Waiting on Wednesday - The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams
Expected publication: June 27th 2017 by Daw Books

New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ ground-breaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! • Volume One of The Last King of Osten Ard

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.

Now, twenty-four years after the conclusion of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Tad returns to his beloved universe and characters with The Witchwood Crown, the first novel in the long-awaited sequel trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard.

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....

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn was one of those pivotal fantasy sagas of my youth, and The Heart of What Was Lost certainly served to whet my appetite for more. As luck would have it, I landed the ARC last night . . . and started reading it right away. :)


  1. This is so cool! I didn't realize he had a new book coming out. Congrats on getting the ARC, I hope it lives up to your expectations:-)

  2. This one sounds interesting. You can find my WOW here if you'd like to stop by.

  3. Don't shoot me but I never read Williams. The size of those 3(4) books scared the hell out of me.

  4. Yep - don't shoot me either because I haven't read this author. I do feel a little ashamed though so will now make it my mission to do so - I might see if anyone is hosting a readalong and jump on board - I find it gives me the incentive.
    BTW - tried to leave a comment but don't think it worked so if this a a duplication then apologies.
    Lynn :D


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