You can pretty much guess how this review is going to go, right?
Book three of The Expanse continues to surprise and delight. I had thought that I would be sad to say goodbye all of our wonderful viewpoint characters from Caliban's War, and make no mistake, I was, but the new characters in Abaddon's Gate make up for it. Bull is wonderful and tragic, Ana is just, so, so, so good, and Melba/Clarissa is absolutely interesting. We haven't had an antagonist as a viewpoint character before, and James S. A. Corey pull it off with their usual aplomb.
In fact, if there's anything that this book drives home, it's that James S. A. Corey are masters of character. Every new character that they introduce adds more depth to their world and contributes a unique emotional pull to the story. You (or at least I) can't help but empathize with just about every character that they spend significant time on. Even Tilly. Even Tilly!
Of course, it's also nice to see the universe opening up for both our characters and the human race, and hey, we get to see Miller again, even in a sliiiiiightly different form. This book is a wonderful continuation of the series, and I can't wait to read on.
5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.