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Available in one volume for the first time since its hardcover publication over a decade ago-The FINAL book in the trilogy that launched one of the most important fantasy writers of our time

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Overview

Available in one volume for the first time since its hardcover publication over a decade ago-The FINAL book in the trilogy that launched one of the most important fantasy writers of our time

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This sprawling, spellbinding conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Dragonbone Chair weaves together a multitude of intricate strands, building to a suitably apocalyptic confrontation between good and evil. Prince Josua wins a first victory against the forces of his brother, Elias, who rules as High King in Osten Ard. Elias has the help of the dark priest Pryrates and of Ineluki the Storm King, onetime ruler of the immortal Sithi the race that preceded humans. But others defy him, including Elias's own daughter, Princess Miriamele, the scullion turned knight Simon, and Camaris, once one of the greatest knights of Osten Ard and wielder of the sword Thorn, one of the three weapons that may effect a victory over Elias's hordes. As Josua's forces-- augmented by those Elias has wronged and by friendly Sithi--approach the king's stronghold, a secret battle takes place in the underlying caverns. It will affect not only the conflict's outcome, but also the futures of many races. The main caveat to Williams's engrossing epic is its length. A tetralogy might have been more easily digested, although that format might have drained some of the extraordinary tension built up in the book's closing pages. Mar.
Library Journal
As Ineluki the Storm King and his undead minions gather strength for their war of conquest, Simon and his companions race against time to puzzle out a prophecy that can save their world. Multiple plot lines converge in a surprising final confrontation as Williams concludes his panoramic trilogy in grand style. Fans of The Dragonbone Chair LJ 9/15/88 and The Stone of Farewell LJ 6/15/90 will not be disappointed in this well-written extravaganza.
School Library Journal
YA-This culmination of the trilogy is incredibly long and carries, besides the story, a dictionary of names, places, and other necessary information. It tells of the final battle between the forces of good and evil in the land of Osten Ard, a mythical place not unlike medieval Europe. Clearly, the author has been influenced not only by Tolkien, but also by Wagner's ``Ring'' story. Everything in Williams's narrative is larger than life-the individuals, the battles, the mysticism and magic. Yet his painstaking detail ensures that the world he creates is as believable and immediate as readers' everyday lives. The main character, Simon, is a reluctant hero. He is a superior warrior, yet he hates violence. He has been chosen as a seer by mystical beings who wish to aid his human counterparts, but he is never sure of his own worth. He understands cosmic truths, but considers himself ignorant. All action spins around Simon, but the book is replete with many other interesting characters, all fully developed. Enjoying the story's wealth of entertainment can literally take months, but for the author's fans it will be a treasure. It can also stand on its own.-Jessica Lahr, Edison High School, Fairfax County, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756402983
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Series , #3
  • Pages: 1104
  • Sales rank: 279,302
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 2.32 (d)

Meet the Author


Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to—singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well. Tad and his family live in London and the San Francisco Bay Area. You can find Tad Williams at tadwilliams.com. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2000

    Fantastic Reading !!

    I am a secretary, wife of 32 years, mother of three, grandmother of six, and an avid reader for many years. This is one of the best series of books I've read -- and I've read a lot. The characters are so different and real, you can feel what they're feeling, as if you were there. The story-line flows and doesn't fall apart. The plot is such that it's hard to quit reading and I found myself thinking about it while trying to work. Tad Williams is one of the best writers yet. I've nothing but praise for this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2006

    A New Giant in Fantasy

    This series was absolutely amazing, Tad Williams has a fantastic imagination, and his work flows smoothly. All of Williams's work is worth purchasing, although the only novel I don't have is 'Tailchaser's Song' simply because I'm not a big fan of felines, and I refuse to pay almost $8 for a book less than an inch thick.

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    The conclusion to my favorite fantasy series. If your favorite characters survived the first two books, get worried, because by the end, they might not be standing anymore. This is great epic fantasy.

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