Lord Foul's Bane Author:Stephen R. Donaldson A monumental adventure in the great Tolkien tradition! — "It has to be a dream, a prolonged hallucination ... at any moment I'll wake up, I've got to!" — That's what kept running through Thomas Covenant's mind just after the accident. He'd been walking across Main Street when the police car hurtled out of an alley, swerved and aimed itself straigh... more »t at Covenant's heart. For an instant he heard the frantic scream of breaks. Then he crumpled.
For a time that could only be measured in heartbeats, Covenant hung in darkness. Then he found himself in a dimly lit cavern. The chamber was full of a rank stench and the sickly sweet smell of rotting flesh. He gagged on it, and at the sight of the strange being whose flaring red eyes held him.
With his teeth gritted to stop his trembling, Covenant rasped, "Who are you?"
"I have had many names," it said. I am Lord Foul the Despiser, Satansheart, Soulcrusher... Heed me well, groveler. I have a task for you. You will bear a message for me to Revelstone-- to the council of Lords. Relate that Drool Rockworm has found the all-powerful Staff of Law. Say to them that the task appointed to their generation is to regain the Staff, or every human in the land will be dead before ten seasons have passed!"
LORD FOUL'S BANE is a science-fantasy adventure of epic proportions. Author Stephen R. Donaldson joins the ranks of such talents as Howard, De Camp and Tolkien as he sweeps Thomas Covenant through a bizarre land ruled by beings and powers that stagger the imagination.« less