Earth Ascendant is the second book
in the Astropolos trilogy. In finest [space] opera traditions there are machinations,
plots and counter-plots aplenty.
Earth Ascendant traces Imre Bergamascs, the central
character in the series, attempts to rebuild the pan-galactic civilisation that had all
but vanished at the time of his resuscitation at the start of the series. Aided by his
former Corps comrades Imre is rebuilding this civilisation, using Earth as the base, but
is being sabotaged at every turn by the Barons and the Luminous.
Like any good opera new villains and supporting heroes enter act two to enliven the
story; so it is with Earth Ascendant. But to expand on this would spoil the
surprise. And so we have to wait for book three to see how Imres plans to fight the
Barons and the Luminous unfold.