June 5, 2012

Review of “Right Ascension”

Posted in Book Reviews tagged , , , , at 5:36 am by Christine Rice

Right Ascension by David Derrico is an action-packed science-fiction novel that takes place in the year 3040. Chad Atgard recently graduates from the Confederation Academy and his excitement and pride extends to his family, especially to his father, Admiral Daniel Atgard. Chad, and certain cadets from the Academy, board the Indomitable – the largest, fastest, most powerful starship in the galaxy. The fact that it is so has kept peace in space, at least as it so appears…

Something unthinkable happens, and then Daniel Atgard becomes determined to stop an alien species that wants to destroy Earth. Daniel leads his team of flight officers through the universe to discover the origin of the aliens, as well as to find them, in order to keep them from achieving their goal. Daniel and his team experience many adventures on their way to finding out the truth about the aliens, so that they can try to eliminate the aliens’ spaceship.

Right Ascension is full of action and adventure and is a natural page-turner. It is realistic in the sense that rarely anything happens as planned, which also makes it an exciting read. The unique qualities of the book – being in the faraway future and having both friendly and evil aliens – make it a one-of-a-kind book. The characters are unique individuals that have charisma and loyalty. This book is well-written and entertaining, and the haphazard action is easy to follow.

I definitely recommend Right Ascension to all science-fiction book lovers. If you are interested in space travel, the future, memorable characters and relationships, and politics, this book is for you.

I gave Right Ascension five stars on Amazon. You can get your kindle copy for Free here. It is also available in paperback. Enjoy!



  1. Thanks Christine! Where do you get all the info about all these free books to download?

    • I simply do a search on Amazon.com for free Kindle books. On Amazon.com, hover over “Shop by Department,” then hover over “Kindle,” and then click on “Kindle Books.” On the next page, click on “Best Sellers” and there will be a list of the top 100 free kindle books in the right column. Some are always free and some are free for a limited time. When I’m looking for a book to read, I’ll search the free books first. Many of the books I review are free all the time or at least are when I publish the review.

  2. Hi Christine, I just stumbled upon your review, and I wanted to thank you for taking the time to review my book here and on Amazon — I do appreciate it! I’m glad you enjoyed the novel, and best of luck to you in your own writing endeavors.

    • My pleasure. It’s a great book. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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