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Judas Unchained - Peter F. Hamilton
Judas Unchained
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Peter F. Hamilton’s superbly imagined, cunningly plotted interstellar adventures are conceived on a staggeringly epic scale and filled with fully realized human and alien characters as complex as they are engaging. No mere world builder, Hamilton creates entire universes–and he does so with... show more
Peter F. Hamilton’s superbly imagined, cunningly plotted interstellar adventures are conceived on a staggeringly epic scale and filled with fully realized human and alien characters as complex as they are engaging. No mere world builder, Hamilton creates entire universes–and he does so with irresistible flair and intelligence. His previous novel, the acclaimed Pandora’s Star, introduced the Intersolar Commonwealth, a star-spanning civilization of the twenty-fourth century. Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy. The Prime are the Commonwealth’s worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life. Twenty-three planets have already fallen to the invaders, with casualties in the hundreds of millions. And no one knows when or where the genocidal Prime will strike next.Nor are the Prime the only threat. For more than a hundred years, a shadowy cult, the Guardians of Selfhood, has warned that an alien with mind-control abilities impossible to detect or resist–the Starflyer–has secretly infiltrated the Commonwealth. Branded as terrorists, the Guardians and their leader, Bradley Johansson, have been hunted by relentless investigator Paula Myo. But now evidence suggests that the Guardians were right all along, and that the Starflyer has placed agents in vital posts throughout the Commonwealth–agents who are now 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, one a brutal invader striking from without, the other a remorseless cancer killing from within, the fractious Commonwealth must unite as never before.This will be humanity’s finest hour–or its last gasp.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345461667 (0345461665)
ASIN: 345461665
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 827
Edition language: English
Series: Commonwealth Saga (#2)
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5.0 Judas Unchained
Magnificent. This story is amazing, and I imagine it would have been even better had I read every word instead of skimming just to get through the massive bulk of pages. I recommend it. But be patient.
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5.0 Judas Unchained (Commonwealth Saga)
Epic. Absolutely epic. The conclusion to the Commonwealth Saga just leaves me wanting more even though the story, which neatly tied up at the end and came into a cohesive whole, came to a satisfying conclusion.There are so many characters in the two novels, which explains the character list at the b...
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caseyreads rated it
I enjoyed Mellanie the most, I think because her scenes were focused on action rather than dialogue like all the other characters, which I felt at times was tedious. I enjoyed the story, but why was it so long? This whole story could have been told in the size of one of the two books. I don't know, ...
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4.0 Judas Unchained
There are many things I feel after finishing reading this book: relief at being done with the 2000 page story, memory of being 1500 pages in (500 into Judas Unchained) and stalling out because the story was following people who just weren't characterized enough to stand out against the rest of the l...
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5.0 Judas Unchained
If you have read Pandora's Star, first of the Void Trilogy which is a direct sequel to the Commonwealth Saga, so far it is wildly entertaining.
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