Empire of Grass

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What to expect

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

Praise for Tad Williams

‘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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Critics Review

  • 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
  • Comparable to fantasy’s most meticulously rendered realms, like Tolkien’s Middle-earth and Martin’s Westeros.

    Kirkus
  • Empire of Grass not only meets expectations, but surpasses them in almost all ways. Few authors manage to write a series with as much depth and relevance as Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn once in a career. Williams is two-thirds of the way through doing it twice

    Barnes & Noble
  • It’s no wonder Tad Williams has inspired so many great authors of fantasy to take up the pen. His work is, and continues to be, amongst the best of the genre

    Fantasy Book Review

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