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A land of chaos and imagination,
This review is from: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves" (Paperback)
I have just returned from holiday and purchased this book to take with me, thinking it would sustain me for the duration of my two week stay. How wrong I was. It lasted just under a week, I was so enthralled - it was a relentless page turner.
Not at first though. "Lords Foul's Bane" I found abit turgid to start off with. Plus Covenant is hardly a likeable central character, in fact his self pity is downright annoying at times.
But stick with it. This is a great book with a world that is fully realised in great detail. The myths, legends and pre-history of The Land are all told in stunning detail.
Its a great narrative that never flags and avoids alot of the predictable subplots that dominate this genre of writing. I really, really enjoyed it.