Persepolis Rising is the seventh novel in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series.
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 ageing gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace.
In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and the Belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance, still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity - and the power to enforce it.
New technologies clash with old, as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient pattern of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price. A price that will change the shape of humanity - and of the Rocinante - unexpectedly and for ever . . .
The Expanse series has sold over two million copies worldwide and is now a major television series.
Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written (George R. R. Martin on Leviathan Wakes)
As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form (io9.com on Leviathan Wakes)
This is the future the way it was supposed to be (Wall Street Journal on Leviathan Wakes)
Tense and thrilling (SciFiNow on Leviathan Wakes)
Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fight scenes (wired.com on Leviathan Wakes)
High adventure equalling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology and a group of unforgettable characters . . . Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce (Library Journal on Leviathan Wakes)
Corey's tense, tightly plotted story is stuffed to the brim with intrigue, action, awesome alien tech, multidimensional characters and provocative ideas (Publishers Weekly)
The Expanse series remains the gold standard of ongoing modern space opera (Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy Blog)