful of other books, Donaldson has written short stories and, under a pseudonym, several detective novels.

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Publishers Weekly
"...Donaldson shows that his epic series still has the power to surprise in this richly imagined start to a final quartet....[T]he engaging humanity of his characters still compels attention....[F]ans of Covenant's past chronicles will welcome a return to the Land." 09/27/2004

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0532
Product attributePublisher:   Ace Books
Product attributeSeries Part:   01
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