From the Back Cover
The magnificent saga of Thomas Covenant continues in Stephen Donaldson’s highly acclaimed second epic fantasy trilogy – now available for the first time in one volume.
“An irresistible epic … imagination, heroism and excitement, made all the more real by Donaldson’s deft handling of the rich history of the Land.”
CHICAGO DAILY NEWS
“Comparable to Tolkien at his best … a remarkable achievement which will certainly find a place on the small list of true classics.”
About the Author
Stephen Donaldson was born in 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. Between the ages of three and sixteen he lived in India, where his father, an orthopaedic surgeon, worked with leprosy sufferers. This inspired his fictional character, Thomas Covenant.
Donaldson served two years as a conscientious objector doing hospital work in Akron, then attended Kent State University, where he received his M.A. in English in 1971. He now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.