Feel the Holiday Spirit! Impromptu giveaway of Tad Williams’ upcoming book ‘The Heart of What Was Lost’!

Here I am, feeling very excited to hold this amazing book, and I can't wait to get it into your hands!

Here I am, feeling very excited to hold this amazing book, and I can’t wait to get it into your hands!

I’m feeling the holiday love today, and in the spirit of the season I decided to do an impromptu giveaway of a book that I’m finding is highly sought after before it’s January release: The Heart of What Was Lost by fantasy author superstar Tad Williams!

This book is the new book in his beloved Osten Ard series, and in case you’re not sure what it’s about, check out the summary below!

As a book reviewer I’m lucky enough to get a lot of amazing books in the mail, and I happen to have two copies of this, an ARC and an actual copy. That feels rather selfish for a book that so many people are craving, so, just for a few days, I’m doing a giveaway to win the ARC. It only lasts till 11:59 pm EST on Monday December 26th, because I want to get it in the mail first thing Tuesday for the winner to get and enjoy before the new year.

So! Rules! US only, sorry, I’m paying out of pocket for shipping. Be sure to enter below (past the summary) before 11:59 pm EST on Monday December 26th. And HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BOOK LOVERS!!!!! Spread the love when and however you can! <3

Book Summary:

downloadNew York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ ground-breaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! 

The perfect introduction to the epic fantasy world of Osten Ard, The Heart of What Was Lost is Tad Williams’ follow-up to his internationally bestselling landmark trilogy. Osten Ard inspired a generation of modern fantasy writers, including George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Christopher Paolini, and defined Tad Williams as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.


At the end of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Ineluki the Storm King, an undead spirit of horrifying, demonic power, came within moments of stopping Time itself and obliterating humankind. He was defeated by a coalition of mortal men and women joined by his own deathless descendants, the Sithi.

In the wake of the Storm King’s fall, Ineluki’s loyal minions, the Norns, dark cousins to the Sithi, choose to flee the lands of men and retreat north to Nakkiga, their ancient citadel within the hollow heart of the mountain called Stormspike. But as the defeated Norns make their way to this last haven, the mortal Rimmersman Duke Isgrimnur leads an army in pursuit, determined to end the Norns’ attacks and defeat their ageless Queen Utuk’ku for all time.

Two southern soldiers, Porto and Endri, joined the mortal army to help achieve this ambitious goal—though as they venture farther and farther into the frozen north, braving the fierce resistance and deadly magics of the retreating Norns, they cannot help but wonder what they are doing so very far from home. Meanwhile, the Norns must now confront the prospect of extinction at the hands of Isgrimnur and his mortal army.

Viyeki, a leader of the Norns’ military engineers, the Order of Builders, desperately seeks a way to help his people reach their mountain—and then stave off the destruction of their race. For the two armies will finally clash in a battle to be remembered as the Siege of Nakkiga; a battle so strange and deadly, so wracked with dark enchantment, that it threatens to destroy not just one side but quite possibly all.

Trapped inside the mountain as the mortals batter at Nakkiga’s gates, Viyeki the Builder will discover disturbing secrets about his own people, mysteries both present and past, represented by the priceless gem known as The Heart of What Was Lost.

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About Author

Lauren Zurchin is a professional photographer, creator of the 'Beyond Words' author calendar, and a life-long book enthusiast. When not catching up on the latest YA titles, she can be found nerding out to birds and roadtripping across the US.

  • Joy623

    I’m very excited about this book, and continuing this story! I would LOVE to win a copy!

  • Odnar Amayigus

    I’ve been a fan of Tad William’s work since I was a teenager (a long, long, time ago hehehe) and one of the highlights of a San Diego Comic-Con was getting to see him in person when he was on a panel. He graciously signed my book in the hall afterwards (probably a no no) and made time to chat a little bit as well. I am so looking forward to the new releases of a world that quite literally helped shaped my love for fantasy.

  • Venessa Persons

    My husband introduced me to Osten Ard when we were in high school and I reread the series repeatedly. We’re both so excited to be diving back into the world again and continuing the journey we started so, so long ago.

  • Sharon Haas

    Years ago the only reason I wanted to be on the internet at all was so I could meet Tad Williams and I did meet him via a Newsgroup – one of my happiest online events!

  • seelenfisch

    I’m currently finishing a re-read of MS&T so that I can be ready for the new Osten Ard series. Loving it as much as I did the first time through.

  • Aldura Rising

    Tad Williams is probably the writer whose work most influences my own writing. I have nothing but respect for the man and love for his novels.

  • Geoff Raye

    I played in a D&D campaign loosely inspired by the first trilogy, and then waited until it was over to finally read the source material. So very pleased to see more coming out!

  • LadyTigana

    My mom pushed the series on me. I kept fighting it, but one day, I sat down to read THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR and that was it. Bought the second book when it came out in hardcover. Love Tad’s writing.

  • Veronica Rausch

    There aren’t very many books I reread on a regular basis but these are at the top of my list. I just recently found out that Mr Williams was finally continuing the saga and I couldn’t be more pleased! I already have books on pre-order <3

  • Sedjwick

    I’ll have to reread Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn before I start this new series just to clear up all the details of what happened, but I’ll definitely get these new books when I get the chance. A free copy of the first one would definitely be nice. I’ll have to ask my dad if he knows about this. If not, maybe I’ll give this to him if I win it. It would be a cool gift, especially since he was the one that introduced me to the original series. I still need to get my own copy of the books, probably on Kindle, but having the actual books and the ability to easily flip back to the maps at the beginning of each book and each part of the book would definitely be useful. I like keeping track of where everyone is and where they’ve come from. Anyway, the new series sounds interesting, so I’ll have to get my hands on it.

  • Beck Parama

    I found Tad William’s Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy when I was a teen. I purchased the 4 books and have read them and lent them many times over the last 15 years. Currently I am listening to the audiobook version (which I love) during my commute. I am stoked that Mr. Williams has written another book about Osten Ard and I have already purchased the audio book version in advance.