Judas Unchained

Judas Unchained

by Peter F. Hamilton

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Overview

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  • “An interstellar suspense thriller . . . sweeping in scope and emotional range.”—San Antonio Express-News

In the star-spanning civilization known as the Intersolar Commonwealth, twenty-three planets have fallen victim to the Prime, a technologically advanced alien species genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life. But the Prime is not the only threat. The Starflyer, an alien with mind-control abilities impossible to detect or resist, has secretly infiltrated the Commonwealth and is sabotaging the war effort. Is the Starflyer an ally of the Prime, or has it orchestrated a fight to the death between the two species for its own advantage? Caught between two deadly enemies, the fractious Commonwealth must unite as never before. This will be humanity’s finest hour—or its last gasp.

Praise for Judas Unchained, the sequel to Pandora’s Star

“Bristles with the energy of golden age SF, but the style and characterizations are polished and modern.”—SF Site

“You’re in for quite a ride.”—The Santa Fe New Mexican

“The reader is left breathless in amazement.”—SFRevu

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345461674
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Series: Commonwealth Saga Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 1024
Sales rank: 134,816
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Peter F. Hamilton is the author of numerous short stories and novels, including Pandora’s Star, Fallen Dragon, and the acclaimed epic Night’s Dawn trilogy (The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, and The Naked God). Hamilton lives in England.

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Right from the start, there was something about the investigation that made Lieutenant Renne Kampasa uneasy. The first little qualm came sliding up out of her subconscious when she saw the victim’s loft apartment. She’d been inside loft apartments just like it a hundred times before. It was the kind of plush metropolitan pad that a group of funky TSI soap characters usually lived in: beautiful single people with well-paying jobs that gave them most of the day off so they could enjoy a floor space of around five hundred square meters as they lounged around in an extravagant decor provided by overpriced interior designers. The kind of scenario completely divorced from real life but full of dramatic or comic potential for the scriptwriters. Yet here she was, a day after the Guardians’ shotgun message that denounced President Elaine Doi as a Starflyer agent, being shown into just such an apartment on the top ßoor of a refurbished factory block in Daroca, the capital city of Arevalo. The massive open-plan lounge had a wide sunny balcony that looked out over the Caspe River which flowed through the heart of the city. Like all the capitals of successful phase one space planets, Daroca was a rich montage of parks, elegant buildings, and broad streets stretching away to the horizon. Under the planet’s bronze-shaded morning sunlight it glimmered with a sharp coronal hue, adding to the panorama’s graceful appeal.

Renne shook her head in mild disbelief at the fabulous view. Even with the decent salary the navy paid her, she could never afford the rent on this. And it was currently being paid by three first-life girls, all under twenty-five.

One of them was showing Renne and Tarlo in: Catriona Saleeb, a small twenty-two-year-old, with long curly black hair, wearing a simple green dress with strong geometric lilac stripes–except Renne knew the dress was a Fon, which put its price tag over a thousand Earth dollars, and the girl was using it as a casual housedress. Renne’s e-butler printed up Saleeb’s file in her virtual vision; she was a junior member of the Morishi Grand Family, working at a bank in Daroca’s large financial district.

Her two friends were Trisha Marina Halgarth, who had a product placement job at Veccdale, a Halgarth subsidiary that designed chic domestic systems, and Isabella Halgarth, who’d taken a job at a contemporary art gallery in town. They fitted the whole profile: three bachelorettes sharing a place in the city, having fun together while they waited for their true careers to launch, or husbands of equal wealth and status to materialize and carry them off to a merged trust fund mansion to produce their contracted quota of children.

"This is one great place you’ve got here," Tarlo said as they made their way into the lounge.

Catriona turned and gave him a smile that was a lot more than simple politeness. "Thanks, it’s a family place so we get it cheap."

"Plenty of wild parties, huh."

Her smile became teasing. "Maybe."

Renne shot him an exasperated look; they were supposed to be on duty, not hitting on potential witnesses. He just grinned back, perfect white teeth gleaming out of his handsome tanned face. She’d seen for herself just how successful that grin could be in the clubs and bars around Paris.

Catriona took them over to the kitchen section, which was separated from the lounge by a broad marble-topped breakfast bar. The kitchen was ultra­modern, equipped with every convenience gadget possible, all built in to swan-white egg-shaped wall modules. Somehow, Renne couldn’t imagine it being used for much actual cooking, not even by the complicated-looking chef bots.

The two other girls were sitting on stools at the bar.

"Trisha Marina Halgarth?" Renne asked.

"That’s me." One of the girls got to her feet. She had a heart-shaped face and light olive skin with small, dark green butterfly-wing OCtattoos flowing back from each hazel eye. She wore an oversize white toweling robe like defensive armor; she kept clutching at the fluffy fabric, pulling it tighter around her. Her bare feet had silver rings around each toe.

"We’re from navy intelligence," Tarlo said. "Lieutenant Kampasa and I are investigating what happened to you."

"You mean, how gullible I was," she snapped.

"Easy, babe," Isabella Halgarth said. Her arm went around Trisha’s shoulders. "These are the good guys."
She stood to face the investigators.

Renne found herself having to look up slightly; Isabella was several centimeters taller than she, almost Tarlo’s height. She was dressed in very tight jeans that showed off her legs. Her long blond hair had been gathered into a single tail that reached down to her hips. It was an image of casual elegance.

Tarlo’s grin had broadened. Renne wanted to push him against a wall and shout a warning about professional conduct, wagging her finger in his face for emphasis. Instead, she did her best to ignore the mating dance appraisals going on all around her, and said, "I’ve investigated several similar cases, Ms. Halgarth. In my experience, the victim is rarely gullible. The Guardians have developed a very sophisticated operation over the years."

"Years!" Catriona snorted. "And you haven’t caught them yet?"

Renne kept her polite expression in place. "We believe we are close to a resolution."

The three girls exchanged doubtful looks. Trisha sat down again, gripping at her robe.

"I know it’s unpleasant for you," Tarlo said. "But if you could start by telling me the man’s name." His grin mellowed to sympathetic encouragement.

Trisha gave a reluctant nod. "Sure. Howard Liang." She smiled feebly. "I don’t suppose that’s his real name?"

"No," Tarlo said. "But that identity will have created a lot of data within Daroca’s cybersphere. Our forensic software teams will pull out a great many associated files. We can check on the false identity information, where it was inserted, possibly who was involved forging it. Every little bit helps."

"How did you meet?" Renne asked.

"Party. We get to quite a lot of them." She glanced at her two girlfriends for support.

"This is a great city," Isabella said. "Daroca is a wealthy planet; people here have the money and time to play." Her eyes gave Tarlo an amused glance. "Trish and I are Dynasty, Catriona is a Grandee. What can I say? We’re highly desirable."

"Was Howard Liang wealthy?" Renne asked.

"He didn’t have a trust fund," Trisha said, then colored. "Well, he said he didn’t. His family was supposed to come from Velaines. He said he was a couple of years out of his first rejuve. I liked him."

"Where did he work?"

"On the commodities desk at Ridgeon Financial. God, I don’t even know if that’s true." She pressed her free hand against her forehead, rubbing hard. "I don’t know how old he really was. I know nothing about him at all. That’s what I hate most about this. Not that he stole my author certificate, not that he gave me a memory wipe. Just . . . being taken in like that. It’s so stupid. Our family security office sends us enough warnings. I never thought they ap­plied to me."

"Please," Tarlo said. "Don’t blame yourself. These guys are very professional. Hell, I’d probably get taken in by them. Now, when did you last see him?"

"Three days ago. We went out for the evening. I’d been invited to the Bourne club, there was some event, a new drama series launch. We had a meal afterward, then I came home. I think. The apartment domestic array says I got in at five in the morning. I don’t remember anything after dinner. Is that when they did it?"

"Possibly," Renne said. "Did Mr. Liang share his apartment with anyone?"

"No. He lived by himself. I met a couple of his friends; I think they were from Ridgeon. We only went out for a couple of weeks. Enough for me to drop my guard, I guess." She shook her head angrily. "I hate this. The whole Commonwealth thinks I believe the President is an alien. I’ll never be able to face anyone at work again. I’ll have to go back to Solidade and get my face changed and use another name."

"That would probably help," Tarlo said gently. "But before that we need to run some tests on you. There’s a medical forensic team waiting down in the lobby. They can do this in a clinic, or here, whichever you’re comfortable with."

"Do it here," Trisha said. "Just get it over with."

"Of course. Another team will sweep his apartment."

"What do you expect to find there?" Isabella asked.

"We’ll pin down his DNA, of course," Renne told her. "Who knows what else we’ll uncover, especially if they used it as their base. And we’ll pull his files from Ridgeon Financial’s personnel records, which I’d like you to verify. It would help to have a picture of him."

"Won’t he have had reprofiling by now?" Catriona asked.

"Yes. But it’s his background we’ll be focusing our investigation on, his past. That’s where the clues to his origin are. You must understand, we have to crack the whole Guardian organization open; it’s the only way to bring Liang to justice. We’re not pursuing him singularly."

They spent another twenty minutes in the loft apartment, taking statements from the girls, then handed them over to the medical forensic team. Renne was halfway to the door when she stopped and gave the big lounge a thoughtful examination. Trisha was going into her bedroom with two of the forensic team.

"What?" Tarlo asked.

"Nothing." She gave Catriona and Isabella a last look before leaving.

"Come on," he said in the elevator back down to the lobby. "I know you. Something’s bugging you."

"Deja vu."

"What?"

"I’ve seen this crime scene before."

"Me too. Every time the Guardians shotgun the unisphere the boss sends us out to have a look around."

"Yeah, so you should have recognized it, too. Remember Minilya?" Tarlo frowned as the doors opened. They walked out into the lobby.

"Vaguely; it was four years ago. But that was a bunch of guys sharing an apartment."

"Oh, so what? You’re going sexist on me? It’s different because it’s girls?"

"Hey!"

"It was exactly the same setup, Tarlo. And we’ve seen the all-girls group before as well."

"On Nzega, April Gallar Halgarth. She was part of a holiday group."

"Buwangwa, too, don’t forget."

"Okay, so what’s your point?"

"I don’t like repetition. And the Guardians know we’ll catch them a whole lot easier if they stick to the same pattern."

"I don’t see a pattern."

"It’s not a pattern, exactly."

"What then?"

"I’m not sure. They’re repeating their procedure. That’s not like them."

Tarlo led the way out through the lobby’s revolving doors and used his e-butler to call a city taxi over. "The Guardians don’t have a lot of choice in this. Admittedly the number of dumb young Halgarths in the galaxy is pretty huge, but their living and social arrangements only have a finite number of permutations. It’s not the Guardians who are repeating, it’s the Halgarths."

Renne frowned as the taxi pulled up in front of them; he was right, though that wasn’t the line she’d been thinking along. "Do you think the Halgarth security is running an entrapment operation? They could have hung Trisha out as bait?"

"No," he said heatedly. "That’s wrong. If it was an entrapment they would have caught Liang the first night he met Trisha. His identity history data might have stood up to a review by Ridgeon Financial, but a specific entrapment operation run by the Halgarths . . . no way."

"They must be running entrapment operations. If I were the senior Halgarths I’d be goddamn furious the family was constantly targeted by the Guardians."

Tarlo settled back into the taxi’s leather seat. "They do tend to put a fair amount of pressure on the boss."

"I don’t think that’s right, either. If they were running an entrapment they’d tell us."

"Would they?"

"All right, maybe not," she said, "but as this wasn’t an entrapment, it’s irrelevant anyway."

"We don’t know it wasn’t an entrapment."


"They didn’t catch Liang, and they haven’t told us, which they would do at this stage."

"Alternatively, they’re busy tracking Liang, and don’t want to spook him by telling us."

"That’s not it." She was having trouble even looking at Tarlo. "Something is just wrong. It was too neat."

"Too neat?"

The tone of disbelief in his voice made her wince. "Yeah, I know, I know. But something bothers me. That loft apartment, those girls, it all shouted out, ‘Here are dumb rich kids, come and rip them off.’ "

"I don’t get this. Who’s in the wrong here, the Guardians or the Halgarths?"

"Well . . . Okay, I don’t suppose it could have been the Halgarths, unless that really was an entrapment operation."

He grinned at her. "You’re getting as bad as the boss when it comes to conspiracies. You’ll be blaming the Starflyer next."

"Could do." She gave him a weak smile. "But I’m still going to tell her I think something’s odd about this one."

"Career suicide."

"Come on! What kind of a detective are you? We’re supposed to act on intuitive hunches. Don’t you watch any cop soaps?"

"Unisphere shows are for people without lives. Me, I’m busy in the evenings."

"Yeah," she said snidely. "Still putting on your navy uniform when you go around the clubs?"

"I’m a naval officer. Why shouldn’t I?"

Renne laughed. "God! Does that really work?"

"It does if you can find girls like those three."

She sighed.

"Listen," he said. "I’m serious. What can you tell Myo? You had a feeling? She’ll just bawl you out big time. And don’t look to me to back you up. There was nothing wrong with it."

"The boss appreciates the way we consider cases. You know she’s always saying we have to take a more holistic approach to crime."

"Holistic, yeah, not psychic."
They were still arguing about it forty minutes later when they arrived back at the Paris office. Five uniformed navy officers were standing in a group outside Paula Myo’s office.

"What’s happening?" Tarlo asked Alic Hogan.

"Columbia’s in there with her," the Commander said. He looked very uncomfortable.

"Christ," Renne muttered. "It’ll be the LA fiasco. I was supposed to be chasing the leads from that operation this morning."

"We all were," Hogan said. He forced his gaze away from the closed door. "Did you find anything in Daroca?"

Renne was trying to think what to say; Hogan was very by-the-book.

"It was a standard Guardians operation," Tarlo said quickly. He was staring hard at Renne. "We left forensics working through the scene."

"Good. Keep me updated."

"Yes, sir."
"Standard operation," Renne said scathingly as they walked back to their desks.

"I just saved your ass back there," Tarlo said. "You can say all that kind of intuition stuff to the boss, but not Hogan. All that little prick is interested in is checkmarks in the box."

"Okay, okay," she grumbled.

Paula Myo walked out of her office, carrying her shoulder bag and the little rabbakas plant she kept on the windowsill. A red-faced Rafael Columbia was standing behind her, dressed in his full admiral’s uniform.

Renne had never seen Myo look so shocked. It sent a cold shiver down her own spine; nothing ever ruffled the boss.

"Good-bye," Myo told the office at large. "And thank you for all the hard work you did for me."

"Paula?" Tarlo gasped.

She gave him a small shake of her head, and he fell silent. Renne watched Paula Myo walk out; it was like seeing a funeral procession.

"Commander Hogan," Columbia said. "A word please." He vanished back into Myo’s office. Alic Hogan almost ran in after him. The door closed.

Renne sat down hard. "That didn’t happen," she mumbled incredulously. "They can’t get rid of her. She is the goddamn Directorate."

"But we’re not the Directorate," Tarlo said quietly. "Not anymore."

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Judas Unchained 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
lindamb296 More than 1 year ago
I struggled through Pandora's Star. Really liked it's storyline, but had a hard time staying awake through all the descriptive text. Judas Unchained was very fast paced, exciting, and, thankfully, the landscape wasn't described in a vivid detail as in Pandora's Star. I just wish another book about Ozzy's travels would have been written. I love Ozzy man.
Chubby_Hubby More than 1 year ago
Humanity lost several star systems, the mysterious alien(s) is still relentless attacking, and political maneuvering is reaching its insidious climax as an unseen force is moving humanity to all-out brutal war. What makes this sequel so good is that many characters are developed. Some of the minor characters in the first book blossom into big plot movers in this sequel. In the end, there is no single hero, but--like real life--several brave people contributing together. Just like real life, not all of these brave people are honorable people in normal peace times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Judas Unchained (and Pandora's Star) has got to be the most imaginative work I have read in quite some time. I would rank it right up there with the masters. Hamilton skillfully weaves this story, which is part mystery but mostly action and suspense, into a colorful tapestry of smaller events that eventually fill out the bigger picture. Not only has Hamilton created a very believable future, but he also has created a complete galaxy full of sentient (mostly humans) and non-sentient life that fill hundreds of worlds which are connected by wormholes for near instantaneous interstellar travel. He writes in such a manner that visits the story from multiple perspectives, angles, and viewpoints of the many characters. Judas Unchained is the thrilling edge-of-your-seat ending to Pandora's Star in which the fate of the universe, well at least the galaxy, will be determined by whoever wins the war. Will it be the mythical alien, the Starflyer? Will the Primes, who's sole purpose is to be the only living race left, succeed in wiping out the human race? Will the humans finally succeed in eliminating the threat of the Primes in a last ditch attempt of genocide? There is a multitude of characters to hold your interest, and while I found myself drawn to Ozzie, I kept wondering just exactly what role he really plays. He is, of course, a key character, but he seems to have a 'supporting actor' type of a role, until right up to the very end he finally has a major stake in the story. This is an excellent story in fact it's the best yarn I have read in a long time. While this would make a great movie or two, it is of such epic proportions there is way too much going on to be able to pack it into just a few hours. This would be better off as a TV mini series or even a full blown, multi year series. My only complaints against the book are the amount of vulgarities and nonchalant attitude toward sexuality. I realize people are people, but some parts of the book (including Pandora's star) are down right pornographic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you Mr. Hamilton! This novel is thoroughly enjoyable from the first page to the last! I highly recommed it to everyone, not just scifi fans. The characters are great and the action is non-stop. The intricate groundwork laid out in Pandora's Star really pays off here. Please keep them coming and a note to publishers - at last a novel to sink your teeth into! As an avid scifi reader I am tired of novels getting shorter and shorter. Your readers have longer attention spans and dont want to pick up and finish a novel in one night! We want a good read. Judas Unchained is a GREAT one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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zlerpster on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great conclusion to the story begun in Pandora's Star. Hamilton continues his marvelous development of the characters introduced in "Part One" and brings the conflict to a stunning resolution. A fun read.
lanes_3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Much more action packed than the first (Pandora's Star). Everything comes together, revealing a super-entwined story of mankind fighting for survival against an alien race. Again, like the first, this is a long story, with many characters (most carried over from the first book, some new). Very well done.
petercal94 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Continuation of Pandora's Star. Nearly as good as Pandora's Star if not for the slow section involving Ozzie on some planet . The chase part at the end went on a little too long.
Radaghast on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's not much to say about this novel. If you enjoyed the original, you are going to enjoy the conclusion. There were some elements I was slightly disappointed with. The identity of the Starflyer was not as gripping as I hoped. A few of the character's wrap-ups were less than satisfying. But these are only very minor. There still are plenty of moments that surprise you even at the very last. A few people have criticized the number of characters and length of the novel. Please don't buy into that. The characterization is so well constructed, I can't understand how any of the characters could be confused with each other. They are just too different. Any reasonably well-read sci-fi fan will love the Commonwealth Saga.
crazybatcow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again. It's very very long and, while the story is sometimes engaging, I spent most of the book wishing that Hamilton would stop describing the color of the sky and the haze and the number of buttons on a uniform and just GET ON WITH THE STORY!Anytime there's an opportunity to go off on a tangent, he does. Sometimes these weave back into the story, but more often than not they are just detailed descriptions (pages of them) of the repercussions of a specific event. (i.e. a nuke going off is followed by 6 pages of description of the fires and melting rock and smoke and gases and etc that were caused by the nuke).This 2nd book in the series is *much* longer-winded than the first - and there is less about the Primes and more about the Commonwealth's politics - which made it very difficult to wade through the absolute hundreds of pages of useless descriptions. Even the "battle" between the Guardians and the Starflyer was more political than action-y and had about 50 pages of "wow they have great armor".It's a darn good thing that I really really really wanted to know how the story turned out!
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the follow-on to Pandora's Star. Humanity has lost 23 worlds to the Prime, an alien species that has bred from its earliest days to do nothing but expand by conquest. Humanity isn't ready for warfare on such a scale, and has another problem - the Starflyer alien and the Guardians, that wish to rid the universe of the Starflier and those it secretly controls. A galaxy spanning techno-thriller. Very good sci-fi in the best traditions of Simmons and Vinge.
Jvstin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this second volume of the Pandora's Star duology, Hamilton really comes of age as a writer.Don't get me wrong. Judas Unchained is in many respects the typical future space opera that Hamilton is known for. JU is set as a sequel to Pandora's Star, in a universe where wormhole technology and rejuvenation have led to a world where a commonwealth of planets are connected by trains and wormholes. And where an accidental release of an xenophobic alien species threatens to bring down the Commonwealth for good.Beyond that, though, Hamilton shows an improvement and maturity on his writing from his previous efforts. Some of Hamilton's previous series and novels have suffered from a bit of a deux ex machina ending, as if he was unable to come up with answers within context to the major tsunami of tsuris sent his characters and worlds.In JU, without giving too much away, the explicit chance that the readers might expect for that Deux ex machine ending actually turns out to be a red herring. The problems are resolved by humans and in a satisfactory manner.The characters continue to develop and grow from the first novel, and finding out the ultimate fates of Paula Myo, Mellanie Rescorai, Ozzie, Captain Kime, and the galaxy of characters is a major driver. The novel crackles of energy. I wouldn't start here, starting with Pandora's Star is a much better option. And once you devour that volume and come to this one, I promise you will be most satisfied, as I was.
closedmouth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(Reviewed May 19, 2009)About halfway through this, I was ready to give it five stars and declare it the best thing I'd ever read. Hamilton has an incredible knack for describing action that is just unparalleled. Some of the action scenes in this book will make your head spin in wonder and awe, and I am very much thankful to him for allowing me that experience.But. And it's a big but.The third act is pathetic. An anti-climax of epic proportions. From the moment the *SPOILERS* nova bomb is deployed against Hell's Gateway right up to the ultimate "planet's revenge" against the Starflyer, everything feels rushed and incomplete, with characters dropping out of focus, plot strands that seemed of the utmost importance abandoned with not a whimper of explanation (SI anyone? High Angel? Qatux? What was the point of all that foreshadowing?) And that race across Far Away that took up 400 pages or so, why? So in two pages he could kill the apparent main "bad guy" who had been such an elusive mastermind for the entire saga with "and then the storm came and smashed the ship, the end"? Bah!I know I should be used to this kind of thing by now, after all, space operas are notorious for it. And to an extent I am, I did enjoy the book overall, I didn't hate it. It's just so damn frustrating when all that promise and downright brilliance is wasted like it is here. The guy's got talent, he really does, but he needs a better editor, or something. I dunno.
frugalotaku on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as good as Pandora Star but a nice ending to the series
onefinemess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great sci-fi opera from Hamilton. I don't have much specific to say about it other than it was great, the last half was very difficult to put down. There were a few loose ends I would have liked to see tied up, and maybe some more behind the scenes history type stuff, but all in all very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't¿ help but feel I was reading Jules Verne at times. Great attention to details when required.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Continuation of Pandoras...
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Mugochap More than 1 year ago
Good book, solid writing and a strong story line. I enjoyed reading it, but by page 800 I was just ready for it to end. Given the absolutely massive cast of characters in this (and Pandora's Star) the books tend to jump around a ton and make it challenging to truly know and understand the characters within the story. It's an entertaining book, but come page 800 I was just ready for it to be over. I feel like had he cut out a few hundred pages of (somewhat useless) detail and fluff, then the story would have been much more enjoyable. 
PelegAK More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining read w/ plenty of suspense as to what all is going on and how it'll all work out. My only two niggles is that a bit too much time is spent describing what people are wearing and there are so many important characters and sub-plots going one that it can be hard to keep up w/ all the complexity. Regardless though, it's a great read and would recommend anyone even remotely interested or tolerant of SF should read this and the previous book...Pandora's Star. As a side note the same praise and niggles I have w/ this book are the same I had w/ the previous one.
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Wrapped the series up wonderfully.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much detail and great characters in this epic space opera.
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