The Expanse Series

Finished Leviathan Falls, the ninth and final book in the science fiction series The Expanse.

Set in a future where Earth, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt are major players in a politically charged and technologically advanced spacefaring society. From the bustling streets of Earth to the militaristic strongholds of Mars and the rugged outposts of the Belt, each location is vivid and immersive.

The story is propelled by a series of interconnected events, beginning with the discovery of the mysterious protomolecule. This discovery sets off a chain reaction of political intrigue, interplanetary conflicts, and existential threats to humanity. The pacing is masterful, with each installment building upon the previous one, creating a sense of escalating tension and stakes.

I first fell in love with the Expanse universe because of the TV show. The series came to a close after the sixth season, but always felt like an odd place to leave it. Learning there were another three books worth of material, I was excited to find out how it ended.

And what a ride. After nine books and 5062 pages, they stuck the landing. Probably the best story I've ever read.

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  1. Adam Bowie says:

    Now I really need to get around to these. I loved the series, but have never properly tried to progress the novels. That sounds like a 2024 resolution…