Right from the start you are "yanked" into the story.
Inside the void the is "the other human planet" Bienvenido. This is the first of the Faller dualogy which tells their story.
Sheldon, worm hole creator and one thousand year old genius is asked by
the Raiel to investigate the dreams coming from inside the void. (Hint,
it's worthwhile, but not necessary, to read the Void trilogy before
reading this). The Raiel are watching the void, waiting for another
expansion phase which they fear will result in the destruction of the
known universe. Nigel is inserted into the void, only to crash land on a
planet whose existence is not known outside of the void.
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Written with a fantastic vision, a character set which you empathize with immediately, and a substantial plot you can once again immerse yourself into the Commonwealth and its rich environs.
Peter is exceptional with his delivery of the surprises/twists in the story, and yet again, you will flick back pages just to make sure you didn't miss something earlier in the book! (I know I did.) There is even a homage to Brian Blessed hidden in the pages! Around two thirds of the book you reach the stage of, "just want to see what happens next" and you find yourself still reading at three in the morning, twice!
Get it, read it, love it.
Sean P Chatterton