The seventh book in the NYT bestselling Expanse series, Persepolis Rising finds an old enemy returning home with more power and technology than anyone thought possible, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante tries to rally forces against the new invasion.
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An old enemy returns.
In the thousand-sun network of humanity's expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace.
In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity and the power to enforce it.
New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient patterns of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price. A price that will change the shape of humanity -- and of the Rocinante -- unexpectedly and forever. . .
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The seventh book in James S. A. Corey’s wildly popular Expanse series is a gripping ride through an ever-growing system of interplanetary colonies—and all the power, politics, war, technology, and relationships constructed along the way. The writing duo’s talent for developing characters and storylines from a wide variety of perspectives adds incredible depth to every corner of this vast, action-heavy story. It’s very, very difficult to put this book down.
In the thrilling seventh chapter of Corey's acclaimed (and Syfy-adapted) Expanse space opera series, an ambitious colony world with access to powerful alien technology threatens the ring gates that connect 1,300 human colonies to the Sol system. The Transport Union, led by ruthless President Drummer, wields its control of the ring gates built by mysterious alien "protomolecules" with arrogant authority. Then an advanced protomolocule-designed warship from the upstart Laconian empire takes over Medina Station, the hub of the ring network. The aging gunship Rocinante, captained by legendary James Holden and his doughty crew, is once again needed to help the Transport Union defend itself, but loyalties are tested as Rocinante's crew must decide how far to trust Drummer and her agents. Meanwhile, newly minted Laconian captain Santiago Singh struggles to reconcile his own idealism and military discipline with his new role as governor of Medina Station and its rebellious population, even as a second advanced warship is sent ahead to threaten the Earth-Mars Coalition's hard-won planets. Corey's tense, tightly plotted story is stuffed to the brim with intrigue, action, awesome alien tech, multidimensional characters, and provocative ideas.
I grew up on Heinlein, Clarke, & Asimov... the Expanse equals & surpasses them all. Can't wait for the next one!
This story is getting old.
I have finally burned out on the Expanse books. What started out as a thrilling race with the protomolecule is now a series of books about politics and war. And this jump to them being senior citizens is just ridiculous.
A rushed mess of a story
I love The Expanse series. I’ve read every book and watched the series on television. I waited so long with great expectations for this seventh book only to be let down and disappointed.
It started off great, as usual and put me right back into the fold with Holden and his crew. These characters are why the series has been so good. However, separating them and then falling away from their storylines was a huge mistake. Holden, the main character and heart and sole of the books was barely even in the story.
By the end, the book had jumbled the story line into a big rushed mess and confused me as to what had just happened. It was as if the writers just wanted to end it quickly because they had a dinner date to get to. Totally killed the thrill of the Expanse story.