REVIEW: Caliban's War (The Expanse series) by James A. Corey

Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey

This review assumes you read the first book, Leviathan Wakes. If not, do not read beyond this point.


The story begins a year after the events of the first book and now has more PoVs than the previous two. Holden returns as captain of the Rocacinte as does his crew.


I rate this book a bit higher than the last one. First of, most of the characters aren't just mouthpieces for a particular ideology (which I felt was the case in the previous book).

Furthermore, the protomolecule isn't the main stage villain in this one which improves the story in my opinion.

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The science in the book was never intended as hard, and this isn't a problem for most of the book except for one book where it made me roll my eyes. In particular, the part where

Bobbie faces down the monster on the moon surface near the end of the book. If a monster has enough traction to run across a low gravity surface without launching itself, it has enough traction to make high speed turns.

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I know, most readers won't care about such a thing though, so take this as you are.

Final verdict

A solid continuation of the series.