Mass Effect: Ascension

Mass Effect: Ascension

by Drew Karpyshyn
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Mass Effect: Ascension by Drew Karpyshyn

When they vanished fifty thousand years ago, the Protheans left their advanced technology scattered throughout the galaxy. The chance discovery of a Prothean cache on Mars allows humanity to join those already reaping the rewards of the ancients’ high-tech wizardry. But for one rogue militia, the goal is not participation but domination.

Scientist Kahlee Sanders has left the Systems Alliance for the Ascension Project, a program that helps gifted “biotic” children harness their extraordinary powers. The program’s most promising student is twelve-year-old Gillian Grayson, who is borderline autistic. What Kahlee doesn’t know is that Gillian is an unwitting pawn of the outlawed black ops group Cerberus, which is sabotaging the program by conducting illegal experiments on the students.

When the Cerberus plot is exposed, Gillian’s father takes her away from the Ascension Project and flees into the lawless Terminus Systems. Determined to protect Gillian, Kahlee goes with them… unaware that the elder Grayson is, in fact, a Cerberus operative. To rescue the young girl Kahlee must travel to the farthest ends of the galaxy, battling fierce enemies and impossible odds. But how will she be able to save a daughter from her own father?

This novel is based on a Mature-rated video game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345498526
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Series: Mass Effect Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 225,882
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and other fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as an award-winning writer/designer for the computer game company BioWare.

David Colacci has been an actor and a director for over thirty years, and has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years. He has won AudioFile Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included in Best of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal.

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Mass Effect 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 147 reviews.
Thracecius More than 1 year ago
Mass Effect is one of the best story-driven games ever made so it is a delight to delve deeper into the background of it's universe with the novels. Unlike a lot of spin-off novels, it is authored by the same person who wrote the story for the game, so the intimate familiarity with the background makes for a smoother read. The writing is solid, engaging, and light - perfect for reading during your commute, before going to bed, or just relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. Like it's predecessor, Revelation, the originality and tie-in with the events of the game are there, but it eschews all but the highest level details and focuses on bringing the reader deeper into the overall universe. I highly recommend this book for sci-fi fans and Mass Effect players alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MASS EFFECT: Ascension does a great job picking up where the game left off and fans will quickly notice how well Drew describes some events that occur near the end of the game without ever contradicting the anything the player may have chosen to do. Another strength of the novel is the surprising amount of depth to the characters, which has somewhat become a signature trait of the author's writing style. For me the only drawback of the novel was that it is not interactive, and it will be a while before the release of the second game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot is good and the characterization is excellent. Plenty of action interspersed with intrigue and character building. The portrayal of autism is very accurate as well. The only complaint I have is that it feels short, like there could be more and honestly, that's a compliment. Money and time well spent.
D-Kun More than 1 year ago
A book that starts kinda slow, then gains momentum. This is one book that will put you on the edge of your seat as you dig deeper into the ME Series. Several character are introduced, as others are brought back. This book is an awesome following to Revelation. I would encourage this series.
ersindurna More than 1 year ago
A must read book of the science fiction and fantasy readers. Mass Effect players guide to the galaxy. Great adventure with dozens of aliens besides humanity. Thrilling tense of a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is spectacular and fully immerses you in the mass effect universe a definate must buy for all fans
Deis More than 1 year ago
gives entertaining background to the first mass effect game
BProdigy More than 1 year ago
The followup to Revalation and the first Mass Effect, Ascension serves as a darker and more mature take on the Mass Effect universe. From the dramatic plot twists of betrayal, to the fierceness of the battles waged, this is a book that you will likely finish the day you buy it. And for all you fans out there, it also gives insight into the role a curtain organization will play in the next chapter in the mass effect saga. A quick although thoroughly entertaining read.
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Where does the next book leads...
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