Shadowmarch by Tad Williams
: Volume I

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For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. but now that boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live--the kingdom of Southmarch.

For centuries, the Eddon family has ruled in ancient, forbidding Southmarch Castle, guarding the border against the Qar's return, but now this powerful royal line has been dealt a devestating blow. The monarch, King Olin, is being held captive in a distant land, and it falls to his inexperienced heirs to lead their people in a time of growing danger and dread.

It is on the two youngest Eddons that the heaviest burdens fall. The twins Barrick and Briony, who in such evil times have only each other, may lose even that bond as darkness closes over them. As the Qar's power reaches out across their land, will Southmarch Castle, the only home they've ever known, become in fact what it has long been called--Shadowmarch?

About Tad Williams

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Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to—singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well. Tad and his family live in London and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Published September 5, 2006 by DAW. 816 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jun 03 2007 | Read Full Review of Shadowmarch: Shadowmarch: Vol...

Fantasy Literature

As is typical of fantasy, for that matter most genre novels, there are echoes of earlier works by the same author and other works by different authors.

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Fantasy Literature

It is in this book that you become intimately familiar with all the major players in the Shadowmarch series.

Mar 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Shadowmarch: Shadowmarch: Vol...

Book Geeks

While Mathew scares himself silly with foul fishy monsters from the depths, I have been enjoying two massive slabs of epic fantasy, in the form of Tad Williams‘ Shadowmarch and Shadowplay, the first two volumes of the Shadowmarch trilogy.

Feb 26 2008 | Read Full Review of Shadowmarch: Shadowmarch: Vol...

Grasping For The Wind

If you enjoy epic fantasy, or enjoyed Williams prior epic fantasy trilogy, you will find reading Shadowmarch a pleasure.

May 30 2008 | Read Full Review of Shadowmarch: Shadowmarch: Vol...

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