- ISBN 9781841499246 / 1841499242
- Title Shadowheart
- Author Tad Willams
- Category Fantasy
- Format Paperback
- Year 2011
- Pages 896
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Imprint Orbit
- Language English
- Dimensions 126mm x 197mm x 47mm
The concluding volume of the spectacular Shadowmarch quartet - the series that haralded master storyteller Tad Williams's long-awaited return to epic fantasy
Barrick Eddon, prince of Southmarch, is no longer entirely human. He has vowed to safeguard the legacy of the dark Qar race, and must now decide where his loyalties lie. His twin sister Briony has a difficult choice of her own. Her father, King Olin, is held captive by the Autarch, a mad god-king who plans to use Olin's blood to gain unlimited power. And the castle of Southmarch still remains in the possession of Hendon Tolly, Briony's murderous relative. As time runs out, will Briony decide to save her father's kingdom ...or her father? As the foretold Great Defeat draws near, history is stripped of its costume of lies. Poets and players, mortals and fairies, warriors and gods - all will have their roles to play as the fate of the known world hangs in the balance.
'A fourth volume that nails everything you could want from the conclusion of an epic fantasy yarn... rich in detail and exploding with imagination' SFX
Former singer, shoe-seller and radio show host, Tad Williams is now a full-time writer. His Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series established him as one of the world's most popular fantasy authors.