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On a dying world along the galactic fringe, Quinton Aldren awakens in the body of an archaic android that’s barely operational. He has only vague memories of who he was and no idea what has happened. Everyone is gone and autonomous mechs are hunting for him.

As remnants of the old federations struggle to survive after a devastating war, old alliances are eradicated, leaving warlords and mercenaries to fill the void. When a powerful mercenary discovers Quinton’s origin, he’ll stop at nothing to capture and enslave him. 

The galaxy has changed, forcing people to adapt, while the dangerous machines of the Federation Wars hunt for people like Quinton, and they don’t care who gets in the way. Quinton might have missed the war, but his link to the past could be the key to save humanity’s future. Will he survive long enough to discover it in time?

From the author of the international best-selling First Colony series comes another science fiction series in a sprawling galactic setting. Acheron Inheritance is the first book in the Federation Chronicles set far into the future after humanity has colonized the stars.

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Includes bonus content Acheron Rising a Federation Chronicles novella.
 

©2020 Ken Lozito (P)2020 Ken Lozito

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Turbo
  • 2020/11/23

Out freaking standing

Man I liked this book, killed it way to fast. Thank you for the great work

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • C
  • 2020/11/03

Amazing start to this series!

This is simply a must read, I haven't been so engrossed in a book in a while! Excellent sci-fi with great pacing, characters, and universe, I couldn't put it down!

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Mason
  • 2020/12/18

Highly recommend - but a few nits to pick

I enjoy sci-fi that explores the relationship and co-evolution of biological and digital intelligence. If you do too, then I highly recommend this audio book. Ken Lozito is embarking on what could be a great series, and Phil Thron does a good job giving voice to the characters. DEFINITELY worth the credit.

The nits - One can forgive authors for not perfectly predicting the exact path and pace that technology will advance. You need look no further than Asimov's Foundation series or his short story The Last Question to understand the brilliance was in the human story - not his ability to predict every granular detail of the future. Technology has advanced much faster in some areas (e.g. computing power, graphic rendering, networking, voice recognition, hardware miniaturization, etc) than his stories anticipated. The brilliance of his work was less his technological predictions, and more his insights into human nature within the context of those technical advancements as mankind colonizes the stars.

The same can be said of Ken Lozito's work here - the human story is compelling. However, there were multiple instances during the audiobook where I stumbled over the dialogue because it felt the characters were being too descriptive when referring to technology. This storytelling device makes sense when referring to a technology that is inventive and likely unfamiliar to listeners. But modern readers/listeners live in a world completely dependent upon "data repositories," but we don't call them that because branded and/or colloquial terms have arisen naturally in our culture.

So when I hear characters refer to something as though I as a reader am unfamiliar with the concept, I stumble out of the world for a moment and think to myself "they wouldn't have said that." I wanted to provide this feedback because I like this author and this work, and I would like to see this trend addressed.

That said, I'm not a published author and have never written, let alone sold a book. I'm sure it's difficult to tell a story so far in the future without making everything sound like magic. But there it is.

Looking forward to the next in the series!

Edit: Thank you for bundling the prequel novella into this audiobook. A very enjoyable story that provided some great insights into this new universe.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Noah
  • 2020/12/06

Best Sci-fi I’ve Ever Heard.

Which I guess isn’t saying a lot, since I’m not really into sci-fi and have only listened to a handful of them. However, the story is great, the narrator was good. I liked it, give it a try, listen to the first hour or two before you decide you have it and return it.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • chad lawrence
  • 2020/11/21

Boooooorring.

really slow, dry, put you to sleep, white noise boring. Hey if I can’t be honest, who will? pass

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Greg
  • 2020/11/09

found myself wandering

So, its not bad, however....I found the novella at the end more interesting then the book itself. There was some logic break that I just had a rough time dealing with. I will admit this usually happens when you have a god-like character who is not god-like at the convenience of the book. Sometimes you can give them a pass, other times....you get this.


Is it worth the credit. Maybe?

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • T. Long
  • 2021/04/03

Outstanding Story!!!!!

This story had me hooked from the start. A great sci fi mystery!!!! I found myself wanting to know as much about the state of the galaxy as Quinton. I can't wait for the sequel!!!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • David J. Rowe
  • 2021/01/24

Great Start to a series

I like the way we are introduced to a new universe through a character that doesn’t know what is going on. You can feel there is a history to the universe and how it got the way it is, but some of the mystery is finding out what happened, and seeing how the main character is going to help with the way things currently are. I’m looking forward to seeing how things progress in the hero’s journey.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Connie
  • 2020/12/14

Kept waiting for more

I like most Ken Lozito series. This entire book seemed like a set up for a new series and I kept waiting for it to start. Wait until book 2 comes out for the plot to thicken.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anders
  • 2020/11/13

The best book jet from Ken Lozito

This is the first of Ken books that I really like and his writing in general has become so much better. The story itself is really fun and Phil really does a great job making the characters come alive. Looking forward to the second book. I really like the novella after the first book and hope we get some more books of that story aswell.