The Neutronium Alchemist: 2/3 (Night's Dawn Trilogy) Paperback – 15 Jul 2005
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Peter Hamilton's space-opera saga, which began with The Reality Dysfunction, continues in The Neutronium Alchemist. Now the battle lines are clearly drawn, and more than half a dozen plot lines are charging ahead as humanity's galaxy-spanning culture faces a terrifying revelation: souls of the dead are returning from the beyond to possess the living. The living, though competent and brave in the best sci-fi tradition, must contend with history's greatest generals and leaders, as well as some unexpected champions. Al Capone, it seems, makes an excellent interstellar emperor. How do you fight an enemy whose every soldier is also a hostage and who, if killed, will simply return to possess someone else? The dilemmas are not just technical, but moral, as people face the first real proof of life after death.
This conflict is far broader, though, than a simple apocalyptic battle of good versus evil. Among the possessors are some good souls who fight the risen dead even though it's against their best interest. Conversely, plenty of the living see siding with the dead as an opportunity to further their own interests. Action, wonders, and mystery continue to characterize this high-quality series. --Brooks Peck --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Volume Two in the bestselling ‘Night’s Dawn’ Trilogy.
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Top Customer Reviews
Joshua Calvert comes into his own, his jolly British witticisms are a breath of fresh air – no more American SF speak here at all - especially when he swears! It sounds like being in my local!
I found this instalment somewhat overlong. The whole story could have worked well at half the length. Though I suppose Hamilton wanted to keep the bulk of the novel in keeping with the blockbuster idea he started with TRD. The was no need for this to be so fat a novel and although well written it went on and on and…
The ideas behind TNA are sound and the science bits are intriguing to say the least. The characters run around and do their thing with zest and inventiveness that keeps the novel afloat, but why so long?
A good bit of editing is needed here…
The order of the books for The Night's Dawn Trilogy are: 1. The Reality Dysfunction 2. The Neutronium Alchemist 3. The Naked God
This is the work of a master story-teller in action. No, it's not a light-weight book, it's a tome. But it will reward you with a wonderfully intricate, complex and beautifully realised story. Dark, cerebral, hard going in places, but worth it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unlike other Peter Hamilton books which I have thoroughly enjoyed, I have yet to finish this one. I did not enjoy Book 1 and my worst fears have been realised in this one. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Mr Charles TG Bolton
Well worth the read, read plenty including LRHubbard but Mr Hamilton beats... Will try the rest off hide works soonPublished 4 months ago by Poggy.
A great book from a fantastic series. Read all three, and then move on to the "Void" Trilogy. every thing he writes is awesome!Published 6 months ago by Aziz Grieve
Fantastic book, and just a seamless middle third of the Night's Dawn Trilogy. Absolutely love it and could not put it down!Published 8 months ago by Fleecy Moss
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