The Dragonbone Chair (inscribed by the author).

By: Williams, Tad

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Book One of the Memory, Sorrow And Thorn fantasy trilogy, followed by Stone of Farewell (1990) and To Green Angel Tower (1993). INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Priced $19.95 on the inner front flap and with full number line 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 on copyright page (ie. not a book club edition).

''his first novel was Tailchaser's Song (1985) an animal fantasy featuring cats, but his principal contribution to the genre has been the high-fantasy Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy: THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR (1988), Stone of Farewell (1990) and To Green Angel Tower (1993). This is explicitly a revisionist fantasy, intended as a criticism of the alleged implicit racism in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and more generally of the assumption throughout genre fantasy that good and evil can be simply allocated along national or species boundaries; there is a Dark Lord in the trilogy, and he has his bodyguard of undead, but his particularly horrible scheme of debasement is in response to genuine wrongs. Neither humanity nor its elven rivals, the Sithi, is native to Osten Ard; it is explicit that both arrived in historical time, the elves ahead of various waves of human incomers, each of them semi-cognate with nations of Earth - the usual quasi-Vikings, Slavic plains folk, etc. - and that a genocidal war, largely won by humanity, ensued'' (Roz Kaveney/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).

Title: The Dragonbone Chair (inscribed by the author).

Author Name: Williams, Tad

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Daw Books: NY.: 1988.

ISBN Number: 0809900033

ISBN Number 13: 9780809900039

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of browning along the page edges.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 04698