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

The Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

Book One of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Wanderers in the land of Osten Ard are cautioned not to put blind trust in old rules and forms, and to observe all rituals with a careful eye, for they often mask being … Continue reading

Memory, Sorrow and Thorn

Memory Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams

When frost doth grow on Claves’ bell And shadows walk upon the road When water blackens in the well Three Swords must come again. When Bukken from the earth do creep And Hunën from the heights descend When Nightmare throttles … Continue reading

Tad Returns to Osten Ard with THE LAST KING OF OSTEN ARD

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Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams

Betsy Wollheim and Sheila Gilbert, Publishers of DAW Books, have acquired The Last King of Osten Ard, a sequel trilogy to Tad Williams’ New York Times bestselling Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. Continue reading