Fourth and final installment in the Otherland
series of books, written by Tad Williams
. Released in April 2001
, it concludes the story that features an artificial intelligence
, bizarre (virtual
) creatures, a multitude
of main characters, and a lot of bloody, violent action. The work reads like a cross between fantasy
, incorporating elements from both while adding references to cyberpunk
, alternate realities
, and nursery rhymes
. It all makes for a compelling read, with a (very) slowly unfolding story with a lot of surprising twists.
Although each of the books in the Otherland series contains a good synopsis
of its prequel
s, I recommend reading the books in the correct order. See Works of Tad Williams
for a list of all the books.