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Publication Order of The Last King of Osten Ard Books

The Heart of What Was Lost (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witchwood Crown (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire of Grass (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brothers of the Wind (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Narrowdark (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Navigator's Children (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bobby Dollar Books

The Dirty Streets of Heaven (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Hour in Hell (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping Late on Judgement Day (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlepig (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legends Books

Legends (By: Robert Silverberg) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (By: Diana Gabaldon,George R.R. Martin,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends 3 (With: Terry Pratchett,Robert Jordan,Robert Silverberg,Ursula K. Le Guin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Books

The Dragonbone Chair (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stone of Farewell (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Green Angel Tower (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Green Angel Tower, Part 2 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ordinary Farm Adventures Books

The Dragons of Ordinary Farm (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secrets of Ordinary Farm (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Otherland Books

City of Golden Shadow (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River of Blue Fire (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain of Black Glass (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea of Silver Light (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadowmarch Books

Shadowmarch (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowplay (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowrise (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowheart (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Tailchaser's Song (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child of an Ancient City (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caliban's Hour (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tad Williams' Mirror World (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Flowers (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Helmet of Fate (With: Steve Niles,Bill Willingham,Phil Winslade,Gail Simone,Shawn McManus,Scott Hampton,Peter Snejbjerg,Duncan Rouleau,Steve Gerber) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diary of a Dragon (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War of the Flowers (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Rite: Short Work (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Stark and Wormy Knight (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Best of Tad Williams (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Oz Reimagined Books

Dorothy Dreams (By: Simon R. Green) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust (By: Seanan McGuire) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Detective of Oz (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Meeting in Oz (By: Jeffrey Ford) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off to See the Emperor (By: Orson Scott Card) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cobbler of Oz (By: Jonathan Maberry) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Girls of Oz (By: Theodora Goss) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blown Away (By: Jane Yolen) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tornado of Dorothys (By: Kat Howard) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Veiled Shanghai (By: Ken Liu) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Blue (By: David Farland) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz (By: C.C. Finlay,Rae Carson) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Naked Eye (By: Rachel Swirsky) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City So Bright (By: Dale Bailey) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Flew Over the Rainbow (By: Robin Wasserman) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dragon Fantastic(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anthology of Fantasy and the Supernatural(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortal Unicorn(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wood Boy / The Burning Man(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warriors 1(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2012(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oz Reimagined(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Multiverse(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Tad Williams is an American writer born on March 14 1957 in San Jose, California. He an international bestselling science and fantasy fiction author of the multivolume Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, Shadow March series, Other land series and the standalone novels The War of Flowers, Tailchaser’s Song, Caliban’s Hour and Child of the Ancient City. His short fiction and science essays have been published in several anthologies Cumulatively, more than 17 million copies of Tad Williams’ works have already been sold.

Writing long stories was one of the early hallmarks for Tad Williams. His works in comics includes the 6 issue mini-series for the DC Comics known as The Next. Williams also wrote Aquaman. Other comic work by Tad Williams includes Mirrorworld: The Rain and Helmet of Fate.

Tad Williams has probably held more jobs than any other sane person would admit to—selling shoes, singing in the band, managing a financial institution, designing military manuals and throwing newspapers, just to name a few. He has also hosted the syndicated radio show for 10 years, worked in television and theater production, taught both college and grade-school classes. Tad Williams also worked in multimedia for a leading computer firm. He’s the cofounder of an interactive TV company, and he is currently writing comic books along, television and film scripts along with novels.

Tad and Deborah Beale, his wife, live in the San Francisco’s Bay Area with their children and far more dogs, turtles, cats, pet ants and the banana slugs more than they can actually count. Williams has also collaborated on a series of young-adult books with Deborah Beale, known as The Ordinary Farm Adventures.

Tad Williams is also the writer of ‘Tailchaser’s Song’: the first novel that spawned the subgenre of cats and the fantasy that we see today. ‘Tailchaser’s Song’ novel is currently in the preproduction as an animated movie from Animetropolis/IDA.

The ‘Memory, Sorrow and Thorn’ book series established Tad Williams as an internationally bestselling fantasies author. Let’s take a take a more deeper look at the first two books in The series, Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.

The Dragonbone Chair

Kitchen-boy Simon is restless, bored and at 14 years old, this is an extremely dangerous combination. However, it seems that Simon’s life has just taken a very different turn for the better when he is apprenticed to the castle’s resident wizard. As he is learning to read and also write under D.r Morgenes’ tutelage, forces that are greater than what he could imagine are gathering; forces that will change his life and the world forever.

Following the demise of King John, Osten Ard is plunged into the civil war as his own sons battle for the control of a fabled Dragonbone Chair – the nation’s throne and the symbol of the nation’s power. Simon is then forced to flee from the only home that he has ever known. This is a journey that will test him far beyond his worst ever nightmares.

With The Dragonbone’s Chair, Tad Williams manages to introduce his readers to the incredible fantasy realm of Osten Ard. This novel kicked off the beloved and internationally best-selling book series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.

This is the opening to what’s probably the best fantasy series that you’ll ever read. Williams’ Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series remains to be one of the most underappreciated and underread series out there. Probably, the length of the books might scare off some people. For instance Dragonbone Chair is the shortest novel in the series and it is still close to 700 pages. Overall, this series incorporates the most classical fantasy elements: dark sorcery, an epic quest and an unlikely hero. However, what makes this novel unforgettable is one major thing; Williams nailed down the world-building. Even though he retains several traditional fantasy elements, they still show up in new forms and ways.

There’s no single time when you’ll ever have a thought like “This has already been done before” when reading the book. in fact, that’s rare considering the repetition in most fantasy literatures that you’ve ever read. The world of Osten Ard remains to be one of the most vivid locales in literature and its inhabitants are amazingly memorable as well.

Stone of Farewell

This is the second book in the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series by Tad Williams. The series launched one of the most significant fantasy authors of our time. In Osten Ard, the evils of the Storm King cover the land, the nation is riven by war and the nature which is unbalanced by a tide of evils slips into the permanent winter. Simon, who was once serving as a kitchen boy is now the hero hiding in the troll strongholds of Yiquanuc with prophetic dreams. Only he along with his companions area capable of saving the land. However, for him to do this, he has to embark on the second part of his journey towards the Stone of Farewell.

The first novel in the series went to the great pains so as to establish the world. As a result, there wasn’t a lot of exposition that was required for Stone of Farewell. This freed up the author to do what he seemingly does best: writing awesome, and remarkably cinematic and fantasy novels. There’s an epic sweep to The Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series that does both David Lean and Tolkien proud.

Simon is one great reluctant-hero type of character. He’s often bitter and resentful as he’s swept along within the story. Simon rarely understands the significance of all the events that occur and he never volunteers. Nevertheless, he is incapable of removing himself from the stage’s forefront. In fact, he mostly alternates between self-loathing and self-pity which make him pretty believable given all the circumstances surrounding him. And yet, ever slowly, the reader starts to perceive the subtle changes, because among all the things that this book spires to, it’s also a bildungsroman.

At times the novel is touching, at times it’s amusing. However, the fact is that it remains rousingly epic. This is the right book to read if you are into high fantasy. Just like the first book in the series, this novel also ends on such a fever pitch that you’ll have to look straight into the next novel in the series.

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