Abaddon's Gate

, #3

eBook, 540 pages

English language

Published June 3, 2013 by Orbit Books.

ISBN:
978-0-316-12907-7
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ASIN:
B00A2DZMYE
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B07GQ7RLKF
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16131032

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4 stars (45 reviews)

For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark.

Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

Abaddon's Gate is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Caliban's War.

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reviewed Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey (The Expanse, #3)

Review of "Abaddon's Gate" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

4.5 stars. This was the first Expanse book that really grabbed me, feeling like the real story is going to happen now. The two previous books feel like setup now,setting all the wheels in motion for the action in Abbadon's Gate.

The various factions of the solar system set out to explore the mysterious Ring, the gate that the protomolecule has built. James Holden and his crew are there of course, and are forced to cross through the gate, with all other ships of the Ring flotilla following, learning more about the aliens who built this...

In long parts this book reminded me of one of those disaster movies from the 70s that I loved so much as a kid. Disaster surely strikes, and the aftermath is tense and exciting. Add to that a full cast of exciting new characters with interesting PoVs, and Holden finally not annoying me much …

Review of "Abaddon's Gate" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Abaddon's Gate slowed to a crawl after the halfway point, to a degree that I asked myself if it was the book's fault or mine that I was losing interest. But then things came back online and the book was engrossing again. Unfortunately I never felt as attached to the new POV characters as I did with those in Caliban's War. I'm hoping to see Bobbie and Avasarala again, but won't be too sad to never hear from this book's additions again.

Overall, I feel this was a great next step in the series. Recommended!

reviewed Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey (The Expanse, #3)

Review of "Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse, #3)" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Another solid addition to the series. Everyone aspiring author should learn from these guys. You have a great stand alone story with a complete plot arc, but it doesn't mean that the series is over. There's still so much (and much more than before this story) you can do. Bravo, gentlemen!

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