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#101 2017-07-14 12:04:29

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

new interview in German and English:

https://stuffed-shelves.de/im-gespraech … -williams/


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#102 2017-07-15 01:20:33

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

*fidgets*

I'm keeping an eye on the Goodreads rating, which is holding at a high 4.38.
But the problem is there are only 150 odd ratings so far. I guess it does take more than 2 weeks to read for an average reader though. But I was hoping to see more scores coming in soon.


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#103 2017-07-15 02:35:37

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

Haha. Good to know that I am not the only one checking the ratings compulsorily ...


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#104 2017-07-15 03:12:23

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

It's about what I'd expect: first week is 0-3/day ratings added, second week 3-8/day, current is 7-11/day. This being fantasy genre, though, the higher activity has been on Dragonbone Chair as people start there or are rereading first: 20/day ratings average for months. I think the thing to recall is that MST sort of fell by the wayside after the 90s, but over the last few years has started to be rediscovered: I actually am seeing people on r/fantasy picking them up and talking about them, which I don't think I used to. Also, new readers on HOWWL, which is nice to see.

EDIT: Actually stopped by my local used book store to finally grab a nice hardcover of Stone of Farewell since I have Dragonbone and Green Angel Tower in hardcover and their selection had been picked over. They used to have like 20 of Tad's hardcovers and now all that was left was a copy of Child of the Ancient City and a Stone of Farewell that was falling apart. Same with paperbacks.

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#105 2017-07-16 04:21:30

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

Have we seen this review from the UK´s Daily Mail yet:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/a … NTASY.html


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#106 2017-07-16 17:35:39

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

Olaf wrote:

Have we seen this review from the UK´s Daily Mail yet:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/a … NTASY.html

Wow, I want a UK copy.  Looks smashing!


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#107 2017-07-18 12:22:11

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#108 2017-07-18 12:36:15

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

OMG why does she compare Pryrates to Gandalf and Dumbledore?! What about Morgenes?


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#109 2017-07-18 13:15:23

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I definitely wouldn't consider that a spoiler-free review (it's chock-full of spoilers, actually), but I thought it was a great review. She's got some great theories. Like, like, like!


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#110 2017-07-19 01:19:37

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

On goodreads the number of ratings is climbing steadily, and so is the score! 4.43 now.


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#111 2017-08-03 02:53:22

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

This blog has reviews on Witchwood Crown (and Heart of What Was Lost), plus a critical look at other books by Tad (called "Reading Tad Williams"), and I've found them generally pretty interesting to read even after having read the books myself (WARNING: as the review itself states, MAJOR spoilers for Witchwood Crown): https://tjwest3.com/2017/07/18/reading- … osten-ard/

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#112 2017-08-09 11:40:04

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

Larry posted his thoughts on TWC on his blog


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#113 2017-08-10 10:02:24

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

ylvs wrote:

Larry posted his thoughts on TWC on his blog

What a great review! I saw it the other day, but haven't had a chance to talk about it.


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#114 2017-10-08 14:40:09

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

The review I've been waiting for for literally months now: Adam Whitehead aka Wearthead from westeros.org

Take that PSD.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!


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#115 2017-10-08 14:46:41

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Reviews and Reactions

He is one of the most knowledgeable reviewers around. And this review is thoughtful, substantial and literate.


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#116 2017-10-08 14:48:24

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That's quite a nice review. As Olaf says: thoughtful, substantial and literate.


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