As these are the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, perhaps they could be referred to as telic.

tel·ic /ˈtɛlɪk, ˈtilɪk/

adjective
1. Grammar. expressing end or purpose: a telic conjunction. 
2. tending to a definite end. 

[Origin: 1840–50; < Gk telikós pertaining to an end or cause. See tel-2, -ic]

Related forms
tel·i·cal·ly, adverb

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