When you thought the story could not get any grander, the mind-bended ending changes all of this sort of thinking. Spoiler alert! As Cheng Xin just finished traveling over 200 plus light years of distance in space and arrived near her star — the one that her supposed to be secret admirer in the common era had given her through his purchase of the star from the United Nations’ crowdsource funding project — she got the news that this very man is waiting for her in this remote area of the universe. When he was about to say hello to her through a communication device, the whole shuttle that she was in suddenly got trapped in the speed of light, thus the timeline got distorted for her and the friend that she was with on the shuttle.
It’s really heartbroken to see Cheng Xin who traveled 200 plus light years distance to not be able to meet her secret admirer. After all, he’d given her a star with two planets, and fate had that they were never meant to be together. Or not? The epic ending is so opened that I think Cixin Liu could have written a few thousand more sequels and won’t be able to finish the story! I have to say, Three Body trilogy is one of the best science fiction story I’ve listened to through Audible audio program to date. Obviously, I could have also said one of the best science fiction story I’ve read to date, but it would be insincere since I did not read this trilogy. All the same, if I’d read instead of listening to this trilogy, it would still be one of the best science fiction story I’ve ever encountered so far.
Death’s End is the last book in the Three Body trilogy, and Cixin Liu did not hold back when he’d written this book. Everything is so grand that I think the author himself probably had traveled to the future and back again just so he could finish up his trilogy. I already thought he must have done something like this in his second book of the Three Body trilogy, but this last book tells me the man isn’t human. Basically, the hardcore science fiction details are vividly described and the characters within are being weaved into one indescribable huge undertaking in which I think even God would agree with me that it’s indeed rather grand beyond description.
I like how the very last moment, Sophon said that as long Cheng Xin is with her, nothing bad would happen to Cheng Xin. Meanwhile Sophon was no longer wearing her Kimono but she was wearing a camouflage with Katanas on her back. Basically, she is one super sexy, smart, humanoid-like robot who (not it) is probably smarter than the human counterparts but deadly as hell with the Japanese swords that attaches to her back. A ninja Sophon is, and it’s not so reassuring to see she’s in her killer mode. After all, Sophon was the killer machine in the time in which the Trisolarans instructed her to kill the stubborn humans who did not want to migrate to Australia as Australia was the only reservation for humans in the time in which Trisolarans invaded earth’s solar system. She used her Katanas to slice those humans into pieces without any reservation. This very same copy of Sophon told Cheng Xin to feel safe because Cheng Xin is now her master of a sort.
After an eon of time had passed and yet here we see two little humans with one Trisolaran robot existed in one amazingly opened ending. I have to say the epic ending is rather perfect. After finished listening to the audio of Death’s End, I could not forget the ending and so here I’m writing about it in this blog post. After the ending of the audio is long gone from my auditory sensory, I could still imagine Cheng Xin and her friends are having discovered something new — but rather dark and evil and scary — somewhere in the universes. Not one but in multiple universes. The ending of Death’s End isn’t capable of being humble as its godlike nature could not allow such a thing to be whispered aloud. Simply put, if you love science fiction and haven’t yet read or listened to Three Body trilogy, you probably have missed one epic godlike ending!