If you like fantasy plot twists that will keep you up and reading for days on end, then Stephen R. Donaldson is the author for you. Beginning with Lord Foul's Bane, the series runs through two complete trilogies and into the third, with The Runes of the Earth. Donaldson creates a hero that you will both love and hate. He is Thomas Covenant, successful writer, until he contracts leprosy. Then his family leaves him, his town people shun him, and he becomes a bitter hermit. One day, he gets a knock on the head and wakes up in a totally different reality, a place called simply "the Land". It is a place of magic and wonder, ineffable beauty and many conflicts with Lord Foul, the Despiser. Covenant commits acts that will rend your heart, and tries to deny the reality of the Land. But he also falls in love with it- and must come to terms with his paradox. He becomes know as the Unbeliever and White Gold Wielder- his wedding band is a talisman of incredible power, the "Wild magic that destroys peace." He encounters giants, Lords, ordinary people of surpassing strength and will, and of course Lord Foul.
This is a series of books that will challenge your mind, your imagination and your endurance for sleepless nights, for if you are like me, you will not be able to put them down!
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