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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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not for the meek

Dakota, Logan, Julio, and the others are still trying to get somewhere safe. Will Dakota be able to keep Eden safe? The twists and turns in the storyline keep the suspense at a high. I do wish we would find out what happened that fateful last night before Dakota and Eden started their run from Maddox. I found much of the scenarios believable but terrifying.

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The action does not let up!

To survive the city and the gangs, the group have to have all their wits about them, but the radiation sickness is doing a number on each. And just as you thought you knew all the characters, a really interesting plot twist reveals itself. Excellently written and fast paced, just the way I like it. The narration is again superb, Stacey Glemboski is fast becoming my favorite narrator. She has an awesome voice, a perfectly natural narration style and plays accents and differing voices to my heart's content. I did win a promo copy for an honest review, and there is really no negatives about this book or series :)

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Most Action-Packed Book of Series So Far

This book is part of a series, and should be listened to after Books 1 & 2 to get the full impact of the story. My review contains spoilers from the previous storyline and hints at what is to come. 'From the Ashes' begins at the point that Book 2, 'Fear the Fallout', ends. Both Maddox and Dakota have found Eden. There is a confrontation that ends unsatisfactorily for everyone. Dakota, Eden and the group finally head for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the airport. Logan is still being sought by the Blood Outlaw gang that drags the entire group into eventual fighting. Will they survive long enough to make it to Ezra's homestead in the swamp? This 3rd book of the series is the most action-packed and suspenseful to date. We find out more information about who is responsible for the bombs. Logan and Dakota are learning to trust each other. We get an inkling into why Maddox is so single-minded in his quest to get Eden. All around, a great character building installment of the series. Kyla Stone has kept the quality going with this book. Stacey Glemboski is one of my favorite narrators. She gets to the essence of the books and characters and conveys it to the reader. This book is no exception. I received a free copy of this audiobook, after my request. Now having listened to it, I am writing a voluntary opinion. Highly recommended.

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This series sucks you in!

Another great book in this series. Keeps you in the edge of your seat on what comes next. looking forward to the next one.

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great series to read

I am not normally into this type of stories, but this has been a great book to read. I have read all of these books and wish there were more. I highly recommend this series to anyone that wants an interesting read. I think the books were very well written and never lagged in any place.

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Brilliant!

Book three carries on the momentum. Excited to see what happens next. Stacey Glemboski does an amazing job as narrator. Love Kyle Stones books.

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LOVING THIS SERIES 💙

action, humor, friendship, intrigue, this series has it all. a story about survival, and prepping.

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From the Ashes

This book is a great continuation in the series, full of non-stop action. What's not to love when you have a flawed hero, a kickass heroine, a religious cult, and gangs out to kill everybody who gets in their way? The author slowly reveals the backstory of the characters in a way that really draws the reader into their lives. When you first meet people, it takes a while to learn more about them and what makes them tick, so this type of character development seems very natural. Along the way, you might even change your mind as to your first impression! The narrator, Stacey Glemboski, does a great job and really adds a lot to the audiobook version of this book. Her pacing is perfect and keeps the listener's interest. I look forward to the continuation of this series because I have to know what happens next! Some parts of the series seem to be resolved in this book, but who knows? Other parts are left hanging and leaves the reader wanting more. I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the author and chose to review it.

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Intense

From the Ashes is a great continuation of the Nuclear Dawn series. So far I have loved every one of the books equally. I'm looking forward to listening to the next book. Stacey Glemboski has done an amazing job bringing this story to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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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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  • Alexandra
  • 08-20-20

From the Ashes

I have said this before but I believe everyone needs to hear this over and over again, this is an awesome series. I literally cannot put it down and am soo glad I have the next book ready to go. The story and the narration is one of the best I have listened to and will definitely be put in my read again list.

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  • Nat 87
  • 03-05-20

Brilliant from the start

The story just gathers more and more momentum, I just love (and sometimes hate) these characters - fantastic listen and I am off to get book 4 now - brilliant

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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!