Praise for Peter F. Hamilton Judas Unchained "An interstellar suspense thriller . . . sweeping in scope and emotional range."-San Antonio Express-News "Bristles with the energy of golden age SF, but the style and characterizations are polished and modern."-SF Site "Richly satisfying . . . wonderfully imagined."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "You're in for quite a ride."-The Santa Fe New Mexican""Pandora's Star "Should be high on everyone's reading list . . . You won't be able to put it down."-Nancy Pearl, National Public Radio "An imaginative and stunning tale of the perfect future threatened . . . a book of epic proportions not unlike Frank Herbert's Dune or Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy."-SFRevu "Recommended . . . A large cast of characters, each with his own story, brings depth and variety to this far-future saga."-Library Journal "Complex and engaging."-Booklist "From the Hardcover edition."
From the Inside Flap
AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the
galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity
with a place for everyone. A powerful navy protects it from any hostile
species that may lurk among the stars. For Commonwealth citizens, even
death has been overcome.
At the centre of the galaxy is the Void, a strange artificial universe
created by aliens billions of years ago, shrouded by an event horizon more
deadly than any natural black hole. In order to function, it is gradually
consuming the mass of the galaxy. Watched over by its ancient enemies, the
Raiel, the Void's expansion is barely contained.
Inigo dreams of the sweet life within the Void, and shares these visions
with billions of avid believers. When he mysteriously disappears, Inigo's
followers decide to embark on a pilgrimage into the Void to live the life
of their messiah's dreams - a pilgrimage which the Raiel claim will trigger
a catastrophic expansion of the Void.
Aaron is a man whose only memory is his own name. He doesn't know who he
used to be, or what he is. All he does know is that his job is to find the
missing messiah and stop the pilgrimage. He's not sure how to do that, but
whoever he works for has provided some pretty formidable weaponry that
ought to help.
Meanwhile inside The Void, a youth called Edeard is coming to terms with
his unusually strong telepathic powers. A junior constable in Makkathran,
he starts to challenge the corruption and decay that have poisoned the
city. He is determined that his fellow citizens should know hope again.
What Edeard doesn't realize is just how far his message of hope is
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