Peter F. Hamilton
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Know your enemy – or be defeated.
An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion – so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything.
Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. They needed fuel for their pilgrimage across the galaxy – and in exchange they helped us advance our technology. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?
THE FAR FUTURE
Many lightyears from Earth, Dellian and his clan of genetically engineered soldiers are raised with one goal. They must confront and destroy their ancient adversary. The enemy caused mankind to flee across the galaxy and they hunt us still. If they aren’t stopped, we will be wiped out – and we’re running out of time.
Salvation is the first title in a stunning science fiction trilogy, the Salvation Sequence, by Peter F. Hamilton
Imaginative but overdone and mixed character development
The famous observation by Shaw on the music of Wagner”wonderful moments, but interminable half hours” could equally apply to this book. Too many chapters go on and on and on, and contribute jus a little to the ongoing story. There is lots of imagination in the writing which I mostly enjoyed, but I found some of the character development painful. It would have been so much better if it had been half the length.
I’ve read all of Peters books and they are amongst the very best I’ve read, not just sci-fi but all genres. The pace and style is electrifying, the sense of immersion within the stories universe is complete. I’m more excited to read the next instalment of this than anything else. Thank you Peter F Hamilton for yet another epic read. I wish I could right a review even remotely as eloquently as the prose in this book.