Book Review: Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes, by James S.A. Corey

Detective Miller searches for a missing girl with ties to a missing spaceship called The Scopuli. Meanwhile, first officer of a mining ship, Jim Holden and his crew respond to a beacon and discover a deserted ship. Something violent and horrific happened on the The Scopuli. As Miller and Holden investigate, they begin to uncover a deadly secret. And Holden’s choices may lead to a cataclysmic war for Earth, Mars, and the Belt colonists.

James S.A. Corey is the pen name of authors David Abraham and Ty Franck. The duo has created a science fiction saga of epic proportions with this first in The Expanse series. And the fantastic, old school cover art appropriately reflects the imaginative space opera within. At 592 pages, the impressive size of the book may deter some. But in the prologue alone, readers will get a taste of the adventure and mystery throughout. And the fast-paced thriller soon becomes impossible to put down.

This new science fiction series begins with an incredible story, complex and well-executed. With an intriguing storyline, vivid characters, and even vomiting zombies, this was highly enjoyable from start to finish. Blending suspense, horror, space opera, and mystery – this first installment is one no science fiction fan will want to miss.

Leviathan Wakesreleases from Orbit Books on June 15, 2011.

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