cover image The Evolutionary Void

The Evolutionary Void

Peter F. Hamilton, Del Rey, $28 (704p) ISBN 978-0-345-49657-7

Dense and dazzling with complex story lines, compelling characters, and universe-spanning drama, Hamilton's latest offering is a satisfying conclusion to the Void trilogy (The Dreaming Void; The Temporal Void). Araminta is destined to provide an alternate route to the next plane of existence, where time is mutable. Ilanthe is determined to control the path to enlightenment. Edeard can manipulate time for his planet and he tries to do so judiciously, struggling with the burdens of leadership, growing and grieving as he must lose what he holds dear in order to achieve the greater good. His efforts prove pivotal in resolving the battle between Araminta's flight for freedom and Ilanthe's grab for power. With intimate storytelling threads woven through a grand tapestry of epic adventure, the tale will be a struggle for new readers, but will captivate returning fans who can dive right in. (Sept.)