With refreshing determination and hopeful grit, humanity activates a bold endgame against an alien invasion in the finale of a series heralded as “a modern classic” (Stephen Baxter) from “one of the finest writers the genre has produced” (Gareth L. Powell).
Humanity is struggling to hold out against a hostile takeover by an alien race that claims to be on a religious mission to bring all sentient life to its God at the End of Time. But while billions of cocooned humans fill the holds of the Olyix’s deadly arkships, humankind is playing an even longer game than the aliens may have anticipated. From an ultra-secret spy mission to one of the grandest battles ever seen, no strategy is off the table. Will a plan millennia in the making finally be enough to defeat this seemingly unstoppable enemy? And what secrets are the Olyix truly hiding in their most zealously protected stronghold?
With his trademark optimism about humanity’s tenacity and capacity for greatness, Peter F. Hamilton wraps up this brilliant saga with a bang—and reminds us why freedom of choice is the most important freedom there is.
Hamilton concludes his Salvation Sequence trilogy (following Salvation Lost) with a rousing, action-packed space opera that further cements his reputation as a master of the genre. In the 23rd century, humanity faces an existential menace in the form of the Olyix aliens. Though the Earth and its colonies initially perceived the Olyix as benign, even trading energy sources for advanced alien technology, they've since realized the Olyix have embarked on a terrifying crusade. Following instructions they receive in a message sent from the future, the Olyix believe that to satisfy a deity they call the God at the End of Time they must capture thousands of humans and deliver them as sacrifices. As this installment opens, the Earth is under sustained attack from Olyix spaceships, whose bombardment of cities around the world has devastated Earth's atmosphere, threatening to make the planet's climate unlivable. The human resistance organizes a daring spy operation to infiltrate the enemy's ship where abducted, cocooned humans are stored to be transported over millennia to the Olyix deity. Hamilton keeps the pages turning with riveting action and intrigue, making the hefty page count fly by. Fans will be thrilled to see this series go out on a high note.