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To Green Angel Tower, Part 2

(Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn #3 part 2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  21,228 ratings  ·  259 reviews
Das Finale der erfolgreichen Fantasy-Reihe

Simon Schneelocke ist entschlossen, mit Prinzessin Miriamel das letzte der Großen Schwerter zu gewinnen und so Prinz Josua zum Sieg gegen die dunklen Mächte Osten Ards zu verhelfen. Welche geheimnisvollen Pläne verfolgt Utuk’ku, die Nornenkönigin? Werden die Großen Schwerter endlich zusammenkommen, wie der wahnsinnige P
Kindle Edition, 819 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by DAW (first published 1993)
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Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the final instalment in this classic fantasy series and it was a long overdue read for me. I have been marathoning the 2nd-4th books over the last few weeks in preparation for the new series Williams is about to launch into in the same world, and it was quite the experience to just dive in...

This book was certainly the most enjoyable of the four for me, although I think the series gets stronger as it goes. Of course these books have a ver classic vibe to them, taking after Lo
GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
I am finally done my re-read. It took longer than I would have liked (I read a few books in between) but have literally just closed the covers on this final volume.

I have to admit, I don't really know how to express any of my feelings. These books have been of such HUGE importance to me as I grew up that I feel like anything I write here will not give it it's due reward. I suppose I should start by saying thank you.

Thank you, Tad. The Memory Sorrow and Thorn trilogy is a gift that I will never be abl
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
*** 4.35

A wonderful Fantasy written in the classic tradition, entertaining and emotionally gripping! I really enjoyed reading all the volumes of this epic series, but one thing I could have done without - the teenagers being and acting like real life hormonal teenagers do. Yes, I think the author hit it spot on with how immature and annoying they can be! And in this last part of this arc, the attraction between two of those teenagers, as sweet as it was, brought way too much angst for my liking
Maja Ingrid
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Had I known before this edition of the trilogy had Green Angel Tower split in two books I would likely search for another edition, because I don't really like when books are split in two parts.

I was also bit cautious to pick up William's older high fantasy books. I read his UF series Bobby Dollar some years ago and me and that series has a complicated relationship. But I'm a curious girl and wanted fantasy books.

This series was not all what I expected it to be. In one way I thought it wou
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
Jun 10, 2013 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
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Awesome epic series BR with Richard, a great fellow knight of Osten Ard.
A brilliant end to a brilliant series! A fantasy masterpiece of epic proportions! I loved every bit of it and highly recommend it.
Leah Nadeau
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-fav-fantasy
Wow I cannot believe it's over! Gah I'm sad lol I also cannot believe I finished this book in a couple weeks, it is a massive brick of a book XD I loved it alllllllll I don't even know what to say... I'm going to read the 2017 novella next
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epic-fantasy
The final of Tad Williams epic trilogy/quartet (the last book was released as one volume in hardback, the paperback was split into two) gets a 4.5 review from me. it was good, it was really, really good, but (and I hate to say this) it wasn't great.

This was due to a couple of reasons: (view spoiler) ...more
Vivone Os
So I finally finished it! It really took me a while. At first, the book was sooo boring and I had to put it down. I continued reading a whole month later. It kind of didn't pull me to reading. And later, after I continued to read, there were parts that were uneventful and I would say redundant. For example, parts in which Simon and Guthwulf wandered through the corridors of Hayholt, or the length of the siege of Naglimund. The ending compensated to it all. It was s
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, maps
(This review includes To Green Angel Tower, Part 1)

“Forever is a long time to carry grudges.”

Excellent. Successful and satisfying conclusion to a huge epic fantasy. Sixteen hundred pages (in this story) of complex plots, sub-plots and sub-sub-plots set in multiple, fully-realized cultures, many more than medieval Europe analogs. Language, history, clothing, religion, music, clothes, prejudices: the whole boatload. Immersive. Loads of quotable epigrams.

“If what we h
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Just.... wow

I don't really know what to say, how to sum up this book, and the series as a whole in a coherent manner. Just.. epic. In scope, in world building and especially in characters. As with any series about war there where deaths that where extremely sad, more than a few tears where shed. SO many twists and turns from the small to the amazing. I don't really know what to say I want to rave about this book but I don't want to spoil it for anyone else

Suffice to say its tru
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 22, 2014 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
Mar 28, 2013 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
David Zerangue
Nov 09, 2010 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
Sep 28, 2011 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
Chris Gousopoulos
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
What a journey. Four books full of unforgettable moments. Haunting battles, beautiful harsh vast landscapes, terrifying labyrinthine subteranean places, great climaxes and even very well executed horror scenes. A classic epic. A twisted and original Lord Of The Rings type. The worldbuilding was incredible. Characters too. It might be kinda slow, especially compared to modern fantasy, but I savored almost every page. Its really a shame that these books are not hyped nowadays because there are so ...more
Mar 15, 2013 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.
Kate (BloggingwithDragons)
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Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best_fantasy
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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
Apr 18, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I waited until completing the entire series before writing a review to see if it would redeem itself somehow. It didn't. The point I enjoyed most was when it finally ended.

This story did not need four (long) books for its telling. The plot is unsophisticated. It could have been easily condensed into three books. This was clearly a scheme to milk it for all its worth. To say the plot moved at a snail's pace is an understatement. It's bogged down by the same rehashed descriptions of people and pl
Éowyn Amroth
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Four wonderful books with great characters and plot. Magical scenes, horror scenes, epic elements, twists and an amazing narrative. I really enjoyed them all and take my hat off to Mr Williams for the creation of all those wonderful (and very different from what we are used to) races.
Pete Victor
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic warming finish to a great series of book. Tad Williams is a tremendous author and a crafty storyteller. His world building abilities are top notch and his prose is marvelous. I listened to this series of books all the way through from the very beginning. I recommend the audiobooks for the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn books. Andrew Wincott is such a talented narrator. I loved his voice acting so much in this series. Great work all around 💯💯
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.
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.
Beth S.
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, sff
Well I was going to give this three stars for being moderately entertaining until I got to the climax of the plot and rolled my eyes so hard it hurt. A million pages of just different people slogging through the same tunnels for this bullshit? Of the denouement, let us not even speak. Ugh.
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.
Reggie Kray
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best trilogies I have had the pleasure to read...
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Tad Williams is a California-based fantasy superstar. His genre-creating (and genre-busting) books have sold tens of millions worldwide, in twenty-five languages. His considerable output of epic fantasy and science fiction book-series, stories of all kinds, urban fantasy novels, comics, scripts, etc., have strongly influenced a generation of writers: the ‘Otherland’ epic relaunches June 2018 as an ...more

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