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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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  • Ray
  • Blackfoot, ID, United States
  • 05-11-18

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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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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  • Trevor
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  • 07-11-18

Well balanced story telling

The story has progressed where action was had on multiple fronts and was entertaining on each of them. The ending was fairly stagnant however.

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Earth finally must face the Imperium

Odysseus Ascendant is the 7th installment in Evan Currie's Odyssey One series. Earth and the Priminae have been gearing up for a battle royal with the Imperium, although to date the skirmishes have been limited. At the same time, Weston is dealing with the strange entity comparable to Central and Gaia, but associated specifically with his ship which takes him offline. On the Imperium side, a large sector fleet (>400 ships) decides to employ a Sherman march to the sea strategy and eventually learns the location of the Earth home system. It's another round of overwhelming odds.

The strange entities play a more prominent role with Odysseus behaving as a child which Weston eventually appears to adopt and father. More entities are evident, but their nature is still obscure, although Gaia has attached herself to Admiral Grayson. While there's little new technology, the Earth's FTL communications, quicker transition drives, and variety of modified weapons are all brought into play, particularly with a new super weapon. Although the threat in this installment was handled, a more definitive solution will be needed to end the Imperium threat for Earth and the Priminae.

The narration is well done with reasonable character distinction along with a good pacing.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book

Excited for the next installment. Great story, good characters with believable behavior. Money well spent.

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Wow!!! Best yet! I hope the series is infinite

Amazing story that keeps getting better. Perfect narrator. Now the wait begins for the next book.

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Ah, much better...

I did not care for the last book, and felt it was a waste of my time. But this book is back to the old standard, and really great. There are a few questions in my mind as to the battles, mainly why the enemy flag ship was never the target, which would have ended the battles faster.

However, I still enjoyed this book, and hope the next one continues with the same thoughtful development and excitement.

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Fantastic book

Another great bopk in the Odysseus line, non stop action and a additive stoy line.

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Outstanding Series

I have been reading/listening to this series since it was first published. I can't wait to read or listen to the next book. I wish it didnt take to long for them to be published.