out of 5
Review by Rob
This, the ninth book of the ten book collected Thomas Covenant Chronicles, is obviously only for fans of the earlier works, and even some of those may very well dislike it. Much of it describes (in sometimes exhausting detail) the psychological torments of Linden Avery and, to a lesser extent, Covenant. That being said, Stephen Donaldson's imagined Land is so rich with characters, history, myth, and lore that I still find it the most compelling fantasy series I've ever read, after Tolkein. I am eagerly awaiting the finale, "The Last Dark", to be released in October, 2013.