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Good, but.........Linden Avery?
on 21 January 2011
Having read all of the Thomas Covenant books I looked forward to The Last Chronicles. I have just finished this the third book of four and I am left with a definite feeling of disapointment. Linden Avery's self pity and non forgiveness dominates the storyline to the point where it detracts from what is truly good, i.e Liands devotion to her, the transformation of Stave the harauchi and the involvement of the ur viles and the wahynim. (No spoilers here). The self pity and her utter devotion to Jeremiah take up a fair portion of the story especialy in All Things Ending. For goodness sake I got it in the first book The Runes OF The Earth. The result was a lot more page skimming than I like to do when reading a book but you just got the feeling, here we go again. I will buy The Last Dark when it is available simply because I have read all of the others but it is not due until 2013 which seems a heck of a long time between books in a series. So all in all the basic storyline is as good as the previous Chronicles but oh, that self pity, anger and devotion from Linden are too much. Oh yes and where is Mr Donaldson finding some of these words he uses, even the Kindle dictionaries can't find them and I sure as hell don't know what they mean.