Continuing on with the Goodreads Serial Killer Challenge, I knocked off another series with Tad Williams’ Sea of Silver Light. The Otherworld Series is a fantasy/mystery/thriller, where an intricate online gaming network puts children who are using the system into mysterious comas. There is a cast of heros, including an Australian Bushman, a South African woman, a blind woman, an Englishman with amnesia, and a couple of teenagers. There are also villains – a serial killer and and the evil rich man who seeks his own mortality.
I greatly enjoyed the final book of this series and was impressed with Williams prescience in his Otherworld creation. For a series that was written in 1990’s, the author truly had a vision of what today’s gaming networks might look like.
I’m so glad the Goodreads Challenge encouraged me to finish this series. Sitting down with this book was like visiting with old friends again, and I enjoyed this novel from start to finish.
4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2001