Ascension

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295 ratings

Star Shroud Publisher's Summary

Humanity is about to learn it isn't alone.

Zack Quick has been on the move for 10 years, hacking big corporations and exposing their secrets. Then he stumbles upon one of the biggest discoveries that will forever change the world - and possibly get him killed.

Kaylan Farrow is the pilot for Earth's most advanced spaceship, whose maiden voyage is supposed to take her crew to Titan, but newly released images from a deep space probe threaten to cancel the mission.

Kept secret for 60 years, the discovery of an alien signal forces a NASA pilot and a computer hacker to team up to investigate an alien structure discovered in the farthest reaches of the solar system.

The Star Shroud is the first installment in an action-packed science fiction thriller series. If you like space opera adventure stories with clever heroes, impossible situations, and chilling discoveries, then strap yourself in; you're in for a fun, nonstop thrill ride.

©2016 Ken Lozito (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Star Shroud

    • Ascension, Book 1
    • By: Ken Lozito
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 381

    Zack Quick has been on the move for 10 years, hacking big corporations and exposing their secrets. Then he stumbles upon one of the biggest discoveries that will forever change the world - and possibly get him killed. Kaylan Farrow is the pilot for Earth's most advanced spaceship, whose maiden voyage is supposed to take her crew to Titan, but newly released images from a deep space probe threaten to cancel the mission.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Had potential but love quadrangle ruined it for me

    • By KCK on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Star Divide

    • Ascension, Book 2
    • By: Ken Lozito
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    After initial contact with an alien entity leaves Kaylan unconscious, she wakes up to discover that she's now in command of the Athena mission stranded in a star system far from Earth. The ship's computer is malfunctioning, and former hacker and astronaut trainee Zack Quick is the only one who can fix it. If he can't figure out what's wrong, they have no hope of getting back home. In order to survive, the crew of the Athena must explore an alien star system to find the species that summoned them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent second book!

    • By kanundra on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • Star Alliance

    • Ascension, Book 3
    • By: Ken Lozito
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    Held prisoner by a vicious alien whose race is determined to conquer the galaxy, Zack wakes to find that he is cut off from everything. Zack must figure out a way to escape his captors and a prison full of dangerous aliens to get back to his ship. Did his friends even know he was still alive? Kaylan commands the Athena, Earth's most advanced spaceship. The crew is far from home and caught in an intergalactic war. The Boxans demand that they leave the star system, Xiiginn warships are hunting them, and the Athena is hopelessly outclassed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still compelling but ...

    • By Sailfish on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 4

    • Infinity's Edge

    • Ascension, Book 4
    • By: Ken Lozito
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Commander Kaylan Farrow and her crew are investigating an ancient alien signal from beyond the fringes of known space. After months of searching, the Athena is starting to wear down. It's only a matter of time before a catastrophic failure destroys their ship, but if they return to Earth now, Kaylan knows that humanity will not survive their first contact with hostile aliens. They must find the source of the signal and with it a means to end this war before it has a chance to reach Earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Athena Get's THIS Close to a Homecoming

    • By Sailfish on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 5

    • Rising Force

    • Ascension, Book 5
    • By: Ken Lozito
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Eight months have passed since the Star Shroud barrier was engaged to protect the Earth, but it won't last, and humanity is scrambling to build a fleet. Cut off from home, the crew of the Athena has taken refuge on the Boxan colony world, a last safe haven for the creators of the Star Shroud. When Kaylan forms a psychic link to a mysterious Boxan soldier fighting gruesome battles on a dying world, she has to act even if the Boxans refuse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly a filler episode

    • By Sailfish on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $24.49