Goody’s Publication Audit: A review of Leviathan Wakes!
A quick background on the current events of the solar system within the stories timeline.
The Awesome Genre that this fits into!
This happens to be my favorite science fiction genre. Some of the better known space opera’s include, DUNE, Starship Troopers, and of course STAR WARS! Hopefully those examples help clarify the subgenre.
My Quick Synopsis!
We have two main characters who escort us through this epic story with their very different views of how things are done in life and how they think things should be done. Both are a bit explosive on their own within their environments and they are cleverly kept apart through most of the plot, but when they do finally meet, it’s so awesome. Their meeting and dealings with each other are explosive and emotional on so many levels.
We follow two main story lines throughout the book. The first is of a space freighter crew who come across a distress beacon of a mysterious ship out in space. The second is of a cop who gets an assignment he doesn’t want, but has to follow through, and eventually gets fixated with this assignment that it takes him down a perplexing dark path.
Both plot lines are entrenched with mysterious plot lines within other mystical plot lines. Just when you think you’re getting somewhere and close to an explanation your mind gets a quick shock with ice water.
Yep, that’s about as much as you’re going to get outta the story from me. You all should know better by now.
This book fits perfectly into the space opera genre! The authors have written such a masterful piece of art. Their level of detail to everything is great! Everyone and everything has a place within the story. There are no “cons” that I can really come up.
The space battles are epic, this is the strongest part of the book. They get it all right. They take zero-g into account and how it all comes together is nothing short of brilliance!
The characters all have their own different levels of depth and complexity. Some come across as generic at first, but that’s just another cunning tactic that grabs you and brings you even closer and deeper into the story line.
This novel gets the highest marks available from me. I’ve already ordered the rest of the series and can’t wait util the dang UPS driver brings them to the door. What can “Brown” do for me? How about drive my books here faster suckah!! Please give this one your attention, you’re going to like it!
As always, please feel free to comment below. If you’ve read it, let’s compare notes. Cheers and many blessings to you all!