Read my review of Leviathan Falls by James S. A Corey, the final book of The Expanse. I love the fact we see our heroes grow old but are still brave, adventurous, optimistic, stupid and sexy. And it is this realism that makes this one of the best series I have read.
Please note there will be spoilers for the previous books and this one.
History is soaked in blood. The future probably will be too. But for every atrocity, there are a thousand small kindnesses that no one noticed. A hundred people who spent their lives loving and caring for each other. A few moments of real grace.
I can’t wait till the last book in The Expanse series by S.A Corey is due to be released in November . This is a series with space battles, political intrigue, alien tech, romance, dystopia, dictators, evil scientists and unique characters like my favourite foul-mouthed politician Chrisjen Avarsala.
Genre: Science fiction
First book: Levithan Rises
Last book :Tiamat’s wrath
I’m embarrassed to say I started reading the books in this series after watching the first few episodes of the TV series. I can’t believe I walked past these amazing books in bookshops that started me off reading space operas and harder science fiction.
The Expanse is set in the future where our Earth is overpopulated and Mars has been colonised but over the years the tensions between Mars and Earth have reached a point where war could break out. The belt which lies between Mars and Earth has been established to service the ships travelling between the two planets but the Belters, the people who have adapted over generations to live in space resent Mars and Earth and are ready to revolt.
Amid all this simmering tension, the Canterbury, an Icehauling ship is attacked setting off a chain of events and thrusts a crewmember, Holden, into the spotlight and into a hero the universe didn’t know it needed.