The Saints of Salvation by Peter F. Hamilton.

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Graham

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I see from the Security Now show notes @Steve is waiting for the the third book in the trilogy to drop on 17th November, here in the UK it was published on 29th October. I have my copy (all 558 pages) and now all I need to is read the first two books first! :)
 

Steve

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Oh!!! No fair! (But I can wait another week!) I'm glad to know that book #3 is long, since I already know that it will be wonderful. There are is a wonderful scene at the end of the future thread of the second book, which I've re-read a few times, and I'm interested to learn more about the evolution of the past thread which will be revealed in the 3rd book.

Waiting a year between books (was Leo right? Is it really that long?) is not something that I would recommend. I'm unsure whether I'll do that again... but if Peter creates another universe, I can't see how I could resist.

I'm someone who can easily re-read something wonderful that I've read before. So I love that I'm compiling a large number of “old friends” which I'll be able to enjoy as long as my eyes and brain hold out! (y)
 

Graham

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Waiting a year between books (was Leo right? Is it really that long?) is not something that I would recommend. I'm unsure whether I'll do that again... but if Peter creates another universe, I can't see how I could resist.
Book 1 published September 2018, Book 2 published October 2019, book 3 a year later; so Leo was right.
I deliberately held off reading the first 2, I regret that now! But I will take my time to saviour them now.
 

KPRROK

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only 558 pages? seems kind of short for a book of his. I've not read either of the first two yet (on Audible) as I like to binge when the whole series is out. I guess that's soon!
 

Steve

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I finished Book #3 yesterday. My one piece of advice to anyone who decides to tackle this incredible piece of work is to relax and savor the journey. That's clearly the way Peter meant and means to have his work consumed. Do not be in a hurry. Once you're finished, you may wish you had taken more time to savor it. You can only be surprised once. Savor it. It is his most stunningly sweeping creation ever. I have the entire story in my head now, and it's quite something.

As I was nearing the end, noticing that my Kindle was saying I was at 92%, then 94%, then 96%, I started wondering how we had sufficient time remaining to resolve one specific aspect of the journey. And it turned out that, indeed, this is not the end. Peter did not cheat us, nor disappoint. He adequately and very satisfyingly ends the tale that he began. But he quite intentionally leaves the next journey pending. So... next year...