- Paperback: 800 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz; paperback / softback edition (26 Jun. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575082380
- ISBN-13: 978-0575082380
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 4.5 x 23 cm
- Average Customer Review: 114 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,500,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fatal Revenant: The Last Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant (GOLLANCZ S.F.) Paperback – 26 Jun 2008
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Return to the Land, and Linden Amory's quest to rescue her son and save the Land from the Despiser!
Fatal Revenant, Book Two of "The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant," begins where The Runes of the Earth ended: Linden Avery watches from a balcony while Thomas Covenant and her adopted son, Jeremiah, ride desperately toward Revelstone. But their reunion has vast consequences which she could not have foreseen. Soon she is betrayed by the people whom she most needs to trust. Transported deep into the Land's past, she is forced to confront mysterious strangers, legendary heroes, and ancient evils, and to stand alone against the malevolence of the Despiser's minions. Abandoned in Garroting Deep, the most bloodthirsty of the Land's long-dead forests, she reaches a fearsome decision: she determines to reshape reality in an attempt to end the Despiser's evil and her son's suffering. However, her purpose requires her to find Loric's krill, a weapon abandoned among the Hills of Andelain millennia ago. And she needs the aid of friends and allies who will turn against her if she reveals her intent. Attacked by enemies old and new, and harried by strange beings with ambiguous agendas, she strives toward Andelain.But the ravenous skurj are rising, and all of her actions appear to serve her worst foes.See all Product description
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I read the whole set in a week, finishing one and buying the next. I advise anyone who loved the first set to complete the adventure. There are some holes in the plot but I loved the books 'despite' them. Did you see what I did there? 😀
The previous Covenant trilogies seemed like that to me when I was a teenager back in the 80's, but dipping into them now for a quick read and they seem concise and better written compared with what I'm reading now with Revenant.
Whats the most irritating is his turgid narrative where rare obscure words are used when there is absolutely no need for them.To the point of being pathetic. It ruins the flow of the story because I am constantly putting the book down to use the dictionary. The book actually gives the reader an inferiority complex like we're too thick or something! The idea and the theme are both interesting and good, and I am glad to be reading them, but this exercise in vanity (using these unnecessarily complex words) is both hilarious and infuriating.
There are some nice moments, without giving away spoilers, but certainly not the best Covenant book. It seemed to me to be very amateurish, and you could almost tell the different days he wrote on. Some days he must of said "F**k 'em - Im going to write pages and pages of pretentious language today!" and then as quickly as it starts, it stops: maybe he was in a better mood the next day.
I would advise you to read it, just dont expect "The Illearth War" because you wont get it. Less is more sometimes, and I feel this book is way way way too long. It was almost like he was watching TV as he was writing. His heart just didnt seem in it.
Maybe Im wrong. Just my subjective opinion.
Throughly recommended - to read and persevere with as long as you can cope with some upsetting episodes...
Possible little spoilers coming...
1) He introduces an incredibly powerful new race never before heard of??? Felt a bit like Superman suddenly appearing! How did they never get a mention before?!!
2) The first half of the book depends on Linden being too stupid to ask a couple of pertinent questions to confirm/deny her doubts! P-leeeeeeez! She isn't!!
Would have given this 3 stars but I just love the story too much.
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