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Babylon's Ashes Expanse series book reviewBabylon’s Ashes, by the writing team of James S. A. Corey, hits it out of the park yet again in this latest chapter of the The Expanse series.

Babylon’s Ashes, by the writing team of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. picks up not long after Naomi got space ejected by her crazy ex, Marco, the asshat that started launching meteors at Earth.

This Free Navy crippled humanity on Earth in response to pioneers trying to take to the far stars through the gate that an alien species left in its wake. The Free Navy forces the rest of humanity to pull together to try and deal with this common threat, but the man who leads the Free Navy is a brilliant tactician, and when his tactics don’t work, he manipulates the situation to his advantage to make it look like that’s what he planned to do.

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And he’s not wrong in his nasty tactics, as it pulls the old political powers of the solar system apart.

The powers-that-be call upon James Holden and his crew of the Rocinante to help deal with the problem, but the problem hits multiple fronts with multiple resources.

It ain’t pretty. There are wins, losses and scenarios that come from events from this latest chapter, and worst of all, the new alliance that is forced to come together is tenuous at best.

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