Long ago, the astrophysicist Inigo began dreaming scenes from the life of the remarkable Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self-contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy. Inigo's inspirational dreams, shared by hundreds of millions throughout the galaxy, gave birth to a religion: Living Dream. But when the appearance of a Second Dreamer seems to trigger the expansion of the Void--which is devouring everything in its path--the Intersolar Commonwealth is thrown into turmoil.
With time running out, the fate of humanity hinges on a handful of people: Araminta, now awakening to the unwelcome fact that she is the mysterious Second Dreamer; Inigo, whose private dreams hint at a darker truth; and Justine, whose desperate gamble places her within the Void, where the godlike Skylords hold the power to save the universe . . . or destroy it.
About the Author
Peter F. Hamilton's many novels include "Fallen Dragon", "Misspent Youth", and the bestselling Night's Dawn trilogy, "The Reality Dysfunction", "The Neutronium Alchemist", and "The Naked God". He is also the author of "A Second Chance at Eden", a novella and six short stories set in the same brilliantly realized universe.
“A gripping story, with the fates of two universes at stake.”—SF Site
“Fusing elements of hard SF with adventure fantasy tropes, Hamilton has singlehandedly raised the bar for grand-scale speculative storytelling.”—Publishers Weekly
“A great, sprawling, ripping yarn reminiscent of Golden Age Science Fiction.”—SF Crowsnest