The Consuming Fire, The Interdependency #2
- Author: John Scalzi
- Published: October 16th, 2018
- Publisher: Tor Books
- Rating: 4/5
The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it—unless desperate measures can be taken.
Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy. Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power.
While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but then so are her enemies. Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy… and all of humanity will be caught in its widening gyre.
This book picks up where we left off on The Collapsing Empire I would have to say the beginning of this book was a little slow and I was questioning if I was going to like it as much as I did the Collapsing Empire, it didn’t take long for me to enjoy all the story once we got to the characters and I was happy to see Kiva back my favorite character from book one, she’s the best and Cardenia did really won me over especially at the end all I have to say is Well played!
I really don’t have anything negative to say about this sequel, other than the beginning was slow. We are still dealing with the same problems we had in the first book about the collapsing flow plus other political issues Cardenia has to deal with.
I will have to say I loved that ending something I wasn’t expecting at all, Cardenia really proved herself and I can’t wait to see how everything is going to get wrap up in the end.
Overall, even thought I gave it four stars I really enjoy the book and the characters.