Excerpt: Tears and Smoke

To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams

Tiamak found the empty treelessness of the High Thrithing oppressive. Kwanitupul was strange, too, but he had been visiting that place since childhood, and its tumbledown buildings and ubiquitous waterways at least reminded him a little of his marshy home. … Continue reading

Excerpt: Under Strange Skies

To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams

Simon squinted up at the stars swimming in the black night. He was finding it increasingly difficult to stay awake. His weary eyes turned to the brightest constellation, a rough circle of lights hovering what seemed a handsbreadth above the … Continue reading

To Green Angel Tower: Foreword

To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams

Guthwulf, Earl of Utanyeat, ran his fingers back and forth across the scarred wood of Prester John’s Great Table, disturbed by the unnatural stillness. Other than the noisy breathing of King Elias’ cupbearer and the clank of spoons against bowls, … Continue reading

The Book That Ate My Life

To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams

This book almost killed me. Many people have been amused at the reference to it as “The Book That Ate My Life” in the acknowledgments, but it was damn near true. For one thing, I was already horribly behind schedule. … Continue reading

Excerpt: The Music of High Places

Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams

Even in the cave, where the crackling fire sent gray fingers of smoke up to the hole in the stony roof, and red light played across the wall carvings of twining serpents and tusked, staring-eyed beasts, the cold still gnawed … Continue reading

Stone of Farewell: Foreword

Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams

The wind sawed across the empty battlements, howling like a thousand condemned souls crying for mercy. Brother Hengfisk, despite the bitter cold that had sucked the air from his once-strong lungs and withered and peeled the skin of his face … Continue reading

Middle Volumes Are Always a Problem

Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams

Middle volumes are always a problem. (I’m going to have two middle volumes in OTHERLAND, so I’m cranky.) They’re not the ending and they’re not the beginning. Things have to happen, but nothing really resolves. One of the things that … Continue reading

Excerpt: The Grasshopper and the King

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

On this day of days there was an unfamiliar stirring deep inside the dozing heart of the Hayholt, in the castle’s bewildering warren of quiet passages and overgrown, ivy-choked courtyards, in the monk’s holes and damp, shadowed chambers. Courtiers and … Continue reading

The Dragonbone Chair: Foreword

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

The book of the mad priest Nisses is large, say those who have held it, and as heavy as a small child. It was discovered at Nisses’ side as he lay, dead and smiling, beside the tower window from which … Continue reading

Some Old Notes

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

I recently found some old notes while I was cleaning my office — notes from before I started writing THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR. Simon, you may be interested to know, was originally going to be called “Martin”. The Sithi were called … Continue reading

The MS&T Re-Read (Message Board)

Memory Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams

From April 2005 through December 2006, fans participated in a re-read of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn covering three chapters a week, and then logged on to Tad’s Message Board for in-depth discussion (and bonus occasional silliness breaks). The archives of … Continue reading

Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Reviews

Memory Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams

MEMORY, SORROW AND THORN SERIES Blog Reviews 2013-08-06 Norditorial – What Great Fantasy Book Or Series Should Be Made Into A Movie? | aintitcool.com 2013-04-09 Memory, Sorrow and Thorn – Tad Williams … I’m so sad its over. 2013-03-13 Letters … Continue reading

Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Quotes

Memory Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams

The Dragonbone Chair “He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has … Continue reading