Leviathan Wakes is great space opera / political thriller. Authors do a great job of portraying the strengths/weaknesses/paranoia/world view of all three of the major factions and how they react to the Big Threat. The science has just enough of a whiff of realism to feel like the near future though I doubt hard sf geeks will be fully satisfied.
There are two point of view characters and the story bounces back and forth between the two of them and so there are lots of cliff hangers that keep you turning pages.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment of this trilogy I was not aware of this trilogy until the syfy tv series and I have been reading the book more or less in tandem with the show. It’s been a lot of fun because the screen writers do a terrific job of adding characters to the story (whom I gather make appearances later in the trilogy) but the plot lines up pretty darn seamlessly with all the plot points in the novel. So that works. But I have to say the novels give you so much more perspective on the characters and their situation in life and their world view that you are missing out if you don’t read the books AND watch the tv series.
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