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The War Within

(The Great God's War #2)

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Stephen R. Donaldson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, returns to the world of his Great God's War fantasy epic as two kingdoms-- united by force--prepare to be challenged by a merciless enemy...

It has been twenty years since Prince Bifalt of Belleger discovered the Last Repository and the sorcerous knowledge hidden there. At the
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Hardcover, 576 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Berkley Books
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Colin Hardy
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the series has a much broader base as well as being longer than the first book. Whereas the first book had a central character, here the story is told from a number of viewpoints with no clear central character. As such, there is not a linear timeline and there are some historical descriptions. The writing is in the third person, which provides some objectivity to the writing. The characters are richly described both physically as well as in terms of attitude. As with other t ...more
Annarella
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm alway a bit at loss for words when I have to review a book by a giant of fantasy.
It's been a long time since I read The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and I was happy to read another book by mr Donaldson.
This book is not an easy read as it's full of characters, different point of views, a complex plot, and a pace that sometimes it's very slow.
Even if there are some issues it's a fascinating read and once you're hooked you cannot put the book down.
It took me sometimes to get involved but I lov
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Mark
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is some high-octane Donaldson -- I liked this book much better than the first installment (Seventh Decimate). Donaldson kicks the LOST-like mysteries into high gear. What is REALLY going on? What is everyone REALLY up to? What are their true motivations? Wheels within wheels within wheels .... I was counting down the days until this appeared on my Kindle. I was not disappointed. I am a huge, huge fan of the Covenant series -- I like this series the most so far out of all his non-Land works. ...more
Al Zakai
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent read! Powerful, well-written fantasy that plays to the author's strengths. In particular, it has a psychological depth that is rare, and comparable to that in the author's early work.

The first book introduced us to Prince Bifalt - who could be a stubborn and single-minded character. And he only gradually learned about the larger world in which the plot takes place. That made the first book a frustrating read at times, but the second book shows what we were heading for, and i
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Stephen Reeder Donaldson is an American fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novelist; in the United Kingdom he is usually called "Stephen Donaldson" (without the "R"). He has also written non-fiction under the pen name Reed Stephens.

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION:

Stephen R. Donaldson was born May 13, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father, James, was a medical missionary and his mother, Ruth, a prostheti
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