Publishing Date: 2011
Review: I would like to thank “The Captain” for sending me a portion of this series in a giveaway on their WordPress site. Additionally, Carol does a fantastic job reviewing this work and echoes my thoughts, although in exemplary fashion versus my spoiled abruptness.
A really good space opera that seemed a bit patterned at first, but soon evolves into the constraints of horror as it begs another in the series to explain and expand upon it’s insertion. This novel is mainly about the characters that interact within the solar system and the political bodies that shift alliances as war looms.
I really liked this novel due to the shifting POV between Miller and Holden and a complex cast of characters that expand with the movement. Holden is a tramp freighter captain (lovable dipshit) while Detective Miller steals the show with his inverted personality and laconic look at life in the belt. Gird your loins for a long read as the expanse series covers 9 novels in total with .5 of a novel scattered throughout.