Chronicle of the Fallers

2 books in series
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The Abyss Beyond Dreams Summary

To save their civilisation he must destroy it. When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities.

With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is committed to finding out what really lies within the Void and if there's any truth to the visions they've received. Does human life really exist inside its boundary?

But when Nigel crash lands inside the Void, on a planet he didn't even know existed, he finds so much more than he expected. Bienvenido: a world populated by the ancestors of survivors from Commonwealth colony ships that disappeared centuries ago. Since then they've been fighting an increasingly desperate battle against the Fallers, a space-born predator artificially evolved to conquer worlds. Their sole purpose is to commit genocide against every species they encounter. With their powerful telepathic lure - that tempts any who stray across their path to a slow and painful death - they are by far the greatest threat to humanity's continued existence on this planet.

But Nigel soon realizes that the Fallers also hold the key to something he'd never hoped to find - the destruction of the Void itself. If only he can survive long enough to work out how to use it...

©2014 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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  • Book 1

    • The Abyss Beyond Dreams

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 990
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 917
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916

    When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immersed in the void.

    • By Martin on 06-11-14

    Regular price: £28.99

  • Book 2

    • Night Without Stars

    • Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 2
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 852

    The planet Bienvenido is in crisis. It has finally escaped the Void, emerging into regular space. But it's millions of light-years from Commonwealth assistance, and humans are battling the Fallers for control of their world. This rapacious adversary, evolved to destroy all sentient life, has infiltrated every level of human society - hijacking unwilling bodies so its citizens fear their leaders, friends and family. A mysterious figure known as the Warrior Angel leads a desperate resistance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb storytelling, great performance

    • By Martyn. R. Winters on 25-10-16

    Regular price: £34.99