After a difficult loss, a close friend of mine recommended that I read a high fantasy book called Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson.

My friend understands loss and suffering, having recently lost his mother to hospital negligence to almost losing his daughter to a rare stomach disorder.

He said, “Thomas Covenant is a bitter angry protagonist that spits in the face of loss. He may speak to you now.”

In a way, Covenant did speak to me, but not in the way my friend imagined.

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