This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Leviathan 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
Source: I bought it
Amazon Kindle, Audible
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.
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.
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