The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams

The War of the Flowers

Tad Williams
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  • ISBN
    9780756401818 / 075640181X
  • Title The War of the Flowers
  • Author Tad Williams
  • Category Fantasy
  • Format
    Mass Market Paperback
  • Year 2004
  • Pages 828
  • Publisher
    Daw Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 108mm x 45mm x 172mm


“A masterpiece of fairy-tale worldbuilding, with a Faerie land that eerily mirrors the real world. The tone is often dark, but rich, building a wondrous set in a fascinating world, with a classic reluctant hero and a cause worth cheering for.”—“Locus.”

Publisher Description

Theo Vilmos' life is about to take a real turn for the worse. He is drawn from his home in Northern California into the parallel world of Faerie, for, unknown to him, he is a pivotal figure in a war between certain of Faerie's powerful lords and the rest of the strange creatures who live in this exotic realm.

Author Biography

Tad Williams is the “New York Times” bestselling author of some fourteen books for adults, which have been translated into twenty-three languages and sell worldwide. Among his bestsellers are “The Dragonbone Chair”, “The Otherland Cycle”, and “Shadowmarch”. Deborah Beale was a longtime editor of books for adults and children in her native London before she began her career as a writer. This is the first book Tad and Deborah have written together. They live with their children in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, with far more cats, dogs, reptiles, pet ants, and banana slugs than they

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  • I found this book have a very different fantasy story then I am used to. A mix of the modern man thrown unprepared into the fairy world. It involves murder and mystery and saving the world. Even though I finished the book and found it readable I didn’t find it holding my interest very well. I found the basis of the story is sound but it didn’t have the hook that makes you want to keep reading the next chapter. I couldn’t get involved or find sympathy with any of the characters. I don’t think I will read this book again. I can heartily recommend the author Tad William’s series of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn – Beginning with ‘The Dragonbone Chair’ though. These books kept my interest all the way through with good characters and good story.

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