Review of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever By Stephen Donaldson
My Rating 5 out of 5 stars
When I first read this book I was immediately drawn into the rich and detailed story, and fascinated by the main character who was both flawed and impressive in equal measures.
It has been many years since I first read this book but I will never forget Thomas 'Don't touch me' Covenant and his complex internal and external struggles.
It was characters like this that inspired me to start my own writing career. Thomas is a powerful character because of his failures and contradictions as much as his strength. His memory lives on long after the story has ended, and that ultimately brought me to see just how strong fictional characters can be when shaped by skilled hands.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys rich, detailed fantasy worlds with complex, intentionally flawed characters.
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Since its publication in 1977, Stephen Donaldson’s award-winning trilogy has become an indisputable fantasy classic, hailed by the critics and loved by millions of readers around the world. Now all three books are available in one paperback volume for the first time.
“In ths enormous fantasy, the timeless battle of good and evil is played out against a stunningly detailed and imaginative alternate-world background – giants, cave-dwellers, intelligent horses, strange beasts, potent talismans, and men with incomprehensible powers. The hero, a modern American transported mysteriously to this strange environment, manages to make it all believable because he has trouble believing it himself. Donaldson has created a classic.”
“Something entirely out of the ordinary … you’ll want to go straight through 'Lord Foul’s Bane, The Ilearth War' and 'The Power That Preserves' at one sitting.”
“A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication.”
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