The evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King are beginning their final preparations for the kingdom shattering culmination of their dark sorceries, drawing King Elias ever deeper into their nightmarish, spell spun world.As the Storm King s power grows and the boundaries of time begin to blur, the loyal allies of Prince Josua struggle to rally their forces at the Stone oThe evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King are beginning their final preparations for the kingdom shattering culmination of their dark sorceries, drawing King Elias ever deeper into their nightmarish, spell spun world.As the Storm King s power grows and the boundaries of time begin to blur, the loyal allies of Prince Josua struggle to rally their forces at the Stone of Farewell There, too, Simon and the surviving members of the League of the Scroll have gathered for a desperate attempt to unravel mysteries from the forgotten past For if the League can reclaim these age old secrets of magic long buried beneath the dusts of time, they may be able to reveal to Josua and his army the only means of striking down the unslayable foe.
To Green Angel Tower Part The evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King are beginning their final preparations for the kingdom shattering culmination of their dark sorceries drawing King Elias ever deeper into their nightma
This is the final instalment in this classic fantasy series and it was a long overdue read for me I have been marathoning the 2nd 4th books over the last few weeks in preparation for the new series Williams is about to launch into in the same world, and it was quite the experience to just dive inThis book was certainly the most enjoyable of the four for me, although I think the series gets stronger as it goes Of course these books have a ver classic vibe to them, taking after LoTR and big epic q [...]
I am finally done my re read It took longer than I would have liked I read a few books in between but have literally just closed the covers on this final volume I have to admit, I don t really know how to express any of my feelings These books have been of such HUGE importance to me as I grew up that I feel like anything I write here will not give it it s due reward I suppose I should start by saying thank you Thank you, Tad The Memory Sorrow and Thorn trilogy is a gift that I will never be able [...]
Awesome epic series BR with Richard, a great fellow knight of Osten Ard.A brilliant end to a brilliant series A fantasy masterpiece of epic proportions I loved every bit of it and highly recommend it.
Loved it madly, embarrassingly sad to have it end, excited and nervous beyond belief for The Witchwood Crown Oddly, I do always seem to hit a snag around the 200 page mark in this particular volume which I suppose translates to something like a mid book lull if taking TGAT as a single book , but before and after that, I could hardly put it down The build up to the final climax is epic and the way all these plot strings come together is just a joy to read.I also remain in awe at Tad s trope subve [...]
The final of Tad Williams epic trilogy quartet the last book was released as one volume in hardback, the paperback was split into two gets a 4.5 review from me it was good, it was really, really good, but and I hate to say this it wasn t great.This was due to a couple of reasons view spoiler a couple of characters noticeably Miriamele behave in an incredibly stupid way to the point that I wanted to shake themthere was a lot of wandering about in tunnels, which is a fantasy trope I personally hat [...]
This review includes To Green Angel Tower, Part 1 Forever is a long time to carry grudges Excellent Successful and satisfying conclusion to a huge epic fantasy Sixteen hundred pages in this story of complex plots, sub plots and sub sub plots set in multiple, fully realized cultures, many than medieval Europe analogs Language, history, clothing, religion, music, clothes, prejudices the whole boatload Immersive Loads of quotable epigrams If what we have experienced lately has been God s way of sh [...]
This book was just ok A lot of it bothered me and only some of it was good A few characters were interesting, but most got on my nerves Miriamele was by far the most annoying Her lack of common sense was mind numbing And it was way too long It dragged for most of it How many times did a character begin to tell me something before being interrupted or deciding that the character they were talking to could be told the important information later Things took so long to be explained that characters [...]
Although it pains me to read about Maegwin death, I m glad that Joshua lives The end of this book was so rewarding.Reading this book was such a pleasure, the Simon journey below Hayholt through ruins of Asu a was so inspiring This book was so magical, epic and touching I wish Tad s new installment follows the same path.
This was one of the best books I ve read in a long time I read it in two sections, with two other short books falling in between I don t think it hurt the story any though The interplay between Simon and Miriamele was fantastic I was amazed by Williams descriptions of kissing or touching for the first time The second half of the book really drew me in and I had a hard time putting it down The ending left a little bit to be desired There was so much build up throughout the whole 2,000 page series [...]
What a journey Four books full of unforgettable moments Haunting battles, beautiful harsh vast landscapes, terrifying labyrinthine subteranean places, great climaxes and even very well executed horror scenes A classic epic A twisted and original Lord Of The Rings type The worldbuilding was incredible Characters too It might be kinda slow, especially compared to modern fantasy, but I savored almost every page Its really a shame that these books are not hyped nowadays because there are so many mom [...]
Wow Just wow I don t really know what to say, how to sum up this book, and the series as a whole in a coherent manner Just epic In scope, in world building and especially in characters As with any series about war there where deaths that where extremely sad, than a few tears where shed SO many twists and turns from the small to the amazing I don t really know what to say I want to rave about this book but I don t want to spoil it for anyone elseSuffice to say its truly amazing
Wonderful end to a wonderful series though it recently has been taken up again I still believe the first book is the best, though It got too epic here, and the writing style suffered in the name of utilitarianism.An expertly guided arc, both story wise and character wise, as well as tying up all loose ends, though a little too conveniently fatefully well in some cases for my taste without revealing spoilers.Nicely opens up the possibility for stories for the sequels I have deliberately kept aloo [...]
I did really enjoy this trilogy My impression during the first book was that it was eloquent but got off to a slow start, but ending on an exciting note The second book tried to bring too many threads together and ended up having lots of viewpoints from seemingly disconnected people The third book s brought people together so there were fewer groups to follow, and wrapped everything up pretty nicely, for the most part The ending can be described as nothing short of epic, with a very vivid scene [...]
A majestic fantasy masterpiece of epic proportions which beautifully blends magic and adventure for a thrilling tale To green angel tower Storm is book 4 in the series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by international bestselling author Tad Williams This dazzling series of incredible worlds and deadly intrigue is greatly impressive and hugely ambitious, on such a breathtaking scale I am constantly astonished by how vividly creative Tad s world building is and the sheer remarkable substance that is conta [...]
It feels so good to finally be able to finish a fantasy series So many of the ones I m currently reading aren t finished and its so frustrating having to wait years for the story to continue To green angel tower, part 2 is the second half of the final book in the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy It was exactly what I ve been waiting for while reading series The first two books of the trilogy were kind of a roller coaster, good at times but I also find myself daydreaming during other parts of the [...]
The end to an incredibly long trilogy The series has a bit of The Grapes of Wrath feel to it in that obstacles are constantly put in front of the character and sorry and misery is all that ever remains Even when there is a glimmer of hope, something worse happens However, unlike The Grapes of Wrath, this series does end with a happy ending which was refreshing The story itself is quite epic and at times I could not understand why I was investing so much time reading it However, if you take a sne [...]
Im glad that s over and i cant see me rushing back to read any Tad WilliamsThe book was overly long but so were the previous three and it really could have been cut from 800pages to about 400, so much detail for so little story.
Finally I grew very tired reading it, some situations were repeating over and over again, and after all, the ending didn t surprise me as much It s a decent series, but I recommend it only if you have spare time and true love for fantasy books because you ll find nothing new and thrilling here.
Originally posted on Blogging with DragonsI read the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series for over a year, in between other books I put off reading the last book in the series because I simply didn t want this epic series to end This was a huge change from when I initially began reading the series and barely made it through the first book, The Dragonbone Chair, because I found it so boring I hated the main character Simon, whom I still haven t really learned to like despite all of his heroic deeds p [...]
A fantastic warming finish to a great series of book Tad Williams is a tremendous author and a crafty storyteller His world building abilities are top notch and his prose is marvelous I listened to this series of books all the way through from the very beginning I recommend the audiobooks for the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn books Andrew Wincott is such a talented narrator I loved his voice acting so much in this series Great work all around
Depressed that I have reached the end of this series I have thoroughly enjoyed following Simon on his journey throughout Osten Ard.
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How to get all my thoughts down in writing HmmmmSo I got this book the day it was released over 20 years ago I had been reading the series as it was released late 80 s had about a total of 20 fantasy books in print where I shopped Walden Books and devoured it.Fast forward 20 years and my memory keeps telling me that this is the best fantasy series I have ever read but I had never done a re read.So three years ago I decided to re read this series, one book a year.I finally finished the 4th book o [...]
I need to come back an add a proper review but in general I have just been terrible at keeping up with This series did take me quite a while, partly because I don t have a great deal of time to read can t read in the car if I m the one driving and also partly because I didn t want to leave the characters and Osten Ard behind I jotted some quick notes on my phone during a flight after I finished it, there was so little left I read the remainder as my dad drove me to the airport so I could reduce [...]
Tad Williams epic ally long fantasy masterpiece finally draws to a close.True to the form of the previous three tomes Tad s drawn out prose delights as much as it frustrates with many a word written to record this plot.This last installment reveals the answer to a few intriguing mysteries and pushes heroes through their final hardships to the conclusion.Simon, one time kitchen boy and magician s apprentice become Knight steps into the final fight on the heels of the impulsive Princess Miriamele [...]
This series requires a lot of patience The most important conflicts are metaphysical, and much of the time is spent with single characters struggling with their situation, with no one around to interact The first couple books can be forgiven their slow pacing, as the pace gives you a tone and evokes feeling, but eventually, you need interaction or actual action.I did enjoy the series, it was a throwback to my high school days There were things that are well done Binabik and Tiamak are great char [...]
What a journey it has been This series from author Tad Williams dives into the good vs evil theme utilizing well developed characters This story is equipped with an array of battle scenes and includes an coming of age story of the scullion Simon and his clique of friends The story includes trolls, Sithi a magical people that remind me of Avatar folk , Rimmersman viking type ruffians , Nabbani human sea folk trade , Thrithings folk plains people and Hernystiri Dragons are part of the story but th [...]
Full review at atgreviews 2015 12 mem Spoilers for the previous three books in Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn are below.Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn reaches its epic conclusion as Humans, Sithi, and Trolls head back to the Hayholt for their final battle with Elias, Pryrates, and the Norns The larger plot lines are traditionally predictable, which is typical of good vs evil epic fantasy, however the minute by minute events in the plot have a few twists in them which helps to keep things interesting.A str [...]
It took me some years until I finally finished this trilogy It takes patience and understanding, but once you ve read it, you can be sure you ll never forget its heroes They re all admirable and, very fast, you grow fond of them Tad Williams is a great writer even though he likes to stretch the plot It was hard getting through some parts the labyrinth scene in the first part you get the feeling like you re on LSD but was worth it in the end I never though I d cry to this book but I did when Simo [...]
At last, I have slain the dragon that is the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series I find that in the end, I cannot give this final volume five stars My endurance for its low action to page count ratio was tested several times However, when it was good, it was very, very good There are some wonderful passages of writing in this book, as there were with the previous volumes I think Tad is a fantastic writer in need of a brutal editor to help him find and excise some of the fat from his manuscripts Now [...]