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  • Author: Tad Williams
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    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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    By: Timwards
    2013-10-22 02:34:40

    Creating a beautifully intricate world of cultures, Tad Williams follows the journey of young Simon from kitchen boy to knight. Trying to save the world under the shadow of the Storm King he meets characters of different cultures and species, as he fights for the survival of Ostern Ard. Best fantasy seriesi have ever read.

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    By: peter
    2014-12-24 12:06:21

    What I like most is that Williams' heroes win by compassion and not by violence. This is much more difficult to do, because the Conan-Revenge-hack-and-slay-way is much easier to invent.

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    By: Anonymous
    2016-04-02 05:43:08

    You see that's my problem with the series. After I've slogged through 3 massive books of high fantasy, magic, swordplay, monsters and demons and whatever, I come to the end and the answer is "compassion and forgiveness"???? No, somebody needs to have their head cut off in the end. Loved this series, hated the conclusion.

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    2015-11-16 11:59:17

    Ok so the first 100 pages of the first book were hard to get through (just shaping up the world). However after that i couldn't put the books down. The story follows simon through his various adventures to rpevent the storm king. This has many similarities to GOT, George RR Martin himself has said that he found inspiration from Tad Williams. For me this tops GOT everytime!

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-12-02 09:32:56

    So it has similarities to a book that came out decades after it? Clearly you're not a write or you would have phrased it as GOT has similarities to it...

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-12-02 09:42:33

    You do know "A song of Fire and Ice" Is a cheap rip-off of this series don't you? GRRM has even admitted as much on record.Just saying.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-12-16 04:59:57

    It's not that the pace is slow, it's just that Williams doesn't write very compelling characters. Still, this series was entertaining, even though I expected much more of it since it was so high on this list.

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    RE: Best Fantasy Series
    By: Anonymous
    2016-02-15 04:46:35

    Sort of a 'Lord of the Rings' for YA's. Good story overall, well defined good and evil characters. A bit slow to start off, but once it gets going its a good read.

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