Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 998 ratings

The Runes of the Earth Publisher's Summary

Since their publication more than two decades ago, the initial six books in The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series have sold more than six million copies and have been published in 10 countries around the world. Now, starting with The Runes of the Earth, Stephen R. Donaldson returns with a quartet of new Covenant novels that are certain to satisfy his millions of fans, and attract countless new followers.

In the original series, a man (living in our world and in our time) is mysteriously struck down with a disease long since believed to have been eradicated. He becomes a pariah in his small town and is abandoned by his wife who departs with their infant son. Alone and despairing, Thomas Covenant falls and, while unconscious, is transported to a fantastic world in which a battle for the soul of the land is being waged. Christened "The Unbeliever", for he is convinced the world is only an illusion, a dream, he finds himself slowly forced to accept the role that seems to be his destiny: savior of the Land.

At the end of the sixth book, Covenant is killed, both in the real world and in the Land, as his companion, Linden Avery, looks on in horror. His death is both the ultimate sacrifice...and his redemption.

At the opening of The Runes of Earth, 10 years have passed. Linden Avery comes home one day to find her child building images of the Land with blocks, and senses a terrible foreboding. She had thought that she would never again be summoned to the Land, nor ever again see her beloved Thomas Covenant. But in the Land, evil is unmaking the very laws of nature.

©2004 Stephen R. Donaldson (P)2004 Penguin Audio and Books on Tape, Inc.
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • The Runes of the Earth

    • The Last Chronicles of Thomas Convenant
    • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 315

    Since their publication more than two decades ago, the initial six books in The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series have sold more than six million copies and have been published in 10 countries around the world. Now, starting with The Runes of the Earth, Stephen R. Donaldson returns with a quartet of new Covenant novels that are certain to satisfy his millions of fans, and attract countless new followers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better in Audio Format

    • By Malcolm on 10-24-08

    Regular price: $45.50

  • Book 2

    Fatal Revenant audiobook cover art
    Not Available on Audible.com

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.

    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.

  • Book 3

    • Against All Things Ending

    • The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 3
    • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 33 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    Award-winning author Stephen R. Donaldson’s Thomas Covenant books have sold more than 10 million copies. In the third volume of this trilogy, Linden Avery confronts the consequences of using magical power sufficient to wake the Worm, which is capable of destroying the Land. And although the only hope may rest with Linden’s son, the boy could also bring disaster upon everyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful language

    • By Jeph2005 on 06-11-11

    Regular price: $48.99

  • Book 4

    • The Last Dark

    • The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 4
    • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 33 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Joy is in the ears that hear.

    • By Lore on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $24.50