The Last King of Osten Ard

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The Heart of What Was Lost Summary

The long-awaited continuation of one of the greatest fantasy trilogies ever written.

The world was nearly destroyed, but now knows hope again. At the end of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Ineluki the Storm King, an undead spirit of horrifying, demonic power, came within moments of stopping Time itself and obliterating humankind.

He was defeated by a coalition of mortal men and women joined by his own deathless descendants, the Sithi. In the wake of the Storm King's fall, Ineluki's loyal minions, the Norns, retreat north to Nakkiga, an ancient citadel which holds a priceless artefact known as The Heart of What Was Lost.

They are pursued by the army of Duke Isgrimnur who is determined to wipe out the Norns for all time.

The two armies will soon clash in a battle so strange and deadly, so wracked with dark enchant¬ment, that it threatens to destroy not just one side but quite possibly all.

©2017 Beale Williams Enterprise (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 0.5

    • The Heart of What Was Lost

    • A Novel of Osten Ard
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    The world was nearly destroyed, but now knows hope again. At the end of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Ineluki the Storm King, an undead spirit of horrifying, demonic power, came within moments of stopping Time itself and obliterating humankind. He was defeated by a coalition of mortal men and women joined by his own deathless descendants, the Sithi. In the wake of the Storm King's fall, Ineluki's loyal minions, the Norns, retreat north to Nakkiga, an ancient citadel which holds a priceless artefact....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful return to Osten Ard.

    • By InquisitorRex on 25-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 1

    • The Witchwood Crown

    • The Last King of Osten Ard, Book 1
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 38 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The Witchwood Crown continues the story of Simon, servant boy made king, and his queen, Miriamele, 30 years after the events of the concluding part of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. In To Green Angel Tower, the might of the Storm King was conquered by the League of the Scroll. Now new troubles have come to the kingdom of Osten Ard, a world where humans, Norns and the Sithi can live in peace for only a little time before war raises its head....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eclipses MS&T

    • By Rhyian on 12-07-17

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • Empire of Grass

    • The Last King of Osten Ard, Book 2
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Following on from The Witchwood Crown, Empire of Grass: The Last King of Osten Ard, Book 2 continues the story of one of the best loved fantasy epics of all time - Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, the inspiration for Christopher Paolini and George R. R. Martin.

    Regular price: £24.99