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War in Heaven

(A Requiem for Homo Sapiens #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  447 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Danlo returns to the city of Neverness where a cult plans to take over the galaxy, and worships Danlo's long-lost father as a god. He fights to survive: the warrior-poet sworn to kill him, the madman with a star-killing weapon and a grim ultimatum, the charismatic leader friend-turned-foe, and his unbreakable vow never to harm a living thing.
Mass Market Paperback, 645 pages
Published January 5th 1998 by Spectra
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Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
David Zindell’s space opera books, that started with the stand-alone Neverness and continued with his “Requiem for Homo Sapiens” trilogy (of which this volume is the conclusion), always scratch that itch I have for Dune-like space opera. You’ve got the baroque world-building of a far, far future of humanity in an interstellar diaspora that combines elements of medieval and pre-industrial societies with ‘magical’ technology and gleaming ships that fold space; you’ve got bizarre human enclaves (so ...more
Drew Schott
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. This is one of those stories that changes the way you look upon the world in entirety. The description of this book does not do it justice in any form.

It's not some romp through the galaxy... it's an incredibly in-depth psychological dissection of the main character Danlo, mixed with amazing world and character building, alongside human interactions of a godly and emotionally intense nature.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I agree with most of the reviews saying that Zindell's obsession with metaphysical discourse gets tiresome, but I still can't help but rate it highly because the series still stands as one of the best in SF and I think it's a satisying conclusion in spite of/because of its ideosyncrasies.
Mar 20, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the last in the Requiem for Homo Sapiens trilogy, following The Broken God and The Wild. Danlo Ringess has returned to Thiells from his successful explorations of the Wild, bringing the bad news that the Iviomils, the fundamentalist wing of the Edeic Architect religion, have stolen a spaceship and the device that makes a star go supernova, and with it are likely to attack Neverness. He discovers that his enemy Hanuman has become the leader of the Ringist religion in the Civilised Worlds, ...more
This book is really good in parts and... not entirely consistently good. I cried in the middle (any parent will know where) and thought at that point I would rate the book four stars, but ended up skimming the end. Even though the moral philosophy that is developed in the novel is one I basically already agreed with, and even though I enjoyed the lush detailed descriptions elsewhere in the book, I couldn't stay focused on the panegyrics to life and the universe that filled the book towards its e ...more
A rather disapointing end to a marvelous series. Neverness was amazing for introducing to us a grandly different universe. The Broken God carried on the tradition and married this to sympathetic characters. The Wild was an oddessey of sorts. The conclusion is okay, but by reverting to a conventional plot, the author loses that which made the series special. Still worth a read. ...more
Chris T
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful conclusion to the trilogy.
like popcorn for the brain
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