Book Notification

The Last King of Osten Ard Books In Order

Book links take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Publication Order of The Last King of Osten Ard Books

The Heart of What Was Lost (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witchwood Crown (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire of Grass (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brothers of the Wind (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Narrowdark (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Navigator's Children (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Tad Williams is an accomplished American author.

Based out of California, he was born on March 14, 1957 in San Jose, California. He would spend his years growing up in Palo Alto and went to Palo Alto Senior High School. He had a close family and his parents always encouraged Tad and his brothers to be creative. The nickname was given to him (his original name was Robert Paul Williams) by his mother, based on the characters in Pogo, a comic strip. The character Pogo Cashman in some of his stories is a reference to this nickname.

Tad says that he spent lots of his life growing up in Palo Alto, which was around Stanford University. He said that his parents did not have much money growing up and they were not on the wealthy side of the town, but they never suffered and were always encouraged. His mother would make up songs about what they were doing and would come up with awesome Halloween costumes for Tad to wear, such as a Viking outfit.

The author did not go to college the way that his family and friends had. He was interested in supporting himself and living on his own. Once he graduated from high school, he started a variety of different jobs that has somehow shaped his outlook on life. He made tacos, sold shoes, stacked tiles, sold insurance, collected loans, delivered newspapers, was a DJ and station music director, drew military manuals, wrote for the TheatreWorks company, worked as a branch manager in finance, and worked on other things when he had free time. These included being in a rock band for a few years, hosting his own talk show on the radio, making art both commercial and not, acting, and more.

He would also work for Apple and created a company with his colleague called Telemorphix. They produced a show called “M. Jack Steckel’s 21st Century Vaudeville” which was broadcast in 1992 and 1993 on local San Francisco television. He also created a television series concept called “Valley Vision”, which would shoot a pilot and was about a local television station.

Tad’s band was named Idiot, and he regrets that they disbanded when they were out of school and could have gone to do more, as there was a lot of creativity and talent. Some of the former members of the band still make music professionally, but Tad says that the special thing about the band was that they were unique and there was no one else like them. They would even pretend to be other bands while performing, then return back as themselves while occasionally lighting things on fire and singing about bowling and the end of the world. Tad says the band was a lot of fun.

Even though the band was fun, Tad also wanted to do something creative that would make him money so he didn’t have to keep working jobs he didn’t like just so he could get a paycheck. He kept his ambition up and kept up with his different projects, with writing getting a larger focus. He was excited and relieved when he got a letter from a publisher informing him that they were going to buy Tailchaser’s Song, his novel. He is happy every day and grateful that he gets to do what he wants for a living. Whenever pressures make him cranky, he just remembers all of the jobs he worked, like managing an art store, and feels better about it all.

Tad has since transformed into a fantasy superstar author. He has had his books sell tens of millions of copies all over the world and they have been successful enough to be translated into 25 languages. He has also released many science fiction and fantasy books series and scripts, comics, stories, urban fantasy novels, and more along the way, influencing a generation of readers and writers. His Otherland epic re-launched in 2018 on as an MMO. He has also worked in comics, working on The Next, a DC Comics six-issue mini-series. He has also worked on an Aquaman comic book as well as Mirrorworld: Rain and DC’s The Helmet of Fate; Ibis the Invincible; He is also a writer for Tailchaser’s Song, an animated fantasy movie about a cat.

He lives in the Santa Cruz area in the mountains with his family and animals in a house that is strange but beautiful. He enjoys being a full-time author.

The Witchwood Crown is the first novel in The Last King of Osten Ard series by Tad Williams. If you love fantasy and you have been looking for something new, check out this debut in a series from a best-selling author that you won’t soon forget! This book takes place twenty-four years after the conclusion of his series Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn.

It’s been years, and Tad has come back to the universe he loves with the people that he remembers. It’s been thirty years since earlier events, and the world is now reaching another critical turning point. The realm is being threatened by strong forces that could divide them. As former allies are lost, still others are pulled down dark paths. The Norns, an elvish foe that has been vanquished for years, are now stirring up again, getting ready to claim the lands that were once theirs and now held by mortals for their own. Will they be successful? Read this book to find out!

Empire of Grass is the second novel in The Last King of Osten Ard series by Tad Williams. If you liked the first book in this series, check out this second installment which covers the trails of King Simon and Queen Miriamele, all taking place while threats to the kingdom grow. Osten Ard and its kingdoms have been at peace for a long time, but a new war is threatening to break out.

Simon and Miriamele are married and the husband and wife are looking at danger from all sides. Worse, their Hernystir allies have promised the Queen of the Norns can let her armies go into mortal lands. The Nabban nation might plunge into civil war, and the Thritings grasslands nomads have started to move.

As the High Ward peoples talk about what to do, battle and more could tear civilizations apart. Then there’s the Witchwood Crown, a puzzle that the royal couple and their allies have to solve if they want to survive. As Osten Ard succumbs to fear and greed, can a few individuals make the difference and save them all? Read this fantasy to find out!

Book Series In Order » Characters » The Last King of Osten Ard

Leave a Reply