A continuation of "The Commonwealth Saga", the void trilogy does tie in enough nostalgic characters and places to remind you of the well-written universe in Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained. Unfortunately, the technology in this series has moved a little too far ahead, and it's hard to really believe that society itself is so far behind when the technology is so far ahead. The dreams of this series could be a story themselves, and are very engaging. But like the technology, the advancement of the psychic talents in the Makkathran world have progressed too much, ultimately just becoming a let down... like the end of the book also is. The first book in the void trilogy was the best of the three, but Hamilton should have just ended the commonwealth with Judas Unchained.
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you have to read the first 2 books for this to make any sense at all, this is the one that finishes the story off and it does it in a great way - many people go into the Void but someone important comes out - if you are waiting for an ending that can be predicted you are going to be surprised, like everything from Peter F. Hamilton the ending is always something you didn't see coming, even if you know that there is an ending that is not what is expected you will still get it wrong - PFH does another great trilogy here and if you haven't read PS (Pandoras Star) and JU (Judas Unchained) go and do so - you should read them first but in case you haven't its no big deal to do it now
I am so sad to have the saga end. I just hope Hamilton finds it in himself to carry on the commonwealth saga. I've started reading the Dysfunction series, but it just doesn't compate to the Star and Void books.
Whats Next ? Does the Series Continue ? I want more..... If you like adventure and Scifi its all here, you need to really start at the beginning and end up here. amazing series.... keep it coming
If you like big stories with wild plots, interesting characters, and themes upon which to think about for weeks, start with Pandora's Star and listen through the entire series until you get to this one. And if the superb writing isn't awesome enough, John Lee's reading will completely captivate you. These are very credit worthy listens.
Hamilton is in love with his words. I am not. There are too many characters, too many plots/stories. Characters are one-dimensional. Science is uninteresting. Avoid this claptrap