White Gold Wielder (Second Chronicles Series #3)

White Gold Wielder (Second Chronicles Series #3)

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by Stephen R. Donaldson
     
 

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Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight. After a long and arduous journey, fighting all the way, he readies himself for the final showdown with Lord Foul, the Despiser, and begins to understand things he had only just wondered about before....

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Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight. After a long and arduous journey, fighting all the way, he readies himself for the final showdown with Lord Foul, the Despiser, and begins to understand things he had only just wondered about before....

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ISBN-13:
9780345316998
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/12/1984
Series:
Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Series , #6

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White Gold Wielder (Second Chronicles Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough about the writings of Stephen R. Donaldson. I have enjoyed every book I have read by him. That said, the translation to digital format for the Nook was terrible. Virtually every page had obvious typographic and formatting errors. Names were misspelled so much I wondered at times what a character's name really was. It seemed obvious that the finalized digital product was not reviewed. The 5 star rating is for the Donaldson and his masterpiece. If I were to rate the digitally formatted translation I would give it 1 star.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't beleive how great this book was. I've read both the first chronicles and second and I remeber reading Illearth War, book two of the first chronicles, and wondering if I will ever again read a book that good. After reading it I knew I wanted more on Thomas Covenant. I finished the first chronicles, began the second and when I picked up White Gold Wielder, I was almost sure that I would not enjoy it as much as I did Illearth War because all previous books had not held up to the thrilling story Donaldson had created. My reason to continue the story was hope. Not only to find a book as good as Illearth War, but also to see the Land healed. I remember clearly the hurt that I felt when I first read Wounded Land, when the world that I had grown to love had been destroyed by the Lord Foul. Now that I have finished the second chronicles I am very excited to say that White Gold Wielder is the best book in the series. The struggles Covenant, Linden, The Search, the Haruchai and the Land face are unparralleled in this book. By far my favorite Thomas Covenant book. Throughout the series the books have been exciting and fun to read, but I always found myself let down with the final chapters, this book however had no such chapter. It is a great read and i recomend it to anyone. After reading these books my only wish is that Donaldson becomes far more popular and that more people get a chance to visit a wonderful and beautiful world I have grown to love, simply called: The Land.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a shame that most authors from the late '70's to the early '80's don't get the recognition of todays authors. Thomas Covenent is an enigma. This series of books is one of the best I've ever read from ANY genre, and I have walls of books. If you are a fantasy lover like me, do yourself a favor...buy the entire series. I promise you won't regret it.
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Didappointed_Nook_Owner More than 1 year ago
It is a good series. I have all the books already. But for convience, since I have a nook, decided to re-purchace them in ePub. For some strange reason, WGW is not available in nook ePub. Disappointing. I haven't even checked if the Last Chronicals are available in Nook ePub or not. I guess I'll have to put my Nook away (where I might forget about it) and re-read the paperbacks.
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JonesieMD More than 1 year ago
I haven't started to read this one yet but I purchased it based on the strength of the first four books in the Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Series. I've already purchased the next two books in the Third Chronicles. This is a series that pulls you in, you find yourself rooting for Covenant as the unlikely hero of the Land. This is definitely a book for any day!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the whole series an this is by far the best one yet! I don' think there is another author in the world that could keep me hooked like Donaldson. The harsh punishment Covenant takes to find self redemshin is breath taking! You have to read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this book has a good ending, there is little else to recommend it. The first 1/3 of the book is excruciatingly bad. Donaldson shows absolutely no new invention, simply rehashing themes that get very weary very quickly. And so much in this books just makes no sense; some of this was apparent in the otherwise quite compelling Wounded Land. In the last third of that book, Covenant makes decisions that had no meaning other than to extend the storyline. Here Donaldson simply plods from one poorly executed idea to the next. The books becomes a bit more readable once Covenant _finally_ gets back to Revelstone. There at least there is a bit of interest. But not enough to make compelling reading for long. Back we go marching across the Land under the Sunbane (why not at night when it would be so much easier going??). Repetitous, tedious and boring correctly describe this book until the last 50 pages. For true fans of the series, those last pages must be read (but just skip the first 150!). For all others, skip this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Much to the dismay of the reader of this series, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant come to an end. It was a great adventure of epic proportions. The Land and its many lifeforms are exquisitely interwoven. I can't help but feel remorse knowing that I am no longer able to share in the lives of the characters who I considered to be unbelieveably real. Ah, what I would give for a sequel of tales describing what happens to the giants, the Elohim and especially the Haurchai.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is the epub version? The other five books have been available at B&N for a while...