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Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton
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An excellent conclusion to the Commonwealth story! Man what ride! ( )
  jwilker | May 23, 2018 |
Really exciting conclusion to Pandora's Star about an alien invasion. Tons of characters, which luckily were easier for me to follow having read the first book a couple months ago (and with the inclusion of a dramatis personae). Hamilton does an excellent job of fleshing out this myriad of characters, although sometimes I would get frustrated leaving one character at a very exciting point to jump over to another character, knowing that we wouldn't be getting back to the first character for quite a while! ( )
  LisaMorr | Aug 24, 2017 |
Part two of the Commonwealth Saga (Pandora's Star being the first). Epic in scope with a feeling like reading the Foundation Trilogy for the first time when I finished it. Did drag in spots, so put it down and picked it up several times. I guess that could be expected of a 1200 page book... ( )
  skraft001 | Dec 19, 2016 |
See my review of Pandora's Star. This is the second half of that story. ( )
  ChrisRiesbeck | Jun 11, 2016 |
3.5 stars ( )
  Foghorn-Leghorn | Jun 5, 2016 |
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To Sophie Hazel Hamilton
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The harsh sound of ion pistol shots sizzled out of the speakers to reverberate around the LA Galactic security office.
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Race to survive starts

As two enemies strengthen

Across universe.


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Peter F. Hamilton’s superbly imagined, cunningly plotted interstellar adventures are conceived on a staggeringly epic scale and filled with fully realized human and alien characters as complex as they are engaging. No mere world builder, Hamilton creates entire universes–and he does so with irresistible flair and intelligence. His previous novel, the acclaimed Pandora’s Star, introduced the Intersolar Commonwealth, a star-spanning civilization of the twenty-fourth century. Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.

The Prime are the Commonwealth’s worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life. Twenty-three planets have already fallen to the invaders, with casualties in the hundreds of millions. And no one knows when or where the genocidal Prime will strike next.

Nor are the Prime the only threat. For more than a hundred years, a shadowy cult, the Guardians of Selfhood, has warned that an alien with mind-control abilities impossible to detect or resist–the Starflyer–has secretly infiltrated the Commonwealth. Branded as terrorists, the Guardians and their leader, Bradley Johansson, have been hunted by relentless investigator Paula Myo. But now evidence suggests that the Guardians were right all along, and that the Starflyer has placed agents in vital posts throughout the Commonwealth–agents who are now sabotaging the war effort. Is the Starflyer an ally of the Prime, or has it orchestrated a fight to the death between the two species for its own advantage?

Caught between two deadly enemies, one a brutal invader striking from without, the other a remorseless cancer killing from within, the fractious Commonwealth must unite as never before.

This will be humanity’s finest hour–or its last gasp.

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The factions in the embattled Commonwealth must come together to battle not only the predatory alien species, the Prime, but also the Starflyer, a mysterious and undetectable alien with irresistible mind-control abilities.

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