Tiamant’s Wrath (The Expanse #8) by James S.A.Corey
Another Short and Sweet Book Review is brought to you by my exhausted self who should really be getting ready to go to bed after a test this evening in class.
Tiamant’s Wrath is the latest book in The Expanse series, and my second favourite book I’ve read so far this year (an extremely close second to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) I have to admit, I love this series. I will be sad when the last one is written, which last I heard will be book #9. After the last book was a little lack-lustre for me, I was really excited to get back to the excitement. Which is weird, because Tiamat’s Wrath really doesn’t have a lot of action scenes.
Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper.
In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay.
At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortázar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn't guess.
And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule -- and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose - seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough.
With all the main characters (Holden, Naomi, Amos, Bobbie, Alex) separated in different parts of the galaxy, I really wasn’t sure how I would enjoy Timant’s Wrath. I really enjoyed it though, all of the story lines were interesting and I never wished that I was reading a different point of view during each chapter.
Ok, that’s all I have for today. I really enjoyed Timant’s Wrath and if you’ve read any other the previous books, you will enjoy it too.