Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Black Mountains” as Want to Read:
The Black Mountains
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Black Mountains (Empire of the East #2)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  93 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Cover Illustration: Melvyn Grant
Published by Star Books (first published 1971)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Black Mountains, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Black Mountains

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 172)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Stuff I Read - The Black Mountains by Fred Saberhagen Review

So this is the second book in the Empire of the East series, and I will admit now that when I read this I had not read the first book in the series. The good news is that I didn't really feel lost at all having not read the first book. Yes, characters recur and all that, but the book did a good enough job catching me up that I didn't mind. These books also come before the Sword books that Saberhagen wrote, as evidenced by Draffut being
I'm finding an allergy to Saberhagen's writing, which seems to consist of long sections without remarkable qualities, punctuated by intensely written scenes and set pieces. In particular, the battle between Zapranoth and Lord Draffut are properly cosmic and nearly hallucinogenic as befits reality-warping entities. Anything with a demon in it, come to think of it.

Like The Broken Lands, anything having to do with the Empire is more readable and interesting than the Free Folk. Fortunately the autho
This is the middle book of the Empire of the East trilogy. I already reviewed that collection of the three, but I read this one separately, years before and so am marking it separately. It's pretty good but not outstanding, I thought.
Three in One; From "Empire Of The East"; Book 2
Jack Teague
science fiction
Kenneth Daugherty
Kenneth Daugherty marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2014
Alan added it
Oct 26, 2014
John William
John William marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2014
Liam marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2014
James marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2014
Robert Stepien
Robert Stepien marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2014
Jacques marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2014
Heather Perkins
Heather Perkins marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2014
Clay added it
Jul 07, 2014
Jimmy Pedersen
Jimmy Pedersen marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2014
Angelica marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The First Book of Swords (Books of Swords, #1) Berserker (Berserker, #1) The Second Book of Swords (Books of Swords, #2) The Complete Book of Swords (Books of Swords, #1-3) The Lost Swords: The First Triad (Lost Swords, #1-3)

Share This Book