High fantasy or epic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined either by the epic nature of its setting or by the epic stature of its characters, themes, or plot. The term "high fantasy" was coined by Lloyd Alexander in a 1971 essay, "High Fantasy and Heroic Romance" (originally given at the New England Round Table of Children's Librarians in October 1969). Heroic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which events occur in a world where magic is prevalent and modern technology is non-existent. The setting may be entirely fictitious in nature or based upon earth with some additions. Unlike dark fiction, it provides a setting in which all men are strong, all women beautiful, all life adventurous, and all problems simple. This means that adventures based in heroic fantasy are unlikely to mention any wider problems that cannot be fixed by a quest. Characters within heroic fantasy are likely to be underdogs of humble origin who are placed in situations forcing them to act in a heroic manner, past what is expected of them.

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Mistress of the Empire #3 Riftwar: The World On the Other Side

By: Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Bantam Books: 1993

Seller ID: 001095

ISBN: 0553561189

Condition: New


The world on the other side of the rift: Kelewan, a land seething with political intrigue and deadly conspiracies. Following the opulent panoply of "Daughter Of The Empire" and the dazzling pageantry of "Servant Of The Empire" comes the resounding conclusion to the Empire trilogy. Besieged by spies and rival houses, stalked by a secret and merciless brotherhood of assassins, the brilliant Lady Mara of the Acoma faces the most deadly challenge she has ever known. The fearsome Black Robes see Mara as the ultimate threat to their ancient power. In search of allies who will join her against them, ... View more info

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The Wizard in Waiting #2 Pelmen the Powershaper [used book]

By: Robert Don Hughes

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1987

Seller ID: 004054

ISBN: 0006173446

Condition: Good


A new power is stirring... The Imperial House of Chaomonous was awake again. For a thousand years, while the two-headed dragon barred magic from the Golden Kingdom, the castle had slept. But now the dragon is dead, and the castle has awoken... The throne has been usurped by Queen Ligne, while the rightful heir, Princess Bronwynn, has been locked in the dungeons. And now - to make matters worse - brutal slaver Admon Faye has invaded its lower depths. The realm of Lamath is in great tumult. But where is the powershaper, the wizard of ancient magic who could understand its warnings? Only P... View more info

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The Prophet of Lamath #1 Pelmen the Powershaper [used book]

By: Robert Don Hughes

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1987

Seller ID: 004059

ISBN: 0006173438

Condition: Good


Beware the Dragon! The dragon was divided! Its two heads, Vicia and Heinox, were fighting for control of its massive body. For centuries, it had sat quietly at Dragonsgate, content with its tribute of slaves for food. Now it took to the air, burning villages at random throughout the Three Lands to vent its rage and confusion. With Dragonsgate open for the passage of armies, war and chaos beset all the Lands. It was all the fault of Pelmen the player, who had confused the heads to gain escape for himself and the Princess Bronwynn. Pelmen the player, Pelmen the powershaper--now Pelmen the Prophe... View more info

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The Power and the Prophet #3 Pelmen the Powershaper [used book]

By: Robert Don Hughes

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1987

Seller ID: 004066

ISBN: 0006173454

Condition: Good


Pelmen the Powershaper was over his head in trouble. Trouble was nothing new to him, but this time it was too much. His beloved Serphimera had left him without a word of farewell. His old rival, the sorceress Mar-Yilot, had vowed to kill him and his friend Dorlyth mod Karis. Ngandib-Mar, seat of the Power Pelmen obeyed, was on the brink of bitter internal war, and Chaomonous was again threatening to invade. Even the formerly peaceful tugoliths were marching into Ngandib-Mar to wreak slaughter and destruction. Now young Rosha mod Dorlyth was trying to get into the High Fortress to confront the ... View more info

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The Dragon Reborn #3 The Wheel of Time [used book]

By: Robert Jordan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 1992

Seller ID: 1857230655

ISBN: 1857230655

Condition: Fair


The third book in Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover design. The Land is One with the Dragon - and the Dragon is One with the Land The Shadow lies across the Pattern of the Age, and the Dark One has turned all his power against the prison that binds him. If it fails he will escape and nothing will stand in the storm that blows then ...save the man that was born to battle the darkness: Rand al' Thor, the Dragon Reborn. But to wage his war Rand must find Callandor, ancient Sword of the Dragon ...and the Forsa... View more info

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The Fires of Heaven #5 The Wheel of Time [used book]

By: Robert Jordan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 1994

Seller ID: 1857232097

ISBN: 1857232097

Condition: Fair


The fifth book in Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME. The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of the Dark are slowly failing, but still his fragile prison holds. The Forsaken, immortal servants of the shadow, weave their snares and tighten their grip upon the realms of men, sure in the knowledge that their master will soon break free ...Rand al' Thor, the Dragon Reborn, knows that he must strike at the Enemy, but his forces are divided by treachery and by ambition. Even the Aes Sedai, ancient guardians of the Light, are riven by civil war. B... View more info

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The Great Hunt #2 The Wheel of Time [used book]

By: Robert Jordan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 1992

Seller ID: 1857230272

ISBN: 1857230272

Condition: Fair


The second book in Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME. The Forsaken are loose, the Horn of Valere has been found and the Dead are rising from their dreamless sleep. The Prophecies are being fulfilled - but Rand al' Thor, the shepherd the Aes Sedai have proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn, desperately seeks to escape his destiny. Rand cannot run forever. With every passing day the Dark One grows in strength and strives to shatter his ancient prison, to break the Wheel, to bring an end to Time and sunder the weave of the Pattern. And the Pattern demand... View more info

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The Shadow Rising #4 The Wheel of Time [used book]

By: Robert Jordan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 1993

Seller ID: 185723121X

ISBN: 185723121X

Condition: Good


The fourth book in Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover design. The Stone of Tear, invulnerable fortress of legend, has fallen. The Children of the Dragon have risen to the call of prophecy and march to the aid of the Light. Callandor, the Sword That Is Not a Sword, is held by Rand al' Thor, the man proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn. But still the shadows lengthen and still the Forsaken grow in strength. If he is to fight them, Rand must master the male half of the True Source, a power corrupted by the Dark One... View more info

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Winter's Heart #9 The Wheel of Time [used book]

By: Robert Jordan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2000

Seller ID: 1857239857

ISBN: 1857239857

Condition: Good


Rand is on the run with Min, but his destination is a mystery to Cadsuane. Mazrim Taim, leader of the Black Tower is revealed to be a liar, but his purpose remains shrouded in secrecy. Meanwhile, Perrin is hunting desperately for Faile, now a prisoner of Sevanna's sept. About the Author: Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he lives with his wife Harriet. He is a graduate of the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool and pipe coll... View more info

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Knife of Dreams #11 The Wheel of Time [used book]

By: Robert Jordan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2005

Seller ID: 1841491640

ISBN: 1841491640

Condition: Good


As the very fabric of reality wears thin, all portents indicate that Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, is imminent - and Rand al'Thor must ready himself to confront the Dark One. But, Rand must first negotiate a truce with the Seanchan armies, as their forces increasingly sap his strength. Perrin has made his own desperate truce with the Seanchan - he would deal with the Dark One himself to save his wife Faile from the Shaido. Meanwhile, Mat is caught up in a reckless escape from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons. But, Tuon is, in fact, in deadly danger from her Seanchan co... View more info

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Assassin's Quest #3 The Farseer Trilogy [used book]

By: Robin Hobb

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 1998

Seller ID: 002337

ISBN: 000648011X

Condition: Good


The gripping finale to Robin Hobb's classic Farseer trilogy. Keystone. Gate. Crossroads. Catalyst. Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. Having been resurrected from his fatal tortures in Regal's dungeons, Fitz has once more foiled Regal's attempts to be rid of him. Now, back in his own body, and after months of rehabilitation, Fitz begins the painful and slow process of learning the ways of a man again. Under the watchful eye of Burrich, old King Shrewd's Stablemaster, Fitz must learn to cast off the wild but carefree ways of the wolf and enter once more the human wor... View more info

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Assassin's Apprentice #1 The Farseer Trilogy

By: Robin Hobb

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Del Rey Books: 1996

Seller ID: 002758

ISBN: 055357339X

Condition: New


Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him sectetly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may... View more info

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Ship of Magic #1 Liveship Traders [used book]

By: Robin Hobb

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 1999

Seller ID: 000649885X

ISBN: 000649885X

Condition: Good


From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic is is the first part of the Liveship Traders. Set in a land bordering the Six Duchies, it tells of a group of sea traders, purveyors of rare goods which often border on the magical. Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many other legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders, when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? Rare and valuable, a liveship will quicken only when three membe... View more info

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The Mad Ship #2 Liveship Traders [used book]

By: Robin Hobb

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2000

Seller ID: 0006498868

ISBN: 0006498868

Condition: Good


The second volume in this superb trilogy from the author of The Farseer trilogy continues the dramatic tale of piracy, serpents, love and magic. Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but she lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate, 'King' Kennit, and is acquiring a keen bloodlust. Meanwhile in Bingtown, the fading fortunes of the Vestrit family lead Malta deeper into the magical secrets of the mysterious Rain Wilds Traders. And just outside Bingtown, Amber dreams of relaunching the Paragon, The M... View more info

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Shaman's Crossing #1 Soldier Son [used book]

By: Robin Hobb

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2006

Seller ID: 0007196148

ISBN: 0007196148

Condition: Good


The first book in a brand new trilogy from the author of the Farseer, Liveship Traders and Tawny Man trilogies. Young Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son. Traditionally in Gernia, the firstborn son is heir to the family fortunes, the second son bears a sword and the third son is consecrated to the priesthood. Nevare will follow his father - newly made a lord by the King - into the cavalry; to the frontier and thence to an advantageous marriage, to carry on the Burvelle name. It is a golden future, and Nevare looks forward to it with relish. For twenty years King Troven'... View more info

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Battleaxe #1 Axis Trilogy [used book]

By: Sara Douglass

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1998

Seller ID: 000834

ISBN: 0732258650

Condition: Good


A stunning epic fantasy in the tradition of David Eddings, Janny Wurts and Robert Jordan. A thousand years ago the Acharites drove the Forbidden from their land. Now strange sightings along Achar's northern border foreshadow their return. the barbaric tribes of the Ravensbund are pouring south with tales of fearsome beings who feed on the terror of their prey. Winter has come early, and with it the promise of war. Axis, bastard son of the dead Princess Rivkah, is sent to the battlefront of Gorkenfort with his elite Axe-Wielders. Once there, he must hand over command to his hated half-brother, ... View more info

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Sinner #1 Wayfarer Redemption [used book]

By: Sara Douglass

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1998

Seller ID: 004307

ISBN: 0732259398

Condition: Good


Caelum SunSoar has succeeded Axis as supreme ruler of Tencendor, but simmering tensions threaten to tear his country apart. Acharites are deeply unhappy with their place in the new order and want Zared, son of Rivhak and Magariz, to reclaim their realm. Caelum strongly opposes any resurrection of the troublesome Achar throne and is preparing to fight it when a brutal murder occurs, unleashing mayhem among his family. Chief suspect is Drago SunSoar. Divested of his Icarii powers as a babe, Drago has harboured a life-long resentment of Caelum and yearns to dispossess his brother of his birthri... View more info

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Enchanter #2 Axis [used book]

By: Sara Douglass

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 1996

Seller ID: 073225129X

ISBN: 073225129X

Condition: Good


Axis has fled to talon Spike, the home of the Icarii, where he must learn to wield his Enchanter powers to fulfil the Prophecy. Somehow he must lead the Icarii and the Avar back into Achar, defeat his half-brother, Borneheld, and reunite the former kingdom of tencendor under his rule. Meanwhile, Gorgrael waits impatiently for winter, to continue his destructive drive into the heart of Achar. Douglass skilfully moves her characters through this fantastic world where family ties can be deadly and love does not always conquer all. 'Sara Douglass makes her mark with this vivid, gritty saga brimmin... View more info

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The Twisted Citadel #2 Darkglass Mountain

By: Sara Douglass

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Voyager: 2009

Seller ID: 9780732282912

ISBN: 0732282918

Condition: New


The second instalment of this complex, beautiful story. Can treachery and murder offer the only path to salvation? Glass turns to flesh as DarkGlass Mountain rouses from its restless sleep to walk the land and plot the downfall of the Lord of Elcho Falling. Ishbel and Maximilian, now utterly estranged, ride for Serpent's Nest, not realising that at their backs a cadre of traitors plot their death. Axis once more takes command of the Strike Force, but it is not enough to save him from the gallows of Isaiah's generals, nor from the lover who betrays him. In Isembaard the Skraelings run amok, ... View more info

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Druid's Sword #4 Troy Game [used book]

By: Sara Douglass

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 2006

Seller ID: 0732271568

ISBN: 0732271568

Condition: Good


1940. The skies above London are filled with German planes on nightly raids, a Blitz that brings a barrage of bombs that pound the city into rubble. Each morning Londoners face the night's handiwork and though they are presented with the possibility of sudden death, they are determined to fight the evil that threatens to destroy their nation. They struggle to live normal lives amid the terror and chaos. But is it only Hitler's Luftwaffe and the Blitz that is responsible for all the death and destruction that the city is facing? Brutus, the Greek Kingman who brought the bands of power to ... View more info

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God's Concubine #2 Troy Game [used book]

By: Sara Douglass

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 2005

Seller ID: 0732271630

ISBN: 0732271630

Condition: Good


The second compelling instalment of the troy Game - the sequel to Hades' Daughter. It has been 2000 years since Cornelia, wife of Brutus, brought the troy Game to a wrenching halt by murdering Genvissa, the Mistress of the Labyrinth. In those 2000 years the city of troia Nova, now known as London, was razed and rebuilt a dozen times as the Minotaur Asterion unsuccessfully tried to discover where Brutus hid the six golden kingship bands of troy. But now everyone is back, reborn into 11th-century Europe so they can play out their part in the Game. Asterion lurks within the court of Edward the Co... View more info

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Hades' Daughter #1 Troy Game [used book]

By: Sara Douglass

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 2004

Seller ID: 0732271665

ISBN: 0732271665

Condition: Good


From one of the world's greatest storytellers comes the first stunning instalment of the troy Game, an epic spanning 3000 years and the history of one of the world's greatest cities - London. After the trojan wars, Brutus and his people wandered homeless for many years. So when the goddess Artemis offers him a future, he does not hesitate to take it. Brutus is the last of the Kingmen, one of the few who, with the Mistress of the Labyrinth, can play the troy Game. His arrival with his fellow trojans in Llangarlia (south-east Britain) is part of a larger plan that Genvissa, the Llangarlian High ... View more info

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Pilgrim #2 Wayfarer Redemption [used book]

By: Sara Douglass

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 1999

Seller ID: 0732259568

ISBN: 0732259568

Condition: Good


The timekeeper Demons burst through the Star Gate to invade tencendor, destroying the Gate and the magic of the StarDance in the process. terrifying and cruel, they have come with only one purpose - to see Qeteb destroy the StarSon and tencendor forever. Enchanters and gods alike are helpless as the Demons lay waste to the land. Zared and Askam must put aside their differences and unite to save their people, as the need to find a Sanctuary for them all becomes ever more urgent. the StarSon must eventually become the hunted in the maze - only he who has the courage to endure death can learn the... View more info

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The Usurper's Crown #2 Isavalta [used book]

By: Sarah Zettel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2004

Seller ID: 0007114028

ISBN: 0007114028

Condition: Good


The second volume in a stunning fantasy trilogy set partly on the shores of Lake Superior in the 19th century. When Ingrid Loftfield follows her sister out of the house in order to discover the reason for her nighttime excursions, she has no idea that this short walk to the beach will lead her to another world entirely. As the daughter of a fisherman on the shores of Lake Superior, her life has so far been unremarkable - the most difficult problem she has faced is whether or not to marry the dependable but unexciting Everett Lederle. But when a stranger releases her sister, Grace, fr... View more info

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Outlaw : Champions of Kamigawa #1 Kamigawa Cycle - Magic the Gathering [used book][hard to get]

By: Scott McGough

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Wizards of the Coast: 2004

Seller ID: 0786933577

ISBN: 0786933577

Condition: Good


The first title in a series that peers into a mysterious new area of the Magic world. Outlaw: Champions of Kamigawa kicks off a series that will explore a new and mysterious area of the Magic: The Gathering world that fans have never seen before. This novel previews the newest trading card game set to be released in October, giving fans a sneak peek at the new elements of the game. View more info

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The Stone Mage and the Sea #1 Books of the Change [used book]

By: Sean Williams

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2001

Seller ID: 000714

ISBN: 0732269946

Condition: Good


"The Stone Mage and the Sea" is a fantasy set in a world of huge red sanded deserts, sunken buildings, vast coastlines where ships seldom appear and large skies are ruled by the sky wardens. Suitable for ages 14+, this book is written by an Australian author. View more info

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Intrigues #1 Blending Enthroned [used book]

By: Sharon Green

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, Avon: 2000

Seller ID: 002057

ISBN: 0380812932

Condition: Good


When the masters of elemental magic'-six extraordinary men and women-'merge the primal forces they represent, the ultimate sorcerous union comes to be: The Blending. Lorand, Rion, Vallant, Tamrissa, Jovi . . . and Naran, possessor of the newly discovered prescient power of Sight, came together to wrest a beleaguered empire from the strangling grasp of treacherous nobles and to save it from the savagery of invading armies. Now it is the benevolent Six who reign, and the common people have found a voice at last. But now the Ruling Blending are ensconced in the bloodthirsty arena of politics-'whe... View more info

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Competitions #2 The Blending [used book]

By: Sharon Green

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, Avon: 1997

Seller ID: 003298

ISBN: 0380784157

Condition: Good


The perfect Blending of the primary basics of the known universe-Earth, Air, Fire, Spirit and Water-will create unimaginable power. Power enough to hold off the dread Evil Ones for yet another quarter-century... Power enough to rule the world...COMPETITIONS They are the five greatest talents on a beleaguered world of magical adepts-and its only hope for salvation. But first Lorand, Rion, Tamrissa, Jowi and Vallant must prove themselves to be the Chosen Five of the ancient Prophecies. Which means they must first compete in a series of deadly contests designed to reveal the full scope of their p... View more info

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The One Tree #2 Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant [used book]

By: Stephen Donaldson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1982

Seller ID: 004060

ISBN: 0006163831

Condition: Fair


Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery begin their search for the One Tree that is to be the salvation of the Land. Only he could find the answer and forge a new Staff of Law--but fate decreed that the journey was to be long, the quest arduous, and quite possibly a failure.... View more info

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The Wounded Land #1 The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant [used book]

By: Stephen Donaldson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1980

Seller ID: 0006161405

ISBN: 0006161405

Condition: Good


In this story Thomas Covenant returns unwillingly to the Land ravaged by 4000 years of Lord Foul's pestilence. Under the evil Sunbane, the people of the Land submit to cruel sacrifices, the rulers of Revelstone are corrupt and the countryside is laid waste. View more info