Home Literature Stories Movies Games Comics Blogs News Discussion Forum Art Gallery
  Science Fiction and Fantasy News
Esslemont's Stonewielder Prologue and Cover (07-26)
Deals and Deliveries (9!!!) (09-12)
Iron Man: Femmes Fatales by Robert Greenberger (09-12)
Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead by Steve Pe (09-12)

Official sffworld Reviews
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber (05-29 - Book)
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent (05-25 - Book)
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (05-21 - Book)
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith (05-17 - Book)


Author

Site Index

Book Info    Bookmark and Share

Wounded Land, The by Stephen R. Donaldson

  (36 ratings)

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Rating (36 ratings)
Rate this book
(5 best - 1 worst)
 
Book Information  
AuthorStephen R. Donaldson
TitleWounded Land, The
SeriesSecond Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Volume1
Year1980
GenreFantasy
 
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
 
Submitted by UKperson 
(Oct 19, 2003)

After having read the first set of books, it was with some trepidation that I set about reading the second set of books. I honestly could not conceive of a way in which Lord Foul could return when it seemed that his very corporeal substance seemed to disappear utterly. Oh, how I did underestimate Mr Donaldson! With such a simple event as the destruction of the Staff of Law in The Power That Preserves, the fellow cunningly constructed an entire trilogy of novels. Novels which made sense. Reading the first section and most of the second section, I was extremely impressed with the way he described Covenant (and the new character of Linden Avery) travelling across a landscape that was on the one hand familiar, and on the other hand grossly distorted by the Sunbane. The fact that there are so few characters of substance in The Wounded Land, as compared to the Lord Foul's Bane I eventually realised was a bonus. Nassic, Sunder and Hollian (though probably Sunder the most) were all both sane and insane. A vast improvement on the many characters of the first set, who all seemed to be ideals. Caer-Caveral had matured brilliantly and I admit that I shed a couple of tears when Covenant encountered his 7 dead. Easily the best bit of the entire novel was the part spent in Revelstone. My blood was racing and my imagination alight when Covenant unleashed the power of the white ring upon the disguting Clave. The way in which the Clave had convinced the people of the Land that they were living in a hell was absolutely brilliant. After that, the story flat-lines somewhat until the Questers encounter the Search. Finally, we get to see a female Giant! That entire section made me shed a few more tears! Probably the stand-out moment in the whole novel was when Covenant performed the act of absolution for the dead Giants in Coercri. Altogether, a thoroughly brilliant book.




Sponsor ads

 

Latest

The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize!
05-31 - News
Stephen King's Joyland UK Promotion
05-30 - News
UK Publisher of Stephen King’s New Novel Unusual Promotion
05-30 - News
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber
05-29 - Book Review
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent
05-25 - Book Review
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
05-21 - Book Review
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
05-17 - Book Review

05-10 - News
The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
05-04 - Book Review
Galaxy's Edge 1 by Mike Resnick
04-28 - Book Review
Poison by Sarah Pinborough
04-21 - Book Review
Bullington, Beukes and Bacigalupi event
04-19 - News
The City by Stella Gemmell
04-17 - Book Review
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
04-15 - Book Review
Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell
04-09 - Book Review
Frank Hampson: Tomorrow Revisited by Alastair Crompton
04-07 - Book Review
The Forever Knight by John Marco
04-01 - Book Review
Book of Sith - Secrets from the Dark Side by Daniel Wallace
03-31 - Book Review
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
03-25 - Book Review
Fade to Black by Francis Knight
03-13 - Book Review
The Clone Republic by Steven L. Kent
03-12 - Book Review
The Burn Zone by James K. Decker
03-06 - Book Review
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
03-04 - Book Review
Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri
02-28 - Book Review
Excerpt: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
02-27 - Article
Tales of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg
02-24 - Book Review
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
02-20 - Book Review
Evie Manieri Guest Post
02-19 - Article
The Grim Company by Luke Scull
02-17 - Book Review
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
02-11 - Book Review

New Forum Posts




About - Advertising - Contact us - RSS - For Authors & Publishers - Contribute / Submit - Privacy Policy - Community Login
Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use. The contents of this webpage are copyright © 1997-2011 sffworld.com. All Rights Reserved.