The Neutronium Alchemist
The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers, but now follow a far from divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world. On planets and asteroids individuals battle for... show more
The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers, but now follow a far from divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world. On planets and asteroids individuals battle for survival against the strange and brutal forces unleashed upon the universe. Governments teeter on the brink of anarchy, the Confederation Navy is dangerously overstretched, and a dark messiah prepares to invoke his own version of the final Night. In such desperate times the last thing the galaxy needs is a new and terrifyingly powerful weapon. Yet Dr Alkad Mzu is determined to retrieve the Alchemist -- so she can complete her thirty-year-old vendetta to slay a star. Which means Joshua Calvert has to find Dr Mzu and bring her back before the Alchemist can be reactivated. But he's not alone in the chase, and there are people on both sides who have their own ideas about how to sue the ultimate doomsday device. 'Hamilton puts Britain sci-fi back into interstellar overdrive.' The Times 'Space opera has rarely been dealt with in such majesty...inventive, ambitious, and, like the greatest of tumbling acts, leaves you giddy for more. ' Daily Express
Publish date: October 9th 1998
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages no: 1273
Edition language: English
Series: Night's Dawn , Part 1 of 2 (#2)
I read the The Reality Dysfunction is out of the question. I considered reading up summaries in Wikipedia or some other web sites but then I decided to throw caution to the wind and just dive into this second book and see what happen. It is a testament to [a:Peter F. Hamilton|25375|Peter F. Hamilton...
The Neutronium Alchemist continues the story begun in The Reality Dysfunction. It's a great epic science-fiction story. The same things I said in my review of The Reality Dysfunction, apply. Although the character I mentioned there, was more likeable in this book (and the next). There was less fooli...
I think I'm going to have to do a more thorough review later. At this point, I'm just going to focus on mechanics.I like this book. And this series. Honestly, I do. However, I'm at the point where I really think that the whole Night's Dawn series was actually written as one big tome of an epic, and ...
Waaaaay awesome. Totally captivating and breathtaking trough the sheer scope of the story. Truly, a masterpiece!
It's a fascinating story, but it's just tooooooooo long. The whole trilogy runs over 3000 pages, and should be less than 1000.