The third book in the NYT bestselling Expanse series, Abaddon's Gate opens the door to the ruins of an alien gate network, and the crew of the Rocinante may hold the key to unlocking its secrets. Now a Prime Original series.
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For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark.
Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.
Abaddon's Gate is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Caliban's War.
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Corey (a shared pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) delivers a politically complex and pulse-pounding page-turner to continue the Expanse space opera series. Not too long after the events of Caliban's War, the alien matter-manipulating protomolecule that had taken over Venus catapults mysterious mechanisms out beyond the orbit of Uranus. Those mechanisms build a thousand-kilometer-wide ring that the governments of Earth, Mars, and the Outer Planets Alliance all race to investigate. Capt. James Holden of the Rocinante plans to be on the other side of the solar system during those investigations, but the government of Mars files suit to reclaim the Rocinante and forces Holden's crew to schlep a news team out to the Ring. Meanwhile, Clarissa Melpomene "Melba" Mao, the daughter of disgraced tycoon Jules-Pierre Mao, sets up an intricate plan of revenge against Holden for his actions against her father. Corey perfectly balances character development with action and uses shifts in point of view to keep the large cast intimate. Politics, philosophical ideas, and humor mingle in a tale that will shock and surprise. New readers should start with book one; series fans will find this installment the best yet.
Best read of the series so far. Bull is a great addition. BELTALOWDA!
Did the authors even talk to each other?
Naomi’s shoulder is injured, bones fractured. Hours (maybe a day) later she’s able to accept a friendly shoulder pat on her opposite arm. Ok, I can suspend disbelief for magic space medicine, this seems just fine, even though I know in the now-times the amount of damage described would make this unbearable unless you were drugged past lucidity.
Hours after that she’s unable to walk comfortably in low gravity with injured arm and shoulder fully bound, indicating she shouldn’t have been able to accept that shoulder pat. Of course, a chapter later, she’s hip deep inside confined spaces overriding ship functions. How⁉︎
If you like lots of inconsistencies across chapters, and books, this is a series for you.
The beginning to the middle was good but I wanted more out of the ending.