Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1)
Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The... show more
Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to The Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.
Publish date: June 15th 2011
Pages no: 561
Edition language: English
Series: Expanse (#1)
I really enjoyed this science fiction story and will happily continue with the series *Thanks to my library for the free audio download! Libraries Rule!*
Science Fiction on a grand scale, made human by a focus on strong characters. My reaction to reading "Leviathan Wakes" was this: Reader looks up from the last page, murmurs, "Wow." Sits stunned for a few moments and then asks, "Is there more?" "Leviathan Wakes" is one of those Science Fict...
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It took a while to get into it, but I'm hooked on the series now! (Currently on the second book). I found the prologue absolutely electrifying, and couldn't wait to unravel the mystery, but the book made me work for it! The first third of the novel has parts that just don't seem to take us anywher...