The first book in bestselling master storyteller Tad Williams' Otherland series.
Otherland, a universe where any fantasy can be made real, but which is ruled by Earth's wealthiest and most ruthless power brokers, the Grail Brotherhood. Shrouded in secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares.
Vast amounts of money have been lavished on it.
The best minds of two generations have laboured to build it.
And somehow, bit by bit, it is claiming Earth's most valuable resources -its children.
A novel of dazzling ideas, non-stop adventure and irresistible characters, City of Golden Shadow, the first part of an epic series and a masterpiece of imaginative fiction.
(P)2014 Penguin Audio
True speculative grandeur - Time Out
One of the best works of science fiction I've ever read
Head and shoulders above most of the genre - SFX
On an epic scale . . . full of real-world conspiracy and virtual reality wonders, with characters worth caring about - Locus