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With refreshing determination and hopeful grit, humanity activates a bold endgame against an alien invasion in the finale of a series heralded as "a modern classic" (Stephen Baxter) from "one of the finest writers the genre has produced" (Gareth L. Powell).

Humanity is struggling to hold out against a hostile takeover by an alien race that claims to be on a religious mission to bring all sentient life to its God at the End of Time. But while billions of cocooned humans fill the holds of the Olyix's deadly arkships, humankind is playing an even longer game than the aliens may have anticipated. From an ultra-secret spy mission to one of the grandest battles ever seen, no strategy is off the table. Will a plan millennia in the making finally be enough to defeat this seemingly unstoppable enemy? And what secrets are the Olyix truly hiding in their most zealously protected stronghold?

With his trademark optimism about humanity's tenacity and capacity for greatness, Peter F. Hamilton wraps up this brilliant saga with a bang - and reminds us why freedom of choice is the most important freedom there is.

©2020 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2020 Tantor

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Startlingly Believable

If you’re a futurist, if you want to read about a very pale future, this is it. So detailed, so human, so credible. I hope there’s more ; the story isn’t done. Incredible narration !

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A Climax Lasting An Entire Book

My goodness, I think my issues with the Salvation Sequence may, in retrospect, just be structural. it was all leading up to this, and hardly anyone does giant space battles like PFH. The climax of the trilogy is very nearly this entire novel. will be re-listening to the whole trilogy methinks.

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Great end

A very satisfying conclusion. Even a few lose ends that could result in a sequel? Very well done!

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fantastic

there is room for a 4th book!
i hope Peter writes it. it inspires human potential

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  • JohnSays
  • 2020-11-19

Totally confused

I’m 1/3 through the 4th chapter and I have no clue about what is going on. I have the idea i’m hearing this book out of order. It is as if this chapter should be later in the book. I have loved every book PFH has written and have never been confused. But this one? So far it is just too many unrelated story pieces and not enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Michael G Kurilla
  • 2020-11-28

Galactic catastrophe averted

Peter F Hamilton's The Saints of Salvation is the final installment in the Salvation sequence. The action continues with activities on Earth taking place in the aftermath of successfully repulsing the alien invasion, but the shields are slowly failing. At the same time, a 'hail Mary' mission to determine the coordinates of the Olyix's home enclave is set in motion. Finally, the far future tale unfolds with post-post-humans who ultimately defeat the Olyix's.

Hamilton always seems to deliver the big sci-fi concepts in a manner that doesn't overwhelm the intimate human actions. To achieve their objectives, our descendants learn to control time itself and create their own universe where they have the luxury of unlimited time to refine their craft. One minor criticism this time is that although Hamilton usually does a thorough effort of closing all the loose ends, this time he leaves several questions unanswered, especially the mysterious origin for the God at the end of time. Hopefully, there will be follow-up tales to finish these aspects.

The narration is simply spectacular with excellent character distinction including across the various alien and human variants. Pacing is brisk as the action is nearly non-stop throughout.

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  • Andy
  • 2021-01-18

An Absolutely Amazing Series

Just as good if not as better then the commonwealth series. I hope this series wins awards.

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  • John
  • 2021-02-01

Very Pleased to Have Read this Series

Book 3 pulls it all together in a nice package. Continues with a very detailed story line with excellent character development. And the final battle scenario is best I have ever read. Super pleased to have read all three books and look forward to reading them again. This is well work the read, the re-read, and then the re-re-read.

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  • George
  • 2021-01-11

Relatively Awesome

Peter F Hamilton one of the great voices of Sci Fi. Great third volume in thia trilogy. One of the most understandable explanations of time paradoxes I have ever read.

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  • Ryan
  • 2021-01-03

Epic finish to a slow series

First couple books were a bit slow, but after reading the finale it was all worth it. Loved this book.

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  • 2020-12-14

Excellent finale!

I loved the entire series and while the ending is poignant it was also lovely.

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  • Ed C
  • 2020-12-09

Never disappoints

Hamilton keeps coming up with fresh material. Unreal. Great storyline and narration. Keep ‘em coming Peter!

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  • John
  • 2020-12-01

Stopped after 3 hours

I had a very hard time following the plot. The narrator has a pleasant, impeccable English accent, but I found myself missing too many words and not knowing which character was speaking.

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  • Lysol
  • 2021-05-14

great world building, but narrator killed it.

I used to like John Lee. Until I realized he had steadily resorted to a monotone cadence in his speech and constantly uses bad accents for every character like, the drunken french woman, the Chicago gangster, the lovely Russian female to represent all others.

Combined with his cadence it's tiresome and lazy. I spent more time trying to parse the slurred enunciation and stupid accents that I couldn't even enjoy what Peter was writing.

its a shame because once I figure out Peter's world building, I fall in love with it. but I'm several chapters in and I have no clue what the hell is going on. I have up on the book and the rest of the series. won't listen to another John Lee narration.