Saturday, 29 February 2020

CALIBANS WAR BY JAMES COREY

CALIBANS WAR BY JAMES COREY

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BOOK DESCRIPTION
The second novel in James S. A. Corey's SF New York Times best-selling Expanse series. Now a major television series!
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....
Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.

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Release date 


AUGUST 15, 2017



MY REVIEW

The second installment is just as good as the first, if not better. We get a few more viewpoints in addition to Holden. Prax, a botanist whose search for his daughter is the driver for the plot. Bobby, a Martian marine and Avasarala, a major UN figure. Avasarala is an amazing character, a foul-mouthed, no nonsense figure who basically runs the UN, after watching the show I totally get why she was included from the start. The stakes are raised in this one, we see some great action sequences, and though I thought it was a little slow at the start, the last half of the book flew by. Holden goes through his own character arc, starting off a little jaded, more like Miller. I also really love the crew on the Rocinante, I think it would be cool to get a POV on some of those. The end was suitably spectacular and I can't wait to find out what happens next.
Just a quick note. I watched the show before reading the books and from what I remember I really don't like what they've done with Amos. He's one of my favorite characters in the books and I remember not really liking him in the show. Perhaps I just took up his character wrong in the show but if so it's a real shame. Yeah he's dangerous and you never quite know what he's going to do, but he is loyal to the crew, he's a good guy.

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