Judas Unchained

Judas Unchained

by Peter F. Hamilton
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Judas Unchained 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
lindamb296 More than 1 year ago
I struggled through Pandora's Star. Really liked it's storyline, but had a hard time staying awake through all the descriptive text. Judas Unchained was very fast paced, exciting, and, thankfully, the landscape wasn't described in a vivid detail as in Pandora's Star. I just wish another book about Ozzy's travels would have been written. I love Ozzy man.
Chubby_Hubby More than 1 year ago
Humanity lost several star systems, the mysterious alien(s) is still relentless attacking, and political maneuvering is reaching its insidious climax as an unseen force is moving humanity to all-out brutal war. What makes this sequel so good is that many characters are developed. Some of the minor characters in the first book blossom into big plot movers in this sequel. In the end, there is no single hero, but--like real life--several brave people contributing together. Just like real life, not all of these brave people are honorable people in normal peace times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Judas Unchained (and Pandora's Star) has got to be the most imaginative work I have read in quite some time. I would rank it right up there with the masters. Hamilton skillfully weaves this story, which is part mystery but mostly action and suspense, into a colorful tapestry of smaller events that eventually fill out the bigger picture. Not only has Hamilton created a very believable future, but he also has created a complete galaxy full of sentient (mostly humans) and non-sentient life that fill hundreds of worlds which are connected by wormholes for near instantaneous interstellar travel. He writes in such a manner that visits the story from multiple perspectives, angles, and viewpoints of the many characters. Judas Unchained is the thrilling edge-of-your-seat ending to Pandora's Star in which the fate of the universe, well at least the galaxy, will be determined by whoever wins the war. Will it be the mythical alien, the Starflyer? Will the Primes, who's sole purpose is to be the only living race left, succeed in wiping out the human race? Will the humans finally succeed in eliminating the threat of the Primes in a last ditch attempt of genocide? There is a multitude of characters to hold your interest, and while I found myself drawn to Ozzie, I kept wondering just exactly what role he really plays. He is, of course, a key character, but he seems to have a 'supporting actor' type of a role, until right up to the very end he finally has a major stake in the story. This is an excellent story in fact it's the best yarn I have read in a long time. While this would make a great movie or two, it is of such epic proportions there is way too much going on to be able to pack it into just a few hours. This would be better off as a TV mini series or even a full blown, multi year series. My only complaints against the book are the amount of vulgarities and nonchalant attitude toward sexuality. I realize people are people, but some parts of the book (including Pandora's star) are down right pornographic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you Mr. Hamilton! This novel is thoroughly enjoyable from the first page to the last! I highly recommed it to everyone, not just scifi fans. The characters are great and the action is non-stop. The intricate groundwork laid out in Pandora's Star really pays off here. Please keep them coming and a note to publishers - at last a novel to sink your teeth into! As an avid scifi reader I am tired of novels getting shorter and shorter. Your readers have longer attention spans and dont want to pick up and finish a novel in one night! We want a good read. Judas Unchained is a GREAT one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't¿ help but feel I was reading Jules Verne at times. Great attention to details when required.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Continuation of Pandoras...
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Mugochap More than 1 year ago
Good book, solid writing and a strong story line. I enjoyed reading it, but by page 800 I was just ready for it to end. Given the absolutely massive cast of characters in this (and Pandora's Star) the books tend to jump around a ton and make it challenging to truly know and understand the characters within the story. It's an entertaining book, but come page 800 I was just ready for it to be over. I feel like had he cut out a few hundred pages of (somewhat useless) detail and fluff, then the story would have been much more enjoyable. 
PelegAK More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining read w/ plenty of suspense as to what all is going on and how it'll all work out. My only two niggles is that a bit too much time is spent describing what people are wearing and there are so many important characters and sub-plots going one that it can be hard to keep up w/ all the complexity. Regardless though, it's a great read and would recommend anyone even remotely interested or tolerant of SF should read this and the previous book...Pandora's Star. As a side note the same praise and niggles I have w/ this book are the same I had w/ the previous one.
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Wrapped the series up wonderfully.
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So much detail and great characters in this epic space opera.
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huskerfan29 More than 1 year ago
Must read.
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