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Brandende Man

(Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn #0.5)

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  16 reviews
"Talloze jaren later schrik ik nog op in het holst van de nacht met zijn gekwelde gezicht voor mij. En in deze vreselijke dromen ben ik nimmer in staat zijn lijden te verlichten".

Zo begint deze korte roman van een van de meest aansprekende fantasy-auteurs van nu, Tad Williams: Brandende man. Over een geheimzinnige stiefvader, een voorspellende heks, een gewonnen en weer ve
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published 2005 by Luitingh Fantasy (first published 1998)
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Micah Hall
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I read this short story in a mass market paperback copy of Legends, edited by Robert Silverberg. It contains several, 'Legends', of the fantasy genre and is a wonderful anthology everyone should check out... If you've read the author's respective stories.

Anyways, I have finally consumed all of Tad Williams' published work in Osten Ard. There's actually a good amount of world building in this slim tale, focusing on the best aspects of Osten Ard: the mystery of the world and the creatures wit
Vicente Ribes
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bonita historia que sirve de pequeña precuela o introducción a la saga Añoranzas y pesares de Tad Williams. Aquí nos situamos unos años antes a los hechos de las novelas y asistiremos a la historia de como se tomó Hayholt y porque se aislaron los sitha de los humanos.
En tan sólo 50 páginas Tad Williams creA un buen relato. Me gustó mucho que apareciese Geloe, la maga de la liga del pergamino y otros personajes como el hermano quemado de Ineluki.
Johan Haneveld
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
A short novel or a long short story? Here an old woman describes how here stepfather becomes obsessed with a question that haunts him - a question that led to his banishment from his kingdom. To answer the question he captures a witch, who promises to lead him to answers. But are they answers he wants to hear? Interesting to read a story set in the Osten Ard universe of the author. I enjoyed the series 'Memory, Sorrow and Thorn' a lot. This fills in a bit of background, but contains recognizable ...more
shar zar
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it
It was pretty suspenseful and the atmosphere was creepy enough but it wasn't bamboozling. It might be because it was so short but I doubt I'll remember these characters in a few weeks ...more
Dyslexic Bookmonster
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Finally finished this book, dear lord that took me far too long...

The weird thing is, this book has the essential things which normally have me reading like a maniac. For example, it shows the ugliness of mankind, yet as it does, deep within there are still a few beautiful parts as well. Realism? I honestly don't think so, it is too dramatic(?), but it is what I generally like in stories.

Not this time, it seems. Though I liked the ending of the first story.
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Nachdem es schon einige Zeit her ist, dass ich „Das Geheimnis der Großen Schwerter“ gelesen hatte, war ich erfreut mal wieder etwas aus Tad Williams Welt Osten Ard zu lesen.
Wie zu erwarten kommt die Kurzgeschichte nicht ganz an die Qualität des Osten Ard Zyklus heran. Aber trotzdem ist die Geschichte wie immer gut erzählt und dank der Ich-Erzählperspektive der Hauptprotagonistin eine nette Abwechslung. Da die anderen Charaktere auf eine überschaubare Zahl begrenzt sind, kann man der Erzählung pr
sabisteb aka callisto
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Leider liegt es schon über 10 Jahre zurück, seit ich die Osten Ard Bücher gelesen habe und ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob diese Geschichte einen tieferen Bezug zur Trilogie hat.
Es ist eine Geschichte über die erste Liebe und Verrat, und dass man manchmal Entscheidungen treffen muss, die einen den Rest des Lebens verfolgen. Ein Teil der Geschichte spielt auch in den Unterirdischen Katakomben der Engelsburg, das ist der Teil, der mir auch aus Drachenbeinthron noch am besten im Gedächtnis geblieben i
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Vondst in een straatbieb van mijn favoriete auteur. Ik kende de titel, dacht dat ik het verhaal nooit gelezen had en toch bleek het origineel in mijn boekenkast in de anthologie 'Legends' te staan. Nog wel met opdracht van 'his Tadness' zelf, naar aanleiding van een gesprekje dat we ooit hadden over Robert Jordan.
Verhaal zelf is eerlijk gezegd niet zo heel bijzonder - het speelt tegen de achtergrond van de MST serie, maar is heel goed afzonderlijk te lezen. Aangenaam tussendoortje.
Sabrina Wannet
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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leuk dat er 2 verhalen in zaten , de tweede vond ik een stuk leuker en spannender dan de eerste. het tempo kwam ook pas in verhaal 2. verhaal 1 was meer een vertelling van herinneringen van een vrouw. dit verhaal miste spanning en tempo maar was wel zo geschreven dat je verder leest
Tamara Van dishoeck
Mar 13, 2021 rated it liked it
een kort verhaal over een oude vrouw die vertelt over haar leven. over haar moeder en haar stiefvader. dit is mijn eerste boek wat ik van Tad Williams heb gelezen, vind de schrijfstijl erg leuk en wil zeker meer lezen van Tad Williams.
Paca Sad
A short read and not totally unsatisfactory, I thought I would read it as a precursor to The series proper. I hope reading on will give me better insight as this novel was confused and confusing for me as I had no context, but as a short story with a twist, it was ok
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle
first introduction to Tad Williams, not the one to start off with. As a prequel, believe I should have read it after I was familiar with the author
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wunderbar geschriebene Kurzgeschichte. Sehr guter und anschaulicher Schreibstil und herrliche Ausarbeitung und Führung zum Klimax.
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 p
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It is certainly an interesting story that peaked my interest about the world and the characters. I felt that the main character had a strong voice. The build-up to the actual event was long. In contrast to that the event felt almost like a disappointment. I just kept thinking, 'That was it?' ...more
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It starts out very slow, to the point where I was bored with it but continued only because it's 70 pages long. After half a book things finally get going and I loved it. ...more
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