This story features the further adventures of Thomas Covenant which began in Lord Foul's Bane. Forty years have passed, and Lord Foul, immortal enemy of the land, has moved to fulfil his prophecy of doom. In desperation Lord Elena turns to Covenant and the white gold magic of his ring.
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These books have never received the recognition they deserve. It's one of the most powerful and complex fantasy trilogies since Lord of the Rings, but Donaldson is not just another Tolkien wanabee. Each character-driven book introduces unexpected plots, sub-plots, and a host of magical beings so believably rendered you'd believe you might bump into them on your way to the bookstore.
--Alex Klapwald, Director of Production
The second volume in the epic Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.
Thomas Covenant found himself once again summoned to the Land. The Council of Lords needed him to move against Foul the Despiser who held the Illearth Stone, ancient source of evil power. But although Thomas Covenant held the legendary ring, he didn't know how to use its strength, and risked losing everything....
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6152465