James S.A. Corey’s best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban’s War, the second chapter of Corey’s Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.
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Continues the feel of the first but didn't seem forced or like it tries too hard to 1up anything. The narrator is absolutely wonderful! Introduces diverse and engaging new characters while maintaining some old ones.
Apparently, not all the samples of the dangerous protomolecule were accounted for, as new monsters surface on Ganymede. The crew of the Rocinante, having cut ties with the OPA, decide to help botanist Prax get his kidnapped daughter back. Meanwhile, Martian marine Bobby finds herself working for Earth politician Avasarala, who is trying to keep a war from starting, knowing full well that members of her own government are working against her. This book had four perspectives instead of the previous book's two, which gives the story more scope, and it was very satisfying when all four characters came together. Avasarala is a particular pleasure, her foul mouthed bluntness reminding me of Amos in the first book. A cliffhanger is introduced at the end bringing an old friend back, so reading the next book is a must.
If you enjoyed the first novel, don't stop reading. The Leviathan has only just begun to awaken. Great read.
The narrator of this book was fantastic! He managed to shift his voice among all the characters so that it sounded like you were listening to a normal conversation. We'll done. Great story also. Better than book 1. Looking forward to book 3.
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