They could find a bright future . . . or the end of everything
Millions of Leaving Dream pilgrims have boarded ships, and are speeding towards the Void at the centre of the galaxy. They are chasing their dream – and expect to find paradise. Yet breaching the Void will trigger its expansion, destroying everything in its path.
Paula Myo is desperate to find Void’s latest prophet – Second Dreamer Araminta. As without her, the ships can’t enter the Void. But when Araminta finally chooses her path, it will change things in ways no one could have imagined. And within the Void, Edeard realizes the price of peace may be too high. However, what will this mean for the pilgrims – and the galaxy beyond?
Following The Dreaming Void and The Temporary Void, The Evolutionary Void is an epic space opera and the conclusion to Peter F. Hamilton's Void trilogy, set in the world of the Commonwealth Saga.
Dense and dazzling with complex story lines, compelling characters, and universe-spanning drama, Hamilton's latest offering is a satisfying conclusion to the Void trilogy (The Dreaming Void; The Temporal Void). Araminta is destined to provide an alternate route to the next plane of existence, where time is mutable. Ilanthe is determined to control the path to enlightenment. Edeard can manipulate time for his planet and he tries to do so judiciously, struggling with the burdens of leadership, growing and grieving as he must lose what he holds dear in order to achieve the greater good. His efforts prove pivotal in resolving the battle between Araminta's flight for freedom and Ilanthe's grab for power. With intimate storytelling threads woven through a grand tapestry of epic adventure, the tale will be a struggle for new readers, but will captivate returning fans who can dive right in. \n
The evolutionary void
I was tempted to re read all 4 books leading unto this again but could not hold back and just got stuck into this. This is by far the smoothest conclusion by Hamilton to any of his sagas. He skilfully brings together all the characters from the original commonwealth saga with all the new characters in the void saga, and still delivers a few surprises along the way. I was convinced I had worked out the end and who the Lady was, but was wrong. My only few criticism are that it was too short, the new Paula was too nice, and the humans should not have been able to kick all the other aliens backsides so easily.
the evolutionary void
Out of this world
This final tome in the series has been a long time coming, but it is truly a work of genius. Bought and read in the same day, I could not put it down. That has only happened to me once before and that was Clark's Rama series. Peter is one of the most gifted people I will never meet.