The Dark Ascent
In the future, man will take to the stars and in doing so place his existence in jeopardy-for not all of space's inhabitants will welcome us with open arms. The war with the zor is long over, and Admiral Marais, the legendary "Dark Wing," is long dead, though some of his companions on that campaign of xenocide live on. The Dark Path introduced a new alien force into the delicate balance of power, one that was the actual puppet master of the human-zor war and now wishes to bring both worlds under its shadow. But the same ancient philosophy of the zor race that prophesized the Dark Wing has also foreseen a hero that will meet the new menace - a hero now mystically embodied in a rebellious space commodore by the name of Jackie Lappierre. As armadas clash and outposts fall, the overly confident alien menace will confront a zor-human alliance that has been warned of their coming, though victory is hardly as certain for either side in The Dark Ascent.
- Hardback | 416 pages
- 152.4 x 233.7 x 35.6mm | 725.76g
- 01 Aug 2004
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Walter H. Hunt is the new master of military SF. A rollicking, compelling, wonderful debut--the pages fly by a warp speed."
About Walter H. Hunt
Walter H. Hunt has nearly twenty years experience in high tech as a software engineer and techincal writer. His writing relfects an abiding interest in history, his area of college study, but science fiction has been his favorite reading material since he watched Neil Amstrong walk on the moon when he was but a lad. He is an active freemason and a lifelong baseball fan. He lives in eastern Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. " The Dark Ascent "is his third novel.