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I first read this on the 1st July 2019.
This the first novel in the Expanse series.
In the near future, humanity has spread through the solar system, and although
mother Earth believes she should rule the human empire,
the colonies disagree. Mars is a major military power, jockeying for influence and power.
There are also those who have moved out further, scattered across the Belt,
slowly uniting to stand-up to the these two imperial powers.
We meet a number of characters, almost all trying to do the right thing
in a confusing and complex world. Two in particular are:
Holden and his crew (you may of course already know these names)
Naomi Nagata, Amos Burke, Alex Karmal and Shed Carvey, turn out to be just amazing
Josephus Miller, a jaded ex-cop, divorced and depressed, fatalistic but still
trying to do what he sees as the right thing. He's just falling in love with a
girl who's probably already dead
James Holden, ex-Earth navy office, captaining "The Canterbury", an
old freighter. He's going to jump in, feet first, to fix a problem
and incidentally trigger a war
Sadly not all will survive what happens next. Those that do are well on their ways to become legends
What an excellent novel in an excellent series.
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