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La Torre del Ángel Verde (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn #3 part 2)

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  18,406 Ratings  ·  170 Reviews
La Torre del Ángel Verde es el formidable final de esta magna historia que, plena de guerras, engaños, aventuras, brujerías y amor, llega a un sorprendente desenlace. En ella, el poder de la magia es capaz de quebrantar el orden del tiempo y el espacio, y tanto los humanos como los sitha se vuelven en contra de sus propios congéneres.

Mientras los malvados secuaces del Rey
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Hardcover, Cover art by Michael Whelan, 558 pages
Published 1994 by Timun Mas (first published 1993)
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Aldi
Loved it madly, embarrassingly sad to have it end, excited and nervous beyond belief for The Witchwood Crown!

Oddly, I do always seem to hit a snag around the 200-page mark in this particular volume (which I suppose translates to something like a mid-book lull if taking TGAT as a single book), but before and after that, I could hardly put it down. The build-up to the final climax is epic and the way all these plot strings come together is just a joy to read.

I also remain in awe at Tad's trope sub
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Mark
Feb 07, 2014 Mark rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was just ok. A lot of it bothered me and only some of it was good. A few characters were interesting, but most got on my nerves. Miriamele was by far the most annoying. Her lack of common sense was mind numbing. And it was way too long. It dragged for most of it. How many times did a character begin to tell me something before being interrupted or deciding that the character they were talking to could be told the important information later. Things took so long to be explained that cha ...more
Kyleigh
Sep 28, 2011 Kyleigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I read it in two sections, with two other short books falling in between. I don’t think it hurt the story any though. The interplay between Simon and Miriamele was fantastic. I was amazed by Williams’ descriptions of kissing or touching for the first time. The second half of the book really drew me in and I had a hard time putting it down. The ending left a little bit to be desired. There was so much build-up throughout the whole 2,000 pag ...more
Marina
Jul 26, 2016 Marina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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David Zerangue
Nov 09, 2010 David Zerangue rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The end to an incredibly long trilogy. The series has a bit of The Grapes of Wrath feel to it in that obstacles are constantly put in front of the character and sorry and misery is all that ever remains. Even when there is a glimmer of hope, something worse happens. However, unlike The Grapes of Wrath, this series does end with a happy ending (which was refreshing). The story itself is quite epic and at times I could not understand why I was investing so much time reading it. However, if you tak ...more
John
It feels so good to finally be able to finish a fantasy series! So many of the ones I'm currently reading aren't finished and its so frustrating having to wait years for the story to continue. To green angel tower, part 2 is the second half of the final book in the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. It was exactly what I've been waiting for while reading series. The first two books of the trilogy were kind of a roller-coaster, good at times but I also find myself daydreaming during other parts of ...more
Lucinda
Mar 31, 2013 Lucinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A majestic fantasy masterpiece of epic proportions which beautifully blends magic and adventure for a thrilling tale.

‘To green angel tower Storm’ is book 4 in the series “Memory, Sorrow and Thorn” by international bestselling author Tad Williams. This dazzling series of incredible worlds and deadly intrigue is greatly impressive and hugely ambitious, on such a breathtaking scale. I am constantly astonished by how vividly creative Tad’s world-building is and the sheer remarkable substance that i
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Logan
Oct 24, 2014 Logan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did really enjoy this trilogy. My impression during the first book was that it was eloquent but got off to a slow start, but ending on an exciting note. The second book tried to bring too many threads together and ended up having lots of viewpoints from seemingly disconnected people. The third book(s) brought people together so there were fewer "groups" to follow, and wrapped everything up pretty nicely, for the most part. The ending can be described as nothing short of epic, with a very vivid ...more
Pickle
Im glad that's over and i cant see me rushing back to read any more Tad Williams

The book was overly long but so were the previous three and it really could have been cut from 800pages to about 400, so much detail for so little story.
Nevena
Apr 22, 2013 Nevena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Finally! I grew very tired reading it, some situations were repeating over and over again, and after all, the ending didn't surprise me as much. It's a decent series, but I recommend it only if you have spare time and true love for fantasy books because you'll find nothing new and thrilling here.
Scott
May 01, 2016 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, re-read
How to get all my thoughts down in writing? Hmmmm

So I got this book the day it was released over 20 years ago. I had been reading the series as it was released (late 80's had about a total of 20 fantasy books in print where I shopped (Walden Books)) and devoured it.

Fast forward 20+ years and my memory keeps telling me that this is the best fantasy series I have ever read but I had never done a re-read.

So three years ago I decided to re-read this series, one book a year.

I finally finished the 4th
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John
Jul 22, 2012 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series requires a lot of patience. The most important conflicts are metaphysical, and much of the time is spent with single characters struggling with their situation, with no one around to interact. The first couple books can be forgiven their slow pacing, as the pace gives you a tone and evokes feeling, but eventually, you need interaction or actual action.

I did enjoy the series, it was a throwback to my high school days. There were things that are well done. Binabik and Tiamak are great
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Brent
Jun 03, 2012 Brent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a journey it has been. This series from author Tad Williams dives into the good vs evil theme utilizing well-developed characters. This story is equipped with an array of battle scenes and includes an coming-of-age story of the scullion Simon and his clique of friends. The story includes trolls, Sithi (a magical people that remind me of Avatar folk), Rimmersman (viking type ruffians), Nabbani (human sea-folk/trade), Thrithings folk (plains people) and Hernystiri. Dragons are part of the st ...more
Marina
Jul 19, 2012 Marina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me some years until I finally finished this trilogy. It takes patience and understanding, but once you've read it, you can be sure you'll never forget its heroes. They're all admirable and, very fast, you grow fond of them. Tad Williams is a great writer even though he likes to stretch the plot. It was hard getting through some parts (the labyrinth scene in the first part !!! - you get the feeling like you're on LSD) but was worth it in the end. I never though I'd cry to this book - but ...more
The
Dec 16, 2015 The rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review at http://www.atgreviews.net/2015/12/mem...

(Spoilers for the previous three books in Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn are below).

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn reaches its epic conclusion as Humans, Sithi, and Trolls head back to the Hayholt for their final battle with Elias, Pryrates, and the Norns. The larger plot lines are traditionally predictable, which is typical of good vs. evil epic fantasy, however the minute by minute events in the plot have a few twists in them which helps to keep thi
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David
Mar 26, 2010 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
At last, I have slain the dragon that is the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series. I find that in the end, I cannot give this final volume five stars. My endurance for its low action-to-page-count ratio was tested several times. However, when it was good, it was very, very good. There are some wonderful passages of writing in this book, as there were with the previous volumes. I think Tad is a fantastic writer in need of a brutal editor to help him find and excise some of the fat from his manuscripts ...more
Jerfus
May 24, 2016 Jerfus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Porque no le puedo dar 6 de 5 estrellas.

Después de leer una serie tan épica, ¿qué queda? ¿Qué puede compararse con algo así?
Abigail
Jul 31, 2015 Abigail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need to come back an add a proper review but in general I have just been terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This series did take me quite a while, partly because I don't have a great deal of time to read (can't read in the car if I'm the one driving!!) and also partly because I didn't want to leave the characters and Osten Ard behind!

I jotted some quick notes on my phone during a flight after I finished it, there was so little left I read the remainder as my dad drove me to the airport so
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Surreysmum
May 05, 2016 Surreysmum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Scarletine
Where do i get my medal for finishing this behemoth?

I enjoyed the first three books, however book 3 part 2 was stretched like a hippo in Lycra pants. It wasn't pretty at all and at times i was about to DNF. I got to the stage that i was so bored with everything being dragged out, i didn't care what happened to the characters. I can't believe that these books weren't edited sufficiently that they fitted into three novels.

But I've finished at last. Yesss.
Erik Oliver
Jun 14, 2016 Erik Oliver rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite a denouement that, I think, cheapens elements of what came before, this is overall an absolutely fantastic finale to a phenomenal fantasy trilogy; the 5 stars are both for To Green Angel Tower, both parts, and for Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn as a whole. Tad Williams has created a story that feels simultaneously classic, subversive, and innovative. I'm very intrigued by Last King of Osten Ard, and I really look forward to seeing how Tad continues this story.
Sam
So it's done. I've run out of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. And now I have finished it, I'm kind of sad there isn't more. These books definitely grew on me as I read them. No, they're not the fastest-moving plot-wise, but for the building of a world and its history, they are quite spectacular.

Once again, there was more action in this book than there was in the preceding volumes. The huge finale, with its several Aaaargh!!!! moments, was pretty spectacular. The plot threads are tied up we
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Lisa
May 02, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It solidified my belief that Tad Williams is an amazing author. I loved the way he painted pictures with his words, the morals and interesting messages hidden within storylines, and the vast breadth of this adventure!
Katie
Mar 07, 2014 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who love a good quest with a healthy dose of magicy things
Why did this series have to end????

I seriously can't believe it took me this long to read it. I'm ashamed to admit that I suspect it was the cover art that had put me off before. BUT don't judge these by their cover. They were fantastic. Also, where I find that fantasy books frequently lose me when they try to layer in too much mythology and magicy stuff all at once, the pacing and gradual build throughout this series was well done. And, while one or two of the storylines bored me somewhat, I lo
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Duchess
Yep, I finally finished this gargantuan mediocre read.
Nothing much left to say that I haven't already said in my reviews of the previous books in the series.
Louise
Jun 09, 2016 Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved this series. I didn't see the twist coming of who certain people are/were. Well I saw half of it because there had to be something but I got a bit crossed over about it and got it wrong.

The description of the city under the city in this book is wonderful and very atmospheric. All the races and people we've met along the way are all tied together beautifully. I felt quite sad that some peoples fates were less than happy but then I suppose after GRRM nothing is ever going to be super
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Carmen
Mar 03, 2016 Carmen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This world - I lived in it. It was so well crafted and complete.
It was both an old story and a new one, using some age old fantasy conventions but taking unique directions within that framework. And this is one of the few series I've read where each volume is a better book than the last as the writer evolved in the best ways and all of the meticulous world-building paid off. It was grand, detailed and complex. Each character fleshed out fully, each setting its own. Creative language, immersive
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Matt Mongiello
The end was fine. The series was fine. For a story where all the characters are constantly in the dark about what's going on, the surprises at the end were not all that surprising. The pieces didn't come together in a magical way that illuminates all the previous events. Not a ton of emotional impact, but certainly a lot of interesting things happen, a lot of plot-lines are resolved, and the last hundred pages are action packed.

3.5 stars for the whole series. It's fine. It all just feels a bit
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Reggie Kray
Aug 02, 2014 Reggie Kray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best trilogies I have had the pleasure to read...
Phil Morrison
Jul 29, 2016 Phil Morrison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The other 2 books in this trilogy were somewhat of a slog to get through, but in the end it was all worth it. The last 2 books are by far and away the best, the pacing of them is just right hours fly by without you realising it and felt the finale was really good, although the afterword seemed strange unless he plans to write more books about osten ard and simon's adventures.

PS : A word of warning on these books if your not willing to commit to a series do not even try with these because each bo
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Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to—singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer ...more
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Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn (3 books)
  • The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #1)
  • Stone of Farewell (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #2)
  • To Green Angel Tower (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #3)

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