The second book in the trilogy that launched one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.It is a time of darkness, dread, and ultimate testing for the realm of Osten Ard, for the wild magic and terrifying minions of the undead Sithi ruler, Ineluki the Storm King, are spreading their seemingly undefeatable evil across the kingdom.With the very land blighted by theThe second book in the trilogy that launched one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.It is a time of darkness, dread, and ultimate testing for the realm of Osten Ard, for the wild magic and terrifying minions of the undead Sithi ruler, Ineluki the Storm King, are spreading their seemingly undefeatable evil across the kingdom.With the very land blighted by the power of Ineluki s wrath, the tattered remnants of a once proud human army flee in search of a last sanctuary and rallying point the Stone of Farewell, a place shrouded in mystery and ancient sorrow.An even as Prince Josua seeks to rally his scattered forces, Simon and the surviving members of the League of the Scroll are desperately struggling to discover the truth behind an almost forgotten legend, which will take them from the fallen citadels of humans to the secret heartland of the Sithi where near immortals must at last decide whether to ally with the race of men in a final war against those of their own blood.
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Stone of Farewell The second book in the trilogy that launched one of the most important fantasy writers of our time It is a time of darkness dread and ultimate testing for the realm of Osten Ard for the wild magic
My review of The Dragonbone Chair did not do the novel justice It was written in haste, a few quickly typed lines before I launched into The Stone of Farewell See, The Dragonbone Chair ended on such a note that I just didt.havee.time to think about a decent review I simply had to know what happened next.The first novel went to great pains to establish the world, so there wasn t such a lot of exposition required for The Stone of Farewell This freed the author up to do what he apparently does best [...]
As I look back on the reading experience for Stone of Farewell, I wonder exactly why I enjoyed it so much I mean, not an awful lot happens Simon returns to being a pouty, immature boy often than not There s an awful lot of walking, while keeping a look out for the bad guys In fact, you could probably sum up the whole book in one sentence Most of the good guys get to the Stone of Farewell.I guess what made it worthwhile for me was learning quite a bit about the Sithi Williams version of Elves P [...]
Ok first review of 2018 and what do you know its 5 stars out of 5 Anyway this book is a huge improvement on the previous book which was already fantastic, I think what stood out for me in this book was the pace and tension kept building as it wasn t like in the great hunt where it starts all over again for each book I felt the story moved much here than in Dragonbone chair and I was invested into what the characters were up to as they got on with there tasks set for them in Osten Ard That is an [...]
This is book 2 in the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series and it s a pretty classic fantasy series I find that classic fantasy often tends to fall into some of the tropes I don t love very much sloooooow pacing and not so developed characters were the two major complaints with this book but when I am in the mood to read a classic fantasy series I do enjoy a good one and I think this one is that Simon is the main character for a lot of the first book but I feel like in book two we start to branch off [...]
The apocalypse that has befallen the world of Osten Ard is fully unveiled It might be a slow unravelling but it is a very satisfying one The worldbuilding is tremendous Our view of the world expands and its full of magnificent places, people and their stories Especially the various subraces of the elvenkind are awesome Apart from the Middle Earth this is the only place that I can say that I love the Elves They share the grandeur and the drama of their Tolkien counterparts but they are at the sam [...]
It has been about 7 years since I read the first book and it took me quite a while to get back into the story Once I remembered the multitude of characters, I was quickly sucked in again.On the one hand I really enjoyed the story on the other hand it was veeeery long in places A lot of description, that didn t feel entirely necessary in some scenes while at other places it felt perfectly balanced, even though it had some minute details.What bugged me as everyone knowing me will expect was that t [...]
SPOILERS Whereas the first book was a nice comfort read, this one gave me anxiety through much of it.Lots of stuff going on, a bit conflict but few resolutions, which I expect will come in the last book.There is alot of back and fourth with different characters POV s as they all strive to their own purposes.I have grown to dislike Mirabele, who in the first book seemed strong but has now turned to a stupid shallow child I hate that she gave herself to the earlle whore I also hated the slut sith [...]
ReturnToOstenArd Re read this as part of a bookstagram group read with Tange, Jacob Nadine in anticipation of the Witchwood Crown coming out in June 2017 23 5 17 Annnnd I m done Not going to stop to write anything atm as it will be mostly fangirling as per the review for Dragonbone Chair Used mostly my ebook version to get through this one as well I will stick a review on the ebook version later on too urgh so many mistakes Hachette UK I also need to add a new edition for the Google Play version [...]
I hate this book Here, let me sum it up for you so you don t waste all the time I did hoping this monstrosity would get better.Some people walk through a forest A fight happens Someone falls down and has a prophetic dream that they never tell anyone about More walking through the forest Repeat ad nauseum.Yes, that was the entire book People falling senseless or whatever the heck every ten pages, a lot of whining, and the occasional anticlimactic pointless battle followed by passing out and walk [...]
This book is amazing Full of magic and intrigue, characters were awesome Plot was engaging, but it is still bit too long Picking this book would be great way to loose couple of hours or, in my case, weeks I m slow reader, but it was worth reading this book.
Re read on audio Will review at fantasyliterature.
A.k.a The One Where Everything Goes Pearshaped.Which is pretty awesome, let s be honest I think my favourite thing here is how the story opens up into this phenomenally epic thing not that the first book wasn t epic, but we still mostly stayed close to Simon and his journey This book is where we truly get to know some of the other characters on a deeper level, while also exploring parts of the world itself I mean, hello, Isgrimnur playing at being a monk Guthwulf discovering he may not want to [...]
Stone of Farewell, the sequel to The Dragonbone Chair and the second book in the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn epic fantasy series continues the journey of our cast of main characters quite literally.Simon and his friends might have found the sword Thorn, but a single sword is not enough to bring down King Elias Meanwhile, Prince Josua flees from the Norn that have destroyed his army and his city Miriamele and the mysterious Father Cadrach try to reach her uncle to appeal to him and get his to suppo [...]
When I first read this book twenty years ago I was frustrated with the side characters stories because I had no patience and thought this story should be about Seoman alone Now I can laugh at how foolish and shallow I was and marvel at how beautiful the story truly is Tiamak s inner struggles alone would be worth a story about This is an excellently crafted tale that adds depth and life to this trilogy.
On my third possibly fourth reading of this book, I realized something it was just as good as the first time I read it.The splendid cast of characters, all real individuals, are just as engrossing The layers of plot and plotting are just as tight and as fascinating.Thus I maintain my stance that this is one of the best fantasy series of all time.
Auch beim 2 Mal wieder toll 3Einerseits m chte ich die Reihe gleich weiterlesen, andererseits hab ich auch Lust auf was neues und noch soviel Ungelesenes Luxusprobleme eines B cherwurms
This one is a tough one for me.It s a re read and I haven t read this book since it was first released 30 so years ago.My memory has always told me that it s my favorite fantasy series of all time and I loved the last bookis one was not as good.The writing is beautiful, almost poetic.The characters are amazing, probably a hundred or so, all fully formed Interesting, conflicted, complex.The plot is just what I like epic, huge, sprawling, majestic.ButThis book was slow and let s be serious heret m [...]
Beautiful prose, interesting and complex world, an extensive cast of well defined characters even females , however the pace was slower that I would have liked, I wasn t exactly bored but I felt I was meandering along the story.3.5 stars rounded down
This amazing fantasy series continues in the second volume with excellent plotting, characterizations, and world building It reminds me of the Two Towers, which is also a middle novel, where events continue to progress from the first novel and there s a lot of traveling and characters moving around I m impressed with Williams ability to create so many characters who are given interesting roles and backgrounds, and to weave their stories so effortlessly, but sometimes feel resentful when the plo [...]
It s true, what they say, there is a lot of walking in this book In fact, one could say that the entire book is, for the most part, one big journey Don t be fooled, however, this is no mundane trek through a predictable fantasy world full of whimsy It is a journey fraught with peril filled with Giants and creatures that crawl beneath the ground and not all the dangers are as mysterious as the creatures of legend, for the evils of man are just as treacherous as the teeth of the most fearsome beas [...]
Readers of fantasy know that, quite often, the second book in a trilogy suffers from the dreaded black sheep syndrome Book two is the slightly overlooked middle child Less respected than the first and less spoiled than the last but necessary nonetheless Characters often go on long journeys in the second book and think about things ad nauseam, all in preparation for whatever climax awaits in book three Luckily for us, Tad Williams is a master of the genre and handles this unfortunate yet necessar [...]
Stone of Farewell picked right up from the abrupt ending of Dragonbone Chair I was extremely pleased that all of the characters managed to find themselves in a variety of interesting situations, always keeping me turning those pages I found this book to be considerably entertaining than the first It wrapped up with a satisfying conclusion I m jumping right in To Green Angel Tower Part 1.
KUMSKI BOOK CLUB READING CHALLENGE 2017 6 naknadno dodana, fantasy book, book over 400 pages Moram re i da je puno puno bolja od prvog dijela Prvi me apsolutno smorio, a drugi dio je od po etka napet, zanimljiv, pun akcije Likovi su odli ni, pratimo ih nekoliko, raznolike, zanimljive, a ne kao u prvom dijelu pola knjige samo Simona.Toliko mi je dobro sve napravljeno da sad jedva ekam vidjeti to e s kim od njih biti i kako e se izvu i iz svojih nevolja.
Enjoyed this book in spite of its faults, which are there but less important than what is good The first of which is simply that for a book called Stone of Farewell, where like 75% of the characters are heading there, it takes a damn long time to actually get there I m not even marking this a spoiler because if you read the first book already, you understand In Peter Jackson s Lord of the Rings movies, Treebeard tells the hobbits he s brought to the Entmoot, It takes a long time to say anything [...]
This a fantastic novel.I was excited when to begin reading this trilogy, but I didn t really know what to expect I knew it was an influence on George RR Martin s epic fantasy, so I was expecting something in a similar vein Something dark and gutting and ruthless with a relentless plot that keeps pushing you forward even as you stumble over your feet and the trail of the dead.But Williams writes in a much naturalistic way It reminds me a lot of Sapkowski, in only good ways The story spills forth [...]
This is only the second book that I ve read of Tad s and after finishing, I m once again feeling that my reading needs have been fulfilled There were instances of wonder, investigation, action, assassination attempts, cultural development, court room drama, self discovery pretty much everything that makes a great novel Structurally, the book was a little different than what I m used to, which is great since it keeps you guessing as to what s going to happen Sometimes the best things are formed o [...]
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Series Book 2So far I am liking this series, though there are some very slow parts It is nicely written Lots of description where you can really see the world This jumps around quite a bit between different characters or groups of characters in different parts of the world Sometimes I wished to keep reading about a certain group and wished it didn t jump around, other times it wasnt so bad All the characters whether major or minor are so well done They all have a depth a [...]
So much better than the first book The Dragonbone Chair was so slow to get started, I really think that nothing happened until about a hundred pages in With this book, the setup is all done, so the whole book can be constant plot movement What really puts this book above most is the fact that I loved like most of the characters, which is extremely rare with me That also contributed to my running around the house with this book, going Oh no Oh crap Oh my god, that was freaking badass I m pretty s [...]
This book much better than the first book The world building took a very long time in the first book about 300 pages worth This book took off right from the ending of the first book.Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is an epic fantasy series that is typical for classic fantasy, somewhat in the vein of Tolkien, Brooks and Eddings although bloated.On to the third book.
koliko me prva knjiga na neki nacin umorila s detaljnim I dosadnim uvodom, ova me toliko odusevila fantasticna radnja s velikim brojem likova, mjesta radnji I nizom avantura koje nikoga ne ostavlja ravnodusnimodlicna prica, mislim da na nastavak necu cekati toliko dugo kao sto mi je sada trebalo da je ponovno uzmem u ruke