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Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey
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Jul 23, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012_release_read, genre-sf, read_2012, t_notable_books_2012
Read in June, 2012

I finished Caliban's War by James Corey; in short, I liked it and as it is in large parts a repeat of Leviathan wakes with a different side plot and 3 new pov's, I guess people's reaction will mirror the reaction to the first book.

While I liked the new pov's - for various reasons, not least having a better gender balance the lack of which was a reasonably legitimate criticism of the first book, so now two of the three new pov's are female, both with great power in their own ways as one is a tough Martian marine and the other an ethnic Indian politician who is one of movers and shakers on Earth - the action lacked the freshness and the sense of wonder from Leviathan wakes and the book was a more standard action-adventure-space thriller without the sfnal mysteries of the debut.

A great wow ending and of course I want more asap, while overall i would rate the book as a highly recommended one of me for 2012 but not quite a top 25

Full FBC rv to come this month
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Michael You are so lucky I can't wait to buy this one!

Michael Caliban's War that is!

Liviu Bought myself an UK copy like with King's Blood as I really wanted this asap...

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