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Williams opens another of the intricate, intriguing sagas that are his stock-in-trade. In a once turbulently conflicted land of humans, elves, and dwarves, an old truce is starting to unravel. The frontier called the Shadowline, between the Twilight Lands and those of humans, is being breached. The first Marchlands kingdom in the path of Twilight invaders is in disarray, for its king is a prisoner, and not all accept his elder son's regency. What's more, the cruel empire of the south is moving north. So the Marchlands are caught between two foes while having to deal with internal intrigues and inexperienced rulers. When the prince regent is killed, apparently by one of his closest advisors, the surviving regents are an impetuous princess and a disabled prince. Trust at court and in the kingdom dwindles even as Twilight forces attack, and responsibilities the princess never dreamed of or prepared for fall upon her. A page-turner, if you can keep the who, where, and when straight (the appended lists of people and places help). Frieda Murray
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Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to—singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well. Tad and his family live in London and the San Francisco Bay Area. You can find Tad Williams at tadwilliams.com.
Hard to go wrong with Tad Williams. In line with his Otherland and Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series.Published 11 months ago by Liam M Griffin
This wasn't as good as the Otherworld series or War of the Flowers but its was alright. Kept me reading and I will read the rest of the series. Good fantasy writer.Published on Feb. 27 2013 by sheila foley
It marks the beginning of a new fantasy trilogy, Williams' first in about a decade. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn is one of my favourite series of all time, and his scifi/technological... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2005 by Patrick St-Denis, editor of Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Before reviewing this book, I feel I must respond to the comments made by the previous reviewer: This book is nothing like George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2005 by Craig