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Publisher's Summary

Following on from The Witchwood Crown, Empire of Grass: The Last King of Osten Ard, Book 2 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.

©2018 Robert Paul 'Tad' Williams, published by permission of DAW Books (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • N. S. Mitchell
  • 02-09-2019

Sublime Story, Told by an outstanding Storyteller

Andrew Wincott brings to life dozens upon dozens of characters in this reading, each with their own distinctive accent, cadence and speech patterns. As ever Williams has crafted a vast and enticing world for us to re-visit - with superb pacing and a wonderful narrative.

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  • Gemma
  • 16-10-2020

wonderfully narrated

This is a great series and is wonderfully narrated by Andrew Wincott, I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Scott Twain
  • 14-06-2020

So glad I stuck with the books

I remember in the very first book thinking I’m going to have to kill Simon myself he is driving me nuts. Now I can’t get enough I’ve listened to all and know all the characters. Well I thought I did great book lots going on, and twists you would not expect. Great cliff hanger

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  • melpem
  • 05-04-2020

I'm just sad I have to wait until the next book

what's not to love about these books, great story, fab narrator. you get sucked into the world, I cannot wait for the last book to come out.

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  • 07-01-2020

Enraging and entertaining

I have loved the series, I only recently finished the first trilogy and was very happy to find that he was mid way through a follow up. I love the characters, though wanting more in the final book from King Simon so we’ll see. Genuinely had a touch of anxiety knowing that I had so little time left in this story and didn’t want it to end. Look forward to the finale

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