Ascension (Guardians of Ascension) Mass Market Paperback – 3 Feb 2011
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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)
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)
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!
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant read would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who likes paranormal romances with drama thrown into the mix enjoyed reading it very muchPublished on 17 Jan. 2014 by Tracey Hemmings
Amazing book, waiting for next book! could not put this book down! great storyline, lovers and battles.... just a brilliant mix of it all! Fancy a good book, get this!Published on 29 Nov. 2011 by Amazon Customer