Against All Things Ending: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 19, 2010 - Fiction - 624 pages
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The New York Times bestseller is "a fascinating fantasy" (Midwest Book Review).

Thomas Covenant is alive again, restored to his mortal body by Linden Avery's magic-a defiant act of love that has unleashed unimaginable power capable of devastating the Land. The only hope to stop this may lie with the mysterious boy Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light...

  

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This penultimate book in what I consider to be an exquisitely-crafted saga made me stop and breathe. Laugh out loud. Shout OMG! OMG! OMG! over and again. And then I'd breathe again. And grieve again - no one writes characters I love like Stephen Donaldson. Each of the prior books in the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant had intelligent, engaging, passages that elicited such a reaction from me that is so rare and precious and unique to the pleasure of reading at it's finest. Against All Things Ending provided me with this sublime experience repeatedly. I can think of no higher praise. 

Review: Against All Things Ending (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant #3)

User Review  - Eddie McCreary - Goodreads

Even a Donaldson fan like me had trouble getting through this one. Not that it wasn't good, it was just depressing as hell, even for Donaldson. Too long for the events that actually happened, I still ... Read full review

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Stephen Donaldson, 1947 - Novelist Stephen Donaldson was born on May 13, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to James R. Donaldson, a medical missionary, and Mary Ruth Reeder, a prosthetist. His father was an orthopedic surgeon that worked with lepers in India. He lived in India between the ages of three to sixteen and while listening to one of his father's lectures on leprosy, he conceived the legendary Thomas Covenant. Donaldson attended the College of Wooster, Ohio and graduated in 1968. Afterwards, he spent two years being a conscientious objector doing hospital work in Akron and then attended Kent University where he received an M.A. in English. Donaldson's publishing debut was with "Lord Foul's Bane" (1977), which was the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever. It was named best novel of the year by the British Fantasy Society and received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, in 1979. He followed with the sequel series The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, also set in The Land, starting with "Daughter of Regals," and then the Mordant's Need series with "The Mirror of Her Dreams" and "A Man Rides Through." Donaldson is also the author of the Gap Into series of science fiction adventure that began with "The Real Story" and followed with "Forbidden Knowledge," "A Dark and Hungry God Arises," and "Chaos and Order." In addition to the awards he received for his first novel/series, Donaldson has also received the Balrog Fantasy Award for Best Novel for "The Wounded Land" in 1981 and for "The One Tree" in 1983, the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Novel for "The One Tree" in 1983, the Balrog Fantasy Award for Best Collection for "Daughter of Regals and Other Tales" in 1985, and the Science Fiction Book Club Award for Best Book of the Year for "The Mirror of Her Dreams" in 1988 and "A Man Rides Through" in 1989. He also received The College of Wooster Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989, the WIN/WIN Popular Fiction Readers Choice Award for Favorite Fantasy Author in 1991, the Atlanta Fantasy Fair Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1992 and the President's Award, The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts in 1997.

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