tad williams

  1. P

    Sci-fi in pretty fantasy clothes?

    Everyone knows what fantasy in a sci-fi wrapper is. It's space opera. But what about sci-fi in pretty fantasy clothes? In Andrzej Sapkowski's The Lady of the Lake, a character called Nimue says that people who can see the future in their dreams are only able to do so because their internal...
  2. svalbard

    Empire of Grass

    The 2nd book in The Last King of Osten Ard series. I have just purchased my copy and so far I am finding it an improvement on the first book although Simon's character is still annoying. It does look like Williams is atrempting to force the the pace a bit quicker with this one.
  3. nixie

    The Witchwood Crown (may contain spoilers)

    I hadn't realised until a visit to Waterstones today that William's has revisited the world of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. Picked up The Witchwood Crown book one of the Last King of Osten Ard. Will give my thoughts when I start reading it.
  4. Darth Angelus

    Question about Amerasu and her magical abilities?

    Hello, long time no see! I posted this question over at Tad Williams's forum, so I thought I might post it here as well. First off, a disclaimer. It was over twenty years since I read Memory, Sorrow and Thorn in its entirety. However, I have looked up certain key scenes in far more recent...
  5. Brian G Turner

    Tad Williams in the Guardian

    A nice feature on Tad Williams in the Guardian: Tropes, trolls and Trump: the fantasy writer who inspired George RR Martin
  6. Werthead

    The Last King of Osten Ard by Tad Williams

    The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams
  7. Carolyn Hill

    More of The Dragonbone Chair

    At the Silicon Valley Comic Con this past weekend, Tad announced that he's writing more in The Dragonbone Chair series. Participants in the audience squealed in delight (yes, literally squealed).
  8. Fedos

    Just finished Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn for the First Time (spoilers marked)

    This series turned out to be pretty good. I've attempted to finish it over the years a few times but never got to book two; this time I was determined, no matter how many pages To Green Angel Tower has. I suppose one thing that stood out for me is that the series ended on an explosive note...
  9. J

    Memory, Sorrow and Thorn on Kindle

    So, recently, this series has become available for Kindle on Amazon UK, which pleases me greatly as I have been wanting to get the Kindle version for ages. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tad-Williams/e/B000AQ3HBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1443387648&sr=1-1 Just one thing- this is three parts, and in...
  10. A

    The Dragons of Ordinary Farm-Tad Williams and Deborah Beale

    The Dragons of Ordinary Farm Tad Williams and Deborah Beale Harper, Jun 2009, $16.99 ISBN: 9780061543456 Their mom informs Tyler and Lucinda that they will send four weeks with the Pierho family while she goes on a singles retreat. Lucinda begs her to send them almost anywhere else though her...
  11. A

    Shadowrise-Tad Williams

    Shadowrise Tad Williams Daw, Mar 2 010, $27.95 ISBN: 9780756405496 Southmarch Castle is eyed by two opposing groups while its rightful ruler King Olin Eddon is taken hostage by the ruler of Hierosol. Hendon Tolly has become de facto ruler of Shadowmarch, but he failed to trap Olin’s twin...
  12. A

    Shadowheart-Tad Williams

    Shadowheart Tad Williams Daw, Nov 30 2010, $27.95 ISBN: 9780756906400 The Eddon family have lived in Southmarch castle and ruling the Marchlands for centuries. Now they are scattered because Hendon Tolly took the throne forcing the twin co-regents Barrick and Briony to escape if they want to...
  13. A

    The Dirty Streets of Heaven-Tad Williams

    The Dirty Streets of Heaven Tad Williams Daw, Sep 4 2012, $25.95 ISBN: 9780756407681 Though ostensibly Bobby Dollar is an angel, he understands sin first hand from his travails on that wicked oasis planet earth as he has tasted most if not all of the seven deadly sins. Bobby is a defense...
  14. A

    Happy Hour in Hell-Tad Williams

    Happy Hour in Hell Tad Williams DAW, Sep 3 2013, $25.95 ISBN 9780756408152 The Heaven equivalent of Internal Affairs has placed the Angel Doloriel on suspension as they investigate whether his activities especially his affair, friendships and advocacy job to save the souls of the recently...
  15. Grimward

    The dragons of ordinary farm

    As an aficionado of Tad Williams epic SFF campaigns in Osten Ard (MS&T) and Eion/Xand (Shadowmarch), I admit to previously wondering what a Williams Young Adult fantasy offering would be like, especially given the way that Williams likes to introduce his characters and scenes in shreds and...
  16. R

    The Last King of Osten Ard

    Good news! Tad is returning to the world of Osten Ard with another book which will feature Simon and Miriamele after 30 years of marriage and ruling as King and Queen... Tad Returns to Osten Ard with THE LAST KING OF OSTEN ARD | Tad Williams
  17. Toby Frost

    Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams

    The four books* that make up the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Quartet (MST) were published between 1988 and 1993, and now seem like a half-way point between the relative jollity of authors such as David Eddings and the dung-spattered misery of the modern “grimdark” writers, in particular George R R...
  18. Matteo

    Memory, Sorrow and Thorn - book covers

    Just finished reading this and thoroughly enjoyed it. If I were to be critical I would say that it could have been "tighter" (though it didn't necessarily drag, it came close in parts) and the ending was a little easy. Anyway, that's not why I'm posting. Has anyone else realised the...
  19. biodroid

    Bobby Dollar series

    I am currently reading The Dirty Streets of Heaven and really enjoying it so far. I am almost 50% through. The story is about Heaven and Hell, Angels and Demons, working "together" to judge dearly departed souls before being sent off into Hevane or Hell or Purgatory. Until one day a soul goes...
  20. A

    Outer Night

    This concept was huge in War of the Flowers. Then it got a few mentions throughout Shadowmarch. Spoilers for another book, one you haven't read yet I'm sure I'm reading through Dirty Streets and Bobby's fighting something from it... Is this just Tad using the same concept in several stories or...