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Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams
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Jan 05, 11

Read in January, 2003

1/18/2003 - 7/10
started off very slow, but ended well with lots of twists. kind of predictable in terms of the big picture, but with lots of suprises in getting there.

Series 3/2/2003 - 8/10
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn is a fantasy series somewhat similar to George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. It's kind of a Martin-lite, but it does get some props for coming out earlier. If I had read this before aSoIaF, I think I would have liked it a lot more. MSaT is well written with good political intrigue and lots of plot twists. The big picture is somewhat predictable, but there are lots of surprises in getting there. The characters are well done, albeit perhaps a little overly lucky. The ending was a little too anti-climactic and a little too pat, but it was a solid series nonetheless.

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