Nemesis Games (The Expanse)

The fifth novel in James S.A. Corey’s New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series on Syfy!

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.
Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price.
And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left.

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3 Comments

  1. Slightly disappointed in this one. The expanse series is one of my favorite series of all time. Up until this novel, I found the writing fresh, the characters engaging, and the plots involving and thrilling. 

  2. Happy to get back into the Expanse universe – but Happy to get back into the Expanse universe – but … book feels like a long prequel for a long drawn out series that is just about to start in book two. The other books had discrete endings, so you weren’t left hanging. Here, there are major plot points unresolved. In fact, they are entirely unresolved. The only thing that happens is the group splits up and gets back together – even though “everything” has changed. Dissappointed to be honest.

  3. A mostly-unrelated ‘filler’ novel Corey’s style and characters are great, however, this 5th book appears lazily written more as exposition for the upcoming Syfy series than as anything having to do with the previous books. There is almost nothing here in regards to what ‘The Expanse’ has been about, and I believe it was written more as a ‘filler’ novel to create unecessary human vs. human conflict for those TV episodes that occupy the space between the main story (e.g. “Firefly” and 70% of every other show on TV…

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