Synopses & Reviews
The long-awaited sequel to The Runes of the Earth and Fatal Revenant returns readers to the Land-and unravels some of the mysteries haunting Covenant and Linden Avery.
Thomas Covenant is alive again, restored to his mortal body by the unimaginable combined force of his own white gold ring, Linden Avery's Staff of Law, and the ancient dagger called High Loric's krill. His resurrection is Linden's defiant act of love, despite warnings from mortals and immortals that unleashing this much power would destroy the world. She brought his spirit back from its prison in the Arch of Time, and revived his slain body, so that Covenant lies whole on the cool grass, and the world seems at peace. But the truth is inescapable: The thunderclap of power has awakened the Worm of the World's End, and all of them, and the Land itself, are forfeit to its devouring. If they have any chance to save the Land, it will come from unlikely sources- including the mysterious boy Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light.
“Donaldson proves once again that he is the quintessential fantasist and the true successor and heir to J.R.R. Tolkien.”—BookPage
“Inventive characters and fantastical aladdinesque settings.”—SF Site
“Beguiling, intelligent and thought-provoking.”—World-Herald, Omaha
“Fans of Donaldsons longer fiction will dive right in...thoughtful, well-worked out, often fascinating yarns.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Donaldsons strength is in the worlds he creates, which are familiar enough to strike a chord in his reader, but different enough to present fascinating new sights and adventures.”—Science Fiction Chronicle
The New York Times
bestselling author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant presents a collection of stories and novellas spanning fourteen years, including dark fables and lush fairy tales, featuring legendary heroes, lowly beggars, and immortal beings.
About the Author
Stephen Donaldson is the author of the six volumes of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, a landmark in modern fantasy. Every volume, beginning with Lord Foul's Bane in 1977, has been an international bestseller. Donaldson returned to the series with Runes of the Earth in 2004, followed by Fatal Revenant, and Against All Things Ending. The Last Dark, the final book in the series, will be published by Putnam in September 2013. He lives in New Mexico.
Table of Contents
From Stephen R. Donaldson, author of the landmark fantasy series the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, comes REAVE THE JUST AND OTHER TALES. This collection includes the stories:
REAVE THE JUST
THE DJINN WHO WATCHES OVER THE ACCURSED
THE KILLING STROKE
THE KINGS OF TARSHISH SHALL BRING GIFTS
THE WOMAN WHO LOVED PIGS
WHAT MAKES US HUMAN
BY ANY OTHER NAME