Fallen Dragon

Peter F. Hamilton

4.06 based on 21 ratings & 1 reviews on Goodreads.com

2002 Nominee

The Arthur C. Clarke Award

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28 January 2016
9781447285991
816 pages
Synopsis

Fallen Dragon is a classic standalone novel by science fiction star, Peter F. Hamilton.

Lawrence Newton always dreamed of adventure amongst the stars. Now the ultimate prize is within his grasp, but what will he risk to get it?

Lawrence is the sergeant of a washed-out platoon, taking part in the bungled invasion of yet another human colony world. The giant corporations call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy.
When he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by resistance forces, he recalls stories of the Temple of the Fallen Dragon. Its priests supposedly guard a treasure hoard large enough to buy lifelong happiness. So Lawrence decides to mount a dangerous private-enterprise operation of his own.

Absolutely vintage science fiction. Hamilton puts British sci-fi back into interstellar overdrive

The Times

One of Hamilton's best . . . the book is undeniably a page-turner and should provide many absorbing hours for the author's existing readers as well as a salutary introduction to a major SF author for a new audience

Publishers Weekly