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The Gap Into Vision: Forbidden Knowledge ❮Ebook❯ ➠ The Gap Into Vision: Forbidden Knowledge Author Stephen R. Donaldson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Author of The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R Donaldson retums with the second book in his long awaited new science fi Author of The Into Vision: Kindle Ò Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R Donaldson retums with the second book in his long awaited new science fiction series a story about dark passions, perilous alliances, and dubious heroism set in a stunningly imagined futureBeautiful, brilliant, and dangerous, Morn Hyland is an ex police officer for the United Mining Companies and the target of two ruthless, powerful The Gap ePUB í men One is the charismatic ore pirate Nick Succorso, who sees Morn as booty wrested from his vicious rival, Angus Thermopyle thermopyle once made the mistake of underestimating Morn and now he s about to pay the ultimate price Both men think they can possess her, but Morn is no one s trophy and no one s pawnMeanwhile, withing the borders of Forbidden Space, wait the Amnioin, an alien race capable of horrific atrocities Gap Into Vision: eBook ´ The Amnion want something unspeakable from humanity and they will go to unthinkable lengths to get itIn Forbidden Knowledge, Stephen R Donaldson spins a galaxy wide web of intrigue, deception, and betrayal that tightens with inexorable strength around characters and readers alike.


10 thoughts on “The Gap Into Vision: Forbidden Knowledge

  1. Wanda Wanda says:

    Although this is the first series by Donaldson that I can stand to read, I still can t say that I love it I m not sure that I even like it There really isn t one character that I can actually identify with there are one or two that I m interested in and want to know what happens to them, but I can t say that I like them Mind you, that s not necessary for a novel but it does make it easier reading The aliens in this universe seem to take a cue from Octavia Butler s Oankali in her Xenogenesis Although this is the first series by Donaldson that I can stand to read, I still can t say that I love it I m not sure that I even like it There really isn t one character that I can actually identify with there are one or two that I m interested in and want to know what happens to them, but I can t say that I like them Mind you, that s not necessary for a novel but it does make it easier reading The aliens in this universe seem to take a cue from Octavia Butler s Oankali in her Xenogenesis series Donaldson s Amnioin also seem to be rather echinoderm like and are interested in acquiring humans for genetic purposes Selling someone to the Amnioin is seen as the ultimate evil in human trafficking But when there s money to be made, you know that some human is going to try to make deals with them and it s rather like trying to make deals with the Fae You need to watch your wording and make sure you know all of the ramifications before you sign on the dotted line.If you ve got any issues with rape scenes, you won t have made it past the first book That said, don t expect that to stop in this book Morn actually has to go to sick bay at one point, to get repaired after particularly rough treatment by Nick Succorso Donaldson doesn t go into graphic detail, thankfully, but there arethan enough hints to be horrifying The cynicism evident in the book is a bit depressing too everyone seems to be on the take somehow, even the police force that Morn used to belong to She followed her parents into that occupation and had taken pride in their upstanding reputation this is yet another thing that gets taken away from her, along with her personal agency.Book 275 in my Science Fiction and Fantasy reading project


  2. Molly Ison Molly Ison says:

    The main problem with this story was that the author seems to be under the impression that rape victim is a personality type In the first book, the protagonist seemed to be intelligent and resourceful, despite terrible things happening to her But her character never progressed or deepened, instead she and other characters were reduced to a few obvious traits or obsessions Now, it might be believable that someone having undergone severe trauma would behave erratically, showing times of inc The main problem with this story was that the author seems to be under the impression that rape victim is a personality type In the first book, the protagonist seemed to be intelligent and resourceful, despite terrible things happening to her But her character never progressed or deepened, instead she and other characters were reduced to a few obvious traits or obsessions Now, it might be believable that someone having undergone severe trauma would behave erratically, showing times of incapability mixed with moments of competence but the protagonist always happens to be brilliant at exactly the time she needs to save herself or push the plot forward, and a powerful object in the story almost always works in the right way for her just when she needs it She ll go from screaming on the floor to quickly doing something complex that we don t really understand like how it seems she can recode the computers in a matter of minutes in a sequence that becomes unbelievable after it happensthan once But anything else about her besides her victim ness is really uninteresting and underdeveloped I ve seen a few comments to negative reviews saying but but but the characters go through redemption Believe me, the last thing I want to read about is these people getting rehabilitated I give exactly zero fucks about redemption


  3. Stephen Stephen says:

    4.5 to 5.0 stars Fantastic sequel to The Gap into Conflict The Real Story by Stephen R Donaldson Continuing right where The Gap into Conflict The Real Story left off, this installment expands on the intertwined stories of Morn Hyland, Nick Succorso and Angus Thermopyle This is not your typical space opera with larger than life heroes and clear cut good guys and bad guys In fact, there are no good guys in this book, only lesser evils This book is dark, violent, depressingand brillian 4.5 to 5.0 stars Fantastic sequel to The Gap into Conflict The Real Story by Stephen R Donaldson Continuing right where The Gap into Conflict The Real Story left off, this installment expands on the intertwined stories of Morn Hyland, Nick Succorso and Angus Thermopyle This is not your typical space opera with larger than life heroes and clear cut good guys and bad guys In fact, there are no good guys in this book, only lesser evils This book is dark, violent, depressingand brilliantly done There is not a whole lot of action here and much of the book involves the interior monologue and analysis of the three main characters and how they are feeling about the events going on around them many of which are horrific If that does not sound like something that would interest you, then you may want to avoid this However, if you want something different, well written, complex and very, very dark, this is certainly worth a read


  4. Sumant Sumant says:

    The second book in the Gap series continues to wreak psychological havoc on its reader, I really felt depressed while reading this book, because this world does not have any normal human beings with a moral compass, but we have a large cast of characters who will use anything and everything to achieve their purpose Although Angus Thermoplyae continues to take the crown for me, regarding most disgusting character in grim dark so far, but Nick Suarcoso does not lag behind by much I thought in th The second book in the Gap series continues to wreak psychological havoc on its reader, I really felt depressed while reading this book, because this world does not have any normal human beings with a moral compass, but we have a large cast of characters who will use anything and everything to achieve their purpose Although Angus Thermoplyae continues to take the crown for me, regarding most disgusting character in grim dark so far, but Nick Suarcoso does not lag behind by much I thought in the last book that Nick has rescued Morn from the clutches of Angus, but this book threw assumption in the dustbin and kicked it savagely I really give credit to Donaldson for writing such a psychological tale, because no book I have read so far played with my mind as this book did, you just can t imagine the horrible things his characters have to face in this book, I think even GRRM hasn t put his characters through such a test as Donaldson has This book has very few elements with which it can be classified as a sci fi genre book, because otherwise it is a pure grim dark book Some of the strong points of the book are1 Small cast of dark characters.2 We finally meet some aliens.Only weak point which I found with book is1 Morn keeps on deceiving Nick too easily.Now let me elaborate on the above points1.Small cast of dark characters.The last book focused only on two pov characters, but this book improves on that and is told from pov three main characters namely of1 MornShe thought that her ordeal ended when she got rescued by Nick, but this trip with Nick is going to leave her emotionally and physically so broken that if Angus had not given her an zone implant in the last book she may not have survived till the end Although Angus continues to haunt her emotionally throughout the book due to the amount of assault she received at his hand, but surviving on Nick s ship is going to be an ordeal because most of the people operating on that ship have a history of violence and assault.Her belief regarding the force of UMCPbeing good gets tossed out of the window when she learns some incriminating things about them, its like you when you believe throughout your life on something and then when you come to know it was not what you believed to be, the hollowness and waste you feel after that, she keeps on going through those emotions throughout the book she faces a lot of stuff throughout the book and how she manages to cope with it is really scary and at the same time exciting to read.2 Nick SuarcosoHe is the captain of the ship Captain s Fancy and so far he lived his life with one rule that of not sleeping with the women he trusts, when he rescues Morn from Angus he only wants to sleep with her, but there are some forces working behind the scenes which we come to know as we read the book who gave this mission to him.He finds it hard to trust her and takes out his frustration on her by assaulting her again and again, when she finally manages to deceive him, he starts trusting her and gives her some important work on the ship to handle He is a scary individual due to the fact that he likes to keep his crew on the edge by putting them in danger time and again, so that when recuse them from that situations they would become dependent on him and completely submit to his decision without questioning him.3 Angus ThermoplyaeAfter been deceived by Nick he lands in prison, but the he soon starts harassing his interrogating officer Milos Taverner who just can t get the confession from him regarding his crimes Soon he gets rescued by UMCP who transform him physically by completely breaking his decision making process and put him to use for their purposes Although thereside characters in this book than the previous one but for me these three were the most characters in the book.2.We finally meet some aliens.As it is a sci fi book it has its own aliens involved in it called as the Amnions these guys are completely different from human beings and have the ability to wreak havoc genetically with human beings, due to which the pirates like Nickwho deal with them for supplies have to negotiate very carefully The Amnions are shown to be very interested in live human beings and are ready to to pay whatever it costs to get their hands on live humans.Also Donaldson keeps us giving us bits and pieces regarding the aliens in form of info dumps time and again, but instead of being boring it starts becoming an integral part of the story and you start putting the pieces together and see the complete story due to it.Now let me elaborate on the only weak point which I found in the book1.Morn keeps on deceiving Nick too easily.We are shown from the start that Nick is a very dicey and untrustworthy individual people like that don t trust anyone easily, due to this fact it becomes a bit hard to believe when Morn continues to deceive him very easily time and again.All in all I really liked this book and this should not be missed by people who are fans of grim dark fantasy, but be warned it will play havoc with your emotions and make you feel low when you are reading it I give this book 4 5 stars


  5. Bee Bee says:

    Ug Stephen Donaldson is a dark bitter soul methinks Gods, what a dark, ugly story I don t know why I started it, the first book left me so cold and empty The sequel evenso It is well written, and characters are interesting, but all just so f d up, so violent, full of rape and psychological torture I know I ll not continue the series However I m drawn to go on, the ending is so flat and empty, it pulls you in like a black hole Ug, wanna go wash my hands now


  6. Bingo Bingo says:

    Forbidden Knowledge continues the story of Morn and her travels after she leaves Com Mine station with Nick At some point, we come to find the book is holding out on us Most of the pages deal with Nick and Morn and the crew aboard the ship Throughout, Morn is a target for abuse Over and over The reader is made to feel as confined as the crewbut wait, there sJust barely out of sight When you think you ve had enough, and you ve made up your mind wait, and you ll see Just a glimp Forbidden Knowledge continues the story of Morn and her travels after she leaves Com Mine station with Nick At some point, we come to find the book is holding out on us Most of the pages deal with Nick and Morn and the crew aboard the ship Throughout, Morn is a target for abuse Over and over The reader is made to feel as confined as the crewbut wait, there sJust barely out of sight When you think you ve had enough, and you ve made up your mind wait, and you ll see Just a glimpse then, for relief It comes out of the blue in one chapter and jolts the reader with the exciting possibilities to come Take a look at the bulk of the next three volumes and get ready for the flood The good news is, the suffering is over and the adventure begins


  7. Mike Mike says:

    So, you made it past Rape The Novel You are now ready to embark on one of the great science fiction epics of all time Continuing Donaldson s science fiction adaptation of Wagner s Ring Cycle, we now begin to get to the meat of the matter No spoilers here In Forbidden Knowledge, we meet and get to know the infamous Captain Nick Succorso And we will fight to survive this gut wrenching tale, along with Nick, and Morn This book is flavored with an interesting characteristic that appears So, you made it past Rape The Novel You are now ready to embark on one of the great science fiction epics of all time Continuing Donaldson s science fiction adaptation of Wagner s Ring Cycle, we now begin to get to the meat of the matter No spoilers here In Forbidden Knowledge, we meet and get to know the infamous Captain Nick Succorso And we will fight to survive this gut wrenching tale, along with Nick, and Morn This book is flavored with an interesting characteristic that appears sporadically throughout the Donaldson experience Every hundred pages or so, the reader is treated to three or four paragraphs of some of the most provocative modern philosophy I believe I ve ever read And I ve read a bit Also introduced here are the stakes Here we begin to be introduced to what may or may not really be going on The stakes could not be higher, and the reader takes shallow comfort in the knowledge that the fate of humanity may literally be in the hands of the most conniving, most untrustworthy human beings imaginable The good news this book has what I consider the most mind bending WTF moment I ve ever seen in any novel Bigger than the death of Eddard Stark, bigger than the Red Wedding, bigger even than the Mule Reveal in Asimov s Foundation Trilogy This one is large, and speaking for myself, so unexpected that I actually had to put the book down and pace for a bit to collect my thoughts I was reading in a TV control room and the very people who had recommended the book to me asked what had happened, I was so shaken I told them, and they cackled with glee It s a big one Capital WTF And it s not the last Finally, for those not yet trolled, I will append my Dream Cast for the HBO series Captain Angus Thermopyle Ron PerlmanMorn Hyland Olivia WildeDavies Hyland Liam HemsworthCaptain Nick Succorso Brad PittMikka Vasaczk Zoe SaldanaVector Shaheed J.K SimmonsMilos Taverner Steve BuscemiThe Bill Christoph WaltzWarden Dios Tom SelleckMin Donner Sigourney WeaverHashi Lebwohl Ben KingsleyHolt Fasner Kevin SpaceyCaptain Sorus Chatelaine Sharon StoneCaptain Dolph Ubikwe Idris ElbaSpectacular


  8. Larry Kenney Larry Kenney says:

    Hmmm This is a wierd book to write about I liked the first bookthan this one, and I think that has to do mostly with it being shorter What I do like is the setting I like the author s vision of the future It s interesting and seems like it would be populated with all kinds of stories I like the ships as well I think he really nailed how a ship would feel in these books.What I find mediocre is the plot and pacing one big thing happens partially through the book and thats it It seem Hmmm This is a wierd book to write about I liked the first bookthan this one, and I think that has to do mostly with it being shorter What I do like is the setting I like the author s vision of the future It s interesting and seems like it would be populated with all kinds of stories I like the ships as well I think he really nailed how a ship would feel in these books.What I find mediocre is the plot and pacing one big thing happens partially through the book and thats it It seems like a lot of words to not really have anything happen, nor to really have any real ending to the book.What I don t like is the characters None of them I don t even like Morn, the main character I understand that she has been traumatized I understand that she is messed up I still don t like the way she is written or the decisions she makes her motivations arent well written The biggest decision she makes seems to get nothing but lip service, and her reaction just doesn t make sense to me.With that said, she is best person in the whole book Every other character in the book who has any personality at all is a terrible human being I believe the author was trying to make it so that a lot of them were victims of circumstance, or just had it rough in life, etc etc However, the portrayal of that is done very poorly It really is depressing that every single person you know anything about is a terrible, damaged, human being The funny thing is that i normally LOVE books like that Abercrombie has made a career out of people being damaged and violent, and I love his books But its because they still possess some humanity, and really do feel like victims of the world they have to survive in In this series, they really do all just feel like criminals, scum, and generally terrible human beings.I ll finish the trilogy, mostly because my wife insists that I ll love the politics of the third book But, without her guidance, I doubt I d be bothered to read the third book I just dont have enough interest


  9. Michael Michael says:

    EDIT I m NOT interested in continuing with this series I m NOT interested in getting through the despicable things in these books I don t care if there s a pay off I don t care if horrible people find redemption I don t care how good the rest of the series is THIS is how this author chose to start it NOT INTERESTED Take your fucking trolling somewhere else I m allowed not to like something and allowed not to read masturbatory rape fantasies.If The Real Story was vile and disgusting, EDIT I m NOT interested in continuing with this series I m NOT interested in getting through the despicable things in these books I don t care if there s a pay off I don t care if horrible people find redemption I don t care how good the rest of the series is THIS is how this author chose to start it NOT INTERESTED Take your fucking trolling somewhere else I m allowed not to like something and allowed not to read masturbatory rape fantasies.If The Real Story was vile and disgusting, this book is so muchuncomfortable and disturbing If you couldn t take what happens in The Real Story, do not continue with these books I kept not wanting to read this book, but still found myself picking it up thinking that it has to get better, but the conclusion of Chapter 10 just made me think, This guy the author is SICK Seriously There was absolutely no point to the disgusting thing that happens at the end of Chapter 10 It is repulsive, and that wasn t even the worst of the disgusting things that happen, it was just the straw that broke my back.These three main characters are so disturbed and so flawed that they are completely unbelievable No one can be this vile, pathetic and stupid The characters are constantly speculating about each other s motives, and then re speculating and then speculating on the speculations that it is impossible to tell what the real story is There is subterfuge under subterfuge under subterfuge, so you can t figure out what the hell is going on The characters are constantly doing things they do not want to do They agonize and hate and spit bile for paragraphs and pages about not wanting to do what they are doing, but they do it anyway It is disturbing to me that an author in this day and age would write so pathetic, so weak, so frustrating a female character who ALLOWS herself to be treated in these disgusting ways You can argue that she doesn t have a choice at this point, but she did at the end of The Real Story That the author would think it believable a woman would do this to herself is unsettling at best Perhaps she has her moment later, but I just can t bring myself to go throughof this with her


  10. Jon Wilding Jon Wilding says:

    OMG After reading the first book in this series I grudgingly picked up Forbidden Knowledge Wow is all I have to say It is like Donaldson wasn t really sure what he was going for in the first book and the decided to really let go after that The way he shows just how low and depraved the human species can get is amazing.


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