Stephen R. 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 "The Runes of the Earth "in 2004. He lives in New Mexico.
"Although richly allegorical, the novel's great strength is the warm humanity of its characters, who distinguish themselves by repeatedly confronting and overcoming their personal frailties. Donaldson's fans will find this fitting finale 36 years in the making." --Publishers Weekly Praise for FATAL REVENANT: "Difficult but worthwhile, this complicated and emotional continuation of the Thomas Covenant saga is exactly what Donaldson's fans have been hoping for." --Publishers Weekly Praise for THE RUNES OF THE EARTH: "[A] landmark fantasy saga." --Entertainment Weekly "A reawakening of a classic fantasy saga." --Library Journal "A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication." --Los Angeles Times "Startlingly original antiheroic fantasy resonating with echoes of both Tolkien and Philip K. Dick." --Publishers Weekly "An epic with page-turning intrigue." --Detroit Free Press "Impressive...filled with splendid inventions." --Booklist "The most important and original work of epic fantasy after Tolkien...Rich in paradox, metaphor and symbolism...Donaldson's writing remains one of the most original and intellectually challenging works to have graced contemporary epic fantasy." --SF Site "Donaldson has met [readers'] high expectations...you might utter at the book's end: 'I want the next book right now.'" --Detroit Free Press "Fans can celebrate." --The Kansas City Sta Praise for THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT: "A feast for epic fantasy addicts." --Publishers Weekly "The most original fantasy since THE LORD OF THE RINGS." --Time Out "I don't think a books like this come along more than a few times in a lifetime." --Marion Zimmer Bradley and biographer."--Ann M. Woodlief, "American Transcendental Web" . family, racial tension vs. lov