An epidemic of comatose children has led Renie and her San friend !Xabbu into the net and to a series of dream worlds created as palaces by the corrupt aspiring immortals, the Grail Brotherhood. Two of those children, Orlando and Fredericks, have become adventurers in their own right, while their parents' lawyer Ramsey follows real-world money and lesbian cop Calliope tracks a serial killer with serious ambitions to become an angry god. In this volume, adventures take place in a mythic ancient Egypt and a rambling Gormenghastlike house before all the virtual adventurers meet where they were always destined to, before the walls of Troy.
"All around, death. It was not a quiet presence during the long day--not a pale-faced maiden bringing surcease from pain, not a skillful reaper with a scalpel-sharp blade.... Death on the Trojan plain was a crazed beast that roared and clawed and smashed, which was everywhere at once, and which in its unending fury showed that even armored men were terribly frail things."
Tad Williams takes the gameworld and turns it on its head, passionately; how do we know that what bleeds does not feel pain? He writes a classic of cyberspace adventure that has a sorrowful heart. --Roz Kaveney, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Going to copy to my other reviews of the series. Great book! Many plot twists that were unexpected, and the writing style is superb. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Geartrooper
The price was right and they came in excellent condition! We were glad to find them as it has been a few years since they were printed.Published 8 months ago by Lynne C. Bugle
Inventive plot. Keeps reader on edge throughout entire novel. Can't wait to read the next installment. Never a dull moment.Published 11 months ago by Nancy Ann Kuse
Read it years ago in paperback. Loved it so much I bought for my kindle! Great imaginative story telling by Tad Williams.Published 14 months ago by Rebecca Roper
Mountain of Black Glass is the third of Tad Williams' four Otherland books, but it is definitely not least. Read morePublished 14 months ago by P. Hamill
This is the third book in Tad Williams's Otherland Series (there are four in total) and it's great. I don't want to spoil anything, but the events that unfold in this book will... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sylvan Knight
I ordered this to complete the series. Its a good read and I enjoyed the book. I was able to get it for less by buying a "previously owned book".Published 14 months ago by S. Longenbohn
The way he has wove old worlds into new worlds is fantastic to me. There is also a real sense of intrigue throughout these books that keep you guessing.Published 15 months ago by Levi C. Rogers
I'll just quote Ellie Arroway from Contact. Because after finishing this for the second time it is perfect.
They should have sent a poet.