Book Review: To Green Angel Tower, Part 2

To Green Angel Tower, Part 2
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3
By Tad Williams

While Simon and Miriamele make their way to the Hayholt, Josua’s camp is attacked by Norn assassins intent on killing Camaris. Tiamak sets Camaris’ tent on fire to warn the others, but Geloe is fatally injured in the attack.

With Hernystir free of invaders, the Sithi army rides for Josua’s conquered fortress of Naglimund. Joined by Count Eolair and a few Hernystiri soldiers, the Sithi attempt to drive the Norns from Naglimund, but their power is greater than suspected.

As the conqueror star appears overhead, the three great swords are drawn towards the Hayholt. Fighting their way towards the High King’s stronghold, Josua and his allies prepare for the last great battle to save Osten Ard from the machinations of Pryrates and the dreaded Storm King.

To Green Angel Tower, Part 2, concludes the saga of the three great swords, Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. Williams manages to tie up all of the diverse storylines while throwing in some unexpected twists. This book is an excellent end to the trilogy, and I would recommend the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn saga to any fan of fantasy fiction.

This review originally appeared 19 January 2013 on

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