The Consuming Fire

John Scalzi
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The Consuming Fire


The Consuming Fire is the second book in John Scalzi's Interdependency series. I listened to the audiobook read by Wil Wheaton. Following closely on the heels of [The Collapsing Empire], Emperox Grayland II (Cardenia Wu Patrick) and Lord Marce Claremont are still dealing with the impending collapse of the Flow, the only means of transportation between the worlds of the Interdependency. Marce learns more about the mechanics of the Flow, while Cardenia, with the help of Lady Kiva Lagos, unmasks traitors to the Interdependency.

I enjoyed the sequel almost as much as the first in the series - perhaps its my great appreciation of Scalzi as an author and of Wheaton as a narrator. The two, IMO, are a perfect pairing for audiobooks. Aside from Scalzi's intriguing world-building and absorbing characters (mainly strong female types in this series), he has a sense of humor that I really appreciate. And Wil Wheaton completely understands and communicates Scalzi's humor perfectly.

I highly recommend this series for lovers of space opera.