Broken Ascension: A Science Fiction Adventure

Author Dave Walsh · AI-narrated by Mike (from Google)
6 hr 24 min

About this audiobook

The war is over, and there are no winners. Just a broken galaxy. 

Now humans and aliens must share this war-torn galaxy. None of this matters to Drake, though, he's just an artist. He's tagging along on the busted up ship Trystero, along with its ragtag crew. Together, they traverse the Demilitarized Zone between Terran and Gra'al borders, taking on any job they can find. Big or small. Human or alien

The galaxy changes when the crew encounters a derelict alien ship, its crew slaughtered. With his dying breath, a crewman points them to a box. In it? An abandoned alien baby. When their government refuses to get involved, Drake and the crew need to return the baby they've been calling Bruce home, a bloodthirsty warlord on their tail. 

His quest? Find Bruce and claim the Gra'al throne, declaring a new war on humanity.

Drake never wanted to be a hero... now he's all that stands in the way of a fragile peace between humans and aliens.

Note: This book was generated using Google's AI voice technology, using the narrator Mike.


Broken Ascension is the first book in the Trystero science fiction adventure series.

This free ebook has dashes of classic space opera scope with the action and adventure modern sci-fi readers love. It’s a book readers have said is parts Mandalorian, Firefly, and Hyperion. Follow Drake as he discovers his place in the galaxy, along with the captain, Valencia, and her crew, as they walk the fine line between aliens and humans always on the verge of war.

A semi-finalist in Hugh Howey’s SPSFC, Broken Ascension has been dazzling readers for years now.

Scott from the YouTube channel Book Invasion had this to say about it: “Walsh crafts some excellent action scenes and tension in a high-stakes world while jugging the yin and yang of the characters.”

YouTuber Ramsey Meadows says: “So far this is my favorite of the books I have read for the SPSFC and it was a great grow up fast because he has to book.”

About the author

Dave Walsh was once the world's foremost kickboxing journalist, if that makes any sense. He's still trying to figure that one out.

The thing is, he always loved writing and fiction was always his first love. He wrote 'Godslayer' in hopes of leaving the world of combat sports behind, which, as you can guess, did not exactly work. That's when a lifelong love of science fiction led him down a different path.

Now he writes science fiction novels about far-off worlds, weird technology and the same damned problems that humanity has always had, just with a different setting.

He does all of this while living in the high desert of Albuquerque and raising twin boys with his wife. He's still not sure which is harder: watching friends get knocked out or raising boys.

Trystero Series

-Broken Ascension

-Fractured Sentinel

-Shattered Lineage

-Severed Galaxy

-Smashed Hopes

-Cracked Palace

The Andlios Series

-Cydonia Rising

-Ganymede's Gate

-Monolith's End

-Anarchy's Edge

Get a free copy of 'Endigo,' a Trystero story at

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