The said book will be released this year and the cover art has just been unveiled. Once again it features an art by Michael Whelan. But the sword that I was expecting to see (the pattern of the original series' redesigned covers as well as the bridge novel) is replaced by Hjeldin’s Tower.
Check out the cover of The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams.
Head over to Tor.com for more information.
The Dragonbone Chair, the first volume of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, was published in hardcover in October, 1988, launching the series that was to become one of the seminal works of modern epic fantasy. Many of today’s top-selling fantasy authors, from Patrick Rothfuss to George R. R. Martin to Christopher Paolini credit Tad with being the inspiration for their own series.
Now, twenty-four years after the conclusion of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Tad returns to his beloved universe and characters with The Witchwood Crown, the first novel in the long-awaited sequel trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard.
Thirty years have passed since the events of the earlier novels, and the world has reached a critical turning point once again. The realm is threatened by divisive forces, even as old allies are lost, and others are lured down darker paths. Perhaps most terrifying of all, the Norns—the long-vanquished elvish foe—are stirring once again, preparing to reclaim the mortal-ruled lands that once were theirs….
The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams will be released on June 27, 2017. I already pre-ordered mine.