Hodder Books announced last week that Tad Williams‘ classic “Memory, Sorrow and Thorn” series, as well as Tailchaser’s Song, will be getting new cover art.
The new black and white cover art was created by Ben Summers (who previously created the cover art for the UK edition of Sleeping Late on Judgement Day). The cover art includes only one cover for To Green Angel Tower, so it seems as though publication of To Green Angel Tower will be in one volume instead of two.
The new “Memory, Sorrow and Thorn” covers appear to show the fabled chair of dragon’s bones (book one), Binabik’s wolf companion Qantaqa (book two), and a vulture (book three).
Along with the announcement was word that Hodder will publish e-books of the classic series, which will go on sale on August 6th of this year:
The Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series will be available (for the first time ever in the UK) as ebooks from August 6th and Tailchaser’s Song will be available in print and as an ebook on August 20th. And don’t forget – we’ll be publishing the the first sequel to Memory, Sorrow and Thorn next year…
It is hoped that the e-books will contain fewer mistakes than the current US e-books, which are riddled with typos.
After the release of “Memory, Sorrow and Thorn” and Tailchaser’s Song, Hodder is set to release The Witchwood Crown, volume one of “The Last King of Osten Ard“, a sequel series to Williams’ beloved original series. The Witchwood Crown is scheduled for a Spring 2016 release date.
These new MS&T editions from Hodder are indeed e-book only editions (at least for now). The print editions are still available from Tad´s previous British publisher Orbit. Once the rights have reverted, it is safe to assume that Hodder will publish print editions as well. Tailchaser´s Song will be both print and e-book. The upcoming unabridged audio editions of MS&T will most likely use this artwork as well. For the audio edition, To Green Anger Tower is again split into two parts.
Thanks for the clarifications, Olaf!
Do you really think the thingy on book one is suppposed to be the Dragonbone Chair? Where is the dragon’s head? And why does it not look like somethingt to sit on at all?? And what the heck could it be if it is not DBC???
Yes, it’s definitely supposed to be the Dragonbone Chair. Check out this link for a very similar image: http://www.amazon.de/Memory-Sorrow-Thorn-Dragonbone-Chair/dp/1857236165