Locus Award nominee 1984.
White Gold Wielder is the final volume in The Second
Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and the sixth in the phenomenally
successful fantasy series. It continues the story of Thomas Covenant
and Linden Avery's fight to rid the Land of Lord Foul's pestilence –
From bitter defeat on the Isle of the One Tree, Thomas
Covenant, Linden Avery and the Giants of The Search take ship again.
But the Giantship, Starfare's Gem, is crippled, and, captured by the
unassailable power of the Dolewind, she sets course for the perils of
the dangerous shifting sea of Giantish legend. Across the frozen
oceans, the Search is led back to the Land, now perilously close to
destruction from the ravages of the Sunbane. And in the fastness of
Revelstone, the Clave feed the growing power of the Banefire with the
blood of the Land's people.
Once, Covenant could have faced and defeated the Clave's
power. Now, torn by guilt and self-doubt, he must match his magic to
that which the Raver has at his command, and must find a way to purge
the venom Lord Foul has set to destroy him.
As they are drawn inexorably towards the caverns deep below
Mount Thunder, Covenant and Linden Avery prepare to meet their
bitterest foe. Even the white gold they carry may not serve against
Lord Foul's powers. For once the wild magic is unleashed, the Arch of
Time will crack – and Lord Foul's conquest of the Land will be assured.