Mountain of Black Glass

  • Author Tad Williams
  • Narrator George Newbern
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Run Time 1 day, 3 hours and 17 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Fantasy.

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What to expect

Epic storytelling at its very best, the Otherland series gets better and better with each new volume.

Otherland is a realm of the imagination where anything can happen, a triumph of technology, a virtual world of enormous complexity and possibility. But Otherland is owned and controlled by a secret cartel, The Grail Brotherhood, whose motives remain shrouded in mystery.

Trapped in this extraordinary world, the quest of a small band of companions to unlock the secrets of Otherland is running perilously short of time. For the Brotherhood has finally set the date for the Ceremony when they will make their bid for immortality. The journey will lead them through a strangely unfinished land and an endlessly labyrinthine house. They will suffer the ferocity of the siege of Troy and battle against the might of the Egyptian gods on their journey to find the Mountain of Black Glass. But even there, the danger will not be over. Other’s darkest secret, an entity known only as the Other, awaits.

(P)2015 Penguin Group US

Critics Review


  • True speculative grandeur

    Time Out
  • One of the best works of science fiction I’ve ever read

    Katharine Kerr, author of the Deverry series
  • Head and shoulders above most of the genre

  • On an epic scale . . . full of real-world conspiracy and virtual reality wonders, with characters worth caring about


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