Caliban’s War

I am truly sorry for neglecting my blog as of late and I thought I would write a few reviews this week to make up for my absence, starting with Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey

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Now if you have not read my review of the first book in the series and you want to read it, stop now. I do not want to spoil that excellent book.

In the second book we follow Jim Holden and his crew aboard The Rocinante, a Martian Marine, a UN diplomat and a researcher on one of Jupiter’s moons. It is after the incident on Venus and both Mars and Earth are keeping a close eye on the development when a mysterious attack on Ganymede throws the entire system into a state of emergency.

Like every sequel to a good story, this book had a lot to live up to and it felt like it met every expectation I had to the series and more. The characters are a lot deeper and more engaging. Jim Holden tries to fill the role that Detective Miller had in the first book and it puts a massive strain on his relationship. Some of the new characters give a better impression of the complex political situation and it illustrates how human technology might change, but human nature remains a constant.

It is an enjoyable read and I recommend it as highly as I did the first one.

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