Night Without Stars - Chronicle of the Fallers (Paperback)Peter F. Hamilton (author)
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Following the astonishing The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Night Without Stars is the epic second and final part to Peter F. Hamilton's Chronicle of the Fallers.
The planet Bienvenido is in crisis. It has finally escaped the Void, emerging into regular space. But it's millions of light-years from Commonwealth assistance, and humans are battling the Fallers for control of their world. This rapacious adversary, evolved to destroy all sentient life, has infiltrated every level of human society - hijacking unwilling bodies so its citizens fear their leaders, friends and family.
A mysterious figure known as the Warrior Angel leads a desperate resistance. She's helped by forbidden Commonwealth technology, which gives her a crucial edge. But the government obstructs the Angel's efforts at every turn, blinded by prejudice and technophobia. As Fallers also prepare to attack from the skies, she might need to incite rebellion to fight this invasion. But the odds seem impossible.
Then astronaut Ry Evine uncovers one last hope. On a mission against the enemy, his spacecraft damages an unidentified vessel. This crash-lands on the planet carrying unexpected cargo: a baby. This extraordinary Commonwealth child possesses knowledge that could save them all. But if the Fallers catch her, the people of Bienvenido will not survive.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 784
Weight: 555 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 48 mm
A thrilling, multi-viewpoint ride . . . ties all the loose ends together in a satisfying denouement* The Guardian *
Roars relentlessly along in utterly mesmerizing style, with edge-of-the-seat plotting, thrilling action, and knife-edge tension that will leave readers gasping. An atomic blast of a yarn. Hamilton in peak form and absolutely not to be missed * Kirkus Reviews *
Hamilton delivers on all the expectations set by The Abyss Beyond Dreams . . . pacing and exciting concepts keep the momentum fast and tensions high until a satisfying resolution * Publishers Weekly *
A very entertaining read which, like all of Hamilton's novels, seems to whip by * Locus *
A fine book, the kind of epic space opera that Hamilton seems to turn out effortlessly * SFX *
An action-packed page-turner. Highly recommended * SFF World *
Night without Stars is a tremendous novel. It is vast, ambitious and wondrous * For Winter Nights *
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