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From the Ashes: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

Nuclear Dawn, Book 3
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
Series: Nuclear Dawn, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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From the ashes, heroes will rise....

In an instant, Miami was devastated by a nuclear bomb. Millions fled the destruction as the lethal fallout descended.

Now, the entire city is a hot zone. Hundreds of thousands of citizens are homeless, hungry, and growing more desperate with every passing hour.

While the government scrambles to respond to the worst humanitarian crisis the US has ever seen, Dakota and Logan flee the hot zone. But the insidious radiation can't be escaped. It's already inside them.

Their only chance to survive is to reach the nearest emergency hospital, but deadly foes are determined to stop them. And in the background, unnoticed, a formidable enemy rears its head....

Featuring fast-paced action and strong, complex characters, the Nuclear Dawn post-apocalyptic survival series is perfect for fans of Harley Tate, Sarah Lyons Fleming, Jack Hunt, and Jacqueline Druga.

©2019 Kyla Stone (P)2019 Kyla Stone

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Cant stop reading

The Nuclar Dawn Series has me hooked. The story is so well written that you can visualize each page.

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The struggle to survive isn't over yet!!!!

Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel

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Dakota has finally found her sister, but unfortunately s has her brother Maddox. Dakota’s past is revealed form the time she was taken to live in a religious community where she never quite fit in. What she didn’t tell everyone was that she was on the run from Eden’s family because she took her away form them. The horrors Dakota lived through was easily seen on her face, but there was more to the story than she had revealed. Their chances of surviving the nuclear fallout counted as little when they faced danger form not only Maddox, but the gangs running rampant as they see little sings of governmental activity. Dakota is determined to take Eden to to the Glades where they will be safe or so she thinks.

This was a fast paced story that was filling with suspense and action form the very start. Is was sad to see how fast society broke down, but the resiliency to survive was inspiring. I for one can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book in the Nuclear Dawn series. The audiobook brought the struggle to survive in ways the ebook left behind.

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3rd book- hoping for more

All 3 books have been great. great story line, book narrator is great. Was a bit miffed at The End
Really hoping there will be more to come.

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Awesome series!!!

This is a great series!!! Very hard to quit listening to, and I’m really looking forward to the next in the series!!!

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From the Ashes

A fantastic read. Dakota and her friend are trying to make it to a safe place. And the run in to some major hurdles. This is a fantastic series this is the third Novel in the series. And it is jam packed with lots of action that has you on the edge of your seat. The Narrator has done a fantastic job with the characters and bringing them out. The Author does an outstanding job at the scenes, I felt like I was watching it as I listened I could picture the scenes in my minds eye. This would make a great Movie with sequels with the books in the series. I definitely recommend.
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awesome

yet another great sequel. the suspense, twists and turns is amazing. great job as always

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Great book

Love this series. This is a very captivating story and I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in reading about fallout or dystopian books.

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An action packed addition to this series.

This review is based on the audiobook version. Ms. Stone has packed a lot of action in this third installment in the Nuclear Dawn series that takes off from Dakota’s group finding Erin’s foster home and their encounter with Maddox. Along with Dakota's facing Maddox, a couple of new characters make an appearance as they attempt to protect Erin. Additionally, the gang resurfaces as Dakota’s group is trying to get to the safety of the emergency area at the airport. Needless to say the trip form Erin’s foster home to the airport is fraught with danger and numerous hazards. To say much more about the story might provide a spoiler or two, so I’ll just say this installment was a solid addition to this series. Once again Stacey Glemboski’s narration skills make it a story that is hard to put down.

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Will keep you on the edge of your seat!

From the Ashes: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (Nuclear Dawn, Book 3) by Kyla Stone and narrated by Stacey Glemboski is another excellent addition that will have you on the edge-of-your-seat! Recommend for those who are following the series or if you’re looking for a new post-apocalyptic series.

The story continues where the previous book left off. Eden has been rescued and the group is together trying to make it to a safe zone for medical treatment. Only problem? Maddox arrives and causes problems. From there the chaos continues for the group. They do get a brief breather from the craziness when they make it to a government run safe zone, but it’s not for long. We learn more about those responsible for the bombs, the religious cult, Maddox’s past, Eden learns the truth, and Dakota learns to trust. The mass panic and after-effects progress. There’s great character development in this book (better than the previous). It does end in a cliffhanger, but shouldn’t really be a surprise since it’s a five book series. Kyla’s writing is detailed and makes you feel like you are right there in the story with the characters.

The narrator, Stacey Glemboski, did an excellent job. She definitely helps to make the characters stand out and brings them to life.

“There are people who endure horrific things. Things other people can’t even imagine. Some can break free and forge a different life. Some are broken, life long victims who never believe anything different than what they’ve been taught. Other see the truth, but are too hurt to do the hard work to fix themselves.”

I recommend if you have been following this series or are looking to start a new postapoc series (make sure to start at book one). I binged through this one in a day. I can’t wait for the next book!

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: death, WACO cult mention, child marriage talk, gangs, violence (including father hitting son), religious cult (minimal preaching, more along the lines of end of world and practices such as women remain silent/below the men), and memories of past abuse (physical and mental).

*I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

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  • 10-11-19

Another good book in the series!

I love this series and the characters who seem so real!
I listened to this and the narrator was excellent! Kyla Stone does it again, and I can’t wait for the next one on audio.

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  • Mr. Christopher A. Wells
  • 11-20-19

Hits Hard Right From The Start.

Kyla Stone weaves another story of post-apocalyptic survival packed with action and tension. We join up once more with Dakota and her group of survivors as they head to find Dakota's sister Eden. This instalment of the series hits the reader right from the start and it hits hard. Straight away we’re thrust into the thick of the action and the tension never lets up. Kyla Stone has proven again with this book that she is one of the best at writing apocalypse fiction. There’s added depth to the characters as they begin to grow into the new world they’re forced to live in. Each is struggling with their inner troubles as well as the obvious dangers of roaming armed gangs and deadly radiation. This is a thoroughly entertaining story of tension and surviving against the odds but also one of possible redemption and learning to trust again when the world lets you down. I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
Stacey Glemboski is fantastic. She reads this wonderful story beautifully bringing each character to life with individual tones making it easy to follow who’s talking. Kyla Stone's words really do come alive with Stacey Glemboski, making the whole thing fly by and before you know it you’re at the end! She really conveys the fear Dakota & co. experience. All the characters are similarly well performed, each with their own distinctive sound. This narrator has to be up there with the very best. Great story read by a great narrator, recommended.

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  • Nisareen Khan
  • 11-18-19

Thrilling 3rd instalment of the Nuclear Dawn serie

Dakota arrived in Bellview Point to find Eden’s foster home engulfed in flames and would have died trying to rescue her if not for Logan. Unfortunately Dakota’s past has finally caught up with her and when she regains consciousness she is horrified to learn that Maddox got to Eden first.

The group are perplexed by the tension between Dakota and Maddox, especially when the latter reveals that not only is he Eden’s biological brother but that Dakota kidnapped Eden and killed his other brother. Despite his revelations, the group’s attempts to prevent Maddox from taking Dakota and Eden at knifepoint end in tragedy.

Fortunately Logan later overpowers Maddox who escapes wounded while Dakota and Eden are aided by Julio. Dakota is forced to come clean to Logan about the Shepherds of Mercy cult and it’s nefarious leader who had set his sights on making Eden his wife despite her tender age. She explains how Ezra took them in following their escape. Logan is initially angry that she hired him without warning him of what lay ahead but the two come to a better understanding following her admission.

With Eden suffering from radiation poisoning and Dakota from the after effects of smoke inhalation, the gang make their way to an emergency medical facility set up at Miami airport for treatment. The government’s slow response to the crisis has led to chaos and looting and their journey to the facility is a treacherous one with the threat of the Blood Outlaw Gang in every corner.

When Eden confesses to Dakota that she told Maddox about Ezra’s bunker, Dakota realises that they must reach the Everglades before Solomon Cage and his men kill Ezra. With the cult already hot on their trail however, will they make it in time?

From the Ashes is the third exhilarating post apocalyptic survival book of the Nuclear Dawn series. The book alternates between Dakota, Logan, Maddox and Eden’s point of view. Once again the author has delivered a well executed, tense and compelling instalment. From the offset I found myself completely immersed in the characters and their predicament. Having fled the hot zone, our protagonists must now face off with the best and the worst aspects of humanity now that society has broken down. The government has been forced to implement martial law and are forcing survivors to go into camps in order to gain some semblance of order. It’s also revealed that the Shepherds of Mercy are responsible for the nuclear attacks.

While the first two books briefly touched upon the backstory of the main characters, I was pleased with the character development in this instalment. The characters have been consistently realistic, flawed, complex and relatable. Several shocking revelations came to light regarding Dakota, her relationship with Eden as well as her reasons for escaping from the compound. We learn that as a teenager, Logan had belonged in a gang as a result of having an absentee father and drug addict mother. Maddox, however, is perhaps the most complex character of all. At times one can’t help sympathising with him and I feel that he still has a key role to play in Dakota and Eden’s fate.

In addition to the character development, I was impressed by the graphically detailed scenes which made it easy to visualise each predicament that our protagonists found themselves in. By the third book it’s easy to become invested in these characters. Each life and death situation seems to have solidified the bond between them.

All in all this was a gritty solid addition to a series with a unique twist in the post apocalyptic survival genre with diverse characters and human resiliency to survive against the odds.

I received an advanced free audible copy of From the Ashes and I am voluntarily reviewing it. Stacey Glemboski has masterfully brought the characters and story to life with her clear, concise delivery which made it easy to differentiate between characters.

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  • Michelle Sewell
  • 11-05-19

Stellar performance

I have listened to the previous two books and dived into this one as soon as I could. The storyline is captivating and the narration is brilliant. The narrator is super great. We continue to follow the journey of the survivors and meet new characters. Great cliffhanger at the end. I can’t wait for the next book.

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  • Matt Marchant
  • 10-20-19

Excellent

Gripping from start to finish. Fantastic narration and the characters are superb. So well written and described and the series just keeps getting better and better. Can’t wait for the next instalment!