Lord Foul's Bane

by Stephen R. Donaldson

5 avg rating
Book 10 of 25 in the Best of the Tolkien Clones
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The first book in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever.
He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero....

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Anonymous | 2013-07-30 03:10:46
First 2 chapters are slow but when you get to the land it picks up and becomes a great book.
Anonymous | 2014-06-01 02:16:08
Best Fantasy Series of all time. 1st 3 books great, 2nd 3 books just as good, last 4 books very good. Overall unbelievable story and concept
Anonymous | 2015-01-27 08:05:12
Did someone accidentally cut and paste a review for a different book here? Don't remember this being a detective noir kinda story
cocowboy | 2015-02-18 02:06:09
I bought and started to read Lord Foul's Bane. In the first 100 pages Donaldson made me mad. Few authors get to me that way, so I put the book aside for years. I picked it up again and rushed through it and the rest. I can still the the Land in my mind's eye. One of the best fantasy series ever.
Anonymous | 2015-09-22 10:46:20
I think this review was copy pasted from another book and should not be here. I did not like these books at all....was so bored
Mark | 2015-09-23 11:16:50
Stephen R Donaldson's saga of Thomas Covenant was one of the most unique things I read as a teenager. It was at times both repellant and inspiring. The only flaw in an otherwise awesome trilogy is Donaldson's penchant for overly descriptive and confusing text. He has a need to use the most obscure words and unnecessary terms. When I first read this trilogy I had to go back and forth between the novel and a dictionary to find out what was going on! It was much easier to read the second time around.
Anonymous | 2017-05-08 11:17:56
This was written in the 70s, not the 80s.
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