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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Swift Publishers Ltd (11 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1874082375
  • ISBN-13: 978-1874082378
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 3.5 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,571,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A personal story told on a galaxy-sized canvas. Filled with action as well as intriguing ideas." -- New York Times bestselling author, Kevin J Anderson.

"I thought of Niven, modified by Bester, or, better yet, of Iain Banks' similarly layered Against a Dark Background." -- Locus.

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The Evergence series has been acclaimed in science fiction circles around the world, where it is considered one of the best space fictions in recent years. From first publication of volumes One and Two in the US and Australia, the series was an immediate bestseller.

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The authors were running out of patience with the plot. It had the feel of cheap horror movie where most of the tension is derived from poor lighting and narrow camera angles. Lots of argument and conversation which could be skipped and the plot was not lost. Compared to book one not nearly as good. Compared to book two, it was weak.
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Williams and Dix complete their trilogy in fine style with a plot line that twists and turns 'till the last. The questions posed by the first two Evergence novels (including the title) are answered in shocking style with implications for the whole of the future Galaxy and the story is put into context with our own time line. Morgan Roache does battle with enemies without and within in an attempt to bring a measure of stability from a potentially explosive situation.Compelling reading for all fans of well conceived sci-fi, five out of five.
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I just can't express how disappointed I was with the ending to this series of books. The first two didn't wow me, but they were different enough to be interesting. Unfortunately, an interesting plot wasn't enough for me to ignore the annoying characters.
The third book promised to reveal startling answers to the questions posed in the earlier books... well I wasn't startled. I was annoyed. I won't tell you the ending, but suffice it to say, it doesn't end happily for anyone including me. I felt let down and depressed when I finished this book late one night. I'm sure there will be follow on books, but I for one won't be buying them.
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This is my favourite sci-fi book ever. I just can not describe how awesome this book is. Everything: the plot (no loopholes), the characters, the universe. They are all very believable.

And another thing is the ending: it is great. From a great trilogy I did not expect a boring Hollywood-style happy-ending and the book did not disappoint.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa1061510) out of 5 stars 24 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1096360) out of 5 stars Still on my best trilogy list 14 Mar. 2002
By J-Blue - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I see that some readers felt dissatisfied with the ending. That's ok. If everyone felt like I do, Hollywood would be out of business. I loved the ending and anyone who couldn't see the potential for such an ending was not paying attention. The clues were there and I wanted the ending to be different as much as Morgan Roche did the entire journey but understood that things do not always work out the way you want them. I was then left with a total respect for the writers ability to let go of the typical ending and have the courage to do something different. I loved these characters with all their talents and flaws and deeply hope to be able to someday return to their world, as I am sure there are many other characters waiting to share their story with us. We still know very little of the Dato Bloc, the high humans and the others. I have no doubts that Williams and Dix have plenty more to share with us. Lead on gentelmen, and we will follow!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa11c0a44) out of 5 stars Hooked again!! 20 Oct. 2001
By Phil Knott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It is not often that after reading the first 2 books of a trilogy that I anxiously await reading the 3rd!! (not since Lord of the Rings)
Having not read a science fiction book for near on 20 years, it was with some trepidation that I pick up the Evergence books. I was hooked by the end of the first chapter and never lost interest or focus right through all my readings. Fast paced, great structure, original and yes a heroine for the main character. This has really got me back into the sci-fi section in my local bookshop. I have loaned the books out to friends ... and they have all been hooked like myself. Looking forward to upcoming books from Williams and Dix.
Highly recommended...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa10caad4) out of 5 stars Very good, but watch out for the ending 20 July 2001
By Robert Mckinney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book makes for an extremely satisfying conclusion to the Evergence sci-fi trilogy. Throughout the series, Williams and Dix constantly move into 'darker waters' as it were, and this third book is the most suspensful of them all. Incredible secrets about Cane and the other clone warriors are revealed, but the most stunning secrets are about Morgan herself...
I give this book five stars and take one off for the most insanely CHEAP ending in history.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0efc72c) out of 5 stars Unsatisfying 7 July 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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EVERGENCE, 3 is the conclusion of a three book set. The novels trace Morgan Roche and her companions through a series of adventures all targeted to discovering the secret of the "clone warriors." Of the three novels, this one falls short of expectations. By the end, readers have invested time to read approximately 1,200 pages total and should be rewarded for their efforts. With very little character development, the 1,200 pages finally get the reader comfortable with the characters, even to caring about what happens to them. But the authors let the readers down in this regard. Without giving away plot twists, final denouement, etc., I could envision at least one or two satisfactory outcomes given the characters and background. On the positive side, the millieu and the extensive universe the authors created was well done. But wasted. The final third of the novel is almost contrived to support the ending. The authors were good enough to plant sufficient hints throughout, but came close to employing "deus ex machina."
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa11b49a8) out of 5 stars Evergence Trilogy! 16 Mar. 2001
By Jamie Blake - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
After first reading the first, Evergence: The Prodigal Sun I never DREAMED the Trilogy would come so far! The first was great, and ultimately blossemed into something I would have never believed so much would happen in only the span of three books. So much happened in just Evergence: A Dark Embalance!
In A Dark Embalance brings a close to the story of Morgan Roche and her destiny. While some things you may see coming, much of it you won't have imagined to happen. Roche, as with all three Evergence novels, jumps from one emergency to another while she strives to learn more about the Super-AI 'Box' and the seemingly freak(Compared to the rest of his kind) Clone Warrior that she is not sure if she trusts or not... All the while coming closer to her destiny.
Coming into A Dark Embalance, Roche's crew consists of Amedio Haid, and ex-mercenary and military genius; a young Surin Reave, Maii who has developed into a trusted friend; Uri Kajic, built into the Ana Veriene; Adoni Cane, a genetically engineer Clone Warrior that seems to be on her side; and Box, Super-AI that seems to have access to everything.
I look forward to hearing from these authors again, maybe a sequal series taking place in the same universe. I am anxious to see if anything becomes of the universe created by Sean Williams and Shane Dix! Well done!
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