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Publisher Description

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.


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. . .

The Expanse
Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes
Persepolis Rising
Tiamat's Wrath
​Leviathan Falls

The Expanse Short Fiction
The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
The Vital Abyss
Strange Dogs

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
December 5
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Meatbag55 ,

Spellbinding SciFi

I grew up on Heinlein, Clarke, & Asimov... the Expanse equals & surpasses them all. Can't wait for the next one!

MC Lynch

frjeffgatlin ,

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.

madwilks ,

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.

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