The Dragonbone Chair
Memory, Sorrow & Thorn Book 1
By Tad Williams
The beloved first novel in Tad Williams' classic fantasy series MEMORY, SORROW AND THORN, set in the fantasy world of Osten Ard.
Kitchen-boy Simon is bored, restless and fourteen years old - a dangerous combination. It seems, however, that his life has just taken a turn for the better when he's apprenticed to his castle's resident wizard. As Simon's learning to read and write under Doctor Morgenes' tutelage, forces greater than he could possible imagine are gathering: forces which will change Simon's life - and his world - forever.
Following the death of Good King John, Osten Ard is plunged into civil war as his sons battle for control of the fabled Dragonbone Chair - the country's throne as well as the symbol of its power. Simon is forced to flee the only home he has ever known, a journey which will test him beyond his worst nightmares.
With THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR, Tad Williams introduced readers to the incredible fantasy world of Osten Ard and kicked off the beloved, internationally bestselling series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.
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01 Mar 2016
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Hodder & Stoughton
Williams has begun a well-written, colourfully characterized and very readable saga — Publishers Weekly
The fantasy equivalent of war and peace — Locus
Without doubt on of the best fantasy novels I have read — Vector
A solid story spiced with political intrigue and strong, appealing heroes. Highly recommended — Library Journal
Williams is our Tolkien, and I suspect his coronation will be confirmed — Fear
[A] truly remarkable piece of storytelling . . . a glorious work or art — Starburst
One of my favourite fantasy series — George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones
One of the main reasons I started writing fantasy . . . Tad Williams' work is an essential part of any science fiction and fantasy library — Christopher Paolini, author of the Inheritance Cycle series
Ground-breaking . . . changed how people thought of the genre and paved the way for so much modern fantasy, including mine — Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle