Babylon’s Ashes

  • Author James S. A. Corey
  • Narrator Jefferson Mays
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Run Time 19 hours and 59 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Science fiction.

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What to expect

A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood.

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.

Critics Review

  • Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written

    George R. R. Martin on Leviathan Wakes
  • As close as you’ll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form

    io9 on LEVIATHAN WAKES
  • This is the future the way it was supposed to be

    Wall Street Journal on Leviathan Wakes
  • Tense and thrilling

    SciFiNow on Leviathan Wakes
  • ‘Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fight scenes’

    wired.com on Leviathan Wakes
  • High adventure equalling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology and a group of unforgettable characters . . . Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce

    Library Journal on Leviathan Wakes

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