Caliban’s War

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For those who are unaware, the Expanse series of books is now a TV series. I started watching after I had read the first book, Leviathan Wakes. The series continues on to cover the start of this book, so some of the plot was already known to me.

There were some deviations, as with all screen adaptations, and about half-way through it leaves the TV show behind (season 2 anyway). So I was then into new territory.

The overall plot was good, the main characters return, the story was interesting and there was some good tension.

I will say that there is a lot of naval gazing in this one. A lot of inner monologues about conflicting character emotions, internal struggles and justifications. Way too many. Quite a number of passages could have been cut without losing anything — there are times when you feel like saying: “I get it, okay?”

Jefferson Mays does another solid job narrating.

An enjoyable piece of sci-fi that contains enough action and intrigue to keep you engaged.

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Reviewed: 6th May 2019