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Tad Williams - Author

About the Author

World-famous fantasy novelist Tad Williams is the author of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Otherland and Shadowmarch series. His work is revered by fantasy masters George R. R. Martin and Christopher Paolini. He lives in California with his wife Deborah Beale, co-author of the Ordinary Farm Adventures series, and their family.

 

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Featured books by Tad Williams

The Witchwood Crown

The Witchwood Crown

Author: Tad Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Thirty years ago Ineluki, the Storm King, was destroyed and his armies scattered. Osten Ard has been at peace ever since, ruled by Simon Snowlock, kitchen boy made king, and Miriamele, King Elias' only child. But now age weighs upon their reign. Simon's dreams have deserted him, old allies die and betrayal and assassination threaten. His son and heir John Josua is years dead and his grandson, Morgan, is a wastrel. A journey of redemption and discovery beckons in the darkening world. And in the frozen North, in Nakkiga, the mountain fortress, Ineluki's ally, the Norn Queen, wakes from her deep, decades-long sleep and tells her followers that she will sleep no more. Humanity must be destroyed. Her sorcerers will bring a demon back from death, her warriors will seek the world for living dragon's blood...And finally the greatest artefact of all, the Witchwood Crown, will be hers.

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Sleeping Late on Judgement Day

Sleeping Late on Judgement Day

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Bobby Dollar thinks he's seen it all - after all, he's been to Hell and back again. Literally. But he has another think coming. Sleeping Late on Judgement Day will find Bobby back in his adopted hometown of San Judas, California, trying to stay out of trouble...and failing. His love life is still a mess, there are one too many people who have it out for him, and drowning his sorrows in a nice glass of whisky won't keep the demons at bay forever. Bobby's going to have to pull himself together and make a few tough decisions before time runs out. The problem is, time could run out at any moment. In the final Bobby Dollar novel in Tad Williams' groundbreaking epic fantasy trilogy, fallen angel Bobby Dollar will finally be force to confront the one problem he can't talk his way out of: his own.

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Sleeping Late on Judgement Day

Sleeping Late on Judgement Day

Author: Tad Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Bobby Dollar thinks he's seen it all - after all, he's been to Hell and back again. Literally. But he has another think coming. Sleeping Late on Judgement Day will find Bobby back in his adopted hometown of San Judas, California, trying to stay out of trouble...and failing. His love life is still a mess, there are one too many people who have it out for him, and drowning his sorrows in a nice glass of whisky won't keep the demons at bay forever. Bobby's going to have to pull himself together and make a few tough decisions before time runs out. The problem is, time could run out at any moment. In the final Bobby Dollar novel in Tad Williams' groundbreaking epic fantasy trilogy, fallen angel Bobby Dollar will finally be force to confront the one problem he can't talk his way out of: his own.

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Happy Hour in Hell

Happy Hour in Hell

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Bobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in the infernal depths. Problem two: Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, wants to get his claws on the feather at all costs, but particularly at all cost to Bobby . Problem three: Bobby has fallen in love with Casimira, Countess of Cold Hands, who just happens to be Eligor's girlfriend. Problem four: Eligor, aware of Problem three, has whisked Casimira off to the Bottomless Pit itself, telling Bobby he will never see her again unless he hands over the feather. But Bobby, long-time veteran of the endless war between above and below, is not the type of guy who finds Hell intimidating. All he has to do is toss on a demon's body, sneak through the infernal gates, solve the mystery of the angel's feather, and rescue the girl. Saving the day should just be a matter of an eon or two of anguish, mutilation and horror. If only it were that easy.

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Happy Hour in Hell

Happy Hour in Hell

Author: Tad Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Bobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in the infernal depths. Problem two: Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, wants to get his claws on the feather at all costs, but particularly at all cost to Bobby . Problem three: Bobby has fallen in love with Casimira, Countess of Cold Hands, who just happens to be Eligor's girlfriend. Problem four: Eligor, aware of Problem three, has whisked Casimira off to the Bottomless Pit itself, telling Bobby he will never see her again unless he hands over the feather. But Bobby, long-time veteran of the endless war between above and below, is not the type of guy who finds Hell intimidating. All he has to do is toss on a demon's body, sneak through the infernal gates, solve the mystery of the angel's feather, and rescue the girl. Saving the day should just be a matter of an eon or two of anguish, mutilation and horror. If only it were that easy.

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Other books by Tad Williams

Tailchaser's Song

Tailchaser's Song

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/12/2019

Fritti Tailchaser is a hunter for his clan. His speciality is birds. Though catching mice and other rodents are also central to his repertoire. Except when he's napping in the sun or chasing butterflies - something he does rather more than he should. Or at least did, until Hushpad vanished. Now Tailchaser has been drawn into a dangerous mission to discover her fate. It is the beginning of an extraordinary journey that will take him to the court of the Queen of Cat, through the terrifying northern wilds and deep into the underground realm of the ancient and hideous cat-god Grizraz Hearteater. For what begins as a simple quest to find a lost friend is destined to become a battle to save the entire world from destruction. Tailchaser's Song is a wonderful story of magic, adventure and true friendship from one of the greatest storytellers writing today.

Empire of Grass Book Two of The Last King of Osten Ard

Empire of Grass Book Two of The Last King of Osten Ard

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2019

Following on from The Witchwood Crown, Empire of Grass: Book Two of The Last King of Osten Ard continues the story of one of the best loved fantasy epics of all time - Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, the inspiration for Christopher Paolini and George R. R. Martin. Praise for Tad Williams 'One of my favourite fantasy series' - George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones Ground-breaking . . . changed how people thought of the genre and paved the way for so much modern fantasy, including mine - Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle One of the main reasons I started writing fantasy . . . Tad Williams' work is an essential part of any science fiction and fantasy library - Christopher Paolini, author of the Inheritance Cycle series

Empire of Grass Book Two of The Last King of Osten Ard

Empire of Grass Book Two of The Last King of Osten Ard

Author: Tad Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2019

Set in Williams' New York Times bestselling fantasy world, the second book of The Last King of Osten Ard returns to the trials of King Simon and Queen Miriamele as threats to their kingdom loom . . . The kingdoms of Osten Ard have been at peace for decades, but now, the threat of a new war grows to nightmarish proportions. Simon and Miriamele, royal husband and wife, face danger from every side. Their allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful Queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands. The ancient, powerful nation of Nabban is on the verge of bloody civil war, and the fierce nomads of the Thrithings grasslands have begun to mobilize, united by superstitious fervor and their age-old hatred of the city-dwellers. But as the countries and peoples of the High Ward bicker among themselves, battle, bloodshed, and dark magics threaten to pull civilizations to pieces. And over it all looms the mystery of the Witchwood Crown, the deadly puzzle that Simon, Miriamele, and their allies must solve if they wish to survive. But as the kingdoms of Osten Ard are torn apart by fear and greed, a few individuals will fight for their own lives and destinies-not yet aware that the survival of everything depends on them. Praise for Tad Williams 'One of my favourite fantasy series' - George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones 'Ground-breaking . . . changed how people thought of the genre and paved the way for so much modern fantasy, including mine' - Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle 'One of the main reasons I started writing fantasy . . . Tad Williams' work is an essential part of any science fiction and fantasy library' - Christopher Paolini, author of the Inheritance Cycle series

To Green Angel Tower: Storm Memory, Sorrow & Thorn Book 4

To Green Angel Tower: Storm Memory, Sorrow & Thorn Book 4

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2018

In order for the Storm King can cement his power over Osten Ard, he must find and defeat the rebel forces massing against him. But the rebels, led by the exiled Prince Josua, have rallied at the Stone of Farewell and are ready to fight the Storm King with every power they can muster. The key to their victory lies in finding the third sword of legend, Memory - but the sword has been lost for ages. Lost, that is, until Simon Snowlock realises that he knows exactly where the sword is and how to recover it. The only problem: an undead army, bolstered by powerful magic, lies between him and his destination. It will take every ounce of Simon's courage and intelligence to journey to and then recover the great sword Memory and bring peace to Osten Ard. If Simon's quest is to have any hope, Josua must move against the Storm King himself - a journey that will take him across endless seas, through ancient forests and into the stronghold of the Storm King himself. The finale to Tad Williams' breathtaking, beloved series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.

Das Geheimnis der Groen Schwerter / Der Engelsturm

Das Geheimnis der Groen Schwerter / Der Engelsturm

Author: Tad Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2018

"e;Dieses Werk hat mich inspiriert Game of Thrones zu schreiben ... es ist eine meiner liebsten Fantasyreihen."e;George R. R. Martin ber "e;Das Geheimnis der groen Schwerter"e;Gelingt es Simon zusammen mit Prinzessin Miriam das Schwert Hellnagel zu finden? Das Grab Knig Johans ist leer und die alte Prophezeiung scheint sich ganz anders zu erfllen als gedacht.

Happy Hour in Hell

Happy Hour in Hell

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Bobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in the infernal depths. Problem two: Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, wants to get his claws on the feather at all costs, but particularly at all cost to Bobby . Problem three: Bobby has fallen in love with Casimira, Countess of Cold Hands, who just happens to be Eligor's girlfriend. Problem four: Eligor, aware of Problem three, has whisked Casimira off to the Bottomless Pit itself, telling Bobby he will never see her again unless he hands over the feather. But Bobby, long-time veteran of the endless war between above and below, is not the type of guy who finds Hell intimidating. All he has to do is toss on a demon's body, sneak through the infernal gates, solve the mystery of the angel's feather, and rescue the girl. Saving the day should just be a matter of an eon or two of anguish, mutilation and horror. If only it were that easy.

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The Dragonbone Chair Memory, Sorrow & Thorn Book 1

The Dragonbone Chair Memory, Sorrow & Thorn Book 1

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2018

Kitchen-boy Simon is bored, restless and fourteen years old - a dangerous combination. It seems, however, that his life has just taken a turn for the better when he's apprenticed to his castle's resident wizard. As Simon's learning to read and write under Doctor Morgenes' tutelage, forces greater than he could possible imagine are gathering: forces which will change Simon's life - and his world - forever. Following the death of Good King John, Osten Ard is plunged into civil war as his sons battle for control of the fabled Dragonbone Chair - the country's throne as well as the symbol of its power. Simon is forced to flee the only home he has ever known, a journey which will test him beyond his worst nightmares. With THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR, Tad Williams introduced readers to the incredible fantasy world of Osten Ard and kicked off the beloved, internationally bestselling series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.

The Witchwood Crown Book One of The Last King of Osten Ard

The Witchwood Crown Book One of The Last King of Osten Ard

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

'Fawless epic fantasy . . . An instant fantasy classic' - Kirkus ************ Thirty years ago Ineluki, the Storm King, was destroyed and his armies scattered. Osten Ard has been at peace ever since, ruled by Simon Snowlock, kitchen boy made king, and Miriamele, King Elias' only child. But now age weighs upon their reign. Simon's dreams have deserted him, old allies die and betrayal and assassination threaten. His son and heir John Josua is years dead and his grandson, Morgan, is a wastrel. A journey of redemption and discovery beckons in the darkening world. And in the frozen North, in Nakkiga, the mountain fortress, Ineluki's ally, the Norn Queen, wakes from her deep, decades-long sleep and tells her followers that she will sleep no more. Humanity must be destroyed. Her sorcerers will bring a demon back from death, her warriors will seek the world for living dragon's blood... And finally the greatest artefact of all, the Witchwood Crown, will be hers. With a cast of hundreds - humans, giants, dragons, trolls, Sithi and Norn - The Witchwood Crown is epic fantasy as it used to be: classic, grand and sweeping and evidence that Tad Williams is the greatest living writer of the form.

Otherland. Die gesamte Saga

Otherland. Die gesamte Saga

Author: Tad Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2018

Eine Gruppe machtiger Manner, die sich Gralsbruderschaft nennt, hat das Simulationsnetzwerk "e;Otherland"e; entwickelt. Aber ist "e;Otherland"e; wirklich nur die Spielerei einiger Exzentriker oder steckt mehr dahinter? Kaum jemand kennt die tatsachlichen Ausmae dieses Netzwerks und die Gefahren, die davon ausgehen. Als Kinder verschwinden machen sich neun Gefahrten auf, um fur die gute Sache und die Vision der goldenen Stadt zu kampfen. Doch als die Helden tatsachlich in Otherland eindringen, geraten sie in eine Falle: Unfahig in ihre Korper in der realen Welt zuruckzukehren, sind sie in Otherland gefangen. Aber es kommt noch schlimmer: Durch Zufalle und Gefahren werden die Freunde getrennt. Der einzige Ausweg scheint der Fluss aus blauem Feuer zu sein, der alle virtuellen Welten verbindet. Ein Wettlauf mit einem ubermachtigen Feind beginnt. Konnen die Gefahrten sich und die reale Welt noch retten? Dieses E-Book enthalt: - Stadt der goldenen Schatten - Fluss aus blauem Feuer - Berg aus schwarzem Glas - Meer des silbernen Lichts Stimmen aus der Presse "e;Im Fall von "e;Otherland"e; lasst sich nur mit jedem verstreichenden Jahr am besten erkennen, wie weitsichtig Tad Williams ist."e; Thomas Klingenmaier, Stuttgarter Zeitung, "e;Seitdem der amerikanische Schriftsteller Tad Williams seinen "e;Otherland"e;-Zyklus publiziert hat, ist im Bereich der literarischen Fantasy nicht mehr wie zuvor."e; Andreas Platthaus, Stuttgarter Zeitung,

Die Hexenholzkrone 2

Die Hexenholzkrone 2

Author: Tad Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2017

- Die Fortsetzung des Weltbestsellers "e;Das Geheimnis der groen Schwerter"e; Der Norden erhebt sich, und es heit die alte Kriegsgottin Morriga habe sich geregt. Konig Simon und Konigin Miriamele mussen ihren einzigen Thronerben, Prinz Morgan, auf eine Mission zu dem uralten Volk der Sithi schicken. Lasst sich der Frieden noch retten? "e;Dieses Werk hat mich inspiriert Game of Thrones zu schreiben."e; George R. R. Martin uber "e;Das Geheimnis der Groen Schwerter"e; Die Nornenkonigin streckt ihre Hand nach der sagenumwobenen Hexenholzkrone aus und der Schatten eines aufziehenden Krieges legt sich uber Osten Ard. Da wird eine Gesandte der Sithi, die mit einer Nachricht fur Konig Simon und Konigin Miriamele unterwegs war, schwer verwundet im Wald nahe dem Palast gefunden. Und ein Attentat auf einen alten Gefahrten innerhalb der Palastmauern sorgt fur noch groere Unruhe. Der Angreifer erwahnt immer wieder die Morriga, eine uralte Kriegsgottin. Um mehr uber die Bedrohung durch die Nornen herauszufinden, schickt das Thronpaar schweren Herzens Prinz Morgan zu dem Volk der Sithi. Wird er wohlbehalten zuruckkehren von seiner Mission? Ist ein Krieg gegen die Nornen noch abzuwenden? Und was hat es mit den Geruchten um das Erwachen der Morriga auf sich? Und nicht zuletzt ist da noch das Versprechen, das Simon und Miriamele ihrem alten Freund Herzog Isgrimnur auf dem Sterbebett gegeben haben ...

Bobby Dollar

Bobby Dollar

Author: Tad Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

Knapp 1800 Seiten umfasst die Hobbit Presse Gold Edition zur Bobby Dollar Saga und beinhaltet alle drei rasant und pointiert erzahlten Romane um den Anwalt des Himmels. Die Limited Edition ist nur begrenzte Zeit verfugbar. Bobby Dollar ist ein Engel und Anwalt fur die Seelen der Verstorbenen, um die sich Himmel und Holle streiten. Wenn er nicht gerade an Unfallorte reist, verbringt er seine Zeit in den Bars und Vergnugungslokalen des Himmels. Doch als die Seele eines Toten spurlos verschwindet, hat der entspannte Alltag ein Ende. Bobby steckt mitten in einer neuen Auseinandersetzung zwischen Himmel und Holle. Ganz nebenbei versucht er noch seine Geliebte Caz, Grafin Casimira von Coldhands, aus der Holle zu befreien. Doch dafur muss er erst seinem Widersacher und einem der machtigsten Teufel entgegentreten. Und so riskiert Bobby Dollar nicht nur sein ruhiges Leben als Anwalt, sondern auch seine unsterbliche Seele. Dieses E-Book enthalt: - Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels - Happy Hour in der Holle - Spat dran am Jungsten Tag

Die Hexenholzkrone 1

Die Hexenholzkrone 1

Author: Tad Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 09/09/2017

Der Auftakt von Tad Williams' neuem Epos aus Osten ArdOsten Ard ist in Aufruhr. Seit 30 Jahre regieren Knig Simon und Knigin Miriamel mit Weisheit und Gte ber ihr Land. Doch die dunklen Mchte sammeln sich um die Nornenknigin und wollen sich Osten Ard untertan machen. Vor allem Prinz Morgan ist in Gefahr, denn die Feinde wollen seine Thronbesteigung verhindern und selbst die Macht erlangen. Da ruft Knig Simon seine alten Freunde zu Hilfe, und Binabiq, Aditu, Jiriki und Jeremias treten gemeinsam mit ihm gegen die Nornen und andere Widersacher an. Wird es einen gerechten Kampf geben? Knnen die Freunde Osten Ard verteidigen? Und wird Prinz Morgan unversehrt aus der Schlacht zurckkehren?

The Heart of What Was Lost A Novel of Osten Ard

The Heart of What Was Lost A Novel of Osten Ard

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2017

The world was nearly destroyed, but now knows hope again. At the end of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Ineluki the Storm King, an undead spirit of horrifying, demonic power, came within moments of stopping Time itself and obliterating humankind. He was defeated by a coalition of mortal men and women joined by his own deathless descendants, the Sithi. In the wake of the Storm King's fall, Ineluki's loyal minions, the Norns, retreat north to Nakkiga, an ancient citadel which holds a priceless artefact known as The Heart of What Was Lost. They are pursued by the army of Duke Isgrimnur who is determined to wipe out the Norns for all time. The two armies will soon clash in a battle so strange and deadly, so wracked with dark enchant-ment, that it threatens to destroy not just one side but quite possibly all.

The Witchwood Crown Book One of The Last King of Osten Ard

The Witchwood Crown Book One of The Last King of Osten Ard

Author: Tad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2017

THE WITCHWOOD CROWN continues the story of Simon, servant boy made king and his queen, Miriamele, 30 years after the events of the concluding part of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. In TO GREEN ANGEL TOWER the might of the Storm King was conquered by The League of the Scroll. Now new troubles have come to the kingdom of Osten Ard, a world where humans, Norns and the Sithi can only live in peace for a little time before war raises its head...

The Witchwood Crown

The Witchwood Crown

Author: Tad Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Thirty years ago Ineluki, the Storm King, was destroyed and his armies scattered. Osten Ard has been at peace ever since, ruled by Simon Snowlock, kitchen boy made king, and Miriamele, King Elias' only child. But now age weighs upon their reign. Simon's dreams have deserted him, old allies die and betrayal and assassination threaten. His son and heir John Josua is years dead and his grandson, Morgan, is a wastrel. A journey of redemption and discovery beckons in the darkening world. And in the frozen North, in Nakkiga, the mountain fortress, Ineluki's ally, the Norn Queen, wakes from her deep, decades-long sleep and tells her followers that she will sleep no more. Humanity must be destroyed. Her sorcerers will bring a demon back from death, her warriors will seek the world for living dragon's blood...And finally the greatest artefact of all, the Witchwood Crown, will be hers.

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Shadowmarch. Die gesamte Saga

Shadowmarch. Die gesamte Saga

Author: Tad Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2017

Tad Williams erzahlt auf knapp 3200 Seiten ein Epos um Eifersucht, Herschafft und dunkle Machte. Vielschichtig und fesselnd knupft er mit der Tetralogie an seinen ersten groen Erfolg "e;Das Geheimnis der Groen Schwerter"e; an. Die Hobbit Presse Gold Edition umfasst alle vier Teile der Saga und ist nur begrenzte Zeit lieferbar. Das Schicksal des Landes Eion lastet schwer auf den Schultern der koniglichen Zwillinge Barrick und Briony, denn aus dem Suden und dem Norden nahert sich der Feind. Wahrend sich in der Nebelwelt der Zwielichtzone ein riesiges Elbenheer bereit macht, das Land zuruck zu erobern, aus dem das Volk von den Menschen vertrieben wurde, sammelt im Suden ein machtbesessene Herrscher seine Heere um sich. Als Barrick gefangen genommen wird, muss seine Schwester Briony aus der Sudmarkfeste fliehen und in der Fremde nach Unterstutzung suchen, um das Land zu befreien. Kann die Welt der Menschen gerettet werden oder wird sie inmitten der Armeen der Elben und der Autarchen zu Grunde gehen? Dieses E-Book enthalt: - Die Grenze - Das Spiel - Die Dammerung - Das Herz Stimmen aus der Presse "e;Wie im Herr der Ringe stehen hier keine mit dem Schwert erprobten Heroen im Zentrum, sondern Figuren, die zunachst wenig geeignet scheinen, sich in der feindlichen Welt, in die sie geworfen werden, zu bewahren. ... Aber anstatt nur bewahrten Bahnen zu folgen, bahnt er [Tad Williams] lieber einige frische, die dem Leser uberraschende Aussichten auf ein vertrautes Gelande eroffnen."e; Christoph Haas, Suddeutsche Zeitung "e;Was fur ein Triumph ... wirklich, das ist besser als Weihnachten, besser als ein Rolling-Stones-Revival-Konzert. Tad Williams ist zu seinen Wurzeln zuruckgekehrt und liefert eine Geschichte ab, wie ich sie mir seit Jahren gewunscht hatte. ..."e; Angelika S. Herzog, www.buchrezicenter.