*looks at the rating*
Okay, I didn't love Ashen Winter
unconditionally, and I'm not as emotionally invested in this story and in these characters as I usually want to be to give something five stars, but ... damn.
I mean, I liked Ashfall
a great deal, but this was even better. In that horrible, grim, nope-we're-not-all-going-to-get-out-of-here-alive way. In the "happy endings are the ones where at least some people survive" way.
So, yeah. I think the next one in this series is going on my "pre-order as soon as it's available to pre-order" list.