The Wounded Land
Publish date: June 23rd 1997
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Edition language: English
Series: The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (#1)
Return to the Land marked amazing experience - Donaldson moved from the Tolkien lookalike and let himself use all of the possibilities open by first trilogy and to the full extent, too. Here is Covenant, but in doubt whether he is a main protagonist, more powerful than before, yet even more sick and...
The Sunbane is probably Donaldson's most interesting idea in the Thomas Covenant series. The way it randomly cycles through rain, drought, fertility, and pestilence result in different effects each time depending on which order they appear in. But if you thought the First Chronicles were bleak, th...
[These notes were made in 1984:]. Bk. 1 of the Second Chronicles. The title says it all - or just about. This is not the Land delightful to the imagination that we encountered in the first series, but a frightful and horrible permutation of it, under the influence of what is called the Sunbane, a ...