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Stephen Donaldson - Author

Stephen Donaldson lived in India for 13 years with his father, a medical missionary, who worked extensively with lepers; it was here that he conceived the character of Thomas Covenant. He was awarded the John W. Campbell Award as Best Writer of the Year for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever, which, with the sequel trilogy, became instant bestsellers. He is also the author of the fantasy duology 'Mordant's Need', the SF epic quintet 'The Gap', and a number of mysteries written under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. He won the World Fantasy Award in 2000.

Comparison: J R R Tolkien, Tad Williams, Terry Goodkind, Terry Pratchett and Haruki Murakami.

He is probably best known for his incredible CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT fantasy series. To read them in order though not essential as Stephen does recap very well:

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant titles in order:


Book 1: Lord Foul's Bane

Book 2: The Illearth War

Book 3: The Power that Preserve


Book 1: The Wounded Land

Book 2: The One Tree

Book 3: White Gold Wielder


Book 1:The Runes of the Earth

Book 2: Fatal Revenant

Book 3: Against all Things Ending

If you like Stephen Donaldson you might also like to read books by David Gemmell, Ed Mcbain and George R. R. Martin.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Stephen Donaldson

Seventh Decimate The Great God's War Book One by Stephen Donaldson
Seventh Decimate The Great God's War Book One
Stephen Donaldson
A magical war. A starving country. A desperate prince. The first volume of THE GREAT GOD'S WAR, from the author of the bestselling CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017
The Last Dark by Stephen Donaldson
The Last Dark
Stephen Donaldson
This is it. The final volume of The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. It has been a long wait but worth it. If you know the series, nothing more need be said. If you don’t, then do not start here. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
The Last Dark by Stephen Donaldson
The Last Dark
Stephen Donaldson
The bestselling fantasy series from one of the biggest names in the genre comes to an unforgettable conclusion. This is the final volume of the epic Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - one of the keynote works of modern fantasy. Compelled...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2013
The Runes of the Earth : The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson
The Runes of the Earth : The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Stephen Donaldson
In 1977 the first volume of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant hit the bookstalls. Five books later his characters and world had developed into a magnificent series of adventure and breathtaking enchantment, a true phenomenon: an epic fantasy instant bestseller...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2012

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