Persepolis Rising (The Expanse, #7) by James S.A. Corey

Persepolis Rising (The Expanse, #7)

In the thousand-sun network of humanity's expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace.In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On th...

Details Persepolis Rising (The Expanse, #7)

TitlePersepolis Rising (The Expanse, #7)
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherOrbit Books
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Space, Space Opera

Reviews Persepolis Rising (The Expanse, #7)

  • Kevin Kelsey
    "Your empire's hands look a lot cleaner when you get to dictate where history begins, and what parts of it count."This one changes things. I assumed that the pace was going to quicken, since Persepolis Rising is moving us into the final three Expanse novels, but I am in awe at how much this book moved the series forward from where we left off in Babylon’s Ashes. We are definitely moving toward the end of the long story arc with this one.As far ...
  • Bradley
    I think I like this more than most of the other Expanse books, and that's saying a lot. I actually loved them all.That being said, OMG I can't believe all the changes we get thrown into! The whole team is together, all my favorite (living) characters from the other books together on the Rosie, but it's simply wild to see how much time has passed. Jim and Naomi are talking retirement for void's-sake.Let me be very clear, though, when I started rea...
  • Kemper
    Once you get seven books deep into a series it gets really tricky to review because you can’t talk about even the basic story set-up without spoiling stuff for anyone who hasn’t read the previous books. Since I’m really trying to encourage any sci-fi fan to check out The Expanse I don’t want to just spoiler tag the whole thing either. So how to discuss in a way that won’t ruin it for the newbs yet still be an informative review?Weep for...
  • Jack +The Page Runner+
    I admit that I went into Persepolis Rising thinking that this was the last book in The Expanse series. I continued to think that way until about 2/3’s of the way through, when I realized that there was still too much plot to effectively be resolved in the remaining pages. Ultimately it made the majority of the book bittersweet for me, as I truly thought this was the last adventure I’d have with the Rocinante and her crew. Thankfully we have t...
  • Margret Lacombe
    Holy shite that was good. SO GOOD
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum do you do when your epic space opera series is seven books in, you’ve already put your readers through some of the most intense storylines they can imagine, and now you need to do something even bigger and better to usher it into the next phase with style? Well, you hit the “soft reset” button, so to speak. Not exactly starting things over, but there is certainly...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    The only thing I hated about Persepolis Rising is how long it’s going to make me wait for the next book.I always come away from an Expanse novel reeling. Sometimes from massive events, but often just from the profound depth of character. This series continues to illustrate what it is to be human and I can’t help feeling deeply affected by the sentiment within each novel. A short interaction between two characters in this book (maybe 3 pages w...
  • Rob
    Executive Summary: After a slow start it finished really strong but wasn't quite as enjoyable as the last two were for me. 4.5 Stars.Audiobook: Jefferson Mays once again does a good job. He does a few voices, but mostly he's just a solid narrator who is easy to understand and reads with good volume and inflection. Full Review Well I had no idea there was going to be a 30 year time jump. I was initially upset about it, but as the book went on I se...
  • Efka
    There's not much to say about this book, really. It's number 7 in the series, and by this moment most (everyone, actually?) of the readers already know what to expect and who's who and all those twists and little secrets that makes the plot tick and so on and on and on. So, yeah, Persepolis Rising kept the all the best traits of the series, with all the familiar faces and all the familiar surroundings... Just fast-forwarded some thirty years, add...
  • Daniel
    Kada god čovek pomisli da je skapirao kako će se dalje razvijati ovaj serijal gospoda pisci skrenu naglio ulevo u nešto sasvim drugačije. Samim tim knjiga je neizvesnija i mnogo zabavnija.Likove koje volimo su još tu, ali vreme je učinilo svoje tako da je svako opet drugačiji, barem malo. Proča nas baca van koloseka u početku, posle čega se polako naviknemo na novu putanju sem što pred kraj opet dobijamo naglu promenu prvac tako da kra...
  • prcardi
    Storyline: 3/5Characters: 3/5Writing Style: 3/5World: 1/5Corey gambled. Given the popularity of the series and the television adaptation, I hadn't expected them to take any risks. Granted, it was nothing radical, but starting with the whole "x years later" segue has tradeoffs. The obvious danger is that you skip over intervening years and developments fans have anticipated. The upside is that you can do some pretty neat tricks with character deve...
  • Tudor Ciocarlie
    Others have said it and I will say it: Persepolis Rising is the best book of the series. But for me is also the best novel that I’ve read in 2017. The level of writing craftsmanship that this book radiates is incredible. From the prologue to the epilogue, every chapter is a perfect roller-coaster with a length of exactly 22 minutes (in the audiobook format). Every word, every sentence have their place, but the construction has nothing artificia...
  • Kate
    Flippin' marvellous and, as usual with this fantastic series, different from the others.
  • Nadine
    If you haven’t read The Expanse novels before reading this review, STOP. What are you doing? Go read the other novels because you will NOT be disappointed. The Expanse is a space opera full of political intrigue, action, well-developed characters, and world building like you wouldn’t believe. Persepolis Rising is the seventh book in The Expanse series and is a game changer. A significant amount of time has passed between the previous novel, B...
  • Ashley
    A fun thing to do with this series is to predict the way the story will go based on the piece of mythology, history or religion featured in each title. Another fun thing to do is realize how wrong you were in your predictions, after the book has had its way with you.It’s still fun afterwards, though. I bet the authors have a grand ole time coming up with these titles.Some spoilies below, so if you want to go in blind, maybe don’t finish this ...
  • MadProfessah
    Persepolis Rising is the 7th book in The Expanse series written by James S.A. Corey. The series has been adapted into a high-quality television series that airs on SyFy, but unlike other well-known speculative fiction adaptations (like Game of Thrones and American Gods) I think that in the case of The Expanse the book version is better than the filmed version. This is primarily because the books are written in such a fast-paced, action-packed, vi...
  • Silvana
    When I read the previous six novels in the series, it only took less than three days for each. They were, mostly, page-turning, full-action, high-emotion, roller coaster rides. Persepolis Rising is different. It is more somber, thoughtful. The kickass actions, tight plotting and twist-and-turns are still there, don't you worry, but they are not what define the book, even the series anymore. The world (space, slow zone, what-have-you) has changed,...
  • Suzanne
    4.5 stars rounded up because I really love this series. About 30 years have passed since the end of the last book. That made me sad because I feel like I missed out on a good portion of the lives of some of my favorite characters. Story-wise it made sense, but still....It is quite difficult to talk about the book without feeling like I'm giving spoilers of past books! The Expanse universe keeps getting bigger and more interesting, and things have...
  • William
    Wow. (expletive)! Ten-stars. The best of the series.What a fabulous book. Powerful, spare, poignant, full of hard sci-fi at a blistering pace. More than any other Expanse book, the authors here investigate deep and dangerous human motivations, and the nature of the Roci as a family after almost 40 years together (first book occurs 2350 AD, this book about 2388 AD). The book also delves deeper than any previous book into the human attraction to de...
  • Lindsay
    It's thirty years since the events of Abaddon's Gate and somewhere around fifteen or twenty since Babylon's Ashes. The future that Avasarala had predicted at the end of that book has come to pass and the Rocciante, though now an aging relic, still has a role to play. But in the recovering future with humanity spread out to the stars, the inner system recovering strongly and the Belters as a key part of everything, everyone seems to have forgotten...
  • Denise
    Maybe not quite perfect, but close enough! Ask some big questions about the nature of history, governance and permanency in human institutions. I think the authors are (at this point) arguing for constant change in those areas, but the reassuring importance of interpersonal relationships or a smaller scale.
  • Robyn
    The duo behind James S.A. Corey is back at full steam with this one! My first reaction to finding out we were something like thirty years in the now was one big NOOOOOCHANGEBADCHANGEBAD, but once through the first few chapters, all was ok. The Laconians have come back with some really strange new technology, the team is assembled at Medina, and the resistance .... resists. Excellent - ready for the next!
  • Joseph
    Again, finished while travelling so no actual review, but this begins the third & (I believe) final Expanse trilogy. The timeline has jumped ahead 30 years, give or take, the Roci's crew are still tooling around, and the antagonist this time seems to want to become the God-Emperor of Dune. Or the Emperor from Warhammer 40,000. Whichever.And now I have to wait a full year for #8. Sigh.
  • Mike
    This might be my favorite entry in the Expanse thus far.When I finished Babylon's Ashes, my main complaint was that the Protomolecule storyline had largely disappeared. What Babylon's Ashes did was wrap up the Belter/Inner conflict plotline, putting that one to rest permanently. In Persepolis Rising, it's been like 20 years or so since the previous book, and while the Belter/Inner conflict has reverberations into the present, it's not what the bo...
  • Maddalena
    At the end of Babylon’s Ashes, as many narrative threads seemed to have come to a conclusion, I wondered where the authors would next take the story, and after reading the novella Strange Dogs I had an inkling that the focus might be shifted toward the colonies established in the worlds beyond the alien portals accessed through Medina station. In a way, I was both right and wrong: the colonies – or rather, the world of Laconia, which figured ...
  • Melissa
    Hooray for the publishing cycle that gives me a new one of these to crack open and read until midnight on New Year's Eve. Those crazy kids James S. A. Corey have written a continuation on the theme of Authoritarianism Is Bad and now that I'm not having a constant panic attack like I was at precisely this time last year - about authoritarianism, what a coincidence! - I am all here for it. A character from a previous novel has been up to no good wi...
  • Carlos
    My first book of the year and I’m kind of disappointed. If you have been following me for long , you know that I love the Expanse series and any book in that universe will pull my attention and devotion but I have to say that novel #7 in the series is the weakest of them all. There was no work up to the main plot , there was never a point in the book where you could find yourself rooting for the heroes you are so used to and feel right about it...
  • Scott
    So apparently at the start of this one 30 years have passed since the end of BA. That was a sort of shock realizing that we’re getting closer to the end of this series and the lives of our favorite crew. The book flows so well, I couldn’t stop turning the pages. There were bittersweet moments, sad ones, funny ones, and exciting ones. Pretty much everything I expect from The Expanse. The whole book sets up the endgame for this series extremely...
  • Emily (BellaGrace)
    I think this is my favorite of the series so far. When I realized it was a 30 year time jump forward, I thought I would hate it (I didn't want to read about old Holden and crew), but it was necessary to the story (and everyone is still bad ass). Finally big things start to happen! I read Cibola Burn 3-4 years ago, so I didn't remember much about the events of that book, but I did remember that it left a lot of unanswered questions that were never...