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The Wounded Land (The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – October 12, 1987
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THE SECOND CHRONICLE OF THOMAS COVENANT
Book OneTHE WOUNDED LAND
Book TwoTHE ONE TREE
Book ThreeWHITE GOLD WIELDER
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Also, even though we get to revisit Covenant, we are 4000 years in the future of the land, and all the beloved characters we came to know in the first trilogy are gone. Donaldson does manage a brief, ghostly appearance by some of them, but they are missed. After all, Covenant is aptly named an ANIT-hero, and he is tough to like. So Donaldson, while also showing us how horrible things have become in the Land, has to also give us new characters to care about.
This time, Covenant brings someone with him from our time, the doctor Linden Avery. But she carries lots of baggage herself, and is also tough to warm up to...although she brings out a soft side in Covenant which is sorely needed. The author does a good job of introducing new characters to join on the new quest to save the Land from Lord Foul's machinations. Sunder and Hollian, two villagers who have learned all the history of the Land incorrectly, have their eyes opened to the truth by Covenant, and their plight of realization and acceptance is quite emotional. The character of Vain, a creature developed by the ur-viles to help Covenant, is fascinating and holds many secrets. I won't tell you too many more, because the book holds some delights in store.
But it isn't easy. The first half of the book feels a bit repititive, as Covenant and his growing band struggle to cross the Land to Revelstone (echoes of the first book), and we kinda get the point early on that it isn't easy going.Read more ›
This series is more her story than Covenant's. As Covenant was ill physically when he first entered the Land, Linden's wounds are on the inside, and she struggles with them throughout the trilogy. There's a lot of symbolism and allegory one can read into these books. Or one can just enjoy them as a story of a small group of people trying to restore a Land that once held joy, but is now the kind of place where a man would have to sacrifice his own family to feed a village. Good fantasy in a well-developed world.
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There's a great story screaming to get out from beneath Thomas Covenant's whining and moaning in these books. I get it, I really do. Covenant is a total neurotic. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Dark Moon
Great follow up of the first series. Recommend for everyone who has read the first series.Published 18 days ago by william forget
The will to triumph over impending evil at all costs is a boon of hope to all of us that have known despair. With hope even the darkest evil cannot prevail.Published 20 days ago
From the 1980s, Donaldson creates a new hero, an "anti-hero." it's a twist on heroic fantasy, and worth the read!Published 2 months ago by Genzie
Awesome story filled with great characters, especially the Giants. Covenant dares you to despise, then thrills you with wisdom and accomplishmentPublished 7 months ago by Mark Dietz
Stephen Donaldson weaves an amazing story that is edge of your seat thrilling, page after page. All of his books have been highly enjoyable. He never fails to entertain.Published 7 months ago by C. Holland