Caliban's War (Expanse Series #2)

Caliban's War (Expanse Series #2)

by James S. A. Corey

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ISBN-13: 9780316202275
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Series: Expanse Series , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 8,600
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find out more about this series at www.the-expanse.com.

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Caliban's War 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The opening was really great and set a pace that the rest of the book could not keep up with. After 400 pages we only learn three new things of the protomoceule. The rest is filled with multiple points of view dialog . Lots and lots of character building dialog. The authors squandered two scenes and completely rushed it; the last one-on-one battle and Holden's nightmare part duex. The former was built from the first battle that you know was comming and then fell terrible flat. The later was so rushed, its a huge let down. There is redemtion at the end and I am not refering to the last scene. But rather the bonus snippet leading to the third book. So happy reading that scene. In the end you get a glimpse of potential of what is to come. However prepare for the authors to force you through character building instead of allowing a greater story to fill in the blanks for the reader. I now have high, if not impossible expectations for the third book in the series. For a series called "The Expanse", I find it small in scope. The first book opened the doors. But this made it all feel small, except the bonus look forward.
Anonymous 11 months ago
If you love science fiction with attention to real science, these books are for you. If you love stories with real human heart, these books are for you. If you love suspense, adventure and government conspiracy, these books are for you.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I just discovered my favorite new serial read since The Game of Thrones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book must read Can't Stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow starting and almost put it aside. But once it finally got rolling it was like a thunderstorm coming in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, ready to read the next one!!
Phil_Geiger More than 1 year ago
How did these guys not win the Hugo? I don't gush over books often but this have re-energized my love for a great sci-fi tale. I have not found a better series since ... well at least 15 years. Ty and Daniel mesh flawlessly in a series that creates a world, politics, characters, action, just enough realistic science. Then come the multiple threats. Which many times are us. Gush gush. Incredibly readable. I just wish the publishers would release the books faster. I know the next novelette is finished (Ty talks to the fans). Wish I could give this series 10 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. The characters were engaging, and humorous. The battles were well thought out and the universe believable. I can't wait for book 3 in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Much looking forward to the next book in the series
Anonymous 4 months ago
A fun read.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Wonderful read, can hardly wait to read the next
Go4Jugular More than 1 year ago
Here's how good this series is: I'm 80% of the way through the third novel and only now am able to tear myself away to review this, the second novel (the SyFy series based on these novels, The Expanse, is also worthy watching). This sophomore effort does not suffer from The-Empire-Strikes-Back-Syndrome of feeling like just a bridge between the first and third installments - it is a satisfying novel independent of its position in the series. Three new characters are introduced - Bobbie, as bad-assed a Martian marine as one could hope for; Prax, a delightfully geeky scientist from Ganymede who is an equally passionate father; and Avasarala, a UN undersecretary and one of the most delightfully profane characters I've ever come across. Even while expanding on the political aspects of the novel's universe, the pace never flags, while the characters continue to demonstrate depth and development worthy of top-shelf literature. Why are you wasting time reading this review instead of getting on with the series?
DaoudF More than 1 year ago
If you liked the first book, then you will enjoy this one as well. It's the same kind of gritty, not too far in the future space war story. There is a lot of powerful technology, but the writers do an excellent job of making it seem realistic. High speed space travel makes people sick; space food tastes like chemicals; and so on. As before, the politics are very cynical and realistic. Yes, the human race is under threat, but the governments are more interested in exploiting the threat for their own gain, framing the other side, and willing to kill a few million people in order to grab power. On the negative side, the story doesn't advance much from Book 1. The most interesting character from book one is not here, and the replacement characters are not nearly as likable. I realize they were trying to be ironic with Avarasala as a foul-mouthed grandmother, but it definitely doesn't work. She is plain annoying and not at all convincing. The scientist Praxidike, while even more annoying, actually fits into the story better. The relationship him and between the kind-hearted mechanic Amos was one of the better ones in the story. In any case, this is still a five star book. The writing style is still exceptionally good and the book is hard to put down.
purrfectmatch More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in The Expanse series. One could read this as a standalone novel, but the story is richer if the first book, Leviathan Wakes, is read. I first learned about this series through The SyFy show Expanse. Fell in love with the show, and thought I’d give the books a try. Not disappointed. I am addicted to this series. On Earth not all is as is seems. Someone is playing God…One of its creatures nearly starts an all out war between Earth and Mars. One politician does all in her power to discover the truth and keep the fragile peace. The Rocinate and her crew decided to help a man find his daughter. But again they discover that not is all as it seems. This installment is well balanced as the first. Enough political intrigue, action, and character drama that is wonderfully weaved together in a rich tapestry of a beautifully made tale. And again, the ending of this one makes one anticipate the next. Just enough of a tease, to keep one hooked. Definitely worth checking out.
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GAredhead More than 1 year ago
The physics are right, characters are well-developed. There's just enough twist to keep each page turning after lingering over. Other times, you know you'll have to go back and reread after you find out WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! It's a lovely, lovely read. You'll be sorry if you miss this series!
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I loved this entire series. This story are is a good old fashioned sci fi space adventure, and the author's clearly appreciate strong and intelligent women. Chrisjen is the kind of woman I hope to be when I am older. I will be reading more by this author duo. (The authors are ghost writers for George R.R. Martin).
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