The Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonbone Chair

Book One of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780886773847
  • 800 Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult


A war fueled by the dark powers of sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard–for Prester John, the High King, slayer of the dread dragon Shurakai, lies dying. And with his death, an ancient evil will at last be unleashed, as the Storm King, undead ruler of the elvishlike Siti, seeks to regain his lost realm through a pact with one of human royal blood. Then, driven by spell-inspired jealousy and hate, prince will fight prince, while around them the very land begins to die.

Only a small scattered group, the League of the Scroll, recognizes the true danger awaiting Osten Ard. And to Simon–a castle scullion unknowingly apprenticed to a member of this League–will go the task of spearheading the quest for the solution to a riddle of long-lost swords of power…and a quest that will see him fleeing and facing enemies straight out of a legend-maker’s worst nighmares!

The Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonbone Chair

Tad Williams


Praise for the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series: 

A grand fantasy on a scale approaching Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.”—Cincinnati Post

Sprawling, spellbinding…weaves together a multitude of intricate strands, building to a suitably apocalyptic confrontation between good and evil.”—Publishers Weekly

“An epic tale of the struggle of good against evil.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“The fantasy equivalent of War and Peace.”—Locus

“Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is one of the great fantasy epics of all time. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve read it. It kept me so enthralled, I plowed through the last book in just one sitting! Here be magic, dragons, sprawling battles, thrilling feats of derring-do, ancient mysteries, hidden secrets—all the things a good story needs.” —Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of Eragon

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
Tad Williams
Tad Williams
Tad Williams
Tad Williams
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