Babylon's Ashes
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Babylon's Ashes


The Free Navy – a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships – has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them.

James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone. Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network.

But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun. As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny, and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante’s problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.

Title:Babylon's Ashes
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:538 pages

    Babylon's Ashes Reviews

  • Nathaniel
    Dec 09, 2016

    Two stars is not awful, but it's a definite step down from the ratings I gave to earlier books in the series like Cibola Burn and Nemesis Games. So was this book, sadly. It's not bad, but it's not nea...

  • Renay
    Oct 03, 2015


  • Brad
    Dec 08, 2016

    Reading this series is always like coming home to a really wonderful and wonderfully fucked up family. You know, the kind that always seems to sink right into the heart of the whole solar-system's pro...

  • Kemper
    Dec 22, 2016

    “My life has become a single on-going revelation that I haven’t been cynical enough.”This is the kind of cheery thought one is apt to have when facing a narcissistic megalomaniac who has gained ...

  • Kevin Kelsey
    Dec 08, 2016

    Posted at Heradas ReviewLet me start by saying, if you’re 6 books into an ongoing series like this, than I’m going to assume you’re in it for the long haul, and I think you’ll enjoy the hell o...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Dec 11, 2016

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Expanse has become one of my favorite series in recent years, and it is no exaggeration to say that it has only gotten bet...

  • Niki Hawkes  - The Obsessive Bookseller
    Jan 01, 2017

    [3.5 stars] Babylon’s Ashes is what I’m calling the “stepping stone” novel of the series. Its purpose was to wrap up fallout from the events that happened in the amazingness that was Nemesis G...

  • Lee
    Jan 16, 2017

    4 Stars!Oh where to begin?!Back into the world of The Expanse. It is great to be back reading about our erstwhile crew again and I was interested in seeing how this story developed given that the prot...

  • Rob
    Dec 12, 2016

    Executive Summary: This is the second book in a row I've given one of my rare 5-star ratings to, and the second year in a row that an Expanse book is my favorite read. If you haven't given this series...

  • Lindsay
    Dec 18, 2016

    The sixth book of the Expanse series and the end of the second sub-trilogy.After the action from the previous book the situation in the Solar System is dire. Earth is in ruins, Mars is in trouble and ...