The Last King of Osten Ard

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The Heart of What Was Lost Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited continuation of one of the greatest fantasy trilogies ever written.

The world was nearly destroyed, but now knows hope again. At the end of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Ineluki the Storm King, an undead spirit of horrifying, demonic power, came within moments of stopping Time itself and obliterating humankind.

He was defeated by a coalition of mortal men and women joined by his own deathless descendants, the Sithi. In the wake of the Storm King's fall, Ineluki's loyal minions, the Norns, retreat north to Nakkiga, an ancient citadel which holds a priceless artefact known as The Heart of What Was Lost.

They are pursued by the army of Duke Isgrimnur who is determined to wipe out the Norns for all time.

The two armies will soon clash in a battle so strange and deadly, so wracked with dark enchant¬ment, that it threatens to destroy not just one side but quite possibly all.

©2017 Beale Williams Enterprise (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 0.5

    • The Heart of What Was Lost

    • A Novel of Osten Ard
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The world was nearly destroyed, but now knows hope again. At the end of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Ineluki the Storm King, an undead spirit of horrifying, demonic power, came within moments of stopping Time itself and obliterating humankind. He was defeated by a coalition of mortal men and women joined by his own deathless descendants, the Sithi. In the wake of the Storm King's fall, Ineluki's loyal minions, the Norns, retreat north to Nakkiga, an ancient citadel which holds a priceless artefact....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow. Brilliant!

    • By Catalin Ciubotaru on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Heart of What Was Lost

    • A Novel of Osten Ard
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    In the wake of the Storm King's fall, Ineluki's loyal minions, the Norns, dark cousins to the Sithi, choose to flee the lands of men and retreat north to Nakkiga, their ancient citadel within the hollow heart of the mountain called Stormspike. But as the defeated Norns make their way to this last haven, the mortal Rimmersman Duke Isgrimnur leads an army in pursuit, determined to end the Norns' attacks and defeat their ageless Queen Utuk'ku for all time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suffers from being a 'bridge' story

    • By Mac on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 1

    • The Witchwood Crown

    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 38 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    New York Times best-selling Tad Williams' groundbreaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! Enter the epic fantasy world that inspired a generation of modern fantasy writers, including George R. R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Christopher Paolini.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tad proves he's still the best!

    • By T-Bone on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Witchwood Crown

    • The Last King of Osten Ard, Book 1
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 38 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Witchwood Crown continues the story of Simon, servant boy made king, and his queen, Miriamele, 30 years after the events of the concluding part of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. In To Green Angel Tower, the might of the Storm King was conquered by the League of the Scroll. Now new troubles have come to the kingdom of Osten Ard, a world where humans, Norns and the Sithi can live in peace for only a little time before war raises its head....

    Regular price: $26.64

  • Book 2

    • Empire of Grass

    • The Last King of Osten Ard, Book 2
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 36 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Empire of Grass

    • Last King of Osten Ard, Book 2
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 36 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The kingdoms of Osten Ard have been at peace for decades, but now, the threat of a new war grows to nightmarish proportions. Simon and Miriamele, royal husband and wife, face danger from every side. Their allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands. The ancient, powerful nation of Nabban is on the verge of bloody civil war, and the fierce nomads of the Thrithings grasslands have begun to mobilize, united by superstitious fervor and their age-old hatred of the city-dwellers.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Writer In Fantasy

    • By BrianRaiderFan on 07-03-19

    Regular price: $49.00

  • Book 3

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