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The Runes of the Earth

(2004)
(The first book in the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series)
A novel by

 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
In 1977, Stephen Donaldson changed the face of epic fantasy. With the publication of THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT THE UNBELIEVER, Donaldson took the world of fantasy publishing by storm, and created a true phenomenon: an epic fantasy instant bestseller that has gone on to sell millions. The 'hero', Thomas Covenant, is a leper, abandoned by his wife and young son in case he 'infects' them. Covenant's life has shrunk to encompass himself alone: his mantra is VSE: Visual Surveillance of Extremities. He's already lost two fingers to the disease. He is an angry, depressed and bitter man. When he is drawn into a mysterious new world, where gentle people work magic and the earth itself brings healing, he is welcomed as the reincarnation of a legendary saviour. But Covenant refuses to believe; he's convinced he's having delusions fuelled by the leprosy. He takes out his fury and pain by raping the girl who wanted only to help him. There are no concessions here: Covenant is as believable and unpleasant a character as you will find anywhere. Now comes the book every fantasy reader has been waiting for. Dr Linden Avery, the Chosen, Covenant's companion, is drawn back to the Land.

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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-575-07598-8 / 978-0-575-07598-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Runes of the Earth (Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
Author(s): Steven Donaldson
ISBN: 0-399-15232-6 / 978-0-399-15232-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons
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2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: THE RUNES OF THE EARTH.
Author(s): STEPHEN DONALDSON
ISBN: 0-575-07680-1 / 978-0-575-07680-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (Last Chronicles/Thomas Covenan)
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-575-11667-6 / 978-0-575-11667-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2005 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Runes Of The Earth (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant) (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-575-07612-7 / 978-0-575-07612-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Runes of the Earth (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 1)
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 0-441-01304-X / 978-0-441-01304-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-575-07696-8 / 978-0-575-07696-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-575-07599-6 / 978-0-575-07599-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Runes of the Earth
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 0-7865-5820-2 / 978-0-7865-5820-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
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Audio Editions

April 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Runes of the Earth
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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April 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Runes of the Earth
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Runes of the Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Convenant
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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March 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-7528-6972-8 / 978-0-7528-6972-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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March 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-7528-6971-X / 978-0-7528-6971-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Runes of the Earth
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 1-4159-1337-4 / 978-1-4159-1337-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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October 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Runes of the Earth
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 0-14-305712-X / 978-0-14-305712-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Runes of the Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 1-4159-1338-2 / 978-1-4159-1338-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Series Book 1)
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Runes of the Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Convenant
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
Publisher: Ace
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