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Stephen Donaldson

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.


Gollancz acquires new epic fantasy trilogy from bestselling author Stephen Donaldson

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of a new fantasy trilogy, The Great God’s War, from Stephen Donaldson, author of the multi-million-selling Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series.

Set in a visionary new world in the midst of a magical war, the trilogy follows a prince who embarks on a desperate quest to find a sorcerous library that might hold the knowledge required to save his kingdom. The prince’s journey is told in an intricate tale, filled with Donaldson’s trademark … More

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Cover Reveal: The King’s Justice and The Augur’s Gambit

We are delighted to reveal the stunning covers for Stephen Donaldson’s incredible new fantasies The King’s Justice and The Augur’s Gambit. We are thrilled to be publishing these incredible new adventures from the author of the multi-million selling Thomas Covenant novels.

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 … More

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Happy Publication Day: 12 February 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we’ve got robot overlords, thrilling ends to two very different fantasy series and an exciting new edition to the fantasy masterworks series. You’ve got so many reasons to visit your bookshop, library or feed your e-reader. 

The Last Dark by Stephen Donaldson– The bestselling fantasy series from one of the biggest names in the genre comes to … More

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Happy Birthday, Stephen Donaldson!

To mark Stephen Donaldson’s birthday we thought we’d pull together some brief snippets from just some of the critical reactions to his most famous works; The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

With the First and Second Chronicles now available in the UK in ebook for the first time and the epic Last Chronicle now complete at four volumes, now’s the perfect time to dive into ten volumes that came to shape the fantasy landscape during the 1980s and onwards into the … More

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Happy publication day to The Last Dark!

Today we are more than proud to be publishing the culmination of one of the landmark series of modern fantasy. The First, Second and Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson have been a dominant feature on the fantasy landscape since the publication of the first book, Lord Foul’s Bane, in 1977. The nine novels which followed have never been out of print since publication and the series has sold millions around the world. But it is not … More

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