Tad Williams, The Witchwood Crown

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome back New York Times bestselling author Tad Williams for a book talk and signing of his new novel The Witchwood Crown, the first novel in the long-awaited sequel trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard. It's been twenty-four years since the conclusion of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, and fans will be glad as Williams returns to his beloved universe and characters with The Witchwood Crown.

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 the inspiration for their own series.

More than thirty years have passed since the events of the earlier novels, and 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-vanquished elvish foe—are stirring once again, preparing to reclaim the mortal-ruled lands that once were theirs....

Tad Williams is a California-based fantasy superstar. His genre-creating (and genre-busting) books have sold tens of millions worldwide. His works include the worlds of Otherland, Shadowmarch, and Osten Ard—including the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, and The Last King of Osten Ard series—as well as standalone novels Tailchaser’s Song and The War of the Flowers. His considerable output of epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, comics, and more have strongly influenced a generation of writers. Tad and his family live in the Santa Cruz mountains in a suitably strange and beautiful house. He can be found at tadwilliams.com or on Twitter at @tadwilliams.

"Not just utterly readable--an instant fantasy classic." Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED REVIEW*

"Tad Williams is a master storyteller, and the Osten Ard books are his masterpiece. Williams’ return to Osten Ard is every bit as compelling, deep, and fully-rendered as the first trilogy, and he continues to write with the experience and polish of an author at the top of his game."—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times Bestselling Author of Mistborn

EVENT DETAILS: This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Open seating. Seats are generally set up one hour prior to the event's start time.

 

The Witchwood Crown Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780756410605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Daw Books - June 27th, 2017

 

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