Balrog Award 1983. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 1983, Locus Award nominee 1983.
"...I'm going to leave the Land – try to find the One Tree. So I can replace the Staff of Law. I don't know what else to do," Covenant said, "I don't know how long I'm going to be gone, and every day they kill more people. Somebody has to stop them."
Thus Thomas Covenant, accompanied by Linden Avery, begins his search for the One Tree aboard the giantship Starfare's Gem. Armed with the knowledge given to him in Andelain by his trusted friend, the Forestal Hile Troy, Covenant was determined to succeed.
He was the last hope for the salvation of the Land. Only he had the power to forge a new Staff of Law and return to the Land to stop the encroaching desecration of the Sunbane and the bloody sacrificial rites of the Clave.
But fate decreed that the journey was to be long, arduous, and fraught with danger as Covenant and his companions are assailed by powerful forces whose sole purpose is to ensure the failure of their quest.
THE ONE TREE, Book Two of The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, continues the extraordinary saga that has become an international bestseller with close to four million copies in print.
Stephen R. Donaldson (US, born 1947) is one of the most successful fantasy authors. Every volume of his epic fantasy The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, beginning with Lord Foul's Bane in 1977, has been an international bestseller. Donaldson returned to the series with The Runes of the Earth in 2004. He lives in New Mexico.
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