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Book Title: The One Tree|
The author of the book: Stephen R. Donaldson
Edition: Ballantine Books
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 3.8
Date of issue: March 12th 1982
ISBN 13: 9780345298980
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"Freedom doesn't mean you get to choose what happens to you. But you do get to choose how you react to it."
Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever and white gold wielder, leper and lover, who had taught her to treasure the danger of being human.
In this second book in the second Thomas Covenant trilogy, Covenant and Linden Avery travel with their Giant and Haruchai companions on a quest to find the One Tree. Covenant believes that if he makes a new Staff of Law from this tree it will be the start of bringing back the Earthpower to the Land. but many dangers assault their quest. And the quest itself may have been doomed from the very start...
I'm telling you, this series just keeps getting better and better with each new book. This one has a little bit of a different twist to it as well. In the previous books, Covenant is brought to the Land and generally stays within it's confines. But in this book his quest takes him beyond the Land, propelling him into places and situations that are completely different from what we as readers are used to. There are tons of new experiences and groups of people that the fellowship comes across. And the general feel of the story really reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, since both had that sense of nautical adventure and the reader's sense of omg what are they going to find next? Also there was a bit of a mystery and quite a bit of intrigue surrounding the One Tree itself and throughout the book I had the distinct impression of some type od trap being laid for the questers but couldn't quite figure out what it was, which made the story even more intriguing.
All in all, this was another great installment of this fantasy series, and I look forward to diving into the next one!
"All who live contain some darkness, and much lies hidden there."
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Read information about the authorStephen Reeder Donaldson is an American fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novelist; in the United Kingdom he is usually called "Stephen Donaldson" (without the "R"). He has also written non-fiction under the pen name Reed Stephens.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION:
Stephen R. Donaldson was born May 13, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father, James, was a medical missionary and his mother, Ruth, a prosthetist (a person skilled in making or fitting prosthetic devices). Donaldson spent the years between the ages of 3 and 16 living in India, where his father was working as an orthopaedic surgeon. Donaldson earned his bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster and master's degree from Kent State University.
Donaldson's work is heavily influenced by other fantasy authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Roger Zelazny, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, and William Faulkner. The writers he most admires are Patricia A. McKillip, Steven Erikson, and Tim Powers.
It is believed that a speech his father made on leprosy (whilst working with lepers in India) led to Donaldson's creation of Thomas Covenant, the anti-hero of his most famous work (Thomas Covenant). The first book in that series, Lord Foul's Bane, received 47 rejections before a publisher agreed to publish it.
Stephen Donaldson came to prominence in 1977 with the The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, which is centred around a leper shunned by society and his trials and tribulations as his destiny unfolds. These books established Donaldson as one of the most important figures in modern fantasy fiction.
He currently resides in New Mexico.
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