A masterpiece of the imagination, THE WAR OF THE FLOWERS is a truly epic novel which once again pushes the boundaries of fantasy fiction into new and unexplored territory. In the great city, in the dimly lit office of an impossibly tall building, two creatures meet. Gold changes hand, and the master of the House of Hellebore gives an order: 'War is coming. The child must die.' In our own world, a young man discovers a manuscript written by his great uncle. It seems to be a novel - a strange fairy tale of fantastic creatures and magical realms. But it is written as a diary ...as if the events were real ...as if his uncle had journeyed to another world. For the young man, the fantasy is about to become reality. Find out more about this title and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
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Former singer, shoe-seller and radio show host, Tad Williams is now a full-time writer. His Memory, Sorrow and Thorn and Otherland series have established him as one of the most internationally popular fantasy authors of recent years.Review:
Praise for The War of the Flowers:
"Rock musician Theo Vilmost plummets headlong into the land of Faerie and finds himself thrust into the middle of a political and social maelstrom with only a foul-mouthed sprite as his ally. Williams's unforgettable cross-world fantasy turns faerie lore on its ear and is his best work to date." —Library Journal
“The War of the Flowers is an intense urban fantasy of fairies, changelings, and the end of the world.... A richly detailed, fully developed world of mortal vs. fairy.”—Romantic Times (top pick!)
“Travel into another dimension is a popular fantasy ploy, but rarely accomplished with such humor, terror, and even logic as this standalone by bestseller Williams.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Williams’s latest standalone fantasy epic is a masterpiece of fantasy worldbuilding, with a Faerie land that eerily mirrors the real world.... The tone is often dark, but rich, building a wondrous tale set in a fascinating world, with a classic reluctant hero and a cause worth cheering for.” —Locus
“Swift action and strong characterization make War of the Flowers an excellent and original fantasy novel.” —Library Bookwatch
“For readers who adore de Lint’s contemporary fantasy, this is a must-read; for people who have appreciated anything else that Williams has done, this is also highly recommended. I’m not sure what Williams will try next...but it’s clear that wherever he’s going, it’s worth following.” —Musing on Books
“I was caught up in the complexity of Mr. Williams’s imagination, and in the marvelous details of this fay world. This story of war and revolution is one of those perfect tales.” —Center City’s Weekly Press
“A very elaborate and fully realized setting for adventure, intrigue, and more than an occasional chill.”—SF Chronicle
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Book Description Orbit. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1841491276
Book Description Orbit, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1841491276