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Ascension (Guardians of Ascension) Mass Market Paperback – 3 Feb 2011

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (3 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312533713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312533717
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 3.1 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,021,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Caris Roane powers into the paranormal romance genre with a sexy, cool, edgy romantic fantasy that gleams like the dark wings and lethal allure of her Guardians of Ascension vampires. Prepare to be enthralled! "New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian" Ascension is an explosive and passionate start to a thrilling new series! I can't get enough of these sexy warriors! "New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter" Roane's worldbuilding is complex and intriguing, and in addition to her compelling protagonists, she serves up a slew of secondary characters begging to be explored further. The Guardians of Ascension is a series with epic potential! "Romantic Times (4 1/2 Stars)" Not your ordinary paranormal romance...Ascension is like wandering in a field of a creative and colorful dream. There are many interesting, formidable, terrifying, beautiful and unique images. They surround you in a story 'as old as time, ' and it's the reason we read romance. We want to believe that good will triumph over evil, and that love still conquers all. In Ascension you get all that and more. "Heart to Heart, B & N's Romance Blog""

About the Author

Caris Roane has authored over fifty published Regency romance novels and novellas under the name Valerie King. In 2005, the "Romantic Times" honored her with a Career Achievement award for her Regency work. "Ascension" is her first paranormal romance.

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this is the first book i have read by this author and the first in her 'Guardian's of Ascension'series.i understand that the first book in a new series is all about setting the foundation for the world the author has created,but in this instance this took far too long.i was over halfway through the book before things really got started.i put it down several times,with the hope that when i next picked it up it would get better.
this is a fairly complex paranormal,but does come with a glossary of terms,though this is placed at the back of the book.taking the glossary into account there still appeared to be constant and very frequent reminders of what everything was, which had the effect of making the book somewhat long-winded and very repetitive.
nevertheless,excluding the very slow start, the story was good and an interesting take on vampires.the characterization was great, giving us many multifaceted characters.after the halfway point in the book the pace was great as was the story,which is what saved this book for me.
i intend to read the next book in this series as the world the author has created is sound and interesting.i only hope that the faults in this first installment are not repeated in the next.for me this series has a lot of potential.the next book is Marcus and Havily's story (which we see the start of their journey in this book)
series order:
1. Ascension (2010)
2. Burning Skies (2011)
3. Wings of Fire (2011)
4. Born of Ashes (2012)
5. Obsidian Flame (2012)
6. Gates of Rapture (2012)
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I had been waiting to read this book, hoping that it would not become a Black Dagger Brotherhood repeat.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover a different take on vampires, but hesitate to give it more than 3 stars due to the endless repetition of descriptions - there's a least one explanation per chapter of Alison's unusual eyes, and four or five descriptions in the first half of the book of what their 'mist' is, and how the mating-bond is sealed.

I'll carry on with the series when the next one is out, but hope that this little bug is cancelled out!
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I was totally addicted to this serious after this first one and found myself desperately clicking to purchase the next one as the last word was read. The characters blend well, are easy to follow, and make a strong group. They interact as a family, with fun squabbles, are very protective of each other and the hero's are true warriors. The way Caris describes the love they have for their soul mate just melts you.
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Ascension is the first book in Caris Roane's Guardians of Ascension series and it introduces readers to a world of winged vampire warriors who protect the human dimension from evil vampires who have become addicted to draining their victims to death. The world building is actually really interesting, I enjoyed the author's unusual take on vampires and I liked the idea of multiple dimensions which humans can ascend to if they have certain abilities or powers. I also enjoyed the camaraderie between the warriors of the blood, I'm a sucker for that kind of set up so it's no surprise I was excited to read this story.

Alison is a human with extraordinary abilities that have meant she never quite fitted in, she has had to keep at a distance from others so that they don't get hurt accidentally and although she has a sister she is very close with she feels isolated and alone. All she ever wanted was a family but she's never been able to risk a long term relationship since her attempts at sex always end in a trip to the hospital for her partner. Kerrick is the warrior who has been assigned to protect Alison throughout her ascension into the next dimension, it is a dangerous time and more than one side of the war are interested in Alison because of her incredible powers. Kerrick has sworn off love because he has lost too many people who are close to him but he immediately recognises Alison as his breh-hedden (fated mate) and finds her very hard to resist.

For the most part I liked Alison, I was interested by her abilities and I do love the fact that the women in this series seem to be just as strong as, if not stronger than, the men. It makes a change to have the girls kicking ass as much as the guys even if I thought the way Alison learned to fight was a bit on the ridiculous side.
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