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Which is your favorite book from the 1st and 2nd chronicles?
Lord Foul's Bane
7%
 7%  [ 1 ]
The Illearth War
46%
 46%  [ 6 ]
The Power That Preserves
23%
 23%  [ 3 ]
The Wounded Land
7%
 7%  [ 1 ]
The One Tree
7%
 7%  [ 1 ]
White Gold Wielder
7%
 7%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:34 pm    Post subject: Your favorite book from 1st and 2nd chronicles is... Reply with quote

Hello, I am curious as to whether anyone has a favorite book. I am just finishing WL on audio book so cannot answer yet but should have finished the first 6 by the end of this week coming.
I think it will probably be The Illearth War just because I like medieval battles but 2 books to go so not voting yet.

Thanks in advance for the votes. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked The Power That Preserves. It's bleak with some real tragedy, but that just makes Covenant's victory (and Mhoram's victory, for that matter) that much more euphoric for me. I've actually teared up reading where Covenant finds Foamfollower has survived Hotash Slay, and where Covenant witnesses Mhoram's dedication to him at Glimmermere. Sob
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked White Gold Wielder.

I really enjoyed the pacing, the characters and how Covenant resolved against all odds his problems.


However, the ending in The Power that Preserves is my all time favorite ending of any book I have ever read. Donaldson did amazing job setting up the bond between Covenant and Foamfollower to create the best ending for their companions as character arcs.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all who have voted and especially those that commented as well. Very Happy

I have just come to the end of the 1st and 2nd chronicles and it was tight for me between TIW, TPTP and TWGW but have gone for The Power that Preserves.
Like samr3 said, a great ending. Cool


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

Picked The One Tree.

A sprawling, adventuresome, exoticist vibe and an ineluctably brooding, doom-laden morosity combine to make what is, by turns, the most rollicking and portentous entry in the series.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Illearth War is the Empire Strikes Back / Wrath of Khan of the Chronicles.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its hard for me to pick just one but I voted for LFB cuz I loved meeting Foamy and the people of the Land for the first time.

But I really enjoyed the entire journey from LFB to WGW

I remember literally weeping like a baby at the end of WGW and being overwhelmed by inconsolable grief .. it was that loss and longing that led me on a search for more TCTC .. alas there were none back then ... but then I found Kevins Watch ... ♥️♥️♥️♥️ That was 2001 .. and here we are 😉
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Illearth war by far. So much of what I fell in love with in the Chronicles was from that book and so much was learned in that book about the Land, the Lords, and the defenders. The knowledge that the Giants were gone. How that affected the Haruchai who journey with the Lords to find out what happened to them. The first time you see a Haruchai show emotion.... The journey of TC and Elena.....

For me, this was the book that really brought me into the Land.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the Illearth War first, then had to go back and read LFB. My favorite would still be the Illearth War followed by "the Power that Preserves".

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"Lord, they-we could not-, the Giants-" Suddenly the habitual flatness of Tull's voice was gone. "Lord!" The word vibrated with a grief so keen that the Bloodguard could not master it.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Illearth War is utterly compelling, one of my favourite books full stop.
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