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The Wood Boy / The Burning Man (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn 0.5)

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This volume contains graphic adaptations of two short stories that originally appeared in the 'Legends' anthology. 'The Wood Boy' introduces readers to the 'Riftwar Saga', while 'The Burning Man' is a thought-provoking story about life and death, love and fear, and innocence and betrayal.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 21st 2005 by Dabel Brothers Publishing (first published January 4th 2005)
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Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just read The Burning Man, but I loved it. Instantly transported back to Osten Ard with familiar characters and familiar mood. Lovely.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
March 18, 2017: Read Burning Man.
A story told from an older woman's remembrances.

Her father died when she was a child and her bereft family moved into her grandfather's house. Her grandfather was disappointed that her father would not be Grand Thane, and tried to teach her brother all that was necessary to be Grand Thane when he grew up. Her mother was unhappy in the house, so when a foreigner came and made to move into the area, he also asked for her to marry him, from the grandfather, who ga
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tad-williams

The Burning Man
Author: Tad Williams
Written in: 1998
World: "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn"

Tad Williams is an US fantasy and science-fiction author. Wrote nearly 20 Novels. He is the Author of "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn", "Otherland", "Shadowmarch", "Ordinary Farm" and "The Bobby Dollar Books" series.
His other Novels are:

Tailchaser's Song (1985)
Child of an Ancient City (1992, written with Nina Kiriki Hoffman)
Caliban's Hour (1994)
The War of the Flowers (2003)

I pla
it as ok, good adaptations of sad stories, but the styles didn't fit me as good sadly.
Chip Hunter
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Personally, I think both Feist's Wood Boy and Williams' Burning Man are told better in the text version. While the art does add some definition to some parts of the story, and it is kind of nice to put faces and expressions to the names in the stories, I think it is obvious that these stories were not meant for the comic book format. By breaking up the writing into small bubbles, and relying on the artist for so much of the feel of the story, a lot of the original magic is lost. This is not to b ...more
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fantasy-lovers
Shelves: comics
This is two short fantasy stories done as a comic book. And guess what, that's exactly what it feels and reads like. The stories themselves are good too. Well worth a read if you are in to fantasy, if you like comics too its perfect.
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I only read the Feist story. Seems quite short but a nice window into the world of a normal citizen dealing with the invasion. I stopped reading the second as the font is quite small and I wasn't drawn in right away. I may give it a go another time.
David Shaffer
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Easily one of the best fantasy series ever written. I have followed Pug, Tomas, and Jimmy the Hand through continued heroic deeds. With each new book Saga, Feist wraps his tale into the original history of his world. Not a graphic novel guy, but a great read none the less.
Kristin Brenemen
Jan 02, 2009 marked it as to-read
I haven't read this, but it's based off the short story from the Legends anthology - the story that got me into reading all of Feist's work as it is. Hah.
Mar 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Mine. :)
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The Wood Boy seemed to be a chapter out of the middle of a book - no beginning or end.

The Burning Man was a whole story - I liked it a lot.

The Dabel Brothers' graphic art is amazing!
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