Stephen Donaldson könyvei a rukkolán
Stephen Donaldson - A Kárhozat Urának átka
Világszerte ritka az olyan regény, amely fiatal és idősebb, kezdő és ínyenc olvasót egyaránt lebilincsel. Kiragadja az egyforma hétnapokból, átemeli egy képzelet teremtette világba, s csoda közegébe, amely bármennyire különbözik megszokott valóságunktól, egészen mégsem idegen tőle. Álombéli más, mint Donaldson regényfolyama is, amelynek minden kötete legalább annyi ideig szerepelt a nyugati sikerlistákon, mint Tolkien híres könyve, A gyűrűk ura; a párhuzam korántsem véletlen. (Filmeket is emlithetnénk, a Csillagok hárború-ját, az ujabbak közül a Willow-t) A regény hőse, Thomas Covenant, betegsége által megbélyegzett, örök magányra ítélt ember. Mikor baleset éri, élete másik világban folytatódik, ahol egyértelműbb a jó és rossz különbözősége - de melyik a valódi s az álom teremtette? A hely, ahol addigi élete pergett, nem engedte, hogy törvényeitől, szokásaitól különbözve éljen, holott ezek oly gyakran kerültek ellentmondásba a sajátjával. Mint a világirodalom ősi remekeiben, Donaldson regényében is utazik a főszereplő, s útja során hihetetlenebbnél hihetetlenebb kalandok esnek meg vele. Thomas Covenant hírvivő, akinek a Lordokkal együtt szembe kell szállnia a Kárhozat Urával, a rossz megtestesülésével. Megmenti barátait, jóllehet ő nem egyértelműen jó vagy rossz, mint e csodavilág teremtményei; bűnt követ el, de éppen bűntudata az, amely választásra kényszeríti. Jóslat jár előtte, várja a szerep, amit be kell töltenie, s Covenant bizony nehezebben azonosul vele, mint Covenanttal az olvasó, akit elragad, magával sodor a mese árja, amely a csodák ellenére is választ ad kérdéseire, holott az ő élete csak a köznap valóságát ismeri. Régen jelent meg regény, amely az ember csillapíthatatlen meseigényét ilyen lebilincselő művészettel elégítette ki. Donaldson nagy sikerű regénye különös, a régi krónikákra emlékeztető, archaizáló nyelven íródott, hogy ez magyarul is az eredetihez hasonló színvonalon szólal meg - ritka fordítói remeklés.
Stephen Donaldson - The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever is Stephen Donaldson's first trilogy, originally published in 1977 as three separate titles: _Lord Foul's Bane, The Illearth War,_ and _The Power That Preserves._
Stephen Donaldson - Mordant's Need - The Mirror Of Her Dreams, A Man Rides Through
A lonely young woman feels isolated from the world: she uses mirrors to reassure herself that she is still alive - and then they change her life when, one night, a young man appears through the mirror and persuades her to come with him to his own land, where mirrors are magical gateways to other places. This strange new land is in conflict, for war has been foretold, but the king appears completely uninterested in the fate of the world. It is left to the Imagers, masters of mirrors, to try to decide the fate of the realm. Donaldson's firm control of the plot and his terrific characterisation make _The Mirror of her Dreams_ and the sequel, _A Man Rides Through,_ a story of great intrigue and psychological intricacy, filled with sexual tension, lust and love, as well as magic, battles and excitement.
Stephen Donaldson - The Power That Preserves
The concluding volume in The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever, now part of the Voyager Classics collection. Twice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange other-world where magic worked. Twice he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land. Now he is back -- to a Land ravaged by the armies of Lord Foul. The Lords are besieged and helpless. No place is safe and Foul's victory seems certain. Only Covenant can avert it. Desperately and without hope, he sets out to confront the might of the Enemy. With him go a Giant, a Bloodguard and the madwoman he has wronged. And in Foul's Creche, Lord Foul grows in power with each new defeat for the Land.
Stephen Donaldson - Lord Foul's Bane
He called himself Covenant the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in this strange alternate world on which he suddenly found himself. The magic of the Land could not be real. Loremasters could not draw fire from wood that never burned, nor force stone to flow freely under their fingers. Yet they did. Hurtloam could not regenerate ruined nerves. Yet, miraculously, it did. The Land tempted him. He had been sick; now he seemed better than ever before. Through no fault of his own, he had been outcast, unclean, a pariah. Now he was regarded as a reincarnation of the Land's greatest hero - Berek Hlafhand - armed with the mstic power of White Gold. That power alone could protect the Lords of the Land from the ancient evil of the Despiser, Lord Foul. Only...Covenant had no idea of how the power could be used! Thus begins one of the strangest epic fantasies ever written...
Stephen Donaldson - The Real Story & Forbidden Knowledge
A powerful and intense sf tale from a master storyteller In the far future, gap drives faster-than-light deep space travel, but sometimes this afflicts some with irreparable brain damage. A Zone Implant can turn such a person into a zombie, to protect his shipmates, but it's highly illegal. Ensign Morn Hyland works for the United Mining Company, which is in charge of law enforcement throughout known space. She lives aboard a police ship, together with most of her family; their job is to chase down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak, or smuggle goods into forbidden space. Her life is nothing out of the ordinary - until she falls in with the pirate Captain Nick Succorso. All of a sudden, the young, strong, beautiful police officer appears to be falling in love - well, lust at least - with the murdering pirate, or so it appears to the folk at the space station's bar. But the real story was quite different...
Stephen Donaldson - The Illearth War
The second volume in the epic Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Thomas Covenant found himself once again summoned to the Land. The Council of Lords needed him to move against Foul the Despiser who held the Illearth Stone, ancient source of evil power. But although Thomas Covenant held the legendary ring, he didn't know how to use its strength, and risked losing everything....
Stephen Donaldson - Fatal Revenant
Fatal Revenant, Book Two of _The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant,_ begins where _The Runes of the Earth_ ended: Linden Avery watches from a balcony while Thomas Covenant and her adopted son, Jeremiah, ride desperately toward Revelstone. But their reunion has vast consequences which she could not have foreseen. Soon she is betrayed by the people whom she most needs to trust. Transported deep into the Land's past, she is forced to confront mysterious strangers, legendary heroes, and ancient evils, and to stand alone against the malevolence of the Despiser's minions. Abandoned in Garroting Deep, the most bloodthirsty of the Land's long-dead forests, she reaches a fearsome decision: she determines to reshape reality in an attempt to end the Despiser's evil and her son's suffering. However, her purpose requires her to find Loric's krill, a weapon abandoned among the Hills of Andelain millennia ago. And she needs the aid of friends and allies who will turn against her if she reveals her intent. Attacked by enemies old and new, and harried by strange beings with ambiguous agendas, she strives toward Andelain. But the ravenous skurj are rising, and all of her actions appear to serve her worst foes.
Stephen Donaldson - The Wounded Land
Four thousand years have passed since Covenant first freed the Land from the devastating grip of Lord Foul and his minions. But he is back, and Convenant, armed with his stunning white gold magic, must battle the evil forces and his own despair....
Stephen Donaldson - The Runes of the Earth
In 1977, with the publication of _The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever_ Stephen Donaldson created a true phenomenon: an epic fantasy instant bestseller that has now sold millions and millions of copies across the world. Thomas Covenant is mysteriously struck down by a disease believed eradicated; abandoned by his wife and young son, he becomes a pariah. Alone, despairing, Covenant falls - and is drawn into a mysterious new world where gentle people work magic and the earth itself brings healing. He is welcomed as the reincarnation of a legendary saviour, but Covenant is convinced he's having delusions. At the end of the sixth book, as Covenant battles to save the world, he is killed - in both worlds - as Dr Linden Avery, his horrified companion, looks on. Now comes the book every fantasy reader has been waiting for. It's ten years later and Linden Avery thought she would never see the Land, or Covenant, her beloved, again. But Lord Foul has stolen her adopted son, and is unmaking the very laws of nature. And though she believes Covenant dead, he keeps sending Linden messages: 'Find me', 'You're the only one who can do this' and 'Remember that I'm dead'. The Land is in turmoil, and Lord Foul has plans for them all ...
Stephen Donaldson - The Gap into Conflict: The Real Story
Author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R. Donaldson returns with this exciting and long-awaited new series that takes us into a stunningly imagined future to tell a timeless story of adventure and the implacable conflict of good and evil within each of us. Angus Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed locked out of his way. Those who didn't ended up in the lockup--or dead. But when Thermopyle arrived at Mallory's Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous woman by his side the regulars had to take notice. Her name was Morn Hyland, and she had been a police officer--until she met up with Thermopyle. But one person in Mallory's Bar wasn't intimidated. Nick Succorso had his own reputation as a bold pirate and he had a sleek frigate fitted for deep space. Everyone knew that Thermopyle and Succorso were on a collision course. What nobody expected was how quickly it would be over--or how devastating victory would be. It was common enough example of rivalry and revenge--or so everyone thought. The REAL story was something entirely different. In The Real Story, Stephen R. Donaldson takes us to a remarkably detailed world of faster-than-light travel, politics, betrayal, and a shadowy presence just outside our view to tell the fiercest, most profound story he has ever written.
Stephen Donaldson - The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant is Stephen Donaldson's second trilogy, originally published as three separate titles: _The Wounded Land, The One Tree,_ and _White Gold Wielder._ Four thousand years have passed since Covenant first freed the Land from the devastating grip of Lord Foul and his minions. But he is back, and Convenant, armed with his stunning white gold magic, must battle the evil forces and his own despair...
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