Released on 27 September 2012.

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The Temporal Void

The Void trilogy: Book Two

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The Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream cult prepares to pilgrimage into the Void. Breaching this sealed micro-verse could cause an irreparable rift in space. But the cult’s fanatics won’t be halted, as the Void projects dreams of a paradise. An enemy invasion fleet also approaches as the Oscien Empire takes advantage of the Commonwealth’s confusion. Yet unity is impossible, as post-human factions enter an internecine war over humanity’s destiny.

Investigator Paula Myo is determined to find the Void’s latest prophet, believing this could unlock the crisis, but even she will need help. This ‘Second Dreamer’ is even now channelling the Void’s latest visions to a rapt humanity.

At the heart of events is Edeard the Waterwalker, who lived long ago within the Void. He’s Living Dream’s messiah, visions of his crusade against injustice inspiring billions and Edeard’s glorious story has also incited the Pilgrimage. And, as his ultimate triumph approaches, the Void’s true nature will be revealed.

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Maintains the quality and wonder that began with The Dreaming Void.
Peter F Hamilton certainly doesn't work on a small scale. Such ambitions require formidable technical prowess and, with the second volume in his Void Trilogy, Hamilton again proves he's expert at conjuring widescreen space opera. But it's not just the epic at which he excels: the fantasy sequences...have an unexpected lightness of touch. An audacious collision of genres with real energy and verve: excellent.
One of the most popular authors of "space operas" in Britain today, writing vast doorsteps of novels that combine fantastic speculation with incredible detailed imagining of the lives we will lead after the 30th century . . . Hamilton's story telling is crystal clear.