Lord Foul's Bane

Lord Foul's Bane

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"Covenant is [Stephen R.] Donaldson's genius!"-- The Village Voice

He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in this strange alternate world on which he suddenly found himself.

Yet the Land tempted him. He had been sick; now he seemed better than ever before. Through no fault of his own, he had been outcast, unclean, a pariah. Now he was regarded as a reincarnation of the Land's greatest hero--Berek Halfhand--armed with the mystic power of White Gold. That power alone could protect the Lords of the Land from the ancient evil of the Despiser, Lord Foul. Except that Covenant had no idea how to use that power. . . .
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 1978
ISBN: 9780345348654
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He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero.... (catalog description)

The first book in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever. He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, ... Read More »


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markjoyce
Jul 09, 2014

One of the best series I've ever read. But ~ it's dark, so don't expect 'light hearted'. If you like the first trilogy, there is also a second trilogy. In my opinion, "must" reading for fantasy lovers.

MaxineML Jan 13, 2014

An absolutely amazing novel (and series), with a main character is who utterly flawed and unbearably human. Whether you love or hate Thomas Covenant as a person, his journey is wonderful and this book is a must for all fantasy fans.

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mariaf
Feb 20, 2009

This is a story with an ultimate anti-hero. I tell you, I could not stand this guy -- he has leporasy and is the ultimate weakling --

Through a series of events, he is transported to a world which he thinks is a dream. He is utterly unprepared for the goings on and completely inept at protecting himself but somehow, through other people's sacrifice, he seems to rescue the entire "make believe" world.

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