Ascendancy is the first book in the Acheron Chronicles trilogy. The story follows a man named Xander Acheron, originally of Earth, that is cast headlong into a war between the United Republic, a peaceful collection of races and governments, and the Ionian Ascendancy, an empire of slavers and killers. Along the way, he discovers he is more closely tied to the galaxy at large than he appears, as he is the descendant of Haradi Acheron, a Cerronean from the planet Vindico that settled on Earth decades earlier in search of a prophecy.

Ascendancy will be followed by Supremacy and Sovereignty.