Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever
Lord Foul’s Bane (1977)
The Illearth War (1978)
The Power that Preserves (1979)
The most unlikely of heroes stars in this epic masterpiece. An author, who is also a leper from modern 70s earth, is summoned to a fantasy world by Drool Rockworm who weilds the Staff of Law. Drool tells him he must go on a quest to see the Council of Lords at Revelstone, so that they can make preparations to combat Lord Foul.
Thomas starts off by raping a girl who thinks he is an old hero reincarnated, Berek Halfhand. In his defense Thomas thought he was in a dream, and still really in the “Real World.” The quest is fantastical, meeting giants, Salt Heart Foam Follower, a favorite charachter of mine, as well as a few other interesting creations.
Thomas then goes into Mount Thunder, with Lord Prothall, and his sleepless, ageless protectors, the Bloodguard, in an attempt to wrestle the Staff of Law away from Lord Foul and his minions.
I recomend this book to people who are really into fantasy. This is no Harry Potter/Hunger Games types of story. And not nearly as political as Game of Thrones. Great writing and a solid (eventually 9 book long ) story await you. 4 stars recomended.