- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 742 KB
- Print Length: 270 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1939453097
- Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC (7 April 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JJ8NUCO
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #263,486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kyra is just like any other girl going to college and hanging with her friends, or so she believes, until one night everything she thought she knew is turned on its head and she learns not only is she from a planet called Alamertri but she is also the Ascendant or in our terms someone who will bring peace to the planet.
We also have the totally swoon worthy TaeDane known also as Ty, Raine is is unbelievable good at writing swoon worthy guys into her stories and Ty is up there in my top 10. I am actually thinking of writing a post dedicated to Raine's gorgeous hunks but lets leave that for another day.
As Kyra regains her memories and re learns who she was before she located to earth she discovers she doesn't like the person who she was and is determined to be the change she is sure her planet needs. Not everyone is thrilled by the new Kyra though.
I love the characters in this story Kyra and obviously Ty as you might have guessed is my favourite but even the secondary characters have depth and the world building as always is amazing. Then there is the villain who I absolutely loved to hate, I was reminded on more than one occasion by my fiancé that I needed to be careful or I would break my kindle but when I am in the reading zone and reading a book as well wrote as this it is so easy to forget your not part of the story and I actually forgot that I couldn't really wring his neck. lol thankfully my kindle is intact and I cant wait to make a start on the next book in the series Rout of the Dem-Shyr which as already being downloaded onto my kindle.
This book is NA but any steamy scenes are done tactfully and not at all seedy.
I've seen this book posted around a few times and I kept telling myself that's next on my list to read, but I never got the chance, but NOW I have, and OMG.! I can't believe I waited so long....
Return of the Ascendant is action packed with a sprinkle of forbidden romance to keep the reader intrigued...
Kyra thinks her friends are pranking her and some "HOT" dude is just in on it for the sake of a few s***s & giggles....but oh no....she really is in danger, and she's from another planet entirely....oh and did I mention that she's not only some holy princess but the Ascendant?....yeah s***s just got real....
Always on the lookout for the enemy Ty is finding his job harder and harder the more time he's spending with Ky....although he knows of their past, she does not.
Ty is strong, loyal, and of course overbearing, but he's totally swoonworthy and droolworthy
As Kyra slowly begins to remember her past and accept her future as the Ascendant, things start to seriously hit the fan, enemies are at the forefront, loved ones stand against her...
Who can she really trust?
There are lots of trials and hurdles that both Ky & Ty have to face, but the question is...do they face it alone, or together as one?
Will they have a future together?
Can she be the leader the prophecy claims her to be, or will she fail before even given a chance?
This book had me hooked the from start to finish
Kyra is a young girl who is just your average girl ( is she ) , living day to day while at college life is alway a battle , lucky her two best friends are there to help keep her busy , happy , loved .
All this is shuck up when the darkness comes to life .....
Then appears Ty omg he's one hot man
He's her protector I know your saying why she need a protector I thought the same .
Well her life is turned upside down , inside out and on its head .
Things you see are not what you see , life is not what you remember . You are someone different but who .
The ascendant is awesomely written the story is full of life . The story is so unreal it's makes it true . I have to admit I'm a convert this book blew me away
Raine Thomas was a new author to me but one I'm keeping a close eye on
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Ever since I read Thomas' THE ASCENDANT in the anthology TAKE ME TO YOUR READER, I got a hunger for this one. I was giddy with excitement when I thought of there being more of Ty to read about. I needed more than a few pages of him and Kyra, and here we get it with this one. And I can honestly say that the hunger was justified. Thomas did a fantastic job bringing these two together once again and building the feelings between them. I loved watching their feelings grow into something that was new to us, even though they had experienced this many times before.
Yes, I absolutely loved the story. Like love-loved it. It is amazing the lengths that an author will go to, to make a story not only enjoyable but memorable as well. From the well written story line, to the excellent constructed characters all the way to the perfectly executed ending. And ending that gives you a conclusion for this book but a wanting for the one to come.
Read it, loved it, recommend it! 5 Out of this World Stars!
I was truly excited for the opportunity to read Return Of The Ascendant! I am a true fan of Author Raine Thomas loving all of her works, and so I was beside with excitement with reading a new series from this author!:O)
Return Of The Ascendant follows college student Kyra Vaughn whose biggest concern was the birthday outing she and best friends Avana and Sam would attend. But things changed when her birthday outing was transformed into an introduction into an entirely new world!
Soon not only does Kyra learn that she is not from Earth, but that she is a great ruler…considered an almost Savior in her home world; and also reeling from that knowledge and the fact that the parents(Earth) , her best friends and all that she thought was “real” to her was not…Kyra at some points feels as if she will not be able to deal with it all. But the bright spot in all of that which is happening to Kyra is Ty; the incredibly hot protector who she instinctively is drawn to, although she has no memories him. But when Kyra is returned back to her world, she is not happy with all that she discovers…her birth parents are cold almost indifferent towards her…and many of those in the foreign world…desires to see Kyra destroyed.
As she tries to adjust to her home again and to the knowledge of who she once was and the fact that her love for Ty is forbidden …Kyra has the desire to reject all that’s new and return to what is familiar.
But soon choices must be made and an enemy faced that leaves Kyra with the choice of allowing those she love and those she was born to protect in danger or to fulfill her destiny!
Author Raine Thomas never fails to thrill with her action packed plots, steamy encounters and well written stories! I love Kyra’s strength, her voice is realistic and feisty. Ty is protective, gorgeous and I enjoy seeing the relationship with the two evolve. I sometimes giggle at his frustration when Kyra does not remember who they were to the other, or his slight jealousy of Sem’s (Sam’s) affection for Kyra. But it is very evident there is no one else that can come close to Ty in Kyra’s heart!
I also really liked the characters Avana who would be the type of best friend I would love to have and Sam (Sem) with his “Damon(Vampire Diaries) good-looks…he also made it onto my book boyfriend list as well!!:O)
I truly despise Vycor ugh…that is all I can say regarding this character! Lol
One of the tickle moments for me was when Kyra was introduced to the Palace’s mode of transportation which for this incredibly advanced society was a horse and carriage! Her jaw simply dropped:O)
I truly enjoyed Return Of The Ascendant with its fast-moving plot, well written and well-rounded characters…gorgeous guys and strong females plus very HOT scenes this is a fantastic read! I recommend to anyone that likes Paranormal, Sci-Fi or Fantasy. Also I recommend for 18 years plus due to some adult situations:)
I can barely wait for the next book in the Ascendant series!! Please hurry up Ms. Thomas with the next book!:O)
It is told from Ty's and Kyr's (Kyra's) point of view. Kyr(a) has matured since the anthology. She is strong and independent. A true friend. And she loves. Ty is fierce! He is protective and bossy of Kyr. His silver eyes!
The story starts of with Kyr(a) is in college and doing the normal college things, like going to fraternity parties. When she is on her way, she feels shadows creep up on her. She has an instant flight response. Next thing you know is that Ty is by her side. She meets up with her friends, Sam and Avana, who tell her she is from another planet and that she is in danger. Ty is there to protect her.
The book is descriptive but still leaves you with enough to use your imagination, which I like The book is action packed. It was well paced through most of the book, but the end was a little rushed. I like how Kyr goes through events that are so normal in this Sci-Fi book, like parents being disappointed in her.
This is an age 17+ book. The attraction between Kyr and Ty is hot. While it starts out slow, it builds quickly. I don't want to give too much away, but it is not instant love. Additionally, these characters are almost 21, and have feelings of a 21 year old and behave as such. Nothing graphic.
Overall, loved the book and look forward to the next book. Remember there is two bonus chapters to the next book at the end. If you want to prevent book hangover, don't read them.
Currently residing on earth, the only planet Kyra consciously knows she's ever lived upon, her world comes crashing down as a handsome and mysterious stranger enters her life, carrying her away as the shadows creep down upon her and her friends. Complete with romance, epic battles, and a plot that thickens at every turn, Kyra's story is sure to entice readers from the very beginning, drawing them in and not releasing until the very last page.
As Kyra slowly begins to remember her past and accept her future as the Ascendant, the ruler of worlds, she must battle the rigid and unforgiving etiquette of a society she wants nothing to do with, and a group intent on stopping her from accepting her right as the Ascendant. It's heart-pounding fun, and I will admit that there were multiple times that my entire body tensed as Kyra and Ty found themselves up against the odds, facing difficult, dangers, and even heinous situations.
This one is a MUST read; I highly recommend it to all NA lovers 18+--reader beware, there are a few hot hot scenes, hence the age warning.
There is also a short novelette prequel to this novel called" The Ascendant," which focuses on the memory Kyra shares with Ty concerning a car accident. While explained well enough in Return of the Ascendant, this short novelette is well worth the read as it is more specific and sheds light on the story. I read the novellete first and was dying to read The Return of the Ascendant by the end--"The Ascendant," too, is indeed a must read. Find it in the Take Me To Your Reader Anthology. Five stars all around.