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Illearth War: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #2 [Stephen R. Donaldson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Illearth War. The Illearth War is the second volume of Stephen Donaldson’s First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Lord Foul’s [ ]. The Illearth War follows straight on from the events in Lord Foul’s Bane and just as Thomas Covenant is getting used to the idea that his recent.

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One Word Kill Mark Lawrence 9. I kept waiting for ilearth switch, for a chapter to describe what Elena and Covenant were doing, for example. View all 19 comments. There are several side quests too, which enrich the tale significantly, especially the mission to Seareach, but I’ll avoid spoilers.

He was also the most interesting character of the bunch. Highly acclaimed and cherished throughout the world, Thomas Covenant is a literary figure to remember and the world that surrounds him is one of excitement, discovery, and danger and is truly extraordinary. Jan wat, Bradley rated it liked it Shelves: Donaldson’s work is heavily influenced by other fantasy authors such as J. What sets this series apart is the careful balance of this world and that world.

The Illearth War

This book is a lot easier to read than Lord Foul’s Baneand there’s a lot more going on. View high res cover image. The fact that he was summoned by LFB’s minion in the first place should be a dead giveaway, but what the hell do I know? But man, what a disappointment this series has been so far. Maybe this was because of the vitriol of Covenant; Hobbits don’t stomp around muttering “Hellfire and bloody damnation,” no matter how fiery and dangerous Mordor became.

Well done Donaldson, well done Only Mhorham remains from Lords of the council during the quest for the Staff of Law, but seven new Lords have taken their seats, having mastered both the magical and martial arts. The Council of Lords find their spells useless, now that Foul the Despiser holds the Illearth Stone, ancient source of evil power.


None, certainly not Covenant himself, will ever forgive him for some of the tings he has done but as Donaldson continues his narrative the author begins to show us his humane side, so that we are at least able to understand – if not like – his behaviour and his actions.

It sure has to be among the worst, most boring and direst fantasy spectacles I have ever had the misfortune to buy and read. Return to Book Page. To reiterate something I said above: The Atlas of the Land.

He has been deeper into the wasteland known as the Misery than ever before. Donaldson – Stephen Reeder Donaldson illfarth in India for 13 years with his father, a medical missionary, who worked extensively with lepers; it was here that he conceived the character of Thomas Covenant. A book short on character development ought to have epic battle scenes or something that creates great peril for the heroes.

Let me begin this review by making something clear. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Which is why, when I recommend Donaldson and I often doI always take the odd step of advising people to skip the first book and move right on to the sequel, The Illearth War. Kinda hated the author for subjecting me to his awfulness, but I know Donaldson has done other stuff.

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Covenant was worse than contemptible. Having said that, a trilogy must be judged by the gestalt of the story — not the individual parts. And we never get a glimpse into the enemy camp, to know what the good guys are up against.

First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review. An epic fantasy saga by an author whose books constantly amaze and delight, and which I recommend to all fantasy fictional lovers and avid readers of this genre!!!


The Illearth War by Stephen Donaldson book review

If you are looking for a happy, fluffy story where all ends well then this isn’t the book for you – at least this stage in the story anyway, however if you are looking for an exemplorary example of just how different fantasy fiction can be while still maintaining it’s traditional roots then look no further.

Yet, he is under developed and the reader never really comes to care for or despise Troy. Yes, she’s his daughter. For readers of Cormac McCarthy and Justin Cronin, this is the story of one family’s battle for survival in a world where evil has already won.

When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly. Maybe also because we’re not in hi More like 3. I also need to mention his character has exactly zero development in the first two books.

As for the story, it was mostly about war What can I say, the author really knows how to write good endings. This entire series will soooooooooooooo stay right here.

The Illearth War by Stephen Donaldson

Yet, he does nothing with it. Orion The Passage Justin Cronin. The unfolding strategies and twists and turns of the conflict are fascinating to read.

Each decision leads illearh a deeper dilemma, until Annev finds himself pressed into a quest he does not wish to fulfil.