Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn or Shadowmarch?

TorrnT

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I realise what my problem might have been, I had just finnished steven donaldsons second trilogy about covanant, i think i may have been over sensitive to that self reproach narritave, where simon questions him self and reality.
I think i will give MS&T another try, many here laud it as an LotR equal, but im definately skipping the catacome part.
(19 years later and i still feel tainted by Donaldson)
 

the smiling weirwood

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Isn't Steven Donaldson the one that wrote that book about the girl and the mirror world? I hated that book...
 

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He's one and the same, and Mordant's Need/A Man Rides Through (not sure which you're referring to...they're the two books in the series I think you're describing) were among his "lighter" efforts!

I liked them myself, but feel compelled to clarify here that his style seems very different from Tad Williams' to me. Have you read any of Williams' work and, if so, what did you think of it? Great avatar, by the way.... ;)
 

the smiling weirwood

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Oh yes, I've read everything by Tad Williams. You can find a rather unorganized post on the otherland thread about that work.

I enjoyed Shadowmarch, it was slow to start to pull you in, but pull you in it does.

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn are of course wonderful and probably the best "epic" fantasy I have read. I like G.R.R.M. better, but his work can't be described by just one genre. Williams pretty much epitomizes epic fantasy in MST though.

Thanks :D
 

Serena Norris

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I was wondering one thing. I am reading The War of The Flowers and enjoying it.

I was thinking about reading his other series.

Before you mention Otherland, i have it already and are saving it for later, i wanna read his fantasy at the moment.

So i was wondering which of two other series is better or you would recommend to me? Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn or Shadowmarc?


Sorry if i sound too noobish but i am enjoying his writing in the Flowers and wanted to read his fantasy series.
Sorry but not sorry. The Shadow March series is by far the best. Don’t get me wrong. I love his writing. (I spent a lot to get a good portion of his books) but the Shadow March series stole my heart and furthered my love for fantasy. Pick it up because it comes before the memory, sorrow, and thorn series. You’ll enjoy it. They’re all good.
 
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