Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes

Excellent space opera sci-fi. Part space adventure, part horror, part crime noir, Leviathan Wakes provides an excellent cast of characters and an exciting story line. The setting is near-future and solar system based - no gallivanting across the universe faster than light. No artificial gravity on the ships, so G-forces play a big part on what ships and people are capable of doing.

It was an engrossing read. I couldn't put it down. I immediately picked up both sequels and loved them as well. 

The sequel to Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War is a mix of sci-fi, political thriller, and military adventure. We keep most of the cast and add a few new characters, including a UN politician and a Martian marine.

A very well written, seat-of-the-pants ride. An excellent follow-up to the first novel. 

An excellent conclusion to the Expanse series. I read all three books back to back and couldn't put them down.

Leviathan Wakes was sci-fi, horror, crime noir.

Caliban's War was sci-fi, political drama, military action.

Abaddon's Gate was sci-fi, exploration, action thriller.

If there were a few moments where I doubted character motivation for certain actions, these were far overshadowed by the excellent writing and action-packed plot. Each novel upped the stakes and Abaddon's Gate certainly didn't let off the gas. I highly recommend the series.

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