Det enda trädet

Det enda trädet

Stephen R. Donaldson Ylva Spångberg / Jul 08, 2020
Det enda tr det Det v ldiga skeppet av sten styr ut p den o ndliga oceanen Ombord finns Thomas Covenant och Linden Avery Deras m l r Det enda tr det Lagstaven som ger den kraft som kan besegra det onda i furst Nids
  • Title: Det enda trädet
  • Author: Stephen R. Donaldson Ylva Spångberg
  • ISBN: 9789127039353
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Det v ldiga skeppet av sten styr ut p den o ndliga oceanen Ombord finns Thomas Covenant och Linden Avery Deras m l r Det enda tr det Lagstaven, som ger den kraft som kan besegra det onda i furst Nids gestalt, r f rst rd Men ur tr dets helgade ved ska en ny Lagstav formas Nu m ste Det enda tr det terfinnas.
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      • Stephen R. Donaldson Ylva Spångberg

        Stephen 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 INSPIRATIONS 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 itOMINENT WORK 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 fictionRSONAL LIFE He currently resides in New MexicoE GRADUAL INTERVIEW


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    1. 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 bac [...]



    2. Read when we were still wrestling for grubsLike the 2nd book of the 1st trilogy, this book is a travelogue there s a quest to re create the Staff of Law and they take another boat ride But, unlike that book, there is action and sorrow a plenty in this volume.At the end, rather than feeling like it was all just setup , we have had a serious undertaking that ends in I won t tell you, not even with a spoiler tag Like book 1, this has a tighter structure to it that keeps your interest and moves the [...]


    3. There is a scene where Avery outsmarts a sorcerer that sticks in my mind years later for the way different pieces came together in a dramatic showdown.This book shows of Donaldson s world evidencing an alternative creation story and is traditional fantasy adventure.


    4. It s a common movie series cliche in the fantasy sci fi world that each successive installment gets darker Donaldson s first four books do follow that trend, but it was almost pitch black to begin with The fifth, this traumatising experience, plunges into a veritable black hole More accurately put, The One Tree doesn t just get darker , it continues the tendency of the the series to distance itself and from worldy affairs and delve deeper and deeper into the hearts and minds of its two heroes [...]


    5. For those who read my reviews, I am re using the same review for each of the Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant I will include thoughts on all three novels in the one review Cheers People say, all the time, how the second installment in a trilogy is usually the best or the darkest of the three Donaldson did the darker bit in The Illearth War Book 2 of the first Chronicles But his second trilogy managed the same thing Everything that was awesome about The Land in the first trilogy is corrupted [...]


    6. Thomas Covenant is seeking for the One Tree to forge a new Staff of Law in order to free the Land from the clutches of the Sunbane and defeat Lord Foul.I love this book to tatters Like all the other volumes in the series, it required a re reading round before all the layers of psychological tension could unravel from beneath the complicated language English is not my native tongue, but I like the challenge books akin to this pose, nonetheless and actually sink in I m not one hundred percent sure [...]


    7. The Thomas Covenant books are great yet distressing Why are they great Because I love a never ending story I love to know the history of each character and how they were introduced and what they contributed to the story I love the generational progression That is fascinating The writer has quite the imagination and style I have to refer to the glossary often to remind me of the references throughout the series I ordered the ebooks.This is why this series distressing The author pulls you in and t [...]


    8. Yet again, a review of the whole trilogy rather than each individual book No spoilers of the story variety The gist, for those who want to skip the lengthy review these three books are action packed and immediately engaging than the previous trilogy, and Donaldson continued to hold true to the strengths that made the first novels a pleasure to read.This trilogy was the better written, for me More action packed, events driven and easier to get into The horrors being wrought on the Land are a te [...]


    9. When I was about 16 I saw this book in the local library and thought it sounded wonderful, but then realised it was part 2 of a trilogy, and THEN realised this was the SECOND trilogy of a pair.I like a challenge, and I like big books and series, so a little later I bought and read all 6 books in about a month or so That 2400 pages surpassed even my enjoyment of Lord of the Rings.Ah Now I realise the book I d MOST like to see as a film would be one of these or all of them That would be a mighty w [...]


    10. The One Tree ticks along in a dramatically different vein to the previous 3 books The Sunbane is marvellously detailed the description of the time between The Power that Preserves and Covenant s next visit 10 years 3000 years later is tackled fantastically, culminating in his explosion of wild magic mid way through the book is unforgettable.


    11. I picked this up right after reading the previous one The Woudned Land I think this one might be even better It moved from just being a page turner to bringing in deeper themes of power, morality, and manipulation I m reading the next one now we ll see how it stacks up.


    12. Few authors do it better than Tolkien but Donaldson does His creates and entire fantasy world with totally fleshed out characters not least our hero Thomas who is the most unlikely hero ever The author takes us on a journey through an incredible world during which we become totally invested in the an our new surroundings and every one within them The books in both the first and second chronicles just keep getting better and better and it is difficult to choose a favourite The One Tree wins by a [...]


    13. I really like this series Unfortunately, in this book the author starts repeating a phrase that I find deplorable There was no choice Oh my how I dislike that phrase There was another series that I read where the author overused it and it detracted from my enjoyment All my grumbling aside, the introduction of other new and interesting characters as well as new threats in the Second Chronicles is refreshing.




    14. Gets Better and BetterSome of the best fantasy writing I ve had the pleasure of reading A s good as Tolkien and other greats, I look forward to the next book.




    15. In The Wounded Land, the opening volume of The Second Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, Stephen Donaldson clearly took the Covenant story in brave new directions In the follow up volume, The One Tree, Donaldson continues to push the boundaries of his fantasy creation Not content merely to turn The Land inside out as he did in TWL, Donaldson here in volume 2 of the Second Chronicles sends his characters outside The Land altogether in search of the One Tree with which to carve a new Staff of Law to f [...]


    16. To be honest I picked up this book fully expecting not to like it at all The Wounded Land wasn t all bad I loved Donaldson s gift for description, I loved how he couldn t let any of his characters sink into perfection, and the Land was generally an interesting place Ironically though, those very same imperfections made the book unbearably depressing why would you care for the story if there s no reward for your emotional investment And that same gift for description led to pages and pages of wha [...]


    17. I love to complain about this book, so full of great ideas but overwritten and overwrought like no other Donaldson is in a class alone when it comes to squeezing every last melancholic drop out of a character such considered, parsed, wrestled with inner lives only exist on the page How fortunate, then, that the setting is fantastical, since only in lands of imagination can such people survive Still, I admit I get a kick out of reading this overheated hooey First read in my early teens, it improv [...]


    18. The One Tree is the second book in The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever It is a direct continuation of The Wounded Land which should be read first.When we last left Covenant he had decided that the only way to fight the Lord Foul s Sunbane was to create a new Staff of Law to replace the one Covenant had destroyed in the first trilogy So he enlisted the help of the giants and their ship to search for the One Tree in order to create a new Staff.Like the middle book of the first [...]


    19. THE ONE TREE ends inconclusively with the party having achieved nothing This is my primary frustration with this book and the reason it is the only book in the entire series I did not like at all.The pace of the book is ponderously slow with page after page of lugubrious introspection on Linden s part This book does develop her character a great deal But she is revealed as a pitiful, mousy person full of self loathing Perhaps Donaldson was trying to make her pitiful than Covenant But at least C [...]


    20. The excessively latinate vocab continued in this one, but we now have Dr Linden Avery dragged across the void She has her own dark memories her father s suicide when she was 7 and her mother s death from cancer when Linden was 15 and is a driven doctor determined to bring healing to a small town like the one she grew up in When they arrive in the Land it is to find that thousands of years have passed and the health of the Land is gone Covenant s leprosy is not cured because the soil which healed [...]


    21. 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 From the PublisherThese books have never received the recognition they deserve It s one of the most powerful and complex fantasy trilogies since Lord of the Rings, but Donaldson is not just another Tolkien wanabee Each character drive [...]


    22. This entry in the series is rough going The main impediment for me is that the protagonist, Thomas Covenant, is shoved to the background, which is a major problem in a series called THE SECOND CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT Covenant is the point of view character for only five of this book s 27 chapters The rest of the narrative is placed on the shoulders of Linden Avery, who was introduced in the previous book That might has been an interesting tack to take if Linden were original or intriguing [...]


    23. I ve already reviewed the previous books in this huge, awesome series, and my feelings are the same I always put this one towards the top of the Covenant list, because it has the advantage of being the middle book in a trilogy It s darker, lots of stuff happens, and it ends on a down note one of those oh my god what just happened type of vibe Same as the Illearth War from the first series Here, Linden Avery gets depth, the Haruchi ex bloodguard are much explored and, of course, giants I would [...]


    24. Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Book 5 or series 2 book 2 Still here This is a bit of a departure from the series so far in that it shows what exists in the world outside of the Land We get an interdimensional space, a desert holdfast, ice, sea creatures, and off course, the one tree Each location is exotic, evocative and different The greatest strength of these books is the unique setting, and this acts as a travelogue of interesting and exciting places Divorced from the land, the dialogue is oft [...]


    25. These notes were made in 1984 Bk II of the Second Chronicles A group of assorted creatures giants, haruchai, our two humans, the strange black creature called Vain set out on a giant ship to find the One Tree and re make the Staff of Law They find the One Tree, but fail to remake the Staff, and what happens in between is a great deal of peril from unfriendly people, and Covenant falling in love with Linden Avery, as she begins to find herself and her own particular powers I thought the Sandgorgo [...]


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