- Hardcover: 963 pages
- Publisher: Subterranean Press; Sgd Ltd edition (30 Mar. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159606420X
- ISBN-13: 978-1596064201
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 6.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,647,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Naked God (Night's Dawn) Hardcover – 30 Mar 2012
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Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy--The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist and now The Naked God--is ambitious in its galaxy-wide, multiple viewpoint plot, its political and metaphysical subject matter, its sheer 3,000-page scope. The damned have broken out of the afterlife and possessed whole planets; a gallant and untrustworthy space captain is haring off after alien sorts; and for the resurrected Al Capone, the secret masters of Earth and the government of the human Confederacy, it is business as usual...Hamilton's super-charged villain, Dexter Quinn, arrives on the home planet of humanity with a mission--to convert enough people to his Satanist creed that Earth can be taken out of the universe altogether: "Quinn raised an arm, his sleeve falling to reveal an albino hand with grizzled claw fingers. Three thin streamers of white fire lashed out from the talons, searingly bright in the gloomy, smoke-heavy air". The many fans of Hamilton's high-octane gloomy space opera will find this finale a worthy successor, and thrill to its many surprises; Hamilton's evocation of the depths of space and the strangeness of alien races has rightly won him much praise. A certain moral ambiguity has also crept in to what was at first a black and white universe--some of the returned damned are heroic and compassionate, and many of the living are not as nice as all that. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Volume 3 in the 'Night's Dawn' trilogy: after the multi-layered, multi-dramatic events described in The Reality Dysfunction and The Neutronium Alchemist, here is the awe-inspiring climax. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
the main evil character keeps running around trying to be pure evil, but doesn't get any where. Louise is just sooo good that it becomes annoying and why someone like her who lived such a sheltered life, would go chasing after danger, instead of escaping with her sister, doesn't make much sense, and why a top secret organization is suddenly known to every tom dick and harry? the dead are so fixated on escaping the beyond they don't care where they end up(they should really have thought about where they will end up!).
Even al capon's just fizzles out. the main story ending is just very disappointing. i can't expand without spoiling the story, but after lots of pointing in one direction, through three very long books, the author just jumps the other way and finds an easy way to end the story, which is also a total over kill, i mean i doubt anyone saw that coming. very disappointing after a long and at times very entertaining read.
Very weak ending. That about sums it up.
Even more than before, The Naked God reads like a collection of a dozen or so sensibly-sized novels thrown up in the air and the chapters shuffled into random order. On the down side, that did leave me wishing that the author wouldn't keep switching away from a plotline as I was just getting into it, but on the other hand it did create an sense of anticipation and a desire to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next.
Anyway, having enjoyed the first two books I knew what to expect, but I soon discovered that it was starting to turn into a soap opera with each return to a familiar scenario giving me my momentary fix before hauling me off somewhere else without very much having occured. I also found myself becoming increasingly alarmed as the number of pages remaining started to shrink with no sign of an impending conclusion, or indeed any indication that the plot had any intention of wrapping up. So the fact that the ending was rushed was not a surprise - the fact that it was so implausible and unsatisfying undoubtedly was. As others have suggested, the author seemed to have tied himself in knots with no way to untangle the various strands of plot without using a big pair of scissors.
Anyway, despite the lingering disappointment, and despite the impression I may have given up to now, I did enjoy the majority of this book and definitely the series as a whole - I just wish the author hadn't let it slip so far out of his control.
Which is a shame, because up 'til then this had been an almost faultless series -- right up there with Julian May's 'Many-coloured Land' saga as my all-time favourite sci-fi.
Still well worth reading the trilogy though.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It had my heart racing, nail biting as I was taken on journey to try and save mankind from the 'possessed' in time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rie
Took a long time to read this trilogy but it was all worthwhile in the end! Highly recommended to sci-fi fansPublished 3 months ago by David Saunders
Bought to finish off the The Night's Dawn trilogy series. Good read if you are into scifi reading.Published 4 months ago by TerrapinDundee
PfH is one of the best in the business and this original trilogy has him at the top of his game.Published 8 months ago by ObjectiveBob
Book 3 of the "Night's Dawn" Trilogy. This is a large book of over 1000 pages which I look forward to reading soon. Read morePublished 9 months ago by asocrates