Currently reading The One Tree (some spoilers)

Rahl Windsong

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Yes, well for christmas I was given three books that I really wanted to read, The Wounded Land, The One Tree, and White Gold Wielder. I have to say that when I first started this part of the series I was really surprised at how much had changed in the Land, and I was also a bit upset by it.

All of the other books I had read in this series always seemed to be able to lift my spirits with those simple words, "Never despise, and Never despair" and when ever I had been reading this series, prior to this middle section, I was uplifted by that, yes it really does work if you apply those simple concepts to every day life. Never despise and Never despair.

But this part of the series, well I have to continue reading but its very hard to read because of how easily everyone in the Land is now so quick to despise and despair, even the giants though they have developed ways to instinctively cast it off.

Its hard to read because I had grown to love the Land and it seems the more I read the worse its getting....

Very good story though!
 

hedgeknight

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The One Tree was the hardest of the six books for me (haven't read Runes of the Earth yet in the new series). But White Gold Wielder is worth all of the effort! What a book!
Keep pushing on.
-g-
 

Karsa Orlong

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Ahhh, I adored The One Tree, certain scenes in that one have always vividly stayed with me. The second series is quite tough to read in places though for sure, and I think that's a testament to Donaldson's ability to attach the readers to the land and its characters as much as anything - it hurts to see things go wrong. I urge you not to form an opinion 'til you've finished WGW. ;)
 

Rahl Windsong

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Actually I kind of screwed up with this series. You see I did not know anything about tne series what so ever and I was looking at some books at a bookstand and I bought Runes of the Earth, thinking it was book one of an interesting looking series.

After reading the fist part, which told the entire story up until then in a short form, I then realized I had the last book in the series and not the first. But I was so into the story by then that I read it anyway. Then I went back to the beginning and now I am almost back to the Runes of the Earth once again and I will read it again when I get there...hehe
:)
Rahl
 

stormbard

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So how did you get on mate? Have you enjoyed the story? What was it like reading the originals after the 7th book?
Cheers,
Jason
 

Marcus15

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This is a little off but, back in the day when I played D&D (15th level Paladin) our DM based our games on the Thomas Covenant books. It was a lot of fun to live within this world.
 

stormbard

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D&D Donaldson sounds awesome man, I haven't played pen and paper before but I'd love to try this. A Baldur's Gate pc game based on Covenant would be cool too.
 
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