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The Illearth War (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever) (original 1977; edition 1996)

by Stephen R. Donaldson

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Title:The Illearth War (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever)
Authors:Stephen R. Donaldson
Info:Voyager (1996), Paperback, 480 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:Fantasy, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

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The Illearth War by Stephen R. Donaldson (1977)

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Stephen Donaldson takes Thomas Covenant on another strange journey through the Land. The second book in the series is much better than the first, which the first was great already. It introduces more aspects of the world, but doesn't it in a more organic way. The first book has Thomas Covenant getting told many stories about the Land, while in Illearth War he learns more about actually being involved. The plot of this book also moves much quicker and has a bit more originality to it. Thomas Covenant character grows, and while he still laments the way we all know and love, it isn't so repetitive. There is also a second protagonist in this book that creates a refreshing look at the Land through different eyes. While the series so far has a recurring theme, the characters are so great that it really pulls you in. ( )
  renbedell | Oct 1, 2015 |
There I was, trapped with nothing to read. And there was this thick Fantasy series by a writer I hadn't heard of, Stephen Donaldson. And this is the middle volume. It's no better than the first, and that's "Nae sa Guid!" I know he has fans, but I'm sorry for your lives. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jun 9, 2014 |
I don't like this book, and have tried giving it several chances. Given that, for those that like fantasy this may well be a fine book, it just isn't a good fit for me. ( )
  john_hunter | Jan 1, 2014 |
second book in this series of trilogies. this time the central figure's PoV remains so unpleasant that even the author can't stand it, and retreats to a new character (also unlikeable) and his PoV for long periods of time. there's a certain sick fascination to this stuff, which consists partly of wondering what the author is thinking. beyond that, it's a pretty standard setting and plot. i'll finish the trilogy, just on the off-chance something interesting might happen, but after that no more. please. ( )
  macha | Jun 29, 2012 |
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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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Thomas Covenant aids the inhabitants of the Land in their desperate struggle against the evil forces of Lord Foul the Despiser.

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