Book Review: The Dragonbone Chair, Tad Williams

Hi all…

I’ve had this paperback book by Tad Williams sitting on my shelf for a very long time… Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonbone Chair is the first book in the series “Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn” and was released back in 1988. I picked it up nearly 2 years ago at Barnes & Noble and other things have pushed in front of it in my reading queue.

The book revolves around Simon — a simple kitchen boy, who has great potential. Similar to the story of the Sword in the Stone, where you have a boy with a destiny being groomed for greatness by those who can see the potential. I was sucked in from the very beginning.

The good doctor Morgenes takes Simon under his wing and tutors him in letters, numbers, and history. And when things go wrong, Simon is helped along his path by the troll Binabik.

The mark of a good story is wanting to know more when the book ends. And I was definitely there. At some point, I will need to rejoin the adventures of Simon and Binabik in their quest to stop the destruction of their world.

If you’re looking for some great fantasy to immerse yourself in, this is a good place to look. 🙂

Be sure to check it out!


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  1. Might have to read this one while waiting for the next SOng of Ice and Fire to be released. Its been ages! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Hi. I find this book rather not the one that I like and how things are narrated, uhm well not so specific in the way that I can’t feel the things being described. So far, I still like Greg Keyes’ 4 book series of Kingdom of Thorn and Bones. Too far to par with this book.

  3. @Bon – I love the Greg Keyes books, but still enjoyed Tad Williams too. There’s plenty of great fantasy to go around. 🙂

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