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by Stephen R. Donaldson

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Title:The Power That Preserves (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 3)
Authors:Stephen R. Donaldson
Info:Del Rey (1987), Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
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Great ending of the first trilogy of Thomas Covenant. There has been a good build up to this book. The great part about this series is the characters and how they change through all the events of the 3 books. It really shines in this last book as the characters have to come to terms with who they are and how to preserve the future. Stephen Donaldson's philosophy really shows in this book too. I don't think it would have been so clear without the first 2 books building to it. So while the storyline is not wholly original, the characters, ending, prose, and the message really make this one of the best fantasy series I have read. ( )
  renbedell | Oct 11, 2015 |
This is as good as Donaldson gets, this volume three of the dreary tale of Thomas Convenant. i don't care for Covenant, and have never been able to read Donaldson again with the exception of the first volume of his next trilogy, because I hoped it would be better.
It wasn't. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jun 8, 2014 |
dust jacket art by Wyeth, S. C.
  KarasLibrary | Aug 8, 2013 |
best of the trilogy, with some nice descriptions of the terrain in the Land. a somewhat ingenious combination of the Fellowship of the Ring with Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, the series is marred by an inability to resolve the extreme inconsistencies of the main character's central tenets in any believable fashion. ( )
  macha | Jul 7, 2012 |
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Voor Dr. James R. Donaldson, M.D.,
wiens leven een sprekender getuigenis
aflegde van mededogen en betrokkenheid
dan woorden ooit zouden kunnen.
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Thomas Covenant was talking in his sleep.
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"A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication."
Twice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange other-world where magic worked. Twice before he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land. Now he was back. This time the Lords of Revelstone were desperate. Without hope, Covenant set out to confront the might of the enemy, as Lord Foul grew more powerful with every defeat for the Land....

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Determined to never again be manipulated by the evil Lord Foul the Despiser, Thomas Covenant prepares to aid the Land's besieged Council of Lords by meeting Lord Foul in final combat.

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