Author: Tad Williams
Type: Limited Edition
Dust Jacket: Foiled & Embossed
Artwork: 7 full-color interiors by artist Donato Giancola
Triple-Signed: Tad Williams, Donato Giancola and Isaac Stewart
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The Dragonbone Chair, the first volume in the beloved Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series by bestselling author Tad Williams, introduced readers to the magical world of Osten Ard and secured its status as one of the most important epic fantasies of our time.
A war fueled by the powers of dark sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard—for Prester John, the High King and slayer of the dragon Shurakai, lies dying. With his death, a long-dormant evil will at last be unleashed, as the Storm King, undead ruler of the elvish Sithi, seizes the chance to regain his lost realm through a pact with the newly ascended king. Recognizing the consequences of this bargain, the king’s younger brother joins with a small, scattered group of scholars, the League of the Scroll, to confront the true danger threatening Osten Ard.
Simon, a kitchen boy from the royal castle who is unknowingly apprenticed to a member of the League, dreams of great deeds and heroic wars that become all too shockingly real when his world is torn apart by ancient hatreds and immortal enemies, poisoned by a sorcerous force sworn to annihilate the humans whose ancestors drove the Sithi from their rightful home.
Simon will be sent on a quest that offers the only hope of salvation, a deadly riddle
concerning long-lost swords of power. Compelled by fate and perilous magics, he
must leave the only home he’s ever known and face enemies more terrifying than Osten Ard has ever seen, even as the land itself begins to die.