Lord Foul's Bane
The first book in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever.He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe,... show more
The first book in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever.He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero....THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT THE UNBELIEVERBook One: LORD FOUL'S BANEBook Two: THE ILLEARTH WARBook Three: THE POWER THAT PRESERVES
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1987-06-12
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever (#1)
This first part of the Thomas Covenant trilogy is tough going. Our main character, Thomas, suffers from leprosy in our world in the 1970s. He is transported to a fantasy world of magic and unusual creatures where he is revered as a possible saviour in a struggle against Lord Foul. Over 500 pages lon...
This isn't so much a review of the book as a response to other reviews I have read by people who hated it, and hated it specifically because they see the protagonist, Thomas Covenant, as unlikeable -- weak, whiny, and self-pitying -- and/or because of the rape scene included in it. My position is es...
Interesting to see a story developed around a protagonist who is angry, self-pitying and cowardly, but hard to stay interested, as the "Quest" drags on rather unremarkably, and the only other character who held my interest was soon left behind. I also had hope that the reality vs. dream theme would ...
This was the first book that introduced me to fantasy writing.I was a teenager and a whole new world had become open.Thomas Covenant had to see a doctor on a regular basis,until he acidently found somewhere he could live.I thought this was an excellent book and would recommend it to everyone.
This book is problematic. It's one of those books that has some great elements that you really want to celebrate. Like fantastic world-building and creative uses of magic. It was clearly written as an answer to The Lord of the Rings, challenging fans of that series to imagine a more flawed hero. Gre...