Published by Orbit Books on November 12, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction
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A novella set in the universe of James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series, Auberon explores a new and alien world and the age-old dangers that humanity has carried with it to the stars. Now a Prime Original series.
Auberon is one of the first and most important colony worlds in humanity's reach, and the new conquering faction has come to claim it. Governor Rittenaur has come to bring civilization and order to the far outpost and guarantee the wealth and power of the Empire.
But Auberon already has its own history, a complex culture, and a criminal kingpin named Erich with very different plans. In a world of deceit, violence, and corruption, the greatest danger Rittenaur faces is love.
This is a short novella about a new Laconian governor on the colony world Auberon and how he must deal with and adapt with the corrupt culture of the colony and the challenges they face. It was a fine novella, and gave some insight into Laconian culture. It is well worth reading for any Expanse fan. The only drawback is it was very short and limited in scope, and there weren’t many if any revelations in the story.