A novella. Illustrations by Peter Goodfellow. The US edition was illustrated by Stephen E. Fabian.
A previously untold episode from The Illearth War.
Any reader familiar with the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant will welcome this new story.
This is the tale of Korik Bloodguard, the Lords Shetra and Hyrim on their mission to Seareach. Many dangers and hard decisions await them on their journey, as they travel through Grimmerdhore Forest and encounter ur-viles, a pack of wolves and Gilden-Fire.
In Gilden-Fire we learn more of the moral dilemma of Bloodguard. The development of the dwellers of the Land, who would eventually have to face the destruction of the Unhomed is clearly depicted. But above all it is the story of Bloodguard.
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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