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With refreshing determination and hopeful grit, humanity activates a bold endgame against an alien invasion in the finale of a series heralded as "a modern classic" (Stephen Baxter) from "one of the finest writers the genre has produced" (Gareth L. Powell).

Humanity is struggling to hold out against a hostile takeover by an alien race that claims to be on a religious mission to bring all sentient life to its God at the End of Time. But while billions of cocooned humans fill the holds of the Olyix's deadly arkships, humankind is playing an even longer game than the aliens may have anticipated. From an ultra-secret spy mission to one of the grandest battles ever seen, no strategy is off the table. Will a plan millennia in the making finally be enough to defeat this seemingly unstoppable enemy? And what secrets are the Olyix truly hiding in their most zealously protected stronghold?

With his trademark optimism about humanity's tenacity and capacity for greatness, Peter F. Hamilton wraps up this brilliant saga with a bang - and reminds us why freedom of choice is the most important freedom there is.

©2020 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2020 Tantor

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Totally confused

I’m 1/3 through the 4th chapter and I have no clue about what is going on. I have the idea i’m hearing this book out of order. It is as if this chapter should be later in the book. I have loved every book PFH has written and have never been confused. But this one? So far it is just too many unrelated story pieces and not enjoyable to listen to.

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Excellent finale!

I loved the entire series and while the ending is poignant it was also lovely.

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Never disappoints

Hamilton keeps coming up with fresh material. Unreal. Great storyline and narration. Keep ‘em coming Peter!

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Galactic catastrophe averted

Peter F Hamilton's The Saints of Salvation is the final installment in the Salvation sequence. The action continues with activities on Earth taking place in the aftermath of successfully repulsing the alien invasion, but the shields are slowly failing. At the same time, a 'hail Mary' mission to determine the coordinates of the Olyix's home enclave is set in motion. Finally, the far future tale unfolds with post-post-humans who ultimately defeat the Olyix's. Hamilton always seems to deliver the big sci-fi concepts in a manner that doesn't overwhelm the intimate human actions. To achieve their objectives, our descendants learn to control time itself and create their own universe where they have the luxury of unlimited time to refine their craft. One minor criticism this time is that although Hamilton usually does a thorough effort of closing all the loose ends, this time he leaves several questions unanswered, especially the mysterious origin for the God at the end of time. Hopefully, there will be follow-up tales to finish these aspects. The narration is simply spectacular with excellent character distinction including across the various alien and human variants. Pacing is brisk as the action is nearly non-stop throughout.

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Relatively Awesome

Peter F Hamilton one of the great voices of Sci Fi. Great third volume in thia trilogy. One of the most understandable explanations of time paradoxes I have ever read.

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I always enjoy Peter and John

Since the Commonwealth saga (please bring more stories back from that) I could never resist a Peter Hamilton and John Lee story! This series is like a fine wine that needs to be sipped and savored, yes it’s long but that just makes it that much more satisfying to read! Can’t wait for the next one

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Great Novel

Thought it qas a great story, though wish it had been a tad longer Like the length of the next book it obviously sets up for :)

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A long whirling ride through deep, wild sci-fi!

I might be new to the "Space Opera" genre, but I'm impressed. I think without calling it as much the Three Body Problem / Remembrance of Earth's Past series was probably my introduction to the concept without knowing how rich of a genre this type of narrative could invite. There were moments where I found myself comparing it to Cixin Lui's way of describing apocalyptic battles in clearly defined near real concepts of science fiction; but I now see that what Peter F. Hamilton is doing in this case is beyond the scope of hard science fiction. But that's a good thing in reality... the two trilogies compliment one another and I find them to be both enriching and discomforting. Actually I think Peter F. Hamilton's perspective is a bit less coherent but actually a little bit more adventurous a sort of page turning highly intelligent perspective on melodrama .Where I find Cixin Lui's perspective to be a more cogent, cold but slightly more believable scenario... even though they're obviously both based on wildly imaginative perspectives that absolutely no one can be compelled to perceive as what will actually happen in the future. This Book Is awesome... but it's rated R and I mean that by saying that it's contradictions between approaching the topic of gender and almost a pornographic perspective on human sexuality is indulgent but actually understandable when you watch the whole plot play out... it's oddly darkly realistic. The narration by John Lee is a very compelling and I don't know why some of the reviews seem to imply they're shallow disconnected stories: that's just weak reading or listening: it's actually a probable genre methodology that I would also imagine being useful from both a publishers "make them stay & to keep up reading/listening ..."stick around for a long time" strategy... as well as the back and forth perspective of how the reader learns from one and then the other perspective of the characters of the cumulative knowledge they both garner while in the midst of the ever-building crescendo of the storyline. I found myself on more than one occasion especially during this final episode of the trilogy shouting aloud or whacking the steering wheel thinking "oh my God that's really happened!" so that's obviously a good sign of some very compelling writing. You should definitely try to get through all 50 plus hours of these three books if you have the time over a few weeks or months; it's a good ride...really it's something I enjoy a great deal.

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Epic finish to a slow series

First couple books were a bit slow, but after reading the finale it was all worth it. Loved this book.

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Yes, More Wormholes

“The Saints of Salvation” was an excellent finale to the thrillogy for the Salvation Sequence series. My review for almost anything from Peter F. Hamilton is always the same because he is one of the best sci-fi authors of all time. I haven’t been reading anything solid from this genre lately. When I saw that PFH wrote another installment in this series, I wanted to drop everything from what I’m listening to and read this book. I woke up after a raging headache at 2 o’clock in the morning to write this review and to finish up the series. My headache has depleted and I’m satisfied with the ending for the Salvation Sequence series. Yes, more wormholes.