The Last Dark

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2013 - Fiction - 557 pages
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“It will take a long time for fans or critics to digest and appreciate Donaldson's almost 40-year achievement. But in time “T he Chronicles of Thomas Covenant” will be seen as one of the self-defining works of the third millennium, our equivalent in scope and ambition of earlier epics and fantasies, from Virgil's “Aeneid” to Tennyson's “Arthurian Idylls” and Tolkien's “Lord of the Rings,” the last now a lifetime (Donaldson's own) in the past.” -The Wall Street Journal

Compelled step by step to actions whose consequences they could neither see nor prevent, Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery have fought for what they love in the magical reality known only as "the Land." Now they face their final crisis.  Reunited after their separate struggles, they discover in each other their true power--and yet they cannot imagine how to stop the Worm of the World’s End from unmaking Time.  Nevertheless they must resist the ruin of all things, giving their last strength in the service of the world's continuance.
 
 

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User Review  - Jackie Cassada - Book Verdict

Reborn through the extraordinary sacrifice of Linden Avery, Thomas Covenant returns to the Land for one last time. Fortified by the company of Linden, her newly awakened autistic adopted son Jonathan ... Read full review

The Last Dark

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In true epic form, Donaldson concludes a ten-volume fantasy saga about leper Thomas Covenant's adventures in another world and the effects his deeds have on both universes. A literary tour de force. (LJ 9/15/13) Read full review

Contents

At Last
406
Shamed Choices
422
Parting Company
455
1o All Lost Women
477
Of My Deeper Purpose
492
You Are Mine
512
The soul in which
525
Glossary
537
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Stephen R. Donaldson is the author of the six volumes of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, a landmark in modern fantasy. Every volume, beginning with Lord Foul's Bane in 1977, has been an international bestseller. Donaldson returned to the series with The Runes of the Earth in 2004. He lives in New Mexico.

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