Release Date: 28/06/12
For someone who didn't intend to wreck the solar system's fragile balance of power, Jim Holden did a pretty good job of it. While Earth and Mars have stopped shooting each other, the core alliance is shattered. The outer planets and the Belt are uncertain in their new - possibly temporary - autonomy. Then, on one of Jupiter's moons, a single super-soldier attacks, slaughtering soldiers of Earth and Mars indiscriminately and reigniting the war. The race is on to discover whether this is the vanguard of an alien army, or if the danger lies closer to home.
If there’s one thing that Daniel Abraham does well its create a world that is not only fascinating to visit but one that draws you in with fascinating characters who help create a believable world or in this case universe. It’s snappy writing, the prose sharp and when you add to it the authors identifiable writing style that allows you to tag along on the characters adventures really does its best to draw you in.
Add to this a solid pace from an author who know’s when to not only change up a gear but blast you into the stratosphere from 0-60 in half a second and all in it’s a satisfying read. The only word of warning that I have is that this is the second book in the series and I really wouldn’t advise picking up here without having read the original (Leviathan’s Wake) first. All in cracking Sci-Fi and definitely one that deserves at least one film to bring more to this author’s table.