A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land-rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.
Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring
- Naomi Nagata - Nemesis Games
"Boy, that escalated quickly... I mean, that really got out of hand fast."
- Ron Burgundy - Anchorman: The Legend of Run Burgundy
After their latest misadventure the Rocinante is in need of extensive repairs that will keep the ship sidelined as the crew finds itself with a variety of personal matters that need ...more
Shit. I said everything I wanted to say in my old review. It's still a stirring adventure for each of the characters as they split up and eventually came back together.
Truly a character-driven novel this time, though. Not much alien stuff. Just humans doing the god-awful crap they do. :)
This was one hell of an easy read. I got sucked back into the characters as if I had never left and was delighted to see that they shone brighter than in several of the previous novel ...more
And that´s so great because we learn so much about the characters out of the backstory that they evolve and become more eclectic, the power balance keeps changing and all in all it´s more of a preparation for the further parts, because there is not so much big action as one is used to. Now we are prepared with more three-dimensional characters, amounts ...more
*Warning: May contain spoilers for previous books if you haven't read them*
The Expanse is my favorite space opera series right now – the only space opera series that I’m still following, to be honest, when I’ve given up on so many others. Not only are things still going strong at book five, they also just keep getting better and better. I thought Cibola Burn was going to be the best installment we’ll see for a while, but ...more
Audio book: Jefferson Mays is back! Huzzah! Don't get me wrong, he's not one of my favorite narrators or anything, but he is good. And the guy they got to replace him for book 4 was not. I was considering switching to text for this book if that narrator was used again. Thankfully I didn't have to.
His accents for Avasarala and ...more
With that said, oh boy, this book was awesome.
In retrospect, one of my favorite things about each book in the series is how different each one ...more
This time, each of the Roci crew has their own POV storyline, instead of the usual cycling through a new cast of supporting characters. The opportunity to take an even closer look at these people we’ve come to love (instead of ...more
"... “We’re not making any official statements, especially when James Holden’s in the room. No offense, but your track record for blurting information at inopportune moments is the stuff of legend.” ..."
OK, this was awesome!!! I think after the short story "The Churn", which was all about how Amos got to be who he is and where he is, this is my favorite book of the series so far!!! It was everything you want from a Science Fiction + Space Opera + Drama!!! And none of that manufa ...more
Only last week I wrote that I don’t like to start multi-volume stories in progress, as I have neither the patience to wait years, nor the sharp memory to keep events and characters sorted out long term. But, what good are rules if you can’t make exceptions! Five years ago, my friends were all praising this new space opera thing by a new author: “The Expanse” by James S A Corey. When I learned that half of the creative team behind this alias is Daniel Abraham, I didn’t hesitate, and today I consi ...more
My biggest problem with the last book was that it felt very claustrophobic. I mean, the series is called Expanse , but Cibola Burn mostly took place on one planet, nothing like the solar system (and beyond) ...more
THIS WAS LIKE AN ACTION MOVIE IN BOOK FORM FROM THE HEAVENS WHERE EVERYONE IS BOTH BADASS AND VULNERABLE AND DEADLY AND STRONG AND HEARTBREAKING AND HILARIOUS. EVERYTHING I WANTED FROM THIS SERIES THIS BOOK GAVE TO ME AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL AND I CAN'T EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVED IT. IT'S SO GREAT. IT'S THE GREATEST. ARE THERE OTHER WORDS TO TALK ABOUT HOW GREAT THIS ...more
Part of me wanted to be out in the deep black and explore, see aliens or at least find more artifacts, connecting the dots, getting closer to solving the mystery of the builder ...more
Naomi brings it all home in this one, and it's amazing to finally se ...more
Unspecified spoilers ahead.
Excitement. Drama. Character. Vast, sweeping changes to the universe. The book has it all.
Still, at the end, little that was not started in this book is resolved. The implications are not expanded on. What should have been a momentous, earth shattering change has less impact than the Ilus incident in the last book. The book ends long before the story does. This is half a book pretending to be whole. A good half. But still only half.
Pieces are moved a ...more
People are leaving for the new unexplored planets, and that's changing things politically throughout the system, shaking up governments and making Belters very uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Naomi gets a reminder from her past. And damn! I am so glad we finally get some insight into Naomi, and ...more
Holden and company return from New Terra and split up - each pursuing some personal, somewhat hidden agenda. The break up of the company leaves Holden morose and struggling. His crew had become his fa ...more
Avasarala is my favourite character and I think my only complaint this time around was that we don't get to see as much of her as I'd like.
I'm excited to read the next book!
All about Holden, Naomi, Alex and Amos, instead of the usual introduction of a new host of characters never to be seen again.
And Bobby is back! And Avasarala, potty-mouth and all.
This is like pure gold for the fans of the series. No distractions of getting to know other characters or slowly diving into a complicated storyline. Just our favourite crew, with their odd-ball hu ...more
Book 2: 4.5*
Book 3: 4.25*
Book 4: 3.5*
Book 5: 4.5*
A redemption after the downward trend of the first 4 books.
Finally getting character perspectives from the other main characters and additionally their back stories made this great from start to finish. Throw in a direction I didn't see this series going in with some humanity altering events and this was a total winner.
Nemesis Games essentially begins right where Cibola Burn left off, so if you finished that book a while ago, as I did, you may have to engage your memory banks to recall all of the major plot ...more
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