I love books- A favorite Series is reborn

I love reading. I just love to read anything and everything. In the P.C. era (that is pre-children) I would routinely read around 6 or 7 books a month, and that was a drop from the P.M. era )pre-marriage) in which I read more than that.

My choices in reading were not unlike many others. I loved a good fantasy, solid fiction, mysteries. I enjoyed biographies and histories of things/people/places that were interesting to me. And I found that not only did books provide a great education, but they gave me connections to people I might not ever meet and the ability to carry on conversations about virtually anything.

One of my favorite series was written by Stephen Donaldson. Here is a link to Amazon’s review of the first of the 6 books in the series Lord Foul’s Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 1).

I just loved it and found these books to be very compelling. And like some of my other favorite series I was disappointed when I finished it. The ending was just bittersweet, you were thrilled to have read it all, but at the same time you want more.

Anyway, I think that the last book in the series was written around 20 years or so ago. But now, Donaldson has taken up the pen again and crafted The Runes of the Earth (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 1).

I am really excited about this and very curious to see if the magic is still there. Sometimes these stories can be extended and developed and sometimes there is nothing left to say. Will this be like a bad reunion tour of a band in dire need of money, or a new beginning. I don’t know. But I am ready to find out.

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2 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack October 26, 2004 at 2:39 am

    I know how that goes, but I am one of those people who can watch favorite movies/read my favorite books over and over without getting tired of them.

  2. mquest October 26, 2004 at 12:40 am

    Wow.

    I tried to go back and re-read these books and it had lost its magic for me. (I remembered to much of the plot) As a youngster I loved this series. He has continued to write and I am sure the new books will still be good. He is as popular as ever.

    I will keep my eyes open and see if the new book shows up at a good price in the used shops.

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