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The Stone of Farewell (Memory, Sorrow, & Thorn)

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ISBN13: 9780886774806
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In this mesmerizing sequel to The Dragonbone Chair, best-selling author Tad Williams, returns us to the troubled realms of humans, Quanuc trolls, and Sithi, as the dark magic and terrigying minions of the undead Sithi ruler, Ineluki the Storm King, spread their seemingly undefeatable evil across the realm of Osten Ard.

As the very land is blighted by the power of Ineluki's wrath, the tattered remnants of a once-proud human army flee in search of a last sanctuary and rallying point —THE Stone of Farewell, a place shrouded in mystery and ancient sorrow. And the widely scattered surviving members of the League of the Scroll desperately struggle to fulfill missions which will take them from the fallen citadels of humans to the hidden mountain caves of the Qanuc...across storm-tormented waters to discover the truth behind an almost-forgotten legend...through a forest alive with dangers no human could hope to brave...to the secret heartland of the Sithi, where the near-immortals must at last decide whether to ally with the race of men in a final war against those of their own blood....

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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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crowyhead, September 15, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
The plot thickens... This is one of those fantasy novels that you finish feeling that both a lot and very little has happened -- it's very detailed and kind of dense, and follows so many threads of the story, that the actual plot tends to progress a little slowly. I'm not complaining, really; I never had the feeling (as I have had with Robert Jordan's works) that Williams doesn't have an ending in mind, and I basically became helplessly engrossed in the lives of all the characters. I like the way that Simon is growing up; it pleases me that he's not a preternaturally great leader or warrior, as the young protagonists of these books often are. He has more in common with a character like Taran in Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles, who is brave and eventually grows to be a strong leader and fighter, but who more often than not messes up, or saves things in spite of his own shortcomings.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780886774806
Author:
Williams, Tad
Publisher:
Daw Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
6.90x4.22x1.26 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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