The Witchwood Crown (E–book)

  • Hardcover
  • 736
  • The Witchwood Crown
  • Tad Williams
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 9780756410605

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Summary ✓ The Witchwood Crown Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Tad Williams The Dragonbone Chair the first volume of Memory Sorrow and Thorn was published in hardcover in October 1988 launching the series that was to become one of the seminal works of modern epic fantasy Many of today's top selling fantasy authors from Patrick Rothfuss to George R R Martin to Christopher Paolini credit Tad with being. I m almost speechless I mean reading this long long book takes me back to all the long long books of Tad Williams and especially his most well known and beloved original fantasy Of which this picks up many years down the line with Simon the Scullion a grandfather and King of the kingdomWhat this does extremely well worldbuilding and characters He takes his time And I mean he lets all the characterizations come out gloriously slowly with rich detail and living in such a world that runs so deep as to reclassify the term escapist fiction We live there We become one with the world of Osten Ard Whether we re a Norn one of the elfish immortals or of men we dive really deep into the world I can t find real good or evil anywhere Just people of all kinds be they giants shapeshifters any kind of immortal half immortal or of the race of men It s easy to just say this as well but Tad Williams shows us in all the glory just how true it isAnd then we have the echoes of the undead king the darkness of magics to come all the reasons why all these kingdoms are on the path to being laid very very low and it all boils down to PEOPLE of any flavor doing what they think is right and still they bring about the greatest evilsDid I mention how much glorious deep well thought out detailed worldbuilding is going on here A taste Prester John Herne echoes of catholicism twisted into undead rituals elves coming across the sea from far away to live here rather than the reverse and a whole immortal ppl lied to and left in poverty for what It reminds me of Dragon Age but let s get real here Tad Williams epic came out over twenty years ago and this only continues gloriously so the long long tale I can t say that this fantasy has anywhere near the epic bloodshed and magics that anyone might expect out of today s epic fantasy genre but when it comes to depth of character the main story and worldbuilding few and perhaps none can compare Frankly I m lost in admiration It s far from a hard read aside from the length and it s easy to fall deep into the good writing I m remembering my original response to his first fantasies in just the same way Truly Excellent

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Summary ✓ The Witchwood Crown Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Tad Williams The world has reached a critical turning point once again The realm is threatened by divisive forces even as old allies are lost and others are lured down darker paths Perhaps most terrifying of all the Norns the long vanuished elvish foe are stirring once again preparing to reclaim the mortal ruled lands that once were theirs. This is definitely the best fantasy book that I ve read in years It definitely gets 5 out of 5 stars from me on Goodreads and a score of 10 out of 10 on my own personal scoring system Full review coming soon

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Summary ✓ The Witchwood Crown Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Tad Williams The inspiration for their own series Now twenty four years after the conclusion of Memory Sorrow and Thorn Tad returns to his beloved universe and characters with The Witchwood Crown the first novel in the long awaited seuel trilogy The Last King of Osten Ard Thirty years have passed since the events of the earlier novels and. Sometimes you really can t go home againI read Memory Sorrow and Thorn back in high school which was 20 years ago for those of you trying to do the math While I don t have strong memories of it I think I enjoyed it Otherland didn t work for me at all but I chalked that up to my not being a fan of the whole virtual realitygamingscifi genre The War of the Flowers was an OK read but I figured my lack of enthusiasm was due to my preference for epic multi volume sagas In that case Shadowmarch should have been a near perfect fit yet I ve been stuck on book 3 for years now I abandoned it and return to it and abandoned it times than I can countAnyway that brings us back to The Witchwood Crown I was looking forward to this but when the read itself seemed to fall flat I blamed it on the ugly PDF wrestled onto an e reader format Call me old fashioned but when it comes to epic fantasy I like to hold a big thick book in my hands flipping back and forth between maps glossaries dramatis person and the story So I went out and bought the hardcover for myself and have realized now that maybe it s time to stop looking for excusesTo put it bluntly and I realize I m in the minority here I didn t like it Honestly I found this new book to be very slow moving with only fleeting moments of excitement Whether it s something new or something I blocked from my memory of the original books the emphasis on the new pseudo Christian mythology was beyond tedious to the point that it really started to eject me from the narrative Worst of all however I didn t really like any of the characters As interesting as it was to see Simon and Miriamele grown older all they ve seemed to do is suffer and linger on as royal figureheads Whatever spark they had in the original saga is sadly absent here It is Miriamele who bothered me the most having gone from one the strongest women I can remember in epic fantasy to a sad Shakespearean figure terrified by dreams and wallowing in self pity Don t even get me started on Prince Morgan perhaps the most distasteful most tiresome character Williams has ever craftedActually when it comes down to it I found the non human characters far interesting than any of the humans I liked the scenes with the Norns uite a bit and Binabik and his family provided the only real joy of the read but that fact itself is problematic Given a choice between old gods and new occult power struggles and weak political maneuvering and well just about any monster and Prince Morgan I m kind of hoping humanity falls because they just don t seem to be worth savingAnyway I slogged through several aborted attempts to read The Witchwood Crown ultimately skimmed ahead and forced myself to finish it but I really do wonder why I bothered Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins