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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.

Rising Force is the fifth book in the Ascension space opera series. Kaylan will risk the Alliance to uncover the secrets of the Boxan home world and mount a daring rescue mission for those left behind. She just needs to find a way past a planetary quarantine zone that has kept the Confederation at bay for over 50 years.

©2017 Ken Lozito (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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  • 16-08-2018

Great series!

A really fun sci-fi series. To me, it’s a lot like “Star Wars” but in OUR galaxy and fairly contemporary. With the “Jedi” being the mardoxian potential folks, and the “Sith” being the Xygen.

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  • Roxanne Marcille
  • 02-06-2018

Great Series!

Haven’t listened (read) any SF in a long time but have thoroughly enjoyed this series. Recommend it highly. Great work Mr. Lozito!

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  • Sailfish
  • 10-03-2018

Mostly a filler episode

The narration was still quite good but the story wasn't moved very far from the last episode. Kaylan continues to become stronger with her remote-viewing capability which proves pivotal on several occasions. However, the deference that the Boxen, a much more advanced species, seems unrealistic. Also, Zack moved from being an interesting super-hacker to an annoyingly cloying partner to Kaylan, often exhibiting false bravado when she is out into perilous situations. Their relationship seems a bit stunted and bordering on formulaic.

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  • Margaret Chase
  • 30-10-2020

Loved this series

There are different groups of people struggling to make the best of strained situstion. I would like to see Catlyn and Zach get sometime together. I like seeing Caitlyn "s powers growing.

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  • BritMick
  • 04-09-2020

The adventure continues

Book 5, has continued the story of the crew Athena. We find them on the colony of Boxans, Kaylan abilities are getting stronger, and the other members of the crew are training. The Xilgins forces that are trapped inside the SOL system are looking at continuing the next stage of the attack on earth. Kaylan is sure that there is survivors on the home planet of the Boxans, but can see get them to return and help? Looking forward to the next book.

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  • LesterT
  • 03-05-2020

Another great audiobook

I'm looking forward to the last book in the series. They've all been very entertaining.

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  • Turbo
  • 22-09-2019

Great story so far

This book is outstanding, I am completely in love with series. Keep it up please.

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  • Justin Langdon
  • 08-10-2018

loved it

Each book in this series seems to get better and better. The narration was great as I knew who was speaking by the voices given during naration.

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  • Pamala
  • 16-01-2018

You call that an ending?

Loved the series, but the ending left a lot to be desired. Maybe Book 6 will tie it together.

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  • Poppey
  • 11-10-2017

Still interesting

Still enjoying the series. However, where was the ending? The story just seemed to be left hanging in mid air, which is why I have only given 4 stars.

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