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Published Aug. 5, 2015 by Orbit.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

The fifth novel in Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series.

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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Review of 'Nemesis Games' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This one was... different. And I'm not sure if I liked that. It showed an extremely different side of everything, and even put on hold most of the plotlines that had been developing in the first four books.

It was probably my least favorite to read, but definitely the most intriguing from the perspective of the overall storyline; it feels like the authors took a book to step back and set a few things right before they moved on into the later books (which I have not, as of writing this review, read yet) so they can make sure to get things right later, and I like that.

ALSO there are some wonderful all-new plotlines and characters thrown in now that make me excited to see what's coming next. So yeah, different, but it has a lot of potential, depending on how the later books progress.

Review of 'Nemesis Games' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Well, this one is different. The story is told by the points of view of the Roci crew. All of them this time, not just Holden like in the previous novels. That was a nice change, since knowing the past of the main characters is something that we reallly needed. And it's done very tactfully, merging the charcters' past with the main story in a very interesting way.
But it's not just a "character building" entry in the Expanse saga. There's A LOT going on on the political side too. A direction I really wasn't expecting and that felt maybe a little too rushed to be realistic. But I'm splitting hair here.
Needless to say at this point, I alredy started the 6th novel in the saga. And I'll keep reading them until they'll keep coming.

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