Against All Things Ending

Against All Things Ending

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Desperate for help to find her adopted son, Jeremiah, Linden Avery has resurrected Thomas Covenant in a cataclysmic exertion of Earthpower and wild magic. But the consequences of her efforts are more terrible than she could have imagined. Sorcery on that scale has awakened the Worm of the World's End: the ultimate end of all Time, and therefore of all life, has been set in motion. And on a more personal level, the results are no less extreme. The stress of reincarnation so many centuries after his death has fractured Covenant's mind. He cannot tell Linden where to find her son. And his leprosy has renewed its grip on him, inexorably killing his nerves.
The Ranyhyn had tried to warn her.
Now, plunged to depths of desperation and despair for which she is entirely unprepared, Linden seeks radical responses to the dilemmas she has created. Searching for Jeremiah, and accompanied only by a few friends and allies - some of them unwilling - she takes chances that threaten her sanity, forcing her to confront the Land's most fearsome secrets. Dreadful futures hinge on all of her choices, and she and her companions are driven beyond the limits of their endurance.
Yet she still walks paths laid out for her by the Despiser, and his forces are ready . . .

Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2010
ISBN: 9780575076013
0575076011
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 772 p. : map ; 24 cm

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gerrybean62
May 28, 2017

I have LOVED the Thomas Covenant series since the 1980s and have just finished "Against All Things Ending" I can't wait to get my hands on the tenth and final book. I love Donaldson's style and the way he takes me into the Land. I feel like I am there. This was especially true with the Giants of the Search, Pitchwife and Honniscrave WOW!!
It will be sad to have it end but I will probably go back to Lord Foul's Bane" and start all over again! Brilliant.

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Stylish1
Mar 04, 2016

This last Covenant series was tremendously disappointing. Don't bother reading it if you were a fan of the originals. It will only ruin the whole thing for you.

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docentjoel
Jul 19, 2011

I have loved the The Land since I read the first book as a teen. This book is interesting as well, but I simply cannot understand the motivations of the characters. I do not understand the "why" of what they are doing. I must assume that I am simply not reading the book carefully enough, but I have had the same problem with several others of the series recently.

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22950006357453
Jan 13, 2011

is there any other fantasist that does hopelessness and dread better than this guy? its like, how can these protagonists go on? lets just throw ourselves off a cliff and be done with it!

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