One of the foundational books of epic fantasy, The Dragonbone Chair begins the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. Writers like Robin Hobb and George R. R. Martin praise Williams for this series, for its incredible characters, complex plot, amazingly detailed world, and all written by a master wordsmith. A castle orphan story that defies most of the tropes. All requiring a large glossary. Now that’s epic escapism! And with Williams returning to Osten Ard in The Heart of What Was Lost (Jan. 2017) and The Witchwood Crown (Apr. 2017), there is more escaping to be done soon.