Finally I get to read all of the books stacked on my Kindle that have been waiting weeks, and in some cases, months for me to crack open! I read the first book of The Expanse well over a year ago. As a matter of fact, Amazon is telling me I purchases my copy of Caliban’s War on November 9, 2012. That’s literally one year ago as of yesterday.
I fully expect Caliban’s War to be spectacular. I loved Leviathan Wakes and when I’m finished with this second book in the series I’ll be diving directly into the third book, Abbadon’s Gate so I don’t accidentally wait another full year.
Space opera books are always a lot of fun and The Expanse has already taught me that interesting new things can be done with the sub-genre if the right people are in charge of shaping the story. I did have to go back and remind myself exactly what happened in the first book though. Reading my review of Leviathan Wakes as well as perusing the reviews from a few other blogs got me back up to speed though and I think I’ll be able to follow what’s happening as soon as I start.
We are not alone.
On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.
In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun…