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''The Last King Of Osten Ard'' is the sequel trilogy to TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' which is being released [[SequelGap over twenty years]] after the original.

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''The Last King Of Osten Ard'' is the sequel trilogy to TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' which is being released [[SequelGap over twenty years]] after the original.


Storywise, more than thirty years have passed since the end of the [[TheWarJustBefore Storm King's War]], and all the surviving characters have aged and developed accordingly. The continent of Osten Ard has seen mostly peaceful years under the rule of the royal couple Simon and Miriamele, who are now about fifty and grandparents to the heir to the throne, [[RoyalBrat Prince Morgan]], and his young sister.

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Storywise, more than thirty years have passed since the end of the [[TheWarJustBefore Storm King's War]], and all the surviving characters have aged and developed accordingly. The continent of Osten Ard has seen mostly peaceful years under the rule of the [[RulingCouple royal couple couple]] Simon and Miriamele, who are now about fifty and grandparents to the heir to the throne, [[RoyalBrat Prince Morgan]], and his young sister.


With threats looming and mysteries multiplying, [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters characters old and new]] will have to play their parts in the coming struggles - and not all of them will be ready.

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With threats looming and mysteries multiplying, [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters characters old and new]] will have to play their parts in the coming struggles struggle - and not all of them will be ready.



* DarkerAndEdgier:
* DoorStopper: The new series certainly follows the original in this aspect, with the paperback of ''The Witchwood Crown'' clocking in at just over 700 pages. The author has announced that the second book will be even longer.
* NostalgiaFilter:
* SealedEvilInACan:
* SympatheticPOV:

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* DarkerAndEdgier:
DarkerAndEdgier: ''The Witchwood Crown'' is this compared to its counterpart in the first trilogy, ''The Dragonbone Chair''. While the older book keeps a relatively light and positive outlook for most of its run (granted, the following books quickly [[SarcasmMode rectify that]]), the latter is darker throughout and even starts out with the attempted murder of a ''[[OurElvesAreBetter Sitha]]''.
* DoorStopper: The new series certainly follows the original in this aspect, with the paperback of ''The Witchwood Crown'' clocking in at just over under 700 pages. The author has announced that the second book will be even longer.
* NostalgiaFilter:
MacGuffin: The Witchwood Crown itself.
* SealedEvilInACan:
NostalgiaFilter: Several characters, but especially Simon and Miriamele tend to wear these occasionally in regard to their younger years; Simon, for instance, tends to regret that now that he's king, every decision and, in fact, every single word of his get scrutinized as opposed to how anonymous he was in his youth as a kitchen boy.
* SympatheticPOV:SealedEvilInACan: Ommu the Whisperer, one of the Red Hand, who is released by Utuk'ku to aid in her revenge on the mortals.
* SympatheticPOV: In contrast to the first trilogy, this one gives us [=POVs=] on several sides of the conflict(s), in particular among the Norns.


''The Last King Of Osten Ard'' is the sequel trilogy to TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' which is being released [[SequelGap over 25 years]] after the original. Storywise, more than 30 years have passed since the end of the [[TheWarJustBefore Storm King's War]], and all the surviving characters have aged and developed accordingly. The continent of Osten Ard has seen mostly peaceful years under the rule of the royal couple Simon and Miriamele, who are now about fifty and grandparents to the heir to the throne, [[RoyalBrat Prince Morgan]], and his young sister.


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''The Last King Of Osten Ard'' is the sequel trilogy to TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' which is being released [[SequelGap over 25 twenty years]] after the original. original.

Storywise, more than 30 thirty years have passed since the end of the [[TheWarJustBefore Storm King's War]], and all the surviving characters have aged and developed accordingly. The continent of Osten Ard has seen mostly peaceful years under the rule of the royal couple Simon and Miriamele, who are now about fifty and grandparents to the heir to the throne, [[RoyalBrat Prince Morgan]], and his young sister. \n \n

But good times can't last - as the [[TheLastTitle trilogy's title suggests]] -, and something dark is stirring again in the far north, where thirty years ago the defeated Norns retreated to their icy mountain fortress of Stormspike while their queen slept. Now Utuk'ku has reawakened and she and her people plot their slow revenge against their mortal enemies. Meanwhile, in the southern duchy of Nabban, some of Osten Ard's [[BigScrewedUpFamily most powerful nobles]] are in a rising conflict that's only just a step away from open CivilWar. Someplace else, the Thrithings clans aim to expand their own territories in an increasingly violent manner; and in the Western Kingdom of Hernystir, a dangerous sect is involved with secret lore that was thought to have been banned from the world forever.

With threats looming and mysteries multiplying, [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters characters old and new]] will have to play their parts in the coming struggles - and not all of them will be ready.






* DoorStopper: The new series certainly follows the original in this aspect, with the paperback of ''The Witchwood Crown'' clocking in at just over 700 pages. The author has announced that the second book will be even longer.

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* DarkerAndEdgier:
* DoorStopper: The new series certainly follows the original in this aspect, with the paperback of ''The Witchwood Crown'' clocking in at just over 700 pages. The author has announced that the second book will be even longer.longer.
* NostalgiaFilter:
* SealedEvilInACan:
* SympatheticPOV:


''"All the voices lie except the one that whispers. And that one will steal away the world."''

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''"All ->''"[[TheProphecy All the voices lie except the one that whispers. And that one will steal away the world."''
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''"All the voices lie except the one that whispers. And that one will steal away the world."''



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* DoorStopper: The new series certainly follows the original in this aspect, with the paperback of ''The Witchwood Crown'' clocking in at just over 700 pages. The author has announced that the second book will be even longer.


''The Last King Of Osten Ard'' is the sequel trilogy to TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' which is being released over 25 years after the original.

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''The Last King Of Osten Ard'' is the sequel trilogy to TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' which is being released [[SequelGap over 25 years years]] after the original.original. Storywise, more than 30 years have passed since the end of the [[TheWarJustBefore Storm King's War]], and all the surviving characters have aged and developed accordingly. The continent of Osten Ard has seen mostly peaceful years under the rule of the royal couple Simon and Miriamele, who are now about fifty and grandparents to the heir to the throne, [[RoyalBrat Prince Morgan]], and his young sister.



The character sheet for both series is [[Characters/MemorySorrowAndThorn here]].

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The character sheet for both this series and its prequel is [[Characters/MemorySorrowAndThorn here]].

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''The Last King Of Osten Ard'' is the sequel trilogy to TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' which is being released over 25 years after the original.


The character sheet for both series is [[Characters/MemorySorrowAndThorn here]].
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