Lord Foul's Bane -- An Epic Fantasy Author:Stephen R. Donaldson A wondrous world of magical adventure, as richly conceived and deeply engrossing as has ever been offered in a work of epic fantasty, awaits readers of this book, the opening volume of Stephen R. Donaldson's remarkable Covenant trilogy. — Here we meet Thomas Covenant, a man burdened with a terrible stigma that has deprived him of wife, friends, a... more »lmost all human contact, perhaps even his sanity. In this state of moral isolation, he is suddenly shunted to a mysterious world known simply as "The Land" -- a place of magical potency, acutely beautiful wherever it has recovered from the ravages of age-old, recurring wars. For the Land has an immortal enemy -- Lord Foul the Despiser -- whose unceasing intent is to lay it waste. He has been defeated in the past by the Council of Lords, servants of the Land and protectors of its arcane lore; but now the power of the Council has been reduced, and Lord Foul has found his perfect, unwitting tool -- Thomas Covenant, the man who thinks the Land is a dream; who cannot accept its life-restoring powers for fear of confronting the terrible dilemma of his own existence; Covenant, the Unbeliever.
With irresistible narrative sweep, full of scenic grandeur, fabulous myth, and characters as memorable and fascinating as any in fantasy fiction, Stephen R. Donaldson has created a landmark of imaginative literature.« less