The second book in the NYT bestselling Expanse series, Caliban's War shows a solar system on the brink of war, and the only hope of peace rests on James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante's shoulders. Now a Prime Original series.
We are not alone.
On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.
In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .
Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.
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Corey (a joint pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) returns to the politically charged future solar system setting of Leviathan Wakes for a sprawling space opera thriller. Eighteen months have passed since the now defunct corporation Protogen tried with horrifying results to harness an alien molecule with the power to rearrange living and inanimate matter. The planet Venus is now infected with the molecule, which may be controlled by an extra solar system intelligence. The shaky d tente among Mars, Earth, and the Outer Planets Alliance shatters after aliens attack Earth and Mars forces on Ganymede, making it look like Earth was the aggressor. Capt. James Holden, lately of the OPA, joins up with a botanist on Ganymede whose missing toddler might be the key to this new incident, while U.N. diplomat Chrisjen Avasarala and Martian soldier Bobbie Draper try desperately to avoid interplanetary war. This breakneck tale will have readers itching for book three.
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Made Me A Believer
I must admit it took me almost two years to read the first book in the Expanse series which is called Leviathan Wakes, I would read a little bit of it, then come back to it months later, I just couldn’t see what all the hype about the Expanse was. After finally finishing Leviathan Wakes, which I admit is a ok read, I read the next book in this series Caliban’s War and couldn’t put it down. One of the main characters Avarsarala is a foul-mouthed grandmother, and a politician who easily became my favorite person in the book. Believe the hype of the Expanse series it’s definitely worth reading.
Great Sci-Fi Drama
I really like this series so far and i’m glad I haven’t seen the show yet. The one thing that makes me give it 4 stars is its lack of lgbt characters and its straight guy perspective. It’s not horrible, but you can tell and I just ignore those parts because the story is so intriguing.