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The planet is isolated from the rest of the universe, unable to seek help as it's targeted by hostile aliens. Bienvenido's ruling authorities have slowly responded to this gradual infiltration, but they have no idea that a highly organized invasion is now under way, designed to wipe out all human life on the planet. All factions must work together to survive. Unfortunately, due to prejudice against enhanced Eliter humans and crippling technophobia, the parochial government won't collaborate.
Kysandra, known as the Warrior Angel, heads up the Eliter resistance. With their enhanced capabilities and technological know-how, they could avert disaster, but only if the authorities stop hunting them at every turn. Then, as both resistance and government are caught in a desperate race to save lives, the planet receives an unexpected visitor. As events escalate, petty power-plays, politics, and age-old prejudices may prove fatal. And as the more sophisticated hostiles can hijack a human body, humanity is undermined by spies within - wearing the faces of family and friends.
©2016 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2016 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gr on 11-08-16

Great Space Opera

This book was the latest in the latest Commonwealth Universe by Perter Hamilton. If you have not read Hamilton's work before, his writing style is complex hardcore Scifi with lots of well developed characters and sub plots. Hamilton's Commonwealth books are not light reads. I think it took three attempts into the first of his books Pandora's Star, before I got hooked. After I finally got into it, I could not put them down. John Lee is a great narrator.

Two hundred and fifty years after the events in The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Bienvenido is facing a crisis. This was a wonderful story and I hated to see it end. Hamilton's writing always includes a bit of humor which I feel is a necessity in life as well as adding to a good story. Some of the characters have appeared in other Commonwealth books and Mr. Hamilton has done a wonderful job maintaining complex personalities through detailed and changing backdrops.

If you are reading this review and have not read any other of the Commonwealth books, I would recommend you start with Pandora's Star. Stick with it through the first couple hundred pages and you will find it worth the effort.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Russell on 10-01-16

another Peter F. home run.

I'm personally unable to convey the scope of the book and the leve of detail in his worlds, characters, and technology. Another amazing series! Thank you so much.

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