This series The
(first) Chronicles of Thomas Covenent the Unbeliever
almost ended for me before it even began. This is a small spoiler but it happens rather early in the first book, Lord Foul's Bane
. The infamous rape scene perpetrated by the title character. The first time I read it I put the book down for a good month. This was the first time where I had ever stopped to question the morals and motivation of an author. This was a real turning point in my reading life. But I already has all three books in the trilogy and covers of The Illearth War
and The Power that Preserves
looked really really cool. Ok, I was 17 years old. Sue me. I am actually glad I decided to read the first trilogy. Because it was a fine fantasy series and different from the usual Tolkien clones that were so ramant in the 80s (as well as the 90s and today?). So it was with trepidation that I decided to try out The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenent the Unbeliever.
Where the the first series was unsual Fantasy, the second series seemed just usually bad. The way that I am able to stomach the whiney, inverted bitch of a protagonist is to see the Land (the place/state of mind that is in danger throughout both series) and the supporting cast as the real protaganist. The first two books of the second series asks a lot
of new/old questions and answers very few. This raises the states of the last book to answer all those burning questions but I can't finish White Gold Weilder
because I'm burned out with Covenant
I just can't bring myself to care anymore. So I've put a bookmark in it marked "Do not open till 2007"