This is thrilling stuff; compulsively readable and abundantly full of ideas. The only drawback is that, as it's the first volume of a new trilogy, we'll have to wait to find out whether our galaxy will be destroyed. Cliff-hangers are tense enough, but this is a planet-hanger! --The Times
Peter Hamilton's willingness to shake up an already fascinating creation with this new trilogy is admirable, and the 1500-year gap offers up both new mysteries for him to reveal, and an opportunity for familiar characters to have grown up and changed. --Starburst
This is a book that arguably nobody else in Brit SF could even have attempted. Epic, multi-stranded, full of wonders. --Sfx
The first adventure in this exciting trilogy.
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