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Lord Foul's Bane - Chronicles of Thomas Covenant 1
After an infection causes the amputation of two of his fingers, Thomas Covenant learns he has leprosy. Once a popular author, he is now an outcast in his community. His wife Joan divorces him, taking their son Tom with her. Lonely and bitter, he meets an old beggar who tells him to 'be true.' Confused by the odd encounter, he stumbles in front of a car and revives on a high mountain in a strange world. After an evil voice of one called Lord Foul give...
The Man Who Fought Alone
Stephen Donaldson Forge, Nov 2001, 27.95, 463 pp. ISBN: 0765302020 Life stinks if you ask former private detective Mick “Brew” Axbrewder. The accidental killing of his brother years ago will always haunt Brew, a recovering alcoholic. Brew's former partner his beloved Ginny Fistoulari has barely been civil to him since he killed his sibling. He understands why Ginny loathes him, but all Brew wants is another chance to redeem what is left of ...
The Man Who Killed His Brother
Forge, Nov 2002, 24.95, 254 pp. ISBN 0765302039 In Puerta Del Sol Mick “Brew” Axbrewder does his best to drink himself to death in order to obliterate the memory of killing his brother. The commission yanked his private investigator's license because the man his brother was chasing had a gun and would have killed him. He didn't do jail time because the man his brother was chasing had a gun and would have killed him when Brew intervened. When he...
The Man Who Risked His Partner
Forge, Nov 2003, 24.95, 272 pp. ISBN: 0765302047 In Puerto del Sol in the southwest desert, private sleuth Mick “Brew” Axbrewder feels self loathing and guilt. During an alcoholic stupor, he killed his brother. Adding to his despondency, his detective partner and lover at that time Ginny Fistoulari blew off her hand with a grenade saving his butt from his latest blunder. Though a doubting Thomas about his abilities, Brew struggles with sobriet...

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The One Tree: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant 5
Covenant enlists The Haruchai and the Giants of the Search to travel the seas of The Land in search of the One Tree in order recreate the Staff of Law. The quest is doomed from the start but it's purpose is to fight the Clave, put out the Sunbane that is destroying The Land and sent Dr. Linden Avery back to our world. Along the way the Search encounters the strange faerie Elohim and the bizzare Kayseryn of Grye. They are relentlessly pursued by one (or m...
The Power That Preserves - Chronicles of Thomas Covenant 3
Thomas Covenant returns to the other-world once again, to help them fight against the armies of Lord Foul that are ravaging the Land. Only this time, there is no healing for his leperousy. This time, there is no denying the truth of this strange world where magic works. Covenant must set out to face his Enemy, Lord Foul, once and for all. A Giant, a Bloodguard, and a madwoman he had wronged go with him, to help him seek out Lord Foul in Foul's Creche...


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