The first of three novels I’m about to review from James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series I find hard to separate in terms of quality. Every novel in the 9-book series is somewhere on the list. Abaddon’s Gate is the third and while I don’t like it quite as much as the first two, it still is incredibly entertaining and really expands the scope for what is to come.
The title is appropriate not just because this gate is at the center of this particular novel, but because this story is a gateway to the central thrust of the series (hell probably the reason for the series title as a whole) as gates to thousands of world are suddenly opened and the human race begins to expand to them. Abaddon’s Gate combines the great action sequences and character development that is the staple of this series. Every time I pick one of these up, I’m am thrilled to be hanging out with my friends again.
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