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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; Later Printing edition (6 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841499935
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841499932
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 3.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
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As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form (io9.com)

This is the future the way it was supposed to be (The Wall Street Journal on Leviathan Wakes)

A politically complex and pulse-pounding page turner . . . Series fans will find this installment the best yet (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review))

The best space opera has to offer (LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review))

Tense and thrilling (SciFi Now)

The authors are superb with the exciting bits: shipboard coups and battles are a thrill to follow (WASHINGTON POST)

Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights, freakish experiments, and twisty-turny mysteries . . . Only an excellent book series can pull them all off, and the Expanse will definitely be added to the shortlist of science fiction tales that manage to do so (WIRED.COM)

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The explosive third novel in James S. A. Corey's Expanse space opera series, which began with the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes

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As ever, the initial introduction of new point of view characters is a little jarring, and I found myself struggling with them to begin with- resenting the time these interlopers were stealing from familiar favourites. As the story progresses however I found myself warming to the newcomers just as I had with the previous volume and by the end I had new favourites to add to the cadre of colourful misfits that Corey had crafted for earlier stories. Some established characters are absent from this story, but this is a wise decision; their inclusion would have disrupted the panicked, claustrophobic quality of the narrative and left it unfocused in a manner akin to George R.R. Martin's later A Song of Ice and Fire entries. Keeping the pov characters to the minimum demanded by the story helps to keep things moving along at a steady clip, and if all answers that eventually arrive only result in more questions, you can at least be satisfied that you'll finish the book understanding a little bit more of the universe that is being set up than you did at the start.
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Excellent book that keeps the series of books moving forward. A great Sci Fi saga that still manages to keep a link to credible science and exploration. Looking forward to the next book
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We see the return of a familiar figure,and a complex interplay,.Truly enjoyable and perfect,even if it doesn't have Chrisjen Avarasala
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Great series, really rivetting story.
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Buy this book (and all the others!)
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Great series just keeps getting deeper
Rocinante still rocking
Classic sci-fi putting Ordinary People in extraordinary situations to explore what it is to be human
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I didn't enjoy this installment as much as the previous two installments.

The best thing about the first book, and to some extent the second was the introduction of the thought provoking idea of the proto-molecule and the mystery surrounding it. So the plot, basically.

But in this installment the plot just got silly.

We got the introduction of a new character, Clarissa, who decides to get revenge for her father's fall in the previous book. And guess what she decides to take revenge not on Avasarala from Book 2 who was primarily responsible for her father's fall, but on James Holden who for some reason she blames more. This really feels like a ludicrously contrived way of creating an enemy for us to root against.

And, spoiler coming, I really thought the story in the final third made no sense.I.e. that there's a super powerful alien intelligence that will destroy the galaxy, unless we can turn off our engines! That will show it we mean no harm! And guess what there's a cartoon villain captain who doesn't want to do that, and will (inadvertantly) destroy us all unless we can stop him.

Having said that there were some good things. The belters / Mars / Earth rivalry, rings as true as it did in earlier books. And it's a nice moment when the main protagonists mistake Clarissa for Julie.
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The first two books were so exciting but this one is a disappointment. It starts off well but loses the threat and interesting story about the the protomolecule and focuses on a vicar and a few other characters. It picks up at the end again but it's a harder read than the first two and I feel like I've had to 'hang in there' and hope the story improves.
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