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Publisher Del Rey
Publication date October 29,2019
All the best in humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat in the sequel to Salvation—part of an all-new trilogy from “the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction” (Ken Follett).
The comparative utopia of twenty-third-century Earth is about to go dreadfully awry when a seemingly benign alien race is abruptly revealed to be one of the worst threats humanity has ever faced. Driven by an intense religious extremism, the Olyix are determined to bring everyone to their version of God as they see it. But they may have met their match in humanity, who are not about to go gently into that good night or spend the rest of their days cowering in hiding. As human ingenuity and determination rise to the challenge, collective humanity has only one goal—to wipe this apparently undefeatable enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means playing a ridiculously long game indeed.
But in a chaotic universe, it is hard to plan for every eventuality, and it is always darkest before the dawn.
The threat to humanity and the galaxy is finally taken serious by those threatened, and a plan has to be put in place to defeat the enemy, even if that plan will take hundreds, or thousands of years to play out.
Peter F. Hamilton is considered a modern day master of Hard scifi and space opera. His ideas a so far flung and span across immense amounts of space and human perceived time. His books are usually long, have a ton of characters, but have a way of getting into your blood and have you craving for more. His books have had such a huge impact on me as a scifi fan. This book continues the tradition. This is mainly a spoiler free and a overly gushing review as I was so happy that it surpassed my expectations after Salvation, Book 1 of the Salvation Sequence.
I was blown away after just the first few pages. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, as this is a highly complex tale with many characters, locations, different era’s, far future time jumps. Everything is made to fit perfectly,p resulting in a highly crafted blazing scifi space opera.
Some books will leave you on a cliffhanger, a big revelation, and then take that story forward at the beginning of the next book? Well, Mr. Hamilton not only drops a stunning twist of a bomb at the end of the first book, and then sets the setting for an incredible continuation of the story from the very git go. Less than 5 pages in and he’s already made your head spin with the epic giganticness of the Salvation sequence. Hamilton is at his imaginitive best, no surprise, but extremely satisfying. 5 stars, all the way…neutron stars, if I had to pick.
I am so thankful for being given an advance review copy thru #netgalley, but opinion is all my own.
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