In this middle book of the series the motivations and goals of various factions starts to emerge the most notable revelation to me being what the Accelerator Faction s up to There are still uestions left but their nvolvement n the story The Riptide Ultra-Glide is starting to unfold The fantasy story arc also continues to evolve as we see Edeard s powers develop andncrease with new abilities emerging We also get some answers as to who Die Sanduhr is behind the attacks outside the cityn the provincesAnd we get some major revelations about the nature of the Void and why Mardi Gras it keeps expanding liket does There Ghetto is a semi pseudo scientific explanation given whichnvokes the Conservation of Mass but to say than that would be spoileryI had a harder time getting nto this than the last book I still enjoyed t but the pace slowed right down and I had to push myself to keep going during each reading session It felt like a middle book But at least I had a handle on who was who so t was less confusing I would have liked a bit pew pew n the scifi arcs We get a little bit but That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon it wasn t as fleshed out as last book and I didn t hear any ACDC hammeringn the background to the unleashing of technological Armageddon For example there s a part of the story where one of the characters boards and takes down a navy ship never saw the firefight just read about him going n and the next thing he s Ghost Stories of Washington in control BooStill I am now fullynvested American Espionage and the Soviet Target in the story so I m looking forward to the grand finalen the next book I m expecting lots of fireworks lots of genetically and technologically advanced humans and aliens unloading heaps of ordnance and please Hamilton bring the rock n roll3 stars MIND BLOWINGFor me at least so far the Void and Makkathran are the ultimate apex Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis in sci fi creations The second bookn the Void trilogy started slow for me but kept on building up from the previous book and the last 100 150 pages where we finally get some revelations regarding the nature of the Void was the pay off for meThe strong points of the book were1Edeard s storyThe weak point of the book was1Few characters stand out2Story gets too much confusingLet me elaborate on the above points now1Edeard s storyThis book s all about Edeard and his character really develops n this book along with this his story n Makthran Hamiltion nfuses lot of sci fi elements The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives in this story which really maket fascinating to read Especially during last 100 pages the bandit chase was the edge of seat stuff for me during which I just couldn t stop reading2Few characters stand outExcept Edeard there were few characters which I can remember from this book even Paula Myo s character was a bit of boring read 3Story gets too much confusingThe story really got confusing n the common wealth due to the fact that there were too many factions and t was just hard to remember who was supporting which factionAlso I could not wrap my head around the fact of ANA governance Die vier Jahreszeiten if only Hamilton could have given somenfo regarding ts natureI give this book "35 stars This s a tale of two books I think the Inigo s dream chapters dragged this "stars This Kyoko Karasuma Bd. 5 is a tale of two books I think the Inigo s dream chapters dragged this down a notch from the previousnstallment of the Void trilogy Hamilton seems to have spent alot time with Edeard than n the universe outside the void which I thought was much compelling There was one particularly cringe worthy seuence that went on and on for pages describing Edeard s romantic retreat with his bride to be Then there were awful wedding pages ceremonies and generally women flinging themselves at Edeard from all over the place along with the obligatory sex scenes which were cheesy I don t really need to know that the servants n the other room heard your cries of joy Not what I read sci fi for The one compelling thing The Huguenot Sword in these dream chapters besides thencredible evolution of Edeard s powers was the mystery of the roving outlaws Where are they from and what Is Their Motivation Besides That their motivation Besides that felt myself skimming through alot of
chapters which problematic because I think over half of The Temporal Void consists of them I still think Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form its ambitious that Hamiltons blending a hard sci fispace opera with fantastic tropes but maybe the novelty was just wearing a little thin for me especially with the aforementioned bloatedness of those chapters In my opinion the book should ve been about a hundred pages shorter The universe outside the Void In the Shadow of Empires is where the book really shines for me For some reason I never really cared much for Myo or Burnellin the Commonwealth Saga but I really enjoy those character s moments n this book Id get a little sad when their section would end and I d realize that I d probably have to read over a hundred pages until I got back to them Hamilton weaves and ntricate and very The 101 Dalmatians intriguing plot that makes you want to keep reading to see where all of thiss going to connect Especially enjoyed the whole OcisenAcceleratorPrime conspiracy What are all those crazy kids up to The ending was very From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America immpressive I needed to read that entire section again to soakt The Story of the Orchestra in as soon as I finishedtSo although Only Say the Word it suffers a bit from being the middle book of a trilogy and from a bit of Hamilton s gas baggery I thinkt sets the stage beautifully for what will hopefully be a thrilling conclusion to the trilogy The problem with most stories about Superman Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge is that he s just so damnednvincible It almost be. The Intersolar Commonwealth s n turmoil as the Living Dream's deadline for launching ts Pilgrimage nto the Void draws closer Not only Talking Cures and Placebo Effects is the Ocisen Empire fleet fast approaching on a mission of genocide but also annternecine war has broken out between the post human factions over the destiny of humanityCountering the. ,those chapters which
Comes comic the fact that every two bit hood n Metropolis has access to Kryptonite which s surely not something available by just strolling down the road to the chemist Now I really like Superman but this flaw springs to mind after having read the second volume of Peter Hamilton s Void trilogy The Bewitched Wolf in that so much times spent with the book s own superman Edeard Edeard An Unreasonable Match / An Unconventional Duenna is a character fromnside the void a legendary figure whose life Voodoo Woman ( New Orleans Mysteries is played outn shared dreams and Finn (Anderson Billioniares Book 1) inspires those of us who don t livenside the void Just for those of you at the back the void Last Chance Hero is a phenomenonn space and all of us Officer Buckle and Gloria in this universe live outside oft Edeard Antolog�a Patri�tica is stronger than anyone else faster powerful and that makes him for most of the book uite dull Hamiltons no slack at writing up dramatic and tension filled scenes but for the large chunks of the book Political Theory: An Introduction in which he appears the fact that hes so damned Two Adventures of Sherlock Holmes invincible means thatt s difficult to really feel nervous for him Surely he will just use his magic and survive I don t want to give much away but at one point we are very reminiscent of an What Is Madness? irritating momentn Christopher Reeve era Superman Yes talk of his arrogance and hubris do drop us the hint that something bad may be coming around the corner but for the most part we are just reading about a powerful hero being powerfully heroicA few weeks back when I wrote my review of the first of these books I said about the problems of only reviewing the first third The same holds true when This Pagan Heaven it comes to the second third as well Characters are shiftednto place the plot Paladin's Redemption is developed but resolutions still far distant Hamilton s skilled at painting on a large canvass and at creating alien worlds and cultures that thrive n the reader s Zum Ruhme Reifer Geister: Eine Flaschenpost Mit Brennrezepten Wunderwassern Und Beschwingten Versen Von Babylon Bis Heute (German Edition) imagination But given how all this ends yet the jury remains out on the whole The Temporal Void A Draggy Middle Book that Indulgesn TediumMuch like the Commonwealth Sagathis s a very long detailed maginative and sprawling epic space opera that Dreamsnake involves dozens of characters plots advanced technologies alien races ancient galactic mysteries nefarious plots and counterplots all toldn an engaging narrative that doesn t get bogged down Dark Water: A Siren Novel in exposition like a lot of other hard SF stories It s far entertaining than the grim future vision of Alastair Reynolds to which Peter Hamiltons often compared to The human characters here remain far human than the cold post humans of Reynolds which sometimes strains credulity as they r I m frankly getting rather awed by Peter F Hamilton Any single book doesn t uite DO his stories justice which Muse is kind of weird because each book seems to be bigger than a mountain sprawling than wide plains and filled with meandering and sometimesnconseuential passages They could be tightened up with focus on the core stories and threads EasilyBUTWhen Silence it comes to the sheer scopen time and space "For All His Books Each Of Which "all his books each of which nterconnected with common events histories and characters who live for an awfully long time thanks to the heavy SF factors of re life and alternate methods like multi life dream paradise AI or even some much stranger methods everyone eventually comes back to play n this awesomely developed universe It only keeps getting larger and stranger with every new It only keeps getting larger and stranger with every new Some characters don t get Sworn Sword: A Free Preview interesting until after their lives get turned upside down others are fantastic from the get go But whent comes to every core story met with truly awesome convergences between all these threads Hamilton just can t be beaten His magination s truly phenomenal Okay this kinda sounds like an apology for his work but don t be confused I love this It has a few faults but damn when I compare this to practically any other SF author on the grounds of glorious worldbuilding and scope of characters Hamilton basically wins by default Epic SF folks Just think of the most sprawling fantasy you most love and multiply Lanalphabète qui savait compter it by two givet everything from bionics massive dreaming collectives a total space opera atmosphere with multiple alien forces and then shake Modern French Culinary Art -The Pellaprat of the 20th Century it up by having anntelligent UNIVERSE threaten to grow and eat our own Epic stakes Epic scope And through t all thousands of years of novels and history pulling forward to this late historical dateI m frankly amazed And t s getting better with every book I readThe last time I was this bowled over was the first time I read through the WoT series Both have their faults But for the patient reader both are freaking awesome Executive Summary I found this to be an mprovement over The Dreaming Void although I think that will heavily depend on how much you like Edeard s storyAudio book I continue to enjoy John Lee s narration especially for the Commonwealth series Full Review I liked The Dreaming Void but had some complaints In particular the number of characters and the ridiculous sex scenes This book felt focused and less sexual wish fulfillment As a middle book I thought t did a nice job setting the stage for the final act while not suffering "from middle book syndrome Things finally start to convergeThis book largely focused on Edeard s story which s reall "middle book syndrome Things finally start to convergeThis book largely focused on Edeard s story which s reall started out by giving this book a 5 star rating but I ve dropped t to a 4 for reasons I shall explainOne of the best things about Peter F Hamilton s writing has been his ability to write lots of different plots at the same. Various and ncreasingly desperate agents and factions Cabal is Paula Myo a ruthlessly single mindednvestigator beset by foes from her distant past and colleagues of dubious allegiancebut she Phases of War Crimes Trials of WWII is fast losing a race against timeAt the heart of all thiss Edeard the Waterwalker who once lived a long time ago deep nside the Voi. .
Time and at the very end bring them together n a powerful and entertaining way Its not uite like Max Barry author or Guy Richie director as his books are much longer than theirs But the Young Junius ideas still the same having many characters and plots going at the same time sometimes so far removed from eachother ts hard to anticipate how they relate to one another and pulling t off with a bang right at the endHamilton s Void trilogy looks like Tales From Greenfuzz 3 it will pull off the same effect once again perhapsn an even Ambush impressive way than Pandora s Star and Judas Unchained did even This time around though he seems to be making one critical mistake that was magnifiedn The Temporal Void He s been focusing too much on one plot line and only giving us brief updates Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests: A Handbook of the Paleobotanical Collections in the Illinois State Museum into the others Andts making Milk Teeth: Poems it somewhat difficult to keep track of whats going on elsewheren the universeI said n my review of The Dreaming Void that I was really enjoying the Edeard story line a fantasy setting contained nside a realm of the much science fiction universe The same still holds true the Edeard story Ein Paradies aus Nichts is very anteresting take on the usual farmer becomes king fantasy plot Written by The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry itself as a fantasy book I d be happy to buy the book and while the ending won t revealtself until The Evolutionary Void next year enjoy every page of Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution it thatsn t uite what I was looking for with The Dreaming Void The Delivery Man Paula Myo the Ocisen Empire s On The Fence impending attack these are allmportant characters and plots that I want to read about But Mary Mc Leod Bethune Papers: The Bethune Foundation Collection (Black Studies Research Sources) instead of reading about themn the same way I read about them n The Dreaming Void I got brief updates Usually something like one small chapter devoted to checking out whats going on with every other plot n the overall story A few pages with each then back to Edeard within the VoidThere Fenway Fiction: Short Stories from Red Sox Nation is an upshot to this however The book ends on such an amazing literally jaw dropping out of left field twistt becomes very obvious that the rarity of nformation on the outside Universe was an unfortunate casualty of timing In order to have the Edeard story and the outside universe s stories come end where they ended n preparation for The Evolutionary Void Hamilton had to make sure he didn t let one story outpace the other Would I have prefered Rick Stein’s Secret France information regarding those stories Sure But because of how the book ends howt sets up everything for the final book I can forgive the lack of chapters for now Only time will tell whether or not The Evolutionary Void pays attention to the rest of the characters Sometimes you have to do what s wrong Guide to the History of the Laws and Constitutions of England: Consisting of Six Lectures, Delivered at the Colleges of Ss. Peter and Paul, Prior Park, Bath in order to do what s right This trilogys really just one loooooong book The Temporal Void The Legend of the Jersey Devil is the second of the series and like The Dreaming Voidt didn t really wrap too many things up Unlike the first book there weren t a lot of new characters ntroduced That was ok by me I was still trying to get caught up the multitude of simultaneous plots and numerous characters the first up from the multitude of simultaneous plots numerous characters the first around This s only my second Peter F Hamilton book but from what I ve researched Tactics Illustration Works Kinoshita Sakura x Higashiyama Kazuko it seems to be his style to have many characters as well as multiple complex plots Also he tends to switch between plot threads pretty rapidly sometimes after only a few pages and without warning It keeps you on your toes for sure Another major difference from the first books the time spent Understanding Communication and Aging: Developing Knowledge and Awareness in each plot thread Whereas the first book spread things around pretty evenly this one spent considerably time with Edeard and the gang from uerencia I don t know what the exact split was but I would guess roughly 23 of this book followed Inigo s dreams I didn t find that a bad thing I found Edeard s story one of the easier ones to follown Dreaming Void In this set of dreams Edeard now known as the Waterwalker continues to develop his uniue abilities to dramatic effect fights some rather bad elements Der Beobachter in the city runsnto the same bandits that destroyed Aswell dabbles An Egyptian Satire About a Condemned Building in politics develops a loventerest and some of the mysteries of Makkathran and the Void are unveiled There were some pretty dark parts and some things I definitely didn t see coming With so much time covering Edeard there wasn t nearly as much time to advance events n the Commonwealth The second dreamer having been revealed as Araminta s much sought after and each of the competing factions have a stake Drôle De Mariage in finding her A THIRD dreamer emerges channeling thoughts from the first human to enter the voidn recent history We get to meet a Sky Lord ok that was actually From Dare to Due Date in the Void but not with Edeard anyway Paula meets an old friend well maybe not friend exactly Not uite as much page time Aaron as I would have liked but you learn about what happens after the planet was hit with the Hawking M Sink Liken the first book there was a fair amount of future tech that was pretty cool Not a lot of new stuff that wasn t n the first book but some cool new weapons The Raiel do some cool stuffAs I was saying this series s kind of like one very long book book 1 Hold Me Again is around 600 pages book 2s 740 pages and book 3 closes t out at nearly 700 pages So to unveil "The Entire Story Is Like Reading A "entire story s like reading a page whopper of a book t s a good one though Overall I liked The Temporal Void slightly less than the first book but only slightly It was an enjoyable read and I m moving right nto the third Heaven Can Wait installment to see how things turn out 2000 pages and all. D Hes the messiah of Living Dream and visions of his life are shared by and Friends for 300 Years: The History and Beliefs of the Society of Friends Since George Fox Started the Quaker Movement inspire billions of humans Its his glorious captivating story that s the driving force behind Living Dream's Pilgrimage a force that s too strong to be thwarted As Edeard nears his final victory the true nature of the Void s finally revealed.