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Publisher's Summary

The Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author of Children of Time brings us the second novel in an extraordinary space opera trilogy about humanity on the brink of extinction, and how one man's discovery will save or destroy us all.

After eighty years of fragile peace, the Architects are back, wreaking havoc as they consume entire planets. In the past, Originator artifacts—vestiges of a long-vanished civilization—could save a world from annihilation. This time, the Architects have discovered a way to circumvent these protective relics. Suddenly, no planet is safe. 

Facing impending extinction, the Human Colonies are in turmoil. While some believe a unified front is the only way to stop the Architects, others insist humanity should fight alone. And there are those who would seek to benefit from the fractured politics of war—even as the Architects loom ever closer.

Idris, who has spent decades running from the horrors of his past, finds himself thrust back onto the battlefront. As an Intermediary, he could be one of the few to turn the tide of war. With a handful of allies, he searches for a weapon that could push back the Architects and save the galaxy. But to do so, he must return to the nightmarish unspace, where his mind was broken and remade.

What Idris discovers there will change everything.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2022 Orbit

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Idris learns all of the secrets early on

And then never tells the reader. You never get answers. But he did.

They tell you every few minutes that he understands everything, it's just too complicated to explain. And that's the full explanation, its too complicated to tell the reader or even think about.

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Not his best work

This author has done much better work than this, such as his “Children of Time” books. This story is long and boring. What was supposed to be a revelation was utterly predictable. I knew the secret from the first book.
The book kept promising revelations that never really came. I’m pretty disappointed over all. Even the first book in this series was much better.

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A real bait and switch

You know those restaurants that advertise "We got the big monster gutbuster XXXL cheesy-blaster butt-ruiner big man big sandwich!" And then you go there and order it and its just a regular grilled cheese with an extra piece of bread in the middle?

That is the experience of reading this book.

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Twice as long as it needed to be

I'm a fan of world building, but this series is all world building and no character development. There's a lot of buildup to not-that-satisfying revelations.

The narrator is a good fit for the material but the voices got exhausting to me by the halfway mark.

If you weren't totally sold by the first novel in the series, this one won't change your mind.

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Frustrating

The narrator is excellent and no one beats Tchaikovsky on world-building and character development. No one. But, I found the story extremely frustrating. I saw it listed as Book Two of Two so I assumed it would complete the series. It should definitely be listed as Book Two of Three/Four/whatever the plan is, because there is zero resolution and a massive cliffhanger. You might want to wait until the next is available and then consume all three at once, delighting in the characters without the frustration.

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A lot of profanity but great plot, characters and performance

A lot of profanity but great plot, characters and performance.
One of my favorite sci-fi authors. I really liked this series and loved his Children of Time and Children of Ruin.

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Awesome story, great performer.

This story is very well done. Enjoyed both the storey and the performance. Thanks

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Excellent in story & performance

Inspiring & imaginative. I enjoyed every moment of listening to this audio book, truly an excellent book. I hope there will be a third book to this series

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great story ruined by mispronounciation

it's hard to listen to a great story when the voice actor mispronounced hegemony consistently through out the whole book,

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Solid sequel.

Certainly not his best book but I enjoyed it. I read a few reviews that said it was bad and predictable but I disagree.