Leviathan Falls (The Expanse #9) – James S.A. Corey

Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Orbit
Pages: 560
Release Date: November 30, 2021

The Laconian Empire has fallen, setting the thirteen hundred solar systems free from the rule of Winston Duarte. But the ancient enemy that killed the gate builders is awake, and the war against our universe has begun again.

In the dead system of Adro, Elvi Okoye leads a desperate scientific mission to understand what the gate builders were and what destroyed them, even if it means compromising herself and the half-alien children who bear the weight of her investigation. Through the wide-flung systems of humanity, Colonel Aliana Tanaka hunts for Duarte’s missing daughter. . . and the shattered emperor himself. And on the Rocinante, James Holden and his crew struggle to build a future for humanity out of the shards and ruins of all that has come before.

As nearly unimaginable forces prepare to annihilate all human life, Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last, desperate chance to unite all of humanity, with the promise of a vast galactic civilization free from wars, factions, lies, and secrets if they win.

But the price of victory may be worse than the cost of defeat.


Leviathan Falls is the long awaited finale to The Expanse series. This series has been one of my favourite sci-fi series, so I’m sad to see it go but supremely happy that it delivered a satisfying conclusion.

Leviathan Falls is action packed from beginning to end. It’s a roller coaster ride that doesn’t let up until the final page and I mean that literally. It may come off as an abrupt ending, but, to me, it fit the story with an inevitable ending.

I’m keeping my review short since Leviathan Falls is best experienced without any expectations. Though, I am very curious to see how the tv show will end as compared to the books.

Overall, Leviathan Falls is a fantastic conclusion to this epic series. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better more comprehensive and action packed sci-fi series.


Have you read Leviathan Falls? What did you think?

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