The Last Incarnation [NOOK Book]


THE LAST INCARNATION, Book 1 of the Ascension, a Classic Fantasy Novel.

In this first installment of the Ascension series, fantasy author J.A. Giunta takes us on an epic journey of honor, revenge, and enlightenment.

The son of a trapper, raised by elves, befriended by animals, entrusted with magic, ...
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THE LAST INCARNATION, Book 1 of the Ascension, a Classic Fantasy Novel.

In this first installment of the Ascension series, fantasy author J.A. Giunta takes us on an epic journey of honor, revenge, and enlightenment.

The son of a trapper, raised by elves, befriended by animals, entrusted with magic, Barr was but a boy on a journey that had taken many, many lifetimes. Seeking to avenge his father’s death, he would cross into Lumintor, home to shapelings of all manner and size.

Little did he know, Revyn, the God of Change, had plans of his own, plans set in motion long before Barr was ever born. It was what Revyn had been waiting for, the time when one of the new races bore a child on its final lesson, a soul on the verge of enlightenment.

It was what Markus had awaited as well, enduring centuries of enchanted slumber so that he might one day rule all of Taellus—in Revyn’s name. The Emblems would no longer be hidden, and his revenants would stop at nothing to find them.

It had finally come, the journey’s end . . .

The Last Incarnation.

Author J.A. Giunta has created an imaginative realm filled with believable, passionate characters. His perceptive drawing of true emotions and scintillating mythology-building will enchant the reader from the first word to the last.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013624825
  • Publisher: Brick Cave Media
  • Publication date: 10/31/2011
  • Series: The Ascension , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 386
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

J.A. Giunta has been writing poetry and short stories for over twenty years and had his first fantasy novel – The Last Incarnation – published in February of 2005. With a B.A. in English from Arizona State, he is both an avid reader and video-gamer. Though his current career is in software development, he hopes to someday write novels full-time.
He lives with his wife, Lori, and daughter, Ada Rose, in the perpetual summer that is central Arizona.

Visit him online at
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  • Posted March 23, 2012

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    Book Title: "The Last Incarnation" Author: J.A. Giunta

    Book Title: "The Last Incarnation"
    Author: J.A. Giunta
    Published By: Brick Cave Media
    Age Recommended: 14 +
    Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
    Raven Rating: 5

    Review: If I had to choose an Indie Author that even remotely comes close to the writing style of the greats, such as Tolkien and C.S. Lewis I would choose J.A. Giunta. From beginning to end this book was a masterpiece. Every character had unique personalities, interesting back stories, and amazing individuality. The words flowed from the page making the story jump to life inside your mind.

    You were there when Barr was found by the elf Tuvrin, you could smell the winter pines and feel the sting of cold upon your cheek. You watched Barr grow from child to man and the process was flawless and unrushed. J.A. Giunta is a master of fantasy, a weaver of storytelling magnificence. I only hope I will be lucky enough to coerce him to send me the rest of the trilogy, because I honestly do not believe I’ll be able to sleep a wink until I know how the story of Barr and his wonderful friends ends.

    There is so much magic in this book that I can easily see it attracting both the young and old, so much amazing imagery and enticing adventure awaits you simply must pick up a copy of this book!

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  • Posted January 28, 2012


    “The Last Incarnation” is a pleasantly refreshing old fashioned fantasy novel with all the right ingredients; elves, orcs, trolls, fairies, sages and even a big, bad wolf. What struck me from the start was the neatness of this author's writing; his careful, almost poetic use of language and an organized plot line. Despite the large cast of characters in this book, I never got confused between them. The story is set in a fantasy realm in which the author expertly weaves the descriptions and explanations of his world into the book so that I never felt that I was getting a history or geography lesson, but instead could sit back and learn about the characters’ surroundings as the story progresses. When his adoptive father is killed by an unnaturally big wolf, Barr, the main character, is found by elves and taken to their tree city. Here Tuvrin becomes his new father and his training as a sage begins. As Barr gets visions from past lives, he has to learn how to control them but also to use the knowledge from those past lives to aid him in his quest. I found the way in which the author slips these visions into the storyline very informative about where Barr got his powers from and what exactly they are. The story is full of action and adventure which builds up gradually towards a very exciting and dramatic ending. Although there are many antagonists or just simply dodgy characters in the book, the author successfully keeps the real villain hidden in plain sight up to the end. Of course, as in all great fantasies, there is a prophecy. A prophecy which those who now live in the Guilding Mists would like to interfere with - something which the higher powers would not allow as a prophecy must run its course. As “The Last Incarnation” is the first book in the Ascension trilogy, the author takes his time to build the fantasy world which will be used in future books. I found the descriptions and characteristics of this realm and it’s people very original. Mr Giunta integrates known paranormal theories like lei lines, magical artifacts and psychic visions with his own extremely creative theories. I highly recommend this book as a very enjoyable read for all ages. “The Last Incarnation” will definitely make you look forward to reading the rest of the Ascension trilogy and any other books written by J.A. Giunta. (Ellen Fritz)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011


    I really liked how the idea of reincarnation was combined with a fantasy story in this book. Of course there are elves, fairies, Gods, and shape changers in typical fantasy style, but the story tying all this together is better than the usual read. I'd highly recommend this book!

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