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By: Anonymous
2012-12-02 06:58:03

Ive re-read this series over 25 times. It is still amazing. a must have.

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RE: Best Fantasy Series
By: Anonymous
2013-03-23 03:54:52

one of the best

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By: Anonymous
2013-10-06 06:11:46

This book disgusted me. The main character was hateful and although the premise of a "diseased" hero was original I thought the story as a whole was stupid. Then againI had no desire to read past the first book. I was really ticked at the person who recommended it to me although she thought it was the greatest book ever. Different strokes I guess...

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By: Anonymous
2015-05-14 09:17:02

I agree with your friend, so your loss in not getting by the first book. Although I will admit, that i read this series back the front, where I acquired Book 3 when I was 17 which had a comment on back of the book saying "Comparable to Tolkien at his best" so I read the summary from the first 2 books, and started on book 3, which i was soon engrossed in. I immediately followed by reading the 2nd series books 4 to 6 and was blown away by the overall story. The story was so great I again reread books 3 to 6 a couple more times over the next decade, and never wanted to read Books 1

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By: Anonymous
2016-03-06 01:11:46

I totally agree! The main character was an insepid fool!

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By: Anonymous
2013-10-23 08:52:55

Gross and despicable main character. Don't bother unless you like that sort of thing.

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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By: Anonymous
2014-10-01 12:39:56

This book is not easy, but the best things never are. There are rewards for those who persevere.

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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By: Ken Baum
2015-02-23 06:16:53

My absolute favorite. The hero is so real. If you keep seeing him as an anti-hero, you missed it. Character development is complex and those characters you love, you love forever. The giants are fabulous. The Haruchai/Bloodguard complicated but capable of true greatness (especially Stave and Brinn). No lazy conclusions, everything is tied together over a 35 year course of creation and yet it seems as if he had the whole picture from the start. The crazy vocabulary is fun and a great learning experience for children. The theme of the hero possessing magic beyond his own limited conception and the tension of wishing he (Linden as well) would just trust himself and let the magic manifest just in time in the moment is an allegory for all flawed humans in overcoming the virtual reality of their ignorant minds and touching on the greatness of their Buddha nature. Maybe this fantasy is too real for some. Well real life is too real for many

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By: Anonymous
2015-05-14 08:50:46

Have read Fantasy and Science fiction for past 35 years, and the Thomas Covenant series is my all time favorite. Fantastic complex story, some of the support characters make impressions on you which last a lifetime, there are so, so many sections of the books which cause the adrenalin to be pumping and brings tears to eyes. And the way Thomas Covenant develops from despicable unbelieving bugger to someone you care about and admire is heartwarming. And Donaldson tying all the actions and the subsequent implications they cause together across all the books without the lose ends is the icing on the cake. Cheers

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By: Lars Møller
2015-10-23 10:05:56

While reading the Covenant series, I hated the protagonist - with a passion. Self-serving, aanoying, provocative and utterly despicable. Then, as the series progressed, his personality started to become more and more fleshed out, and in the end I ended up with a (very) grudging respect for him.

To me, this series is comparable to the movie Requiem for a Dream. While I did not enjoy reading it very much, it had quite an impact on me and there is no denying that it is extremely well-written.

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By: Anonymous
2016-02-03 05:53:20

Read over 30 years ago, I still have moments that I remember that inspire and awe.

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By: Anonymous
2016-07-23 11:35:46

Covenant is initially an unsympathetic antihero, closed off emotionally and physically. The books refer to him as both mad and sane and it is this duality makes this series absolutely incredibe and for me rivetting and the best fantasy series there is. But it is not only Covenant's duality, but the quality of writing and the nature of The Land in which the series is based.

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By: Anonymous
2016-08-20 08:00:34

The very first one was one of the worst books I have ever read. Kept going as far as I could but absolutely terrible. Hated the main character and the plot was nonsense. Cannot understand some of these reviews.

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By: Anonymous
2017-05-09 11:04:32

How anyone who could love a main protagonist that is a rapist, is frankly sick in the head. If he was held to be a completely evil side character, that would been different. However, like all rapists, he deserved to have his dick cut off!

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By: Anonymous
2017-07-25 06:50:52

He was in a state of disbelief that his surroundings wer real. You would have been too. On top of that he was feverish and suffering from leporasy. Yes, he did rape what he thought was a figment of his imagination. Did you never try to copualate in a dream? It later destroys his mind when he accepts that it was real.






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