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The Runes of The Earth

The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 1

By Stephen R. Donaldson

The Runes of The Earth
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  • Hardcover: Oct 2004,
    560 pages.
    Paperback: Aug 2005,
    560 pages.

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Stephen Donaldson continues his Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

The first six books in the Thomas Covenant series were published between 1977 and 1983. The 'First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant' comprised Lord Foul's Bane, The Illearth War and Gilden Fire; these were shortly followed by The Wounded Land, The One Tree and White Gold Wielder, which together formed the second trilogy titled the 'Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant'.  Twenty years later, Donaldson is back with a new four part series: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant', that begins with 'The Runes of Earth'.

A brief update of the story so far: All the action in the First Chronicles, and most of the Second Chronicles, takes place in a region known only as 'the Land', where the people live in harmony with themselves and the Land, but are in constant ...

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'Filled with splendid inventions (occasionally described to the point of prolixity), this book promises extremely well for the future of the end of the Covenant chronicles. Expect readers to swarm.' - Booklist

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