The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton
(The Night's Dawn Trilogy)

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The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers, but now follow a far from divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world.

On planets and asteroids, individuals battle for survival against the strange and brutal forces unleashed upon the universe. Governments teeter on the brink of anarchy, the Confederation Navy is dangerously over-stretched, and a dark messiah prepares to invoke his own version of the final Night.

In such desperate times the last thing the galaxy needs is a new and terrifyingly powerful weapon. Yet Dr. Alkad Mzu is determined to retrieve the Alchemist -- so she can complete her thirty-year-old vendetta to slay a star. Which means Joshua Calvert has to find Dr Mzu and bring her back before the Alchemist can be reactivated.

But he's not alone in the chase, and there are people on both sides who have their own ideas about how to use the ultimate doomsday device.

THE NEUTRONIUM ALCHEMIST is the second novel in the Night's Dawn Trilogy, an extraordinary feat of storytelling on a truly epic scale.

About Peter F. Hamilton

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Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland, England on March 2, 1960. He started writing in 1987 and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. His first novel, Mindstar Rising, was published in 1993. His other works include the Night's Dawn series; Fallen Dragon; and the Void series.
Published September 5, 2009 by Orbit. 1172 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This enormous middle volume of the Night's Dawn trilogy, first published in the 1990s, is a solid space opera best suited to readers familiar with the first book, The Reality Dysfunction (republished in 2009), and who have a lot of time on their hands.

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Mr. Hamilton tells an excellent story here, though he is hampered by two major problems.

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