75. (75)- Babylon’s Ashes, by James S.A. Corey

The nine book Expanse series can really be divided into two separate series.  Babylon’s Ashes is book 6 in the 9-book series, but it also is really the conclusion to much of the build from the first 6 novels.  After Babylon’s Ashes we get a massive reset.  It’s also the second half of what can kind of be viewed as a two-book narrative that starts with Nemesis Games (book 5, and in my opinion the best novel in the series).  As a conclusion to the first 6 books and the narrative plot started in book 5 it works well. 

As with its predecessor, the novel is largely focused on the core Rocinante crew.  By now they know the opposition they face as they work to quash the rebellion from the Belt that has cost far too many lives already and deal with their personal connections that are at risk in the process.  It’s exciting, funny and touching all at the same time.

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