Shadowmarch

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,523 ratings

Shadowmarch Publisher's Summary

For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. But now that boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live - the kingdom of Southmarch.

For centuries, the Eddon family has ruled in ancient, forbidding Southmarch Castle, guarding the border against the Qar's return, but now this powerful royal line has been dealt a devastating blow. The monarch, King Olin, is being held captive in a distant land, and it falls to his inexperienced heirs to lead their people in a time of growing danger and dread.

It is on the two youngest Eddons that the heaviest burdens fall. The twins Barrick and Briony, who in such evil times have only each other, may lose even that bond as darkness closes over them. As the Qar’s power reaches out across their land, will Southmarch Castle, the only home they’ve ever known, become in fact what it has long been called - Shadowmarch?

©2006 Tad Williams (P)2010 Brilliance Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Shadowmarch

    • Shadowmarch, Volume I
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 29 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 408

    For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. But now that boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live - the kingdom of Southmarch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's the characters that matter...

    • By JC on 11-09-10

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Shadowplay

    • Shadowmarch: Volume II
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 30 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    A year ago, the March Kingdoms were at peace, and the Eddon family held the throne. Now the family has been shattered. King Olin Eddon is a prisoner in a faraway land, and Olin’s heir Kendrick is dead – slain by treachery and dark, bloody magic. With their father and brother taken from them, the royal twins Barrick and Briony have done their best to hold the kingdom together, but now Barrick has been captured in a failed war against the immortal Twilight People and Briony has been forced to flee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 9.5/10 ign

    • By nate on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Shadowrise

    • Shadowmarch: Volume III
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 26 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 244

    Southmarch Castle is about to be caught between two implacable enemies, the ancient, immortal Qar and the insane god-king, the Autarch of Xis. Meanwhile, its two young defenders, the king’s children Princess Briony and Prince Barrick, are both trapped far away from home and fighting for their lives. Barrick is lost behind the Shadowline, facing all the terrible dangers and mysteries of that magical twilight land.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great listen

    • By Daniel on 01-01-11
    • Shadowmarch: Volume III
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 26 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 323 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Shadowheart

    • Shadowmarch: Volume IV
    • By: Tad Williams
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 33 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    Thousands of years ago the gods fought and fell in the deeps beneath what is now Southmarch Castle, then were banished into eternal sleep. Now at least one of them is stirring again, dreaming of vengeance against humankind....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just Ok

    • By Laura on 12-07-12

    Regular price: $27.99