Leviathan Wakes : Book 1 of the Expanse, Paperback Book

Leviathan Wakes : Book 1 of the Expanse Paperback

Part of the Expanse series

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The first book in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series.

NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES FROM NETFLIXHumanity has colonised the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is an officer on an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt.

When he and his crew discover a derelict ship called the Scopuli, they suddenly find themselves in possession of a deadly secret.

A secret that someone is willing to kill for, and on an unimaginable scale.

War is coming to the system, unless Jim can find out who abandoned the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money - and money talks.

When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and Holden, they both realise this girl may hold the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries and secret corporations, and the odds are against them.

But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781841499895

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Jeg plukket opp denne boken fordi den blir fremstilt som en rivende romfarts opera. Den leverer en drivende og lettlest historie med et politisk renkespill som minner om dagens storpolitikk, der liv og mennesker utenfor egen sfære (politiske krets, og hjemland) ikke verdsettes. Uten store intelektuelle vyer eller store nye ideér og teknologi forteller den historien om en krig i solsystemet med overraskende nærhet til hovedpersonene. Gjennom en rivende bok følger vi den lille mann gjennom skjellsettende og kritiske situasjoner etter at det bryter ut krig.Dektektiven Josephus Miller strever med å forstå hvordan hans lille verden rives i stykker, og hvordan enkelte mennsker lar seg bruke i spillet om verdensdominans. Hans søken etter en av hovedbrikkene i spillet er drivkraften i hans liv. Søket gir også rammen for en spennende og levende historie.Gjennom boka lærer man de to hovedpersonene godt å kjenne. Deres motiver, mål, og frustrasjoner gir et godt grep på deres samfunn. Samtidig blir man stadig overasket over vendinger denne historien tar når storpolitikken griper inn eller enkeltindivider får en sentral rolle i historiens gang.4 av 5 stjerner * * * *---------------------------------------------------------Leviathan Wakes A novel by: James S.A. Corey ©2011 Orbit paperback edition (Orbitbooks.net UK 2012), 561 pagesISBN: 978-1-84149-989-5I picked up this book as it's proclaimed as a fast paced Space Opera.It delivers as an easy to read, fast paced story with a political plot worthy of todays big politics, where the life and humans outside of the immediate sphere of relations or home country has no value. With no great intelectual agenda or big ideas or tecnology, a story of war in the Solar system are beiing told with surprising empathy to the main characters. Through a riveting novel we follow the little man through deciding and critical situations after war breaks out. The detective Josephus Miller struggles to understand how he's little world are torn apart, and how singular people lets themselves be used in the game of world dominanse. He's search for one of the main chips of the game constitutes the driving power of his life. The search also sets the framework for a thrilling and engaging story.Throughout this book I learned the to know the main characters very vell. Their motives, goals, and frustrations gives me a credible grasp of their society. Simultaneously I was time and again surprised by the shifts of this story when big politics interfere, or individuals find themselves at the cusp of history.4 out of 5 stars * * * *---------------------------------------------------------

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I really liked this book. A lot. As in, I pushed my bedtime back to read one more chapter. Snuck in reading sessions in between household chores. Ignored other tasks in favor of Leviathan Wakes... Yes, I'm tired. Sleep deprived. If only I could read rather than, oh, go to work.Four stars or five? Such a hard call. Is this book amazing? I don't know if I'd go that far... but I thought it was really, really good. I don't read detective fiction, but I sure loved this element in Leviathan Wakes. Miller was an interesting (flawed, thoughtful, human) character, and I enjoyed each of his chapters. Jim Holden was also good - space cowboy with an ethical flair.... I liked how these two characters played off each other. They're both brilliant and idiotic. Idealistic and jaded. Selfish and utterly selfless.Sometimes "space operas" are hard for me. I want to like them, but often they're just... too much. Here, though, it's closer to home. Our solar system, our little piece of the sky. Just close enough to make sense to me.

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