A Dark and Hungry God Arises

The Gap Cycle 3

Author: Stephen Donaldson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 739

The third instalment in the GAP sequence: Stephen Donaldson's fascinating universe peopled with characters of a passion and intensity only he could create. After a terrifying encounter with the Amnion aliens, Nick Succorso made for the safety of Thanatos Minor, the infamous bootleg shipyard where illegals from all over the galaxy come to repair their ships (and indulge their exotic tastes in entertainment). But the Amnion are waiting, and for Nick, Morn Hyland and her force-grown son Davies, the safe haven has turned into a vision of hell. Now Angus Thermopyle heads for Thanatos Minor, programmed to carry out a secret mission that could have nightmarish consequences for them all ...

A Dark and Hungry God Arises

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 117

A master storyteller, Stephen R. Donaldson established a worldwide reputation with his unforgettable, critically acclaimed fantasy series The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant. Then, with The Real Story and Forbidden Knowledge, he launched a thrilling new science fiction series. Now the galactic epic continues as humanity struggles against the forces of ultimate evil--and its own dark nature. The stage is set of confrontation at Billingate--illegal shipyard, haven for pirates and brigands, where every vice flourishes and every appetite can be sated. Gateway to the alien realm of the Amnion, the shipyard is a clearinghouse for all they require to fulfill their mutagenic plans against humanity. It is here that the fate of Morn Hyland is to be decided amid a kaleidoscopic whirl of plot and counterplot, treachery and betrayal. As schemes unravel to reveal yet deeper designs, Morn, Nick, Angus' lives may all be forfeit as pawns in the titanic game played our between Warden Dios, dedicated director of the UMC Police, and the Dragon, greed-driven ruler of the UMC. Here, the future of humankind hangs on the uncertain fortune of Morn Hyland in a daring novel of epic power and suspense, relentlessly gripping from first page to last. From the Paperback edition.

The Gap Into Power

A Dark and Hungry God Arises

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 654

View: 943

A new-cover reissue of the third book in the bestselling five-volume sf series created by the world-famous author of the Thomas Covenant chronicles -- and acclaimed as the 'best work of his career'. On a lonely planetoid in forbidden space, the players in a power game of mind-shattering proportions were heading for an explosive confrontation. After a terrifying encounter with the Amnion aliens, Nick Succorso had made for the safety of Thanatos Minor, the infamous bootleg shipyard where illegals from all over the galaxy came to repair their ships and indulge their exotic tastes in entertainment. But the Amnion were waiting, and for Nick, Morn Hyland and her force-grown son Davies, the safe haven would become a vision of hell. Meanwhile, Angus Thermopyle had been captured by the UMCP and turned into a deadly cyborg. Now, as the UMC controllers looked on from the sidelines, he was heading for Thanatos Minor, programmed to carry out a secret mission that could have nightmarish consequences for them all...

The Best of Stephen R. Donaldson

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Subterranean

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

View: 132

Offers a collection of eleven stories and novellas ranging from horror and high fantasy to contemporary spiritual drama and action-oriented science fiction.

The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

Author: Stephen Donaldson

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1245

View: 612

The magnificent saga of Thomas Covenant continues in Stephen Donaldson's highly acclaimed second epic fantasy trilogy, together in one volume.

The Leprous Man

A Psychoanalytical Investigation Into Stephen Donaldson's Fantasy Novels

Author: Kate Simons

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 434

This book explores the extraordinarily violent and abusive nature of Stephen Donaldson's male protagonists. Thomas Covenant of "The Chronicles" is a leper, rotten and physically collapsing. In "Mordant's Need" and "The Gap" series the male characters are moral lepers. "The Gap" offers a Janus-faced male lead in the form of two men who are both multiple rapists. The male hero in "Mordant's Need" is outwardly socially acceptable but his alter egos are overly corporeal and sexually obsessed. In spite of their unappealing condition, all these protagonists yearn to be loved. Using the psychoanalytical theories of Julia Kristeva, this book identifies reasons for Donaldson's derogatory characterization and provides an insight into why these novels cannot allow their male protagonists to establish viable love relationships. This study also explains why maternal characters are jettisoned from the narratives, considers the problematic nature of father figures and examines the incipient undertow of psychosis.

White Gold Wielder

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 485

View: 353

The conclusion to "The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" finds a despairing Thomas Covenant deciding to do whatever must be done, at whatever cost, to at last defeat and destroy Lord Foul

The Gap Into Vision

Forbidden Knowledge

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN:

Category: Hyland, Morn (Fictitious character)

Page: 569

View: 489

A new-cover reissue of the second book in the bestselling five-volume sf series created by the world-famous author of the Thomas Covenant chronicles -- and acclaimed as the 'best work of his career'. In The Real Story, Morn Hyland had survived a terrible ordeal at the hands of one space pirate, only to find herself trapped in the ship of another, surrounded by hostile, unfriendly faces. Nick Succorso had rescued her, but for what purpose? He and his crew were all illegals, and she was a cop -- a cop with gap-sickness. Just having her on board would put all their lives at risk. But Nick knew that Morn possessed something that could be of value to them all -- and he had every intention of exploiting it. As she struggled to recover from her shattering experiences, Morn would hear increasingly shocking tales of corruption in the UMCP, and even more alarming rumours of a shadowy alien life force -- the Amnion -- with their all-consuming mutagens. All too soon, on the long and hazardous voyage to forbidden space, the bizarre stories would become horrifying reality...

Lord Foul's Bane

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN:

Category: Covenant, Thomas (Fictitious character)

Page: 446

View: 782

He called himself Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in the strange world on which he suddenly found himself - the Land. But only the mystic powers of the white gold he carried could protect the Lords of the Land from the ancient evil of the Despiser, Lord Foul.

The Wounded Land

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 953

Four thousand years have passed since Covenant first freed the Land from the devastating grip of Lord Foul and his minions. But he is back, and Convenant, armed with his stunning white gold magic, must battle the evil forces and his own despair.... THE SECOND CHRONICLE OF THOMAS COVENANT Book OneTHE WOUNDED LAND Book TwoTHE ONE TREE Book ThreeWHITE GOLD WIELDER Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.