Review-The Abyss Beyond Dreams: A Novel of the Commonwealth by Peter F. Hamilton

The Abyss Beyond Dreams

Synopsis:

 The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel—self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void.

Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics—the Fallers—that are intelligent but merciless killers.

Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever—if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers’ relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers—before he is killed by the very people he has come to save.

My thoughts:

When I looked at the book on Netgalley it sounded really good and requested it, I had no idea it was such a long book, so it took me a while longer than most books.

Even though it was a fairly big book with over 600 pages it didn’t see that long which is always a good sign. I was super easy to read and understand and the world building was great and well written as well as the characters.

Even though I have not read the previous series this book is based on , I didn’t feel like I missing anything. Everything was well enough explained or filled into this book.

I loved the characters and the story, both were great. Enough action and suspense to make you keep turning the page. There were definitely some creepy aspects of the book but I enjoyed that quite a bit.

Overall, I thought this was a great book and rate it at 4  ★

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*I received a fre

e ARC copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

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Will be available October 21st 2014

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