The Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream cult prepares to pilgrimage into the Void. Breaching this sealed micro-verse could cause an irreparable rift in space. But the cult's fanatics won't be halted, as the Void projects dreams of a paradise. An enemy invasion fleet also approaches as the Oscien Empire takes advantage of the Commonwealth's confusion. Yet unity is impossible, as post-human factions enter an internecine war over humanity's destiny. Investigator Paula Myo is determined to find the Void's latest prophet, believing this could unlock the crisis, but even she will need help. This 'Second Dreamer' is even now channelling the Void's latest visions to a rapt humanity. At the heart of events is Edeard the Waterwalker, who lived long ago within the Void. He's Living Dream's messiah, visions of his crusade against injustice inspiring billions and Edeard's glorious story has also incited the Pilgrimage. And, as his ultimate triumph approaches, the Void's true nature will be revealed.
About the Author
Peter F Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960, and still lives near Rutland Water. His previous novels are the Greg Mandel series and the bestselling Night's Dawn trilogy: The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God. Also published by Macmillan (and Pan) is A Second Chance at Eden, a novella and six short stories, and The Confederation Handbook, a vital guide to the Night's Dawn trilogy. His most recent novels were Fallen Dragon, Misspent Youth, Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained.