In order for the Storm King to cement his power over Osten Ard, he must find and defeat the rebel forces massing against him. But the rebels, led by the exiled Prince Josua, have rallied at the Stone of Farewell and are ready to fight the Storm King with every power they can muster. The key to their victory lies in finding the third sword of legend, Memory - but the sword has been lost for ages.
Lost, that is, until Simon Snowlock realises that he knows exactly where the sword is and how to recover it. The only problem: An undead army, bolstered by powerful magic, lies between him and his destination. It will take every ounce of Simon's courage and intelligence to journey to and then recover the great sword, Memory, and bring peace to Osten Ard.
If Simon's quest is to have any hope, Josua must move against the Storm King himself - a journey that will take him across endless seas, through ancient forests and into the stronghold of the Storm King himself.
The finale to Tad Williams' breathtaking, beloved series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.
©1993 Robert Paul 'Tad' Williams, published by permission of DAW Books (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Yes, and I have since I read this series thirty years ago. A great set of believable characters in a brilliantly described world.
Tolkien and George RR Martin. This is a huge compliment and also a slight dig at the books. I really enjoyed these book but they are overlong and the grand finale could have had a better pay off in my opinion.
A truly superb reading. Definitely up there with the Game of Thrones books and Ken Follett's Century cycle. These are epic books with huge casts and Mr Wincott makes each voice unique. I hope he won prizes for this narration, he deserved to!
I'm a 48 year old burly bruiser and I cried pretty much for the whole last hour. My gripes about the lack of a hugely exciting ending aside, I had invested over 120 listening hours to these books! I was embroiled in the lives of the characters. It was very cathartic!
A great listen, like the latter Game of Thrones books, there is a little too much eye for the detail but that gripe aside, a great fantasy quartet for fans of the genre.
Love Tad Williams books. Couldnt stop listening.
Even more excited to discover there is another book in the series which i have just purchased. Highly recommend.
I really enjoyed listening to these book's, I love fantasies. It's very relaxing having someone read to you and Andrew Wincott has a very versatile voice, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience
The characters in this complex story were brilliantly brought to life. Well done! I would highly recommend it to anyone.
I found this book so rewardig and enjoyable. The plot was quite forseable, however even with that it didnt spoil the wonder, hearthache and excitment. I am very happy to have finished this book, will get a paper versio too. Top 5 my favourite books.
I listened to all four books in days. Couldn't put them down. I originally kept to crime and thriller books when I first joined Audible but dipped into this medieval fantasy stuff when taking advantage of Audibles daily deals. I'm hooked I have been on some incredible journeys this series being one of them. I fully recommend.
love, love, love
The adventure, the charactors, the colour and depth
mmmmm what a voice!
Read all these books years ago it,s lovely to have them brought to life all over again
Totally spellbinding I'll have to listen to it again just to escape to Tad Williams world once more. It's a wonderful place to be.
On the whole, probably not. I enjoyed the whole saga, don't get me wrong, but i found it overlong and slightly bloated. which us why i gave it a 4 for story. Too much time spent listening to a characters internal monologue. A journey through a forest becomes several chapters detailing every movement, every stumble and every thought. In my view a slightly stronger steer with teh red pen in editing would have made this a far tighter series.
That said, I loved the twist at the end and loved the fact that Vorsheva was right about Joshua.
The plot twists at the end
Andrew Wincott's voice is perfect for this genre. It feels right.
Hope is all you have
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