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While reading, I was thinking to my [Second read: While reading, I was thinking to myself that this is what The Lord of the Rings would have been like if Tolkien had included the battles of Lothlorien, Rivendell, Mirkwood and the Lonely Mountain with all the minor characters and subplots that that would entail, instead of properly consigning them to brief mentions in the Appendices.
Mar 31, Kat Hooper rated it really liked it. Reviewing audiobook soon at www. Mar 28, Javier rated it it was amazing. This review is more a review of the whole trilogy rather than a review of its last volume. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn is a good fantasy series. Events occur in a world named Osten Ard. The world itself follows many stereotypes of other fantasy worlds.
The elves in this world are called the Sithi and the dark elves are called the Norns, but even though the author hasn't chosen the word elf to describe these creatures, they're essentially the same.
The bad guy concept, Ineluki, is quite close to Tolk This review is more a review of the whole trilogy rather than a review of its last volume. The bad guy concept, Ineluki, is quite close to Tolkien's Sauron, i. Most of the characters are quite simple. Every character is either good or bad with the exception of view spoiler [the monk Cadrach, who will make you doubt not about his intentions, but about who he's truly serving many times, and perhaps Prester John, since Simon in a vision gets to know that he wasn't the one who killed the dragon Shurakai, but he isn't exactly evil hide spoiler ].
I've specially enjoyed the rivalry of the two brothers: Aditu is also one of my favourites. Aditu is a mixture of elegance don't forget she's a Sithi , mystery and fun. I like the way she talks to mortals like she's having fun while they do not understand very much about her acts. I like the way she treats Simon with respect but at the same time as she were talking to a complete ignorant. I've read a few reviews before writing my own. A couple of them agreed that the trilogy was "overwritten".
That it is unnecessarily too long. In my opinion, it is true that there are many descriptions that could be shortened and that the vocabulary used was incredibly rich and it might look a bit artificial sometimes. However, when I was half way through To Green Angel Tower, I realized that this way of writing has accomplished a very well detailed world. For example, the sword Sorrow is called Jingizu by the immortals, the Sithi are called by themselves the Zida'ya or the Dawn Children, on the other hand, the Norns are both the Hikeda'ya and the Cloud Children.
In every region they worship their gods and have their own ways to curse. There are many other examples that I haven't mention for the sake of brevity, but I think that the world wouldn't be so incredibly fleshed out if Tad wouldn't have "overwritten" it. The plot is the best thing this trilogy has to offer. It is very cleverly written. At first it only follows Simon, the main character, but little by little, it expands to other points of view that intertwine very intelligently.
At the end of the last book, everything fits perfectly. It has some clever twists and surprises that I will mention: There are also some mysteries: Josua hints that the only person capable of taking him out of the tower at the moment of its collapse was Camaris.
Was it really so? Where is he now? Also, Cadrach sacrifices himself in the end in order to save Miriamele, Simon and the rest. In the end, he stays in the crumbling tower left to die as he willed, but no one sees him die. Is he really dead? There are two deaths that made me feel sorry. One of them was Maegwin's, specially after Eolair's devotion towards her, specially in her madness.
The second one, was Isorn's. I didn't like nor dislike Isorn, but I felt sorry for his father Isgrimnur and Gutrun. However, after falling in the Norns trap, I think the logical conclusion of Isorn's life is death, and trying to invent something else in the last minute would have been insulting.
Well, it's not specially brilliant, but a good and enjoyable ending anyway. It took me a while to finish it specially the incredibly long To Green Angel Tower and I won't deny that I had to make an effort sometimes to keep reading, but in the last half of To Green Angel Tower I was hooked and I was very eager to know the end of the story.
Now I've finished it and I'm not disappointed. For those who don't know, Tad Williams will write a second trilogy about Osten Ard. Release dates to be determined yet or so it seems. Apr 08, Xara Niouraki rated it liked it. As a whole, it was an entertaining series. I enjoyed the feeling of classic fantasy that it gave me, especially since I've been reading a lot of dark fantasy lately.
I was satisfied with the conclusion, but I had several problems with the third book. First of all, it is huge.
I don't have a problem with big books, but this one made me wish that it were smaller. I grew tired of it as I was reading it. Secondly, the series is full of repetitions. I felt that half the pages of the series were descrip As a whole, it was an entertaining series. I felt that half the pages of the series were descriptions How many times do I have to read a description of the underground corridors of Asua???
How many times did Simon come close to insanity??? The thing I hated most was the repetition of vocabulary. I literally hate the word mooncalf after reading the series Most of the women in the book not that there were many were annoying.
The worst one was Miriamele. I wish I could punch her in the face. She was constantly running away without consulting anyone. Morgenes manuscript: Ok Morgenes was wise and wrote the manuscript to help everyone.
The thing that bothered me was that the characters kept reading the same thing again and again and discovering new clues and info. Maybe if they had more sources of info I would be more convinced. Finally, the characters were plain stupid many times. Many things were in front of their eyes and they kept talking and arguing and did something totally dumb in the end.
There is a 4th book out and I plan to jump into that one soon.
Even though there were momments I felt frustrated over certains aspects of the story, overall this series was excellent. The world building was incredible! The pace was good and although it was over a thousand pages, I couldn't put the book down. Yes there were times I skimmed and it did seem at times the overdescriptiveness got to me from time to time, but it was only here and there.
Mostly I enjoyed the details which gave it depth and a reality. I think what I love most about long fantasy novels is the closeness I feel with the characters. When the story ends, I feel sad and will miss them. This is how I feel with this series. The friendship between Binabik and Simon is sweet and touching. I really felt their brotherly love of each other.
The only negative I have is with the romantic aspect. Being a lover of romance novels, I am sure to be overly critical, but even other reviewers, I think, seemed to have the same feelings. I didn't understand, or think reasonable, her lousy treatment of Simon for most of the series.
Why did he love her? She pushes him away in a most hurtful way, intentionally, because she didn't feel worthy of him after she gave herself to Aspitis. It is understandable, her reasons, but more should have been done to show her feelings, at least to the reader so we don't hate her.
I mean this author writes pages and pages of details about the enviornment, and actions yet when it comes to emotions, he just throws out crumbs. Her actions were cruel and unrealistic IMHO.
His reaction to finding out about her lost innocence was realistic. He was pissed, and rightfully so. Especially after he admitted to being in love with her. So now they are distant emotionally AGAIN with each other, until she finally realizes what an ass she was and that she loves him. Ok she did save his life in the end, but Geeze, she blows him off and doesn't go to see him when he was recovering from his wounds?
But, they did end up together, married, King and Queen. Totally in love. Lets just say the execution of the romance could be vastly improved.
I am glad that Josua does finally love his woman whose name I can't spell. And I am also glad Simon remained innocent for Miriamele even though she didn't deserve it.
Now I got that off my chest. Overall, romance aside, the story was fantastic, and I still loved it. Blood, gore,violence, torture. Sex off camera not detailed with Simon and Miriamele. No cursing. Romance peeps: Aside from what I mentioned above.
Simon Kisses another girl while drunk and the slut Sithi Aditu kisses him "like a lover" but he has no feeling for her. But of course Miriamele had already screwed Aspitis so you can't blame him and it was before he even knew if Miriamele was even alive. No other women interaction outside of that occurs except with Miriamele.
Once Miriamele comes back and Simon sees her, neither are with any other person except each other. View all 4 comments. Aug 05, Joseph rated it really liked it. OK, just as a matter of timing, I managed to finish all three Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn books while I was engaged in various travels with little or no Internet access and with no access to a decent keyboard, so I won't be composing full reviews.
Instead I'll just say: George R. Martin has said that the Williams books were what spurred him to write A Song of Ice and Fire, and I do think that if you draw a line connecting Tolkien to Martin, Williams falls almost exactly midway between. The books OK, just as a matter of timing, I managed to finish all three Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn books while I was engaged in various travels with little or no Internet access and with no access to a decent keyboard, so I won't be composing full reviews.
The books are clearly epic fantasy and I do mean EPIC, both in what happens and in word count , but they're not just slavishly aping Lord of the Rings; they're written as more of a response to or conversation with Lord of the Rings.
And short of Tolkien himself or possibly Terry Pratchett , Williams writes the best elves I remember finding -- they're genuinely alien, often aloof and sometimes disturbing. Aug 08, Earl Grey Tea rated it it was ok Shelves: I don't put down a book or a series that I start. While the first two books did peak my interest quite a bit, I was suffering through almost all of the 1, pages found in this behemoth of a tale. Maybe I should have read it in two parts as it was released in its corporeal form and taken a break half way through.
Instead, I went for the e-book version that doesn't suffer any publication problems when it comes to size. By the time I was about a third of the way through the book, I was already bur I don't put down a book or a series that I start. By the time I was about a third of the way through the book, I was already burnt out.
Tad Williams spent a lot of time and effort in the first two books to create his world, but for this last book it seems as if he was trying to finish the story so that it would fit into one book. I think that this book could have easily been written in three large books with plenty of detail and development of the story. Also, some of Williams' writing in this book seemed sophomoric.
I lost count of the number of bad similes that I found, such as, "His eyes were sad like a lizard's. After a brief explanation by what would naturally be considered an unreliable source, the leader of the group is quick to declare that they trust this person and will follow their advice.
I find this type of logic unrealistic, and it pulls me out of the story. Another time, one of the characters refused to enter a cavern. Instead of sounding like a person deeply troubled by some past experience which I believe was the author's intent , the person ended up sounding like a pouting teenager.
The overall human interaction seemed a bit whitewashed and oversimplified. Many of the characters' actions seemed too idealized.
While there were some interesting ideas presented in this book, I'm glad that it is over. It was an experience for me; I saw some more of the world of fantasy literature, but I'm quite doubtful that I will pick up another Tad Williams book in the future.
Dec 03, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: It feels so good to finally be able to finish a fantasy series! So many of the ones I'm currently reading aren't finished and its so frustrating having to wait years for the story to continue. To green angel tower, part 2 is the second half of the final book in the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy.
It was exactly what I've been waiting for while reading series. The first two books of the trilogy were kind of a roller-coaster, good at times but I also find myself daydreaming during other parts of It feels so good to finally be able to finish a fantasy series! The first two books of the trilogy were kind of a roller-coaster, good at times but I also find myself daydreaming during other parts of the books.
The final book was very exciting throughout almost the whole book and even though the ending was somewhat anti-climactic I still enjoyed it and I finished very satisfied. My favorite part of this series? What these books lack in action they make up for in character development. You really get to know each and every one of the main characters and they are pretty believable as well.
When I finished the series it was bittersweet because I knew it was the last time I'd read about these characters. I give this book 4. At times, Tad Williams showed signs of brilliance in it but I think the book falls short of being 5 stars. Even though it wasn't amazing it was still pretty good.
I'm glad I decided to stick with it after the awful first pages of the Dragonbone Chair. This is one of the longest novels ever written. It's the third in a trilogy, but it's about as long as the first two novels combined, making it a very odd but very satisfying final chapter. Each step of this series has been pretty difficult for me to meaningfully rate, but I'll use this rating of this book to do the whole series. I think each book is about a four but the series as a whole is a five, if only because of how complex and beautiful and awesome it all is.
The worldbuilding is probably s This is one of the longest novels ever written. The worldbuilding is probably some of the best I've seen in any series.
The cultures are complex with their own customs, religions, and histories. It never feels cheap or shortcutty either. It's all there for you to dig into, even though much of each culture goes unexplained. He even goes so far as to invent really specific curses for each culture, which just feels right.
One of my favorite things is how Williams deals with religion, because it's not an overt aspect. He is pulled up the chimney, lets out a nice scream, and comes back out as a meat sandwich of sorts. Simon follows Guthwulf out of the forge by way of the escaping waters, to a cave Guthwulf calls home. Jiriki and Eolair are with her. Jiriki tells Eolair that Maegwin regained her sanity at the end, and that she thought of Simon who Eolair says Maegwin had never met.
Jiriki hurries off to the Hayholt, and Eolair leaves to take Maegwin home to bury. Aditu and Duke Isgrimnur are conversing on the deck of a ship, having taken shelter from the storms at the Kynslagh. Isgrimnur is surprised that King Elias has not attacked as yet. He and Aditu speak of age, and how it affects each of their peoples.
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As the years almost beyond counting rolled past, all that was once admirable became twisted. Had the mortals not come — had your own ancestors not come, Duke Isgrimnur — and attacked our great house with iron and fire, he might have led us out of the shadows of exile and back into the light of the living world again. That was his dream. But any great dream can flower into madness. Why were the Gardenborn exiled should be a key question I hope Tad examines in the new series.
A quick look in on the nursery…I mean, on Gutrun with Vorzheva and her twins. We learn their names: Deornoth and Derra. Vorzheva had a dream that Josua would come back to her safely. And it starts snowing in Nabban…. Tiamak is called to see to Aditu, who was discovered collapsed and seemingly asleep like Leleth.
Tiamak sees something in her hand; it is a mirror, and when he retrieves it, Aditu awakens and tells him not to look into it. She had tried to use the mirror to travel the Dream Road and find her brother Jiriki.
What she did find was something waiting for her…a structure. Isorn goes with the Sithi, in hopes of finding his family and Josua at the Hayholt. Eolair returns home to bury Maegwin and help his people rebuild or survive. And then the Norns started following him and he forced open the hidden door.
The dwarrows say that forcing the door open has weakened their magic, and that only a lore master could do so. Miri tries to get the dwarrows to fight the Norns, but they are afraid…and Cadrach says it matters not for the end of the world is near…and he has know about it for a very long time. Simon awakens ok, this time he deserved his sleep to find Guthwulf hot with fever, and mumbling about fever dreams.
Simon considers taking Bright-Nail and leaving, but stays to take care of Guthwulf. Pryrates finds out the Guthwulf and Simon were in the forge and have escaped. Camaris comes to Josua and Duke Isgrimnur, telling them he is being called by his sword Thorn, which is being called by the other two swords. Josua and the Duke calm Camaris down. Sludig comes in, reporting that while patrolling he heard horns from the North. Cadrach spied on Morgenes, and sent correspondence to Jarnauga about Ineluki, but to no avail.
He wants it left there…when the time is right, the swords will come together.
Cadrach does not know if Pryrates intends to use the power of the three swords to keep the Storm King in check, or has some other plan. After this story time, Binabik and Miri make plans to rush the door to try and reach the others. They decide to send in Camaris with his sword and some of the Sithi while a siege is waged against the Hayholt, not only as a distraction but because they are running out of time.
They all know the Conqueror Star is coming, and they do not know what is signifies.
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Yet they know time is running out. Elias is wandering the corridors, looking for his cupbearer. Pryrates tells him they doubt they will see Hengfish again, and Pryrates will take care of him. The King talks about going out to his family, but Pryrates continues to tell him that they are the enemy.
He gets Elias back into his bed. Tiamak decides he must go into the tunnels with Camaris and the Sithi, since he knows the most about the swords besides Strangyeard, who is partially blind. They all sleep, intending to head into the tunnels and then start the siege in the morning.
But Josua is awakened, seeing Camaris head for the caves in the night. He rouses Jerimiah to go get Isgrimnur, and follows Camaris. Camaris is mad with sword fever, and swings his sword at Josua when Josua tries to stop him. Josua, after lifting himself up, follows Camaris in the caves. When Isgrimnur and his men arrive later, they find that the tunnel Josua chased Camaris into splits into three paths, and they cannot find the prince.
The dwarrows loosen some stones above the doorway that drop when the Norns storm in. They fight, with the dwarrows showing strength, then turn and run. Miri has picked up a bow, and Cadrach seems to have vanished. Josua is gone but Isgrimnur proceeds with the plan. Isorn will pretend to be Camaris, and now Brindalles of Nabban, in tribute to what Josua and the others have done to free their country, agrees to pretend to be Josua in the attack on the Hayholt.
They find Josua, whose torch had run out, and who had not found Camaris. Likimeya says if the swords are drawing them together, she knows where they will be going and will taken them by the straightest path. Miri, Biniabik, the dwarrows and Cadrach who was missing but just kinda turns up are still fleeing the Norns.
Binabik suddenly asks if all three swords were formed with The Words of Making, and the dwarrows say that they were indeed. It was needful to bind their substance — to bring their being within the Laws. The Laws that make stone be stone, make water be water. Never can they be undone.
The angry Dark One was gone from the Harp. He had moved himself to the place — if it could be called a place — where he could act in concert with her to enact the final step of their centuried scheme, but she could still feel the weight of his hatred and envy, personified in the net of storms that spread across the land above. The rest of this chapter focuses on the attack on the walls of the Hayholt, told from multiple changing perspectives.
After reading a Writ i. Sludig and Isorn who is dressed as Camaris see Norns on the wall. The Sithi start singing, as they did at Naglimund.
The battering ram is at the gate, and the winter storm is making it hard for archers on both sides. Strangyeard, who is in the back watching with Sangfugol, realizes something about the tunnels, and leaves his safety to find the Duke.
The battering ram brings down the gate. Isorn, dressed up to imitate Camaris, charges through. A second gate, hidden, is raised behind them, trapping them. As the Duke is trying to muster troops to get them out, Strangyeard warns him that the Norns must know of the tunnels as well…just as the Norns come up behind them…trapping them like Isorn and his troops are trapped.
But there is a lot happening here near the end. Guthwulf is still feverish, mumbling about the flaming tree. Simon finds the cat Tad, what is it with cats? What about a dog or two? Simon wonders if the sword Bright-Nail had made Guthwulf come after him.
The thought was a frighteningly seductive one.
If Bright-Nail was being drawn to the great conflict that was coming, then maybe somehow it knew that Guthwulf would never willingly go up into the light again. Another dim recollection surfaced. In my dream, Leleth said that the sword was part of my story. Is that what she meant? The details were strangely misty, but he remembered the sad-faced man who had held the blade across his lap as he waited for something.
The dragon? He sleeps with it. When he awakens, Guthwulf is cold and dead. Simon wraps the body, and starts to head blindly through the caves. But the cat stops him by tripping him; a dog would have barked, or panted, Tad! The dwarrows show Miriamele and Binabik the way up to the tower. The dwarrows go down into the tunnel, away from the light, and Miri, Binabik and a reluctant Cadrach go up toward the tower. The reality is shifting for all of them, in waves it seems to pass and the mortals see many other people in those waves.
The waves come stronger, and Jiriki says they must hurry. They find Camaris there, quite wild-eyed. Likumeya tells him they can help ease his pain, but Camaris has his sword Sorrow out.
The Sithi Kuroyi pulls his, but Likumeya tells him to put it away. Camaris heads away and the Sithi tell Josua and Tiamak to follow him. I can feel it.
What is happening? Her teeth were clenched. You and the others must accomplish what remains. This is our battle. Now go! She destroys Kuroyi and staggers Aditu, but the Sithi recover and sing stronger. Josua pulls Tiamak after Camaris. Simon is still following the cat, feeling stronger for having survived the wheel and the void, and using that strength to resist the strange images that he sees around him like the rest of our merry troupe.
He gets back to where Rachael had left the food, and finally gets back out of the tunnels. He starts up a staircase, which the cat refuses to follow. He goes up the ladder to the refectory. Bright-Nail is pulling him towards Green Angel Tower, but as he looks out the door he sees the battle raging in the yard between him and the tower. Binabik reminds them that the Words of Making must be very powerful, as they are holding the swords together, swords that were made from materials that should not been together.
That means there is a LOT of pent up energy in there. His theory is that the book of Nisses, and the rhyme they have been following were given in glimpses to Simon and others along the Dream Road. But the Dream Road was compromised. Retrieved March 19, Reading Length. Retrieved 19 March The Guardian. Bibliography by Tad Williams. The Shadow of Things to Come Forthcoming. The Heart of What Was Lost Shadowmarch Shadowplay Shadowrise Shadowheart Retrieved from " https: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Fantasy novel series Fantasy worlds.
Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 5 April , at Simon, ever the mischievous adventurer, accidentally uncovers some of Pryrates' true nature and becomes wrapped into a conspiracy that not only threatens his country of Erkynland, but Osten Ard itself. There is some discussion on the Tad Williams forum about it. Compare that to our last cover, where our two heroes stare at you as grizzled veterans, holding their weapons with utmost confidence, Simon wearing torn clothing that suggests "you should see the other guy" while Miriamele gives us her best "come at me, bro" look.
Because I don't want to spoil anything in this review, I'll simply note that this is a deep series. The bad guy concept, Ineluki, is quite close to Tolkien's Sauron, i. I liked the journey up the fantasy family tree.