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Summary

From the author of the thrilling science-fiction epic Children of Time, which won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award. Eyes of the Void is the second high-octane instalment in Adrian Tchaikovsky's Final Architecture space-opera trilogy.

What waits in the shadows as we fight our greatest foe?

After one great battle, the Architects disappeared. Yet humanity’s fragile peace is brief. For, 40 years later, the galaxy’s greatest alien enemy has returned. This time, the artefacts that preserved entire worlds from destruction are ineffective. And no planet is safe.

The Human Colony worlds are in turmoil as they face extinction. Some believe alliances with other species can save them. Others insist humanity must fight alone. But no one has the firepower or technology to ensure victory, as the Architects loom ever closer.

Idris spent decades running from the last war’s horrors. Yet as an Intermediary, altered to navigate deep space, he’s one of humanity’s only weapons. He’s therefore forced back into action. With a handful of allies, Idris must find something—anything—to stop the Architects’ pitiless advance. But to do so, he must return to the nightmare of unspace, where his mind was broken and remade. What he discovers there will change everything.

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©2022 Macmillan Publishers International Limited (P)2022 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Critic reviews

"One of the most interesting and accomplished writers in speculative fiction." (Christopher Paolini)

"[Adrian] writes incredibly enjoyable sci-fi, full of life and ideas." (Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go)

"Brilliant science fiction." (James McAvoy on Children of Time)

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Great second book cannot wait for the finale

Great book cannot wait for the next one in the series. Adrian is becoming one of my favourite sci fi authors and this book only confirms it.

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Call Toby long worth

Can’t really remember if this was a go story, as the narrator was so bad, it was painful

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Meh?

What happened? Adrians other books are remarkable - but this one fell flat and felt like one long political negotiation with a very expected end... Nothing like his other books at all... 🤷‍♂️

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I couldn’t get past the voice

Clearly she is enthusiastic, however such a great story needs something with more range. I do simpithise with female narrator’s but sometimes they cannot carry the story I’m waiting now to be cancelled for my views

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Sweeping imagination for Setting, but ...

Sweeping imagination for the universe backdrop. Mysterious and vividly imagined. There is nobody like the author for these sort of imaginative flights in the contemporary scene really. But characterization a little weak and the main character tedious and a little pathetic (not in a good way). Politics are very woke and sometimes get in the way of the scene building. I think some of this will date very quickly. Narration is very game with lots of voices and characters and I am sure this took lots of work but the voicing for Idris is dull (fitting the character) but this makes it very hard to listen to these segments. I can't quite work out if the narration is making this worse or if it is just problems of characterization. I struggle on for the ideas but these central problems get in the way of really enjoying all of this.

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not as good as book 1

not as good as book 1. the voice of ahab hurt my brain. Still am interesting story though.

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Great sequel!

I've yet to read an Adrian Tchaikovsky book I didn't love. The same great characters frim Shards of Earth continue their story. Thoroughly enjoyed. The narration is fantastic and really breathes life into the book.

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More juicy Space Opera

If you enjoyed the first book then you are probably going to enjoy this one. The crew of the Vulture God go on more adventures, roll on book 3.

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I LOVE Adrian Chaikovsky

I do, I love all of his work. This series reminds me a lot of Iain M Banks and I particularly enjoy all of the concepts related to unspace. The only thing that’s less than ideal about this audiobook is my imagination can’t always keep up with the descriptions of different life forms and places and unlike in a paper book it’s much harder to go back and find the description again. So I think I’ll ‘eye read’ the next one so I don’t miss out.

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Narrator sooo boring

Sorry but agree with a previous review. The narration was sooo boring and monotone that the story was very hard to engage with. I tried a few times but have finally given up. Shame. This might actually be a good story. I have no idea

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Repeating itself so many times.

Ok plot, vanilla space opera. But it should have been edited to half its length.