City of Golden Shadow (Otherland, Book 1) by Tad Williams

By Tad Williams

Surrounded by means of secrecy, it really is domestic to the wildest desires and darkest nighmares. superb quantities of cash were lavished on it. the easiest minds of 2 generations have worked to construct it. And someway, little by little, it truly is claiming the Earth's most precious resource--its childrens.

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Numerous smaller streams emptied into it; apparently it was the main artery for the drainage system of a vast area of the planet. Interested by the speed with which it broke up into smaller rivers, Lackland continued building the map eastward, watched with interest by Barlennan. The main stream, as far as it could be distinguished, had shifted direction slightly, flowing from a more southerly direction. Carrying the mosaic of pictures in this direction, they found a range of very fair-sized mountains, and the Earthman looked up with a rueful shake of his head.

I do not know what they eat, but apparently they find it far below the surface. ” “You probably wouldn’t,” Lackland replied pointedly. “I find it hard to imagine any survivors in such a case. If this thing feeds like some Mission of Gravity 39 of the whales on my own world, it would inhale one of your ships and probably fail to notice it. ” He started the tank once more, and drove it along to what appeared to be the head end of the vast body. The thing had a mouth, and a skull of sorts, but the latter was badly crushed by its own weight.

It was not completely bare, though even the deep-rooted plants were lacking; but scattered here and there on the wave-channeled expanse were dark, motionless relics of the recent storm. Some were vast, tangled masses of seaweed, or of growths which could claim that name with little strain on the imagination; others were the bodies of marine animals, and some of these were even Mission of Gravity 37 vaster. Lackland was a trifle startled—not at the size of the creatures, since they presumably were supported in life by the liquid in which they floated, but at the distance they lay from the shore.

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