Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey
(The Second book in the Expanse series)
Similar to Leviathan Wakes, Jim Holden and his rag-tag crew, again, find themselves at the very centre of the going-on’s of the solar system. Whether this is just a trait of Holden’s need for spreading information or it’s just down to incredible chance, it doesn’t matter. Either way it can’t chance the fact that, the fate of the human race’s survival is at stake, and a kidnapped five year old girl’s life hangs in the balance.
The Moon of Ganymede is the breadbasket of the Outer Rim and one of the few locations Earth and Mars hold together, in peace…well, was one of them. After the fighting broke out everything turned sour for the botanist, Praxidike Meng. With his daughter now missing, his job gone and the Moon in ruins, his life and his home no longer exist. After his wife left him, his daughter, Mei and his work was his only solitude from the grief. without them he’s left to the sheer scale of how much he actually misses his wife.
Resolving to solve this problem Dr. Meng decides to find his daughter and begin their life anew. At first it seems hopeless that Meng will have any chance of finding his lost daughter, until he stumbles across the fact that she was Kidnapped hours before the Moon of Ganymede fell into ruins. Meaning, she could still be alive! Maybe her Kidnappers were the one’s responsible for the disaster. Could there be some hope yet for the survival of his only love? And even if there was, could she be better off dead than in the hands of the people who potentially started everything in the first place? And what has one child got to do with the gate of the entire solar system?
AGE RATING: 14+
TEEN RATING: 4.9/5
TEEN OVERVIEW: Apart from some broad similarities between Leviathan Wakes and Caliban’s War, the book itself is an incredible read of it’s own accord. The only thing standing between it and a top rating, being those same similarities. There isn’t much more I can say, other than, another breathtaking book from Corey.