This Day All Gods Die : The Gap Into Ruin. Stephen Donaldson

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From the bestselling author of "Chaos and Order" comes the conclusion of the "Gap" series. As the crew attempts to pursue the pirate ship "Soar" and her captain, their hopes turn to Angus Thermopyle. Angus, Morn Hyland, and her son, Davies, race home, unaware that Warden Dios and The Dragon are locked in a final confrontation that may alter the fate of humankind forever.
The fifth and final instalment in the GAP sequence: Stephen Donaldson's fascinating universe peopled with characters of a passion and intensity only he could create. As the conflict between humankind and the Amnion heads for crisis, Morn Hyland, the cyborg Angus Thermopyle and the survivors on board the crippled starship Trumpet must return from deep space to Earth. Their mission is to prevent all-out war with the aliens, which would leave humanity to pay a terrible price. But the Amnion react with swift fury, and suddenly Earth is threatened with fiery destruction ...

Specifications

Series Title
Gap Sequence
Publisher
Gollancz
Book Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
683
Author
Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN-13
9780575083387
Publication Date
September, 2008
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
7.80 x 5.08 x 1.65 Inches
ISBN-10
0575083387

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This is it. The final ...

This is it. The final intense conclusion - with hardly any action. It's almost all people talking in various venues. Everyone is now in Earth's orbit and decisions made here will impact untold billions of lives. Exposition is over, it's just the vital consequences, both foreseen and those unanticipated. Morn arrives back just in time to find out the Amnion have jumped her purposes, they've parked their largest warship directly over the seat of Earth's government. However they are not attacking (yet), and they hope to strike a final bargain for the continued requirement of Morn's son Davis. Despite all of Morn's prior desperation and Angus' inventiveness they have it all to do again. This time the whoel world is watching and at least two of the interested parties have different requirements. When push really comes to shove, it is Morn's choice (and each of the female character's in turn) - who do they really trust with the fate potentially of all human life. If I'm going to be slightly picky, this aspect of trust and choice is overplayed because no-one is a forgiving, capable of overlooking such hurt for so long, but then that's what stories are for, to show us how hero's behave and that dragons can be overcome. It's a very unlikely ending considering where the take started, but every single step is totally believable, the characters so intense the writing enthralling and demanding, that really it is one of the best ever Space Operas.

A wonderful conclusion...

A wonderful conclusion to the series. It starts with the title which, imo, is one of the best titles from a series (and author) that has several great ones. The book itself is a marvellous conclusion to the series. It starts off in a sort of lull after the rather hectic goings on at the end of Chaos and Order, before slowly gathering pace to the denoument. I would advise setting aside several hours to finish it. Once you've gotten past the first third or so it becomes very difficult to put down.

Non-stopable action al...

Non-stopable action all the way. Violent in part, brilliant as it was compelling from the very first novel.

Brilliant!...

Brilliant!

I love the title of th...

I love the title of this book. Satisfying end to a good space opera. I really wish that the first three books in this series weren't so hard to get through. I'm not sure that the last two books are worth reading the earlier ones, but hey, if you like laser gun toting cyborgs you can probably sit through some pretty nasty nastiness.


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