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Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary conclusion to Peter F. Hamilton’s Salvation Sequence. This is a high-octane adventure from 'the most powerful imagination in science fiction' (Ken Follett).
Live in hiding – or die for freedom
Humanity welcomed the Olyix and their utopian technology. But mankind was tricked. Now these visitors are extracting a terrible price.
For two years, the Olyix have laid siege to Earth, harvesting its people for their god. One by one, cities are falling to their devastating weaponry. And while millions have fled to seek refuge in space, others continue to fight an apparently unwinnable war.
As Earth's defeat draws near, a team attempts to infiltrate the Salvation of Life – the Olyix’s arkship. If it succeeds, those chosen will travel to a hidden enclave thousands of light years away. Once there, they must signal its location to future generations, to bring the battle to the enemy. Maybe allies scattered throughout space and time can join forces. Yet in the far future, humanity are still hunted by their ancient adversary. And as forces battle on in the cold reaches of space, hope seems distant indeed . . .
The Saints of Salvation is the third and final book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton.
'A vast, intricate sci-fi showstopper' – Guardian on Salvation
'Exciting, wildly imaginative and quite possibly Hamilton's best book to date' – SFX Magazine on Salvation, 5 stars
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.