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The Naked God (Night's Dawn Series #3)

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    If you are a space opera fan, there is nothing better than Peter Hamilton's work

    I read novels as entertainment, and enjoy most sci-fi for it's ability to project likely or alternate futures, combined with some interesting tech.

    The Naked God is the last of the Night's Dawn trilogy, and if you are looking for an escape to dive into, this trilogy is your vehicle. Hamilton creates vast, galaxy sized, intertwined and complex plots supported by innumerable main and supporting characters (probably 50+), frequently too many to remember. The Nook version of this series is great for it's ability to quickly let you search for characters who have not appeared for 150 pages to recall who they are.

    I've not reached the end yet of this last 1000+ page climax. But through 450 pages I'm enjoying it as much as the first two. There is so much here that the beginning of the series, back on Lalonde with the settlers, seems like it occurred years ago. The scope and size of the work makes the "Lord of the Rings" look like a novelette.

    Hamilton's universe is vast and convincing to the point where even the improbable (affinity, souls from the beyond, etc) become perfectly acceptable and even commonplace. The fact that your B.S. or "plot contrivance" alarm doesn't get triggered is a credit to Hamilton's story telling.

    As they say for a good movie, it provides an excellent suspension of belief that allows the reader to relate to what we would consider magical and mystical happenings.

    I won't rehash the plot here. If you enjoy some solid sci-fi/fantasy of the moderately "hard" varity, set in a convincing, well conceived and described universe with unique properties, pick up this or even some other Peter F. Hamilton (loved Pandora's Star as well).

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    It was like i was there!

    To try and explain the journey this and the other books in the trilogy take you is impossible.

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    Peter F. Hamilton, what a fresh breath of sci-fi.

    His series "The Night's Dawn" is a wonderful ride of emotion and suspense. His writing style is fantastic. This series in my opinion puts him up with greats like Isaac Asimov and William Gibson. I look forward to reading more of his literature. I would write more but "Less is more".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    Outstanding finale to this great series

    Mankind's reign appears to be through when a tear between humanity's plane and the afterlife occurs. Seeing an opportunity, many souls rush across the hole to steal the bodies of living beings. None of the dead wants to linger in the nothingness that allowed them to see the active physical universe with nothing else in their dreadful hell. Several planets are yanked into the void of the dead in an attempt to bring some physical life to the environs..... However, many of the dead refuses to return to hell. Al Capone and his Mafia grow stronger and the Quinn Dexter cult continues their march towards the end of humanity. On the other hand, the Liberation Army exorcises the dead souls from their host. Mankind's last hope resides in persuading a remote God to give up its eternal sleeping and intercede on their behalf.... THE NAKED GOD is an incredible accomplishment that shows how thought provoking yet entertaining science fiction could be. The epic stimulating story line centers on an apocalyptic future in which humanity appears on the brink of being annihilated by its own dead. Though unable to figure out how the extraordinary Peter F. Hamilton kept track of everyone, the myriad of characters are all fully developed so that readers understand their motives. Not for readers who want a quick action-packed thriller, this novel and the previous two tales (see THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION and THE NEUTRONIUM ALCHEMIST) make up some of the best fiction to occur in many years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    Excellent SF

    Mankind¿s reign appears to be through when a tear between humanity¿s plane and the afterlife occurs. Seeing an opportunity, many souls rush across the hole to steal the bodies of living beings. None of the dead wants to linger in the nothingness that allowed them to see the active physical universe with nothing else in their dreadful hell. Several planets are yanked into the void of the dead in an attempt to bring some physical life to the environs. <P>However, many of the dead refuses to return to hell. Al Capone and his Mafia grow stronger and the Quinn Dexter cult continues their march towards the end of humanity. On the other hand, the Liberation Army exorcises the dead souls from their host. Mankind¿s last hope resides in persuading a remote God to give up its eternal sleeping and intercede on their behalf. <P>THE NAKED GOD is an incredible accomplishment that shows how thought provoking yet entertaining science fiction could be. The epic stimulating story line centers on an apocalyptic future in which humanity appears on the brink of being annihilated by its own dead. Though unable to figure out how the extraordinary Peter F. Hamilton kept track of everyone, the myriad of characters are all fully developed so that readers understand their motives. Not for readers who want a quick action-packed thriller, this novel and the previous two tales (see THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION and THE NEUTRONIUM ALCHEMIST) make up some of the best fiction to occur in many years. <P>Harriet Klausner

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