Having read all three parts to this sci-fi trilogy over the course of a single week it left me breathless with the sheer scale of the author's achievement. Epic in scale, thought-provoking in content, operatic in its stage, this is a trilogy that rightly lays claim to Peter F Hamilton's being cited as Britain's best sci-fi writer. Whilst the levels of social engineering are complex if you strip it all away the premise is simple: What would happen if humankind discovered irrefutably that death was not the final state and how would we react to both that fact and dealing with the returning souls of our past?
The Naked God by Peter F. Disclaimer : This audiobook, and the series, is extremely popular and has high ratings at Goodreads and Audible. I will explain why I am not enthusiastic about it, but please take my opinion with the proverbial grain of salt.
With the Confederation starting to fall before the onslaught of the possessed, wealthier worlds are preparing to abandon their cousins to save themselves at any cost. Meanwhile the possessed are taking their newly captured planets out of this universe altogether so they can escape the beyond from which they've just escaped. But as they start to learn, their quest for deliverance is propelling them towards a fate much worse than the purgatory they've already suffered.
The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the possessed to infiltrate more worlds. Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal does not quite match her own.
MP3 Audio Sample play pause Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Hamilton's awe-inspiring Night's Dawn trilogy. Full Synopsis The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the "possessed" to infiltrate more worlds.
Peter F. Talk of what happened in the previous two books is inevitable below. The possessed have attacked more worlds, actually removing some of them from this dimension, while Quinn Dexter, surely evil incarnate, has made it to Earth, followed by Louise Kavanagh and her sister.
Sitting with the final and conclusive volume of The Nights Dawn and looking at it's massive pages at 1. My faith in Hamilton and his ability to keep up the pace and deliver something that could justify all those pages, started to falter. I felt weak.
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I'm pretty disappointed in the score, considering I'm pages into the first book and loving it. Though I guess people didn't like Judas Unchained very much, whereas I couldn't really tell any difference. It's a monstrously huge book and this was my fourth time reading it, and I still got through it in about five days, which is pretty good going.