Stone of Farewell (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn #2) - Tad Williams 7.40   165

Cover: Michael Whelan.

In this mesmerizing sequel to The Dragonbone Chair, best-selling author Tad Williams returns us to the troubled realms of humans, Quanuc trolls, and Sithi, as the dark magic and terrifying minions of the undead Sithi ruler, Ineluki the Storm King, spread their seemingly undefeatable evil across the realm of Osten Ard.

As the very land is 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. And the widely scattered surviving members of the League of the Scroll desperately struggle to fulfill missions which will take them from the fallen citadels of humans to the hidden mountain caves of the Qanuc... across storm-tormented waters to discover the truth behind an almost-forgotten legend... through a forest alive with dangers no human could hope to brave... to the secret heartland of the Sithi, where the 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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Release date 1990
Details updated August 24, 2022

Memory, Sorrow and Thorn :: Series

Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works.

This New York Times-bestselling epic fantasy trilogy, about a young castle servant who saves his kingdom from evil, defined Tad Williams as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.

Main series Osten Ard

The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn #1) 7.04   220
Stone of Farewell (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn #2) 7.40   165
To Green Angel Tower (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn #3) 7.52   151

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Stone of Farewell is the second book of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. Stone of Farewell is a much better book than The Dragonbone Chair. Tad Williams writes fluently, the story is entertaining and the characters are interesting. I can recommend this book to all fantasy fans.

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