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Entertaining. Other authors take note,
This review is from: Caliban's War: Book 2 of the Expanse (Paperback)
Leviathan Wakes set the scene for a Solar System torn by rivalries between Earth, Mars and the Outer Planets. Grounded in the possible, Corey has created a realistic image of how the early days of human expansion might run. He concentrated on the characters and very often their flaws. This was quite heartening because there are some authors who write big, big stories but whose characters make the reader yawn.
In Caliban's War, Corey brings back some old characters in the shape of James Holden and his crew, whilst introducing some new participants in the drama. The story is full of action, such as an on the run battle under the domes and tunnels of Ganymede. But there is still the odd bit of one line humour that endears the players in the tale. I really felt for the characters missions. Praxx, a displaced botanist is seeking his toddler daughter in the heat of a war. Holden doubts his earlier decisions about disposal of the proto-molecule and whether he was right to trust the Outer Planets with the last remaining sample. Meanwhile on Earth a senior administrator and an estranged Martian marine are working against the lightspeed delay to discover what events near Jupiter have turned a peaceful colonised moon against itself.