• Odysseus Ascendant

  • Odyssey One, Book 7
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,412 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A mysterious entity may be the key to a starship’s survival - or a terrifying new threat - as the Odyssey One series continues...

The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before. 

The battle for the planet’s survival will see the Odysseus first into the breach. But more perils loom for Commodore Eric Weston and his comrades. They’re at odds with the political conflicts dividing Earth’s government and challenged by the mysterious presence haunting their vessel - its intentions unclear, and the extent of its powers unknown.

As the Empire brings the battle home, the crew of the Odysseus will need to determine whether this entity will support them in their fight for survival, or prove to be another dangerous foe.

There’s no turning back...and the only way forward may be a pathway to doom.

©2018 Cleigh Currie (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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If I Wanted Fantasy....

I was really enjoying Evan Currie’s Odyssey series - that is, until his “science fiction” morphed into “fantasy,” starting with “Odysseus Awakening” and becoming even more glaringly fantastic in “Odysseus Ascendant”. I’m not quite half way through the book and I’m thinking, “Give me a BREAK!” I’ve been HOPING that the new fantasy characters would turn out to be a mortal alien species, but naming one “Gaia” and implying that she and the others similar to her were possibly immortal, well, that has really put me off.

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Turning Sci-go to fantasy

Enjoyed the first book. Reader was an issue on the others. Delving into fantasy is z distraction to me.

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A great military Sci Fi

you will see people complaining that it is a fantasy now and that they came for sci fi, but everything in the book has a possible future. just because they dont think Gestalts can be a thing they say it is fantasy. it is amazing and truly enjoyable.

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Good recovery from previous book

Overall this entry in the Odyssey series was pretty good. It was a clear step up from the disaster that was the last book. There were multiple battles (although small) that kept the story going instead of 1 long drawn out battle. The story also answered some questions that were brought up in previous books. Some downside to the book is that the author seems to ignore pieces of the story that were developed in previous books as well as not give enough information about certain aspects, is as if he has to hit a minimum number of pages and just gives up when he does. This book also just took a large time jump to skip past some smaller battles but didn't even talk about what occurred in those battles. Some numbers would be nice, how many are in the enemy force after the previous 7-8 battles, you've been thinning out their forces but don't let the reader know to what effect. As I said, this was much improved over the last couple of entries in the series, so hopefully that is a good sign as to whats next.

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A short, but powerful, continuation

Currie delivers a fast and furious addition that definitely earns its place in the series.

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Taking a break until two or more books come out

David deVries did it again combining, found myself sweating whenever the action was packing as if I was onboard the flag ship. I am not going to be the douche that spoils it for anyone but my advice will be if you aren’t patient, wait till next book comes out. War is brewing out in the black.

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Lost hours of sleep. Enjoyed every. minute.

The narrator had a well developed story line that flowed brilliantly start to finish. Life's teaching moments went well the discussions of morality. Thanks for taking me into deep black and getting me back home.

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Still On Top

The series continues to get better with each book. Great read. Difficult to put down

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left to many unanswered questions

lots of unanswered questions which were the most interesting parts of the books. lots of good battles.

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The empire has come to earth

So the empire has decided that it needs to send a major fleet to attack the alliance. But they find that they may have found a enemy who will do what it needs to win.

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  • Derek Stamp
  • 10-20-21

Great book thoroughly recommend

Great book and engaging. Thoroughly recommend this book to read. Enjoy the series of books and looking forward to reading more.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-13-20

Fantastic Story, fantastic narrator!

Extremely well written and engaging story made even better by the Narrator David de Vries. Listened to all of the Odyssey series and each one as exciting as the last!

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  • Amazgem
  • 05-13-20

More epic space battles!!!

Again, fantastic, gripping storyline, let down by the inconsistency in accents of characters by the narrator. Looking forward to catching up on the spin off books and the next book on this series.

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  • andrew
  • 09-03-19

need more

what's next

left wanting more a lot more books done all in this series



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  • 07-29-19

continuing an excellent story

The struggle for continued existence continues and the crew of the Odysseus are stretched like never before. Very good story well told.

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  • 11-29-20

Really hope he continues this series

I loved it. I would have liked more info about the hail Mary at the end - but then it wouldn't have been a surprise. Maybe felt a little rushed compared to the previous books, there were time chunks missing at the end. In saying that I really enjoyed it and can see so much scope that hasn't yet been explored.

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  • Loxton
  • 01-11-20

A series that griped my imagination

This series was one of the most excellent sci-fi stories that I have ever enjoyed!

Of course, that's my personal opinion and this story type is to my liking.
Here are a list of pros to me that may be cons to others:
Detail - Evan Currie would seem to love detail! From space battle description to weapons to ships to armour to physics to stellar behaviour and everything in-between. I LOVE it! A lot of the concepts utilised heavily are speculative but are based in solid scientific theories and expanded upon thusly.

Semi fantasy-like inclusion:
Odysseus, Giai, Sol, and Central: all of these characters are Gestalt beings. I have never encountered this concept in sci-fi, and in many ways, the unexplained nature of their existence feels fantasy-like. To me, I thought that would ruin the feel of this series at first, but I quickly grew to enjoy it as mysteries were dangled in front of me about what they are, where they came from, what their plans may be - and as is alluded, what Gestalt is pushing the empire.

Final pro for me that I think might be a con to others (there are MANY other purely pros from me that I could babble about).
Repetition:
So certain points, or many points for that matter; are repeated in varying ways throughout each story. I do believe that if I were a listener just doing normal stuff that would annoy me sometimes.
But as this is what I listen to during my work and I don't always listen consistently, I find the repeated points to be good to jog my memory back to their point at hand or the details that were expanded upon previously.

I loved the characters, I do feel some could have been more fleshed out. I also feel that with the described durations of time between events that there could have been more character-driven shipboard or planet-bound relationships or circumstances to consider.
I LOVED the imaginative take on current science, scientific theory, popular culture inspiration and human social evolution.

I am moving on to Archangel One in the hopes that it is at least as good as this.

Thank you for the fantastic novel Evan!