The Power that Preserves- Review



The 3rd in the trilogy and first published in the UK in 1978. This ties up the  loose ends from the first two books, bringing the stories of the troubled Lena, Trell, Triock and Saltheart Foamfollower to their conclusions. The tale of the Giants is some of the best of the whole series. As always it repeatedly throws Covenant’s earlier failings back at him as Lord Foul tries to bring him to the  ultimate despair. Such great storytelling


The Illearth War – Review

C911703D-E276-41BE-B0AC-ECF15D3FC112First published in the UK in 1978. Thomas Convenant returns to the Land and finds 40 years have past. He finds the powers of evil, under Lord Foul the Despiser, fully unleashed and he takes the responsibility of finding a way to defeat Lord Foul.The Illearth War is a brilliant follow up to the first book, Lord Foul’s Bane,  in the trilogy, with, in my opinion, one of the great tragic heroes in the genre. Excellent read




Lord Foul’s Bane – review


First published in 1977.The story of Thomas Covenant, leper. He is transported to another world, The Land. There’s Orcs, Ur-Viles, magic, a white gold ring and even a bad guy, Lord Foul. There are similarities to The Lord of the Rings, but this is set in modern day and so much easier to read. I have re-read this many times and love it. It’s part one of the First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever