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    • Publication date:14 Jun 2018
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Seventh Decimate

The Great God's War Book One

By Stephen Donaldson

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A magical war. A starving country. A desperate prince. The first volume of THE GREAT GOD'S WAR, from the author of the bestselling CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT

The war between Amika and Belleger has raged for generations. Its roots lie in the distant past, beyond memory. Sorcerers from both sides rain destruction down on the battlefield, wielding the six deadly Decimates of fire, earth, wind, water, lightning, and pestilence.

Prince Bifalt hopes that Belleger's new weapons technology, the rifle, will provide a decisive advantage. But when Belleger's sorcerers are mysteriously deprived of their magical abilities, leaving them unable to defend against Amika, he must set aside his own deep hatred of sorcery and work to solve this new enigma.

Grasping at any chance to save his beloved homeland, Prince Bifalt of Belleger sets out on a hazardous journey across the unmapped wastelands to the east. With Elgart, his last comrade, Bifalt pursues the long-hidden trail of the one object that might be able to turn the tide of the endless war - a book entitled The Seventh Decimate.

The events that unfold force Prince Bifalt to weigh his stubbornness, his patriotism, and his hatred for sorcerers against his sense of loyalty and of what he knows to be right. And as he learns, Amika and Belleger may simply be pawns within an even larger struggle...

Biographical Notes

Stephen Donaldson lived in India for 13 years with his father, a medical missionary, who worked extensively with lepers; it was here that he conceived the character of Thomas Covenant. He was awarded the John W. Campbell Award as Best Writer of the Year for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever, which, with the sequel trilogy, became instant bestsellers. He is also the author of the fantasy duology 'Mordant's Need', the SF epic quintet 'The Gap', and a number of mysteries written under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. He won the World Fantasy Award in 2000. The four books of The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant have been acclaimed worldwide.

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  • ISBN: 9781473221697
  • Publication date: 16 Nov 2017
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Told with a masterful vigour. — SFX MAGAZINE
A good, easy read with plenty of interesting characters and some really harrowing scenes of survival. For those reasons alone, it's worth taking a look. — DEN OF GEEK
Absorbing and credible. — MORNING STAR
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The King's Justice and The Augur's Gambit

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

Two new, original novellas-Donaldson's first publication since finishing the Thomas Covenant series-are a sure cause for celebration among his many fans. In The King's Justice, a stranger dressed in black arrives in the village of Settle's Crossways, following the scent of a terrible crime. He even calls himself "Black," though almost certainly that is not his name. The people of the village discover that they have a surprising urge to cooperate with this stranger, though the desire of inhabitants of quiet villages to cooperate with strangers is not common in their land, or most lands. But this gift will not save him as he discovers the nature of the evil concealed in Settle's Crossways.The "Augur's Gambit" is a daring plan created by Mayhew Gordian, Hieronomer to the Queen of Indemnie, a plan to save his Queen and his country. Gordian is a reader of entrails. In the bodies of chickens, lambs, piglets, and one stillborn infant he sees the same message: the island nation of Indemnie is doomed. But even in the face of certain destruction a man may fight, and the Hieronomer is utterly loyal to his beautiful Queen--and to her only daughter. The "Augur's Gambit" is his mad attempt to save a kingdom.

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The Augur's Gambit

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

From the international bestselling author of The Chronicles ofThomas Covenant comes an extensive and all original new fantasy novella.Augur's Gambit is a tight and action-filled novella of more than 40,000 words. A novella with all the rich word-building and acute characterisation that readers have come to expect from the man who re-invigorated the whole genre in the 1980s and went on to write one of Fantasy's landmark series.Revelling in the sense of freedom that comes from writing a new creation after the massive, controlled effort of the ten book epic of the Chronicles this is a novella that will both delight existing fans and win new readers for Donaldson's uniquely rich and intelligent fantasies.

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The King's Justice

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson
Gollancz

The Last Dark

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

The bestselling fantasy series from one of the biggest names in the genre comes to an unforgettable conclusion. This is the final volume of the epic Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - one of the keynote works of modern fantasy.Compelled step by step to actions whose consequences they could neither see nor prevent, Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery have fought for what they love in the magical reality known only as 'the Land'. Now they face their final crisis. Reunited after their separate struggles, they discover in each other their true power - and yet they cannot imagine how to stop the Worm of the World's End from unmaking Time. Nevertheless they must resist the ruin of all things, giving their last strength in the service of the world's continuance.

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Lord Foul's Bane

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson
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The Illearth War

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

Thomas Covenant found himself once again summoned to the Land. The Council of Lords needed him to move against Foul the Despiser who held the Illearth Stone, ancient source of evil power. But although Thomas Covenant held the legendary white gold ring, he didn't know how to use its strength, and risked losing everything . . .

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The Power That Preserves

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

Twice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange other-world where magic worked. Twice he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land.Now he is back - to a Land ravaged by the armies of Lord Foul. The Lords are besieged and helpless. No place is safe and Foul's victory seems certain. Only Covenant can avert it.Desperate and without hope, he sets out to confront the might of the Enemy. With him go a Giant, a Bloodguard and the madwoman he has wronged. And in Foul's Creche, Lord Foul grows in power with each new defeat for the Land . . .

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The Wounded Land

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

Thomas Covenant returns unwillingly to a Land ravaged by four thousand years of Lord Foul's pestilence. Under the evil Sunbane, the people of the Land submit to cruel sacrifices; the rulers of Revelstone are corrupt, the fields and forests laid waste; the healing Earth-power impotent. Accompanied by a woman from his own world, Covenant begins a new quest to save the Land from the forces that have all but destroyed it.

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The One Tree

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery flee from the Land, and embark with the Giants on a desperate search for the One Tree, the powerful life-force whose branches alone can re-make the Staff of Law. They leave the Sunbane-ravaged shores they know for a new world where awesome creatures attack them at sea and strangely powerful new races both welcome and threaten them on Land - while Lord Foul sends his Ravers to harry Covenant and all who help him. Before them lies the prize that can vanquish the Sunbane - or wreak the devastation that Lord Foul seeks . . .

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White Gold Wielder

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson
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The Real Story

Stephen Donaldson
Authors:
Stephen Donaldson

The Real Story is a short but intense tale set in a future in which humans travel between the stars using "gap drives," controllable brain implants are punishable by death, and a private company called the United Mining Company runs law enforcement for all of known space. Ensign Morn Hyland lives aboard a police ship with most of her family, chasing down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak or smuggle goods into forbidden space.

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Forbidden Knowledge

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

The Real Story was just a preview to this action-packed tome... The Gap series steps on the accelerator with Forbidden Knowledge. Beautiful cop Morn Hyland, desperate and in pain aboard Captain's Fancy, controls her body and mind with her illegal zone implant, recreating herself as a superbeing worthy of holding Captain Nick Succorso's affections. Jealousy among the crew, threats of rape and ship self-destruction, prisoner torture, and government cyborg programs keep things moving along. Alien Amnioni seeking genetic domination over humankind enter the scene with new technologies such as mutagens and force-growing fetuses. Bite your fingernails while you live it all (vicariously!) through brilliant survivor Morn and villain-turned-conspirator Angus Thermopyle.

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The Mirror of Her Dreams

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson
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A Man Rides Through

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson
Gollancz

Mordant's Need

Stephen Donaldson
Authors:
Stephen Donaldson

A compelling, unusual fantasy by one of the world's best-selling fantasy writersA lonely young woman feels isolated from the world: she uses mirrors to reassure herself that she is still alive - and then they change her life when, one night, a young man appears through the mirror and persuades her to come with him to his own land, where mirrors are magical gateways to other places. This strange new land is in conflict, for war has been foretold, but the king appears completely uninterested in the fate of the world. It is left to the Imagers, masters of mirrors, try to decide the fate of the realm.Donaldson's firm control of the plot and his terrific characterisation make THE MIRROR OF HER DREAMS and the sequel, A MAN RIDES THROUGH, a story of great intrigue and psychological intricacy, filled with sexual tension, lust and love, as well as magic, battles and excitement. THE MIRROR OF HER DREAMS is a compelling read: a book that should be on every fantasy fan's shelf.

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A Dark and Hungry God Arises

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson

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 ...

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Chaos and Order

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson
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The Real Story & Forbidden Knowledge

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson
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This Day All Gods Die

Stephen Donaldson
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Stephen Donaldson
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The Man Who Tried to Get Away

Stephen Donaldson
Authors:
Stephen Donaldson

The fifth in the brilliant crime series by the Number One bestselling fantasy author all around the world.Ex-alcoholic private investigator Mick "Brew" Axbrewder is in trouble again - he's taken a bullet in the stomach, and someone wants to finish the job. His partner, Ginny Fistoulari, is determined to keep him safe, so she takes an 'easy' job, an assignment so straightforward it is practically a vacation. Murder On Cue, Inc. run mystery camps, and their insurance company requires a security presence. The camp is being held at an isolated hunting lodge, and all Ginny and Brew have to do is show up, play along, and keep their real identities secret. But the game becomes only too real - and Brew and Ginny find themselves at the heart of murder hunt . . .