Nemesis Games

I was enthusiastic to begin reading Nemesis Games when I saw that each chapter was about a member of the Rocinante crew. This was so refreshing after the past two novels that featured boring, pointless characters. I was excited to learn more about Naomi and Alex and, especially, Amos. And, for part of Nemesis Games, that’s what I got. I…

Cibola Burn

Much like Abaddon’s Gate, this fourth installment in The Expanse was extremely disappointing. And, much like its predecessor, the core issue is with the characters. Havelock: Nothing more than a rehash of Bull from Abaddon’s Gate, Havelock is a completely meaningless and uninteresting character. His chapters exist only to inflate the length of the novel, without serving any meaningful purpose….

Abaddon’s Gate

Well, Abbadon’s Gate turns out to be my first disappointment with The Expanse series. I had high expectations due to my love for Caliban’s War. We’ll start with my biggest issue: the characters. Bull: This character is completely, absolutely pointless. The events and outcome of Abbadon’s Gate would have been exactly the same if Bull didn’t exist. His chapters are meaningless filler to…

Caliban’s War

Having first watched The Expanse Amazon series, I thought I knew what to expect from Caliban’s War. As was the case with Leviathan Wakes, I was proven drastically wrong. The framework is the same, but the characters and plot and universe are made profoundly more interesting through the pages of this novel. Prax quickly became one of my favorite…

Leviathan Wakes

I’ll preface this review by saying that I discovered The Expanse through the show, so some of my opinions are going to be based on comparing the book and the Amazon series. Leviathan Wakes exceeded my expectations in almost every way. I really enjoyed the series – so much so that I finished all three available seasons in…