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Stone of Farewell

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781473617070

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Following a brutal civil war, Osten Ard has been crushed under the rule of the two villainous High Kings. A single hope remains: if the rebels can find the three swords of legend – Memory, Sorrow and Thorn – they might be able to bring the Storm King and evil King Elias down.

Once but a humble kitchen-boy, Simon is now Simon Snowlock, dragonslayer and bearer of the mythical sword Thorn. But Simon is more alone than ever before: his friends have been imprisoned and his liege lord, Prince Josua, has been exiled. And the Storm King may also be in possession of one of the swords…

A single chance remains: if Simon can deliver Thorn to Joshua and lead his followers to the Stone of Farewell, the rebels may be able to muster the forces necessary to rise up against Elias and the Storm King. But no one knows where the Stone of Farewell is. Or, indeed, what it is…

In STONE OF FAREWELL, Tad Williams sets his characters against impossible odds – and proves that the beloved, internationally-bestselling DRAGONBONE CHAIR was no fluke, but one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time.

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Williams has begun a well-written, colourfully characterized and very readable saga
Publishers Weekly
The fantasy equivalent of war and peace
Without doubt on of the best fantasy novels I have read
A solid story spiced with political intrigue and strong, appealing heroes. Highly recommended
Library Journal
Williams is our Tolkien, and I suspect his coronation will be confirmed
[A] truly remarkable piece of storytelling . . . a glorious work or art
One of my favourite fantasy series
George R. R. Martin, author of <i>A Game of Thrones</i>
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 <i>Inheritance Cycle</i> series
Ground-breaking . . . changed how people thought of the genre and paved the way for so much modern fantasy, including mine
Patrick Rothfuss, author of <i>The Kingkiller Chronicle</i>