528 pages

English language

Published Nov. 18, 2020 by Pan Macmillan.

ISBN:
978-1-5098-4463-0
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4 stars (19 reviews)

Sequel to Salvation Lost.

Humanity welcomed the Olyix and their utopian technology. However, mankind was tricked. For two years, these visitors have been laying seige to Earth - harvesting its people and levelling its cities with devastating weaponry. And while millions fled into space, others have continued to fight a seemingly unwinnable war.

As Earth's defeat draws near, a team attempts to infiltrate the Salvation of Life - the Olyix's arkship. If this succeeds, the group will travel countless lightyears to the enemy's hidden enclave. From there, they could reveal its location to allies in a future timeline. Yet in the future, humanity is still hunted by its ancient adversary. And so far, hope seems distant indeed.

4 editions

Well done!

4 stars

I've been pondering this one for a few days. It's well done, as were the others in the series. However, I felt like it got more into science theory than the others, which is fine, but not my favorite. It was relevant to the actual interesting bits (to me) of the story, which is at least good, imo.

So, the story progressed in some interesting and unexpected ways, which is always cool. I liked the way Yi progressed from paranoid/unstable genius to paranoid/stable-ish/sneaky genius. I thought she had a great arc.

I did spend the last third of the book expecting a particular reveal to take place, BUT IT NEVER DID! The ending was a lovely uncertain thing, rather like the ending of La Femme Nikita (French movie) rather than the usual all wrapped up type ending of Point of No Return (American remake).

I felt the series overall was …

Bringing a trilogy of an expansive story to a satisfying conclusion.

5 stars

I haven't reviewed the other two books as I read them a while ago. The story was easy to pick up with just enough review of previous timelines. There are a few timelines to keep track of but it is not overly confusing. It's great to see how humanity triumphed over the antagonists. The huge technological leaps forward and far off in time (10,000 years!) cost to do so...

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