The Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonbone Chair

by Tad Williams
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The Dragonbone Chair 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 133 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best books are the ones in which I can "lose myself." This is an excellent book if you enjoy getting caught up in the characters, their lives, and their world. I count the "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn" series as my personal favorite. The books kept my interest all the way through to the end.
DevoursFantasy More than 1 year ago
Out of the older tradition of fantasy writing, this one takes its time and builds slowly, carefully, meticulously, until we have a world and conflict that feels real and surprising in the present with the depth that a long history provides. Really good stuff if you're patient enough to let it simmer. What I would consider to be the introduction takes about 200 pages. Even then, it's not really until the end of this first book in the series that it really reaches the pace and depth that spurs you on to pick up the rest - immediately. No, it's not your quick fantasy fix, but it's infinitely more satisfying than the easy in-easy out fantasies that abound these days.
Deborah_Beale More than 1 year ago
Deborah Beale here (Tad partner & wife): we recently received this rave review from Christopher Paolini, and I thought I would take the liberty of posting it here. "Tad Williams is a huge inspiration for me. He's one of the main reasons I started writing fantasy. His books are epic, exciting, and filled with fascinating characters. When it comes to inventing imaginary worlds, he's as skilled as J.R.R. Tolkien and Frank Herbert. "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is one of the great fantasy epics of all time. I can't even remember how many times I've read it. It kept me so enthralled, I plowed through the last book in just one sitting! Here be magic, dragons, sprawling battles, thrilling feats of derring-do, ancient mysteries, hidden secrets-all the things a good story needs. These are the books, along with a few others, that led me to write Eragon. "Otherland is an awesome sci-fi story. The scale of Tad Williams' ambition and accomplishments as a storyteller in this series is amazing. He weaves together so many characters, locations, and unique worlds, you can't help but be impressed! Also, with Otherland Tad predicted the rise of the internet and online gaming long before it was invented. "Tad Williams' work is an essential part of any science fiction and fantasy library. I look forward to each new book he writes. If you like exciting, thought-provoking fiction, you owe it to yourself to give Tad a try. "His books are thick enough to stop a bullet! I know!" - Christopher Paolini
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly one of the best books I have ever read. Very human characters. Also, enough twist in the plot to keep you wanting more. I truly hope that Simon and friends have more adventures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tad Williams is one of the best writers today, I will continue to buy everything publishes. This book had me up until all hours of the night reading. I would also recommend 'The War of the Flowers'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this series 3 times, and it is absolutely one of my favorites. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy as much as I do. The books are very well written, and the story is very original. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An unbelievable series, I cannot express my gratitude to Tad Williams for his great creation. After being hungry for well written fantasy cause I finished Robert Jordan's last book I stumbled onto this. Fascinated by the artwork of Otherland I had purchased it and though I loved the writing I decided I was more in the mood for fantasy, and went out and bought this book... I'm very glad I did, don't be put off by the seemingly slow start because it very soon quickens and I almost devoured the books! A MUST read for any fantasy fan! The only downfall is that you won't find anything this good in a long time... but hey! just start over again! and don't be surprised when at times you feel a tear trickling down your cheek...;) If you know anything as good or similar please mail me.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A fantastic novel. Highly recommended!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Slow start but ended leaving me wanting more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts quite slow but keep readijngv and if will get much better!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this series almost 10 years ago, and it is still one of my favorites. The characters, which I feel are the single most important piece of any story, are wonderfully fleshed out, and the plot is engaging as well. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best fantasy series of all time. If you like books that you can get lost in for weeks or months, "The Dragonbone Chair" is for you. At the center of the story is rich, complex world of Osten Ard, as dozens of cities, towns, and villages appear in the storyline. But the best part of this series are the complex, three-dimensional characters who people the world. There is a reason that both George R. R. Martin and Christopher Paolini love this series: they recognize a complex world with good storytelling, having written fantasy novels themselves. I re-read "The Dragonbone Chair" nearly every year.
LAL_of_Flora-IL More than 1 year ago
I have read this in hard cover over and over. My books are falling apart, so I decided to get a digital copy. It has plenty of adventure and action and is easy to read. I can let my teenagers read it because in the tv world, I would rate it PG-13. LOVE this book!!
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This series started my love of epic fantasy before I discovered when Tolkien. I must have been in sixth grade and I still reread this series often ( I'm 31 now). I still compare all books to this series.
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Good book overall. Starts off slow, but it is a great debut. Characters are pretty black and white, and some actually arent invinsible like in some other popular fantasy novels.
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An amazing start to a truly epic journey. This is a must read for any person who loves character development and thrilling story telling. By the time you finish this series you will be astonished at how organicly all the actors develop. You feel as if you grow with them in the end.
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