Monday 2 November 2020

The Saints of Salvation by Peter F Hamilton


Well, here we are at what seems to be the end for humanity in the final part of PFH's mammoth Salvation series. The alien Olyx are on their mission to subjugate every species in the universe for their God and for The End Of All Times. 

But, they have picked on humanity without considering what we all know from the movies - humanity always fights back, has average people that step up to become hero types that thrive when all seems impossible, and always win in the end. Maybe one day they'll spot Earth and just sneak by and pretend they haven't noticed us. 

But, back to the book in hand. This is PFH doing what he does best. While the tomes in this series aren't as big as his previous ones there is still plenty to go at. What does it for me though and what makes him more accessible as an author is that the science doesn't take the reader away from the story. And there is a hell of a lot of mind bending science here. I admit a lot of it is outside my understanding apart from on a basic level but the story and the characters more than make up for that. PFH manages to meld the two aspects just right which is why I am always eager to get my hands on any new book by him. 

So, if you haven't started this series yet then don't even try starting with this one - you will be lost and also, you'll be missing out on the two excellent volumes before. And if you have and are just starting Saints, enjoy the ride my friends, this is one hell of a book

5/5* a perfect blend of story, action and MASSIVE science 

Thanks to Bethan at Pan MacMillan for inviting me onto the tour and for supplying the review copy. Please, if you can, have a look at the other reviews by the bloggers on this tour (below) - we all really appreciate it 😉

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