The Temporal Void
The Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream cult prepares to pilgrimage into the Void. Breaching this sealed micro-verse could cause an irreparable rift in space. But the cult's fanatics won't be halted, as the Void projects dreams of a paradise. An enemy invasion fleet also approaches as... show more
The Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream cult prepares to pilgrimage into the Void. Breaching this sealed micro-verse could cause an irreparable rift in space. But the cult's fanatics won't be halted, as the Void projects dreams of a paradise. An enemy invasion fleet also approaches as the Oscien Empire takes advantage of the Commonwealth's confusion. Yet unity is impossible, as post-human factions enter an internecine war over humanity's destiny. Investigator Paula Myo is determined to find the Void's latest prophet, believing this could unlock the crisis, but even she will need help. This 'Second Dreamer' is even now channelling the Void's latest visions to a rapt humanity. At the heart of events is Edeard the Waterwalker, who lived long ago within the Void. He's Living Dream's messiah, visions of his crusade against injustice inspiring billions and Edeard's glorious story has also incited the Pilgrimage. And, as his ultimate triumph approaches, the Void's true nature will be revealed. 'This is thrilling stuff ...compulsively readable' The Times
Publish date: October 2nd 2009
Pages no: 752
Edition language: English
Series: Void (#2)
This long complex novel is the follow up to The Dreaming Void, another long complex novel which I reviewed a few months ago. It took me several chapters to get back into the story and start remembering the characters. Readers might be advised to revisit book one before tackling book two if they have...
Excellent and gripping. The blend of science fiction and fantasy is expertly done and I actually enjoyed the fantasy story so much more than the science fiction.
The Temporal Void is not as strong as its predecessor, [b:The Dreaming Void|866136|The Dreaming Void (Void, #1)|Peter F. Hamilton|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320491232s/866136.jpg|851537], but it's still a strong book, if more of a 3.5 than a 4. The book continues the story, but this time the SF s...
The middle tome of the Void Trilogy is in some ways the best book I've read by Hamilton - there really isn't a dull patch in it and it contains the most emotionally affecting material I've read by him. It is, however, interesting to observe where these passages occur:There is a story within a story...