The Consuming Fire

The Consuming Fire Review

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.

Title:The Consuming Fire
Edition Language:English

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  • Roxane

    I was excited for this second installment of the Interdependency series. Lots of fun and clever storytelling. Interesting characters. A true space opera. But damn. So much exposition. So many characte...

  • Kevin Kelsey

    I have to admit that I’m blown away. This is how you do a middle book in a series! I had a few misgivings about The Collapsing Empire (and some of Scalzi’s earlier novels), but he has completely o...

  • Bradley

    Two things:What this novel does right, it does very right. Namely, he's got some very tight prose. His barebones linear plot always manages to explain everything in crystalline fashion, leaving nothin...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/10/25/...In my review of The Collapsing Empire, I wrote that while it marked a strong return for John Scalzi to the realm of space oper...

  • Mike

    Review for The Collapsing EmpireI always enjoy Scalzi's books. They are fast paced, witty, and reside in fascinating, well developed worlds; The Consuming Fire is no exception. Following hot on the he...

  • Roz

    First impression: WHY IS THIS BOOK SO DAMN SHORT?——2019, WHAT? HOW DARE HE??...

  • Gary

    In his second Interdependency novel, John Scalzi picks up the threads he left dangling at the end of The Collapsing Empire: Kiva Lagos settles into her role as custodian of the House of Nohamapetan on...

  • Scott

    Let me start by saying that if you don't smile when I say "Kiva Lagos" then you are dead to me.Loved this book as much as I loved the first book in the series.Background: I read books for the characte...

  • Alex Givant

    Such an awesome second book in the series, cannot wait to read the last one!...

  • Lata

    Scalzi's did not disappoint with this second Interdependency instalment. Grayland is working really hard to get everyone to take the Flow collapse seriously, Marce is talking to scientists about the F...