Set in the year 3040, Right Ascension explores mankind's place in the Universe, how we ascended to that lofty position, and the horrifying price of that ascension.
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Humanity's struggle to assume a place of dominance within the galaxy is suddenly called into question when a sleek alien vessel arrives unexpectedly at Earth. Admiral Daniel Atgard and the crew of the Apocalypse embark on a mission to find these enigmatic aliens, but the focus of the mission quickly turns from finding answers to exacting revenge. Meanwhile, a belligerent species of reptilian warriors, seeking to avenge a previous defeat at the hands of the human-controlled United Confederation of Planets, takes this opportunity to plan an all-out assault on Earth. Faced with overwhelming odds and the terrible knowledge of humanity's most horrifying secret, Daniel must choose between honor... and humanity's very survival.
Very good story, it had me up late at night not able to put the book down. Can't wait to read the second book, oh and at $.99 you really can't go wrong :)
Well-written book that makes you think
I have to admit, I don't usually pick sci-fi to read, but this book got my attention because of the philosophical and ethical dilemmas it conveyed. I'm glad it did not get too technical or it would have lost my interest. I'm grateful to the author for making it well-formatted and I'm also glad the iPad book reader has a dictionary built in it. This book is definitely written at a high level -- there are some difficult vocabulary words and the story is written for higher leveled readers. The author has a great command of the English language and I appreciate his use of good sentence structure and grammar. I look forward to reading the sequel.