By Stephen R. Donaldson
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A brief tale assortment from the New York occasions bestselling author-available in exchange paperback for the 1st time.
"Donaldson proves that he's as adept on the brief tale as he's on the novel" (Denver Rocky Mountain News), during this very good assortment. The recognized outtake from The Illearth War, "Gilden-Fire," headlines 8 stories of mystics and unicorns, angels and kings-all written with the awesome type and mind's eye that experience made Stephen R. Donaldson one of many most sensible fantasists of the day.
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Author Name: Stephen R. Donaldson (Born: 1947/05/13)
Author Description: Stephen Reeder Donaldson is an American myth, technological know-how fiction and secret novelist. He earned his bachelor's measure from the school of Wooster and master's measure from Kent kingdom collage. He at the moment is living in New Mexico.
Stephen R. Donaldson used to be born at the thirteenth may possibly 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father, James, used to be a clinical missionary and his mom, Ruth, a prosthetist (a individual expert in making or becoming prosthetic devices). Donaldson spent the years among the a while of three and sixteen dwelling in India the place his father used to be operating as an orthopaedic health professional. Donaldson was once trained on the university of Wooster and the Kent nation collage, being presented a Bachelor's and Master's measure respectively. Stephen Donaldson's paintings is seriously inspired through different fable authors similar to J.R.R. Tolkien, Roger Zelazny, Joseph Conrad, Henry James and William Faulkner. Stephen Donaldson presently lives in New Mexico.
Stephen Donaldson got here to prominence in 1977 with the The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, a narrative that targeted round a leper refrained from via society and his trials and tribulations as his future unfolds. those books demonstrated Stephen Donaldson as some of the most very important figures in sleek fable fiction.
The writers that Stephen Donaldson such a lot admires are Patricia A. McKillip, Steven Erikson, and Tim Powers.
It is assumed speech his father made (whilst operating with lepers in India) on leprsosy ended in his production of Thomas Covenant, the anti-hero of his most famed paintings (Thomas Covenant). Lord Foul's Bane bought forty-seven rejections prior to a writer agreed to submit the book.
Donaldson has additionally written less than the identify of Reed Stephens, liberating non-fiction style. those novels characteristic Mick Axbrewder.
In the uk he's frequently referred to as "Stephen Donaldson" (without the "R").
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12980
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What he heard was the ticking of his watch. He unclosed his eyes and saw again the water below him. "If I could free my hands," he thought, "I might throw off the noose and spring into the stream. By diving I could evade the bullets and, swimming vigorously, reach the bank, take to the woods and get away home. " As these thoughts, which have here to be set down in words, were flashed into the doomed man's brain rather than evolved from it the captain nodded to the sergeant. The sergeant stepped aside.
Suddenly he felt himself whirled round and round—spinning like a top. The water, the banks, the forests, the now distant bridge, fort and men, all were commingled and blurred. Objects were represented by their colors only; circular horizontal streaks of color—that was all he saw. He had been caught in a vortex and was being whirled on with a velocity of advance and gyration that made him giddy and sick. In few moments he was flung upon the gravel at the foot of the left bank of the stream—the southern bank—and behind a projecting point which concealed him from his enemies.
He was now in full possession of his physical senses. They were, indeed, preternaturally keen and alert. Something in the awful disturbance of his organic system had so exalted and refined them that they made record of things never before perceived. He felt the ripples upon his face and heard their separate sounds as they struck. He looked at the forest on the bank of the stream, saw the individual trees, the leaves and the veining of each leaf—he saw the very insects upon them: the locusts, the brilliant bodied flies, the gray spiders stretching their webs from twig to twig.