The second volume in a groundbreaking series from the author of the bestselling MEMORY, SORROW and THORN trilogy.
Otherland, an incredibly complex and detailed virtual reality, has appeared. Surrounded by secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares of its users and its creators. 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 the Earth's most valuable resource - its children.
The story begun in CITY OF GOLDEN SHADOW: OTHERLAND BOOK 1 continues in this, the second volume of an astonishing series which is destined to become a landmark in imaginative fiction.
True speculative grandeur - Time Out
One of the best works of science fiction I've ever read - Katharine Kerr
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
Tad Williams is a California-based fantasy superstar. His genre-creating (and genre-busting) books have sold tens of millions worldwide, in twenty-five languages. His considerable output of epic fantasy and science fiction book-series, stories of all kinds, urban fantasy novels, comics, scripts, etc., have strongly influenced a generation of writers: the Otherland epic now plays as an MMO on steam.com. Tad is currently immersed in the creation of The Last King of Osten Ard, planned as a trilogy with two intermediary novels. He, his family and his animals live in the Santa Cruz mountains in a suitably strange and beautiful house.