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    A New Leader Emerges

    From Ice to Ashes is the second book in the Titanborn series. While this book can be read as a standalone, it does end with a cliffhanger clue for the next book in the series. There is violence. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all of that info here. This book continues where Book 1 left off. The author does a good job with keeping the characters real and the struggle between the Earthers and the Ringers believable. I do want to read the next book in the series once it is written.
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    Great followup to Titanborn

    I really loved the decision to follow-up Titanborn with this stand alone. Here we get the perspective of the Ringers – settlers born on Saturn’s moon Titan. The Ringers are treated as a subservient lower caste by the Earthborn, and you can really see the injustices firsthand in this novel. I think you could call this a sidequel, in that the action is taking place simultaneously as the action in Titanborn. From Ice to Ashes can absolutely be read before Titanborn, except for From Ice to Ashes’ short Epilogue which I believe takes place after Titanborn's events. When I finished this book, I immediately wanted to reread Titanborn. Don't get me wrong, I also would've liked a straight continuation from Titanborn's amazing ending, but I can really appreciate the author wanting to give us a different perspective- a different side of Titanborn's events. This approach is not something I see often, so bravo in deciding to present the story in this way. When you can sympathize with both sides and they are both full of compelling actors, you get a great and well-rounded story. The character's motivations always make sense especially when faced with some pretty harrowing choices. Some of the characters and settings we were briefly introduced to in Titanborn were further fleshed out here. This story really flowed and the writing was clean, fast, and efficient. Bruno never gets bogged down in technical jargon or in superfluous sidetracks. I’ve read about five of Bruno’s books already and I can attest that they do not waste time. I can really appreciate that. I still slightly prefer Titanborn, but this was a great follow up. This is turning out to be a very cool series, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what comes next.
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    An immersive and detailed universe!

    I received an ARC of this book with the option of leaving an honest review. In Titanborn, readers were able to see the Ringer revolution from a Collector's point of view. In From Ice to Ashes, readers get a chance to learn more about the revolution from a Ringer's perspective as we learn more about the discrimination, exploitation, and hardship that Ringers must endure. I think that Kale's character is an incredibly well-developed character. Rather than sharing all of Kale's history at once, Bruno gives readers enough information to understand and empathize with the desperation that Kale felt; the same desperation that drove him to complete what was supposedly a harmless task. As the plot progresses at a fairly quick pace, readers learn more about Kale and discover that his family history is more complex than we initially thought. Like Titanborn, From Ice to Ashes has Star Wars-like action and plot twists in an immersive and detailed universe that will leave you wanting more. I really had a hard time putting this book down and plan to re-read it soon.
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    a riveting science fiction thriller.

    From Ice to Ashes is a standalone set in the same world as Titanborn. I must say I liked Titanborn a bit more than this one because it took me a little while to really get into it but once I did I felt like I couldn't stop reading. I don't want to give too much away about the story and its plot but I was really impressed with it. Especially the ending had me turning page after page, not wanting the stop. And then there was that epilogue that made me gasp out loud. I loved it. I also feel like I should say that science fiction is one of my top three favorite genres and it's books like this one is what makes me love the genre so much. It was just outstanding, really. Overall, From Ice to Ashes by Rhett C. Bruno was such a riveting science fiction thriller. The non-stop action combined with the great writing and unique set of characters made this quite the page-turner. I received an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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    Great Sci Fi

    This is the first book I've read by this author and I'm hooked. From Ice to Ashes is a great story that is the story of Ringers (residents of Titan) and Earthers, the prejudice between the two and an uprising. There is lots of suspense, love and an uprising. Bruno did a great job of creating his characters. They are all strong in their own ways and each have their own agendas. Earthers have come to Titan supposedly to be partners with Titan's residents but are essentially enslaving the Ringers. This only leads to problems as it always does when one group of people try to dominate another. I really enjoyed this book and it is a 2nd in a series but can stand-a-lone as long as you don't read the epilogue. It will kind of confuse you. I did ask the author about it and he explained it was a teaser for those that read the first book about the book to come.
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