The Ascension: A Super Human Clash: A Super Human Clash

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Time-traveling supervillains and young superheroes in this sequel to the thrilling Super Human!

They thought him dead. After a battle of that magnitude, how could Krodin have possibly survived? But you can't underestimate a time-traveling supervillain. Young heroes Roz, Abbey, Paragon, and Lance find this out the hard way when, in the blink of an eye, the world changes. At first it's not all that noticeable. But something's not quite right. Maybe it's the smell of ozone in the ...

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Overview

Time-traveling supervillains and young superheroes in this sequel to the thrilling Super Human!

They thought him dead. After a battle of that magnitude, how could Krodin have possibly survived? But you can't underestimate a time-traveling supervillain. Young heroes Roz, Abbey, Paragon, and Lance find this out the hard way when, in the blink of an eye, the world changes. At first it's not all that noticeable. But something's not quite right. Maybe it's the smell of ozone in the air or the people acting strangely, like drones. Or maybe it's the images of Krodin everywhere that confirms it: This is not their America . . .

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–9—Kronin, apparently defeated at the end of Super Human (Philomel, 2010), returns at full strength, thanks to a clever twist involving time travel and alternate realities. This time, the arch villain is well on his way to conquering the world when the teenage heroes from the first book simultaneously jump into the picture. Their powers include super strength, telekinesis, and control of sound and air waves; and one has no powers but uses the art of persuasion with impressive results. The narrative jumps quickly from one hero to the next, so tracking the combination of multiple characters, parallel worlds, and frequent battle scenes may challenge readers, especially those unfamiliar with the first book. Plot threads become clearer as the story proceeds, though, and comic-book fans should enjoy the brisk pace and lively clashes. While their super abilities are their most interesting feature, the characters also struggle with personal and moral issues along the way, giving them distinct, if not complex, personalities. Kronin is an especially compelling villain, amoral rather than truly evil, almost indestructible and completely merciless. The appearance of a new figure named Daedalus triggers a couple of plot surprises, but ultimately feels anticlimactic when Kronin easily disposes of him. For the most part, though, the comic-book action progresses strongly throughout, leading to a clever finale that offers a satisfying triumph for the superhuman teens, yet still leaves room for Kronin to return in the future.—Steven Engelfried, Wilsonville Public Library, OR
Kirkus Reviews

Carroll heads back to the world he created forSuper Human(2010) for a second adventure in teen-superhero territory.

After narrowly defeating the Helotry and Krodin, the ancient Fifth King, Roz Dalton, Lance McKendrick, Abigail de Luyando, Solomon Cord and James Klaus expect to return to their normal lives—or at least as normal as teen superheroes can manage. When a strange mist briefly envelops the world, though, the five teens find themselves in a new America, one ruled by Krodin and controlled by martial law overseen by the Helotry. With their memories of Krodin's viciousness and unnatural abilities intact, the teen team must find allies and attempt to defeat the Fifth King in a world he controls. The characters are much less absolute in their morality than in their first outing, making the narrative even more engaging. The teens struggle with the impact of their choices, and some of the former superheroes make appearances supporting the Helotry's ruthless policies. Lance's intelligence and quick wit are as strong as ever, while the reluctant Abigail comes more into her abilities. Futuristic technology integrates nicely with the superpowers for the climax.

One of those rare sequels that exceed the first.(Adventure. 10-14)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399256240
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 6/30/2011
  • Series: Super Human Series , #3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 322,652
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Carroll lives in Dublin, Ireland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Aboslutely Amazing!

    This was a great book. Its not a hard read but its enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone who likes superhumans. Read the first book before the second! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Troy II

    One of the best books i've ever read. It kept me on my toes. I couldn't put the book down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    I cant decide

    You are my favorite author i could sit here for years telling you how much i love your books. Ive read the whole super human series so far and am awaiting the fourth addition, hunter im just having trouble deciding which title i like the most!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    READ MEH

    This book is a best, to tell you the truth i really liked it my fav out of the 3

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    great adventure and twist!

    great adventure and twist!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    I wonder I think...

    "My name is Michael James Zajac and they call me 'MJZ'. Because I'm deaf," MJZ said. "This is very awesome your book. I was read. I clue: Jetpack, Armor ans gadget bow. I wonder I think... you favorite on your movie. Iron Man 1-2, right?" :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Fd

    I read the first and this one they were most defidently top 5 sieres

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    OMG SO AMAZING!!!!!

    It kept me on the edge of my seat>WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE SEQUAL!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Awsome book

    Love the book cantstop reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    really good

    even better than the first

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    AMAZING

    I dont see why more people buy these books they are a great and exciting read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2011

    This is an amazing must read

    This book you can't put down ?m?z??g

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    A Must Read.

    I have read every book he has published and have already read this book. A shocking continuum of Lance and Paragon after the end of Superhuman. Strange things start to happen and the story picks up where it left. A must read for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2011

    Cant wait

    Well, I've read every book in this series, and I've got to say that they are all great. I loved them all a I can't wait to get my hands on this.

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