Book cover, The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi.Author: John Scalzi
Genre: Science fiction
Published: 2018
Pages: 313
Reading started: September 30th, 2023
Current progress: Page 313 of 313 (100%)
Reading ended: October 23rd, 2023. This book was successfully finished in 23 days.
Effective reading time: 6 hours, 37 minutes (1 minute, 16 seconds per page)
Number of sessions: 20
Average session reading time: 19 minutes, 53 seconds
Average session review score: 4.5 of 5
Final review score: 4 of 5

Description The Interdependency - humanity’s interstellar empire - is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible is disappearing, leaving entire systems and human civilizations stranded.

Emperox Grayland II of the Interdependency is ready to take desperate measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least an opportunity to an ascension to power.

While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are prepare 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 between spaceships and battlefields.

The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, as are her enemies. Nothing about this will be easy… and all of humanity will be caught in its consuming fire.