Review: Leviathan Wakes

Posted 3rd September 2020 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Leviathan WakesLeviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
Narrator: Jefferson Mays
Series: The Expanse #1
Published by Hachette Audio UK on 15th January 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Length: 19 hours and 9 minutes
Format: Audible
Source: I bought it
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Far EastHumanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond.
Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.

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My boyfriend read this series ages ago and has been trying to get me to ever since. We have watched the tv series so I had an idea of what was coming. This book was chosen as one of my work Book Club books so I decided to join in.

Well, where do I begin? This book is a real rollercoaster of a story. The book alternates between 2 POVs, Miller and Holden. It was very interesting to see these two points of view. With Holden being an Earther and Miller a Belter they have very different perspectives. I love both these characters and it was great fun getting in both their heads.

The story is set on the asteroid belt (The Belt). Humans have gone beyond Earth and now inhabit other planets and asteroids in the solar system. This book really has a bit of everything. there’s a mystery/detective element, some romance, politics and fighting the good fight.

The story is very well thought out. James has clearly spent a lot of time making sure everything lines up. This is a brilliant beginning to the series. It’s gripping and promises much more to come.

About James S.A. Corey

James S. A. Corey is a convenient fiction, the pseudonym of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. He began when Daniel and Ty set out to write a book together based on work Ty had done creating the solar system that became The Expanse.

Emma

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