Mass Effect: Ascension by Drew Karpyshyn

Mass Effect: Ascension

byDrew Karpyshyn

Kobo ebook | July 29, 2008

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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.

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Title:Mass Effect: AscensionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 29, 2008Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345507754

ISBN - 13:9780345507754

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read A little slow at the start but once the characters are introduced things get moving. Going to be reading many move of Drew's works.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book in the Mass Effect universe! This second installment in the Mass Effect novel series certainly did not disappoint. I found this book to be more engaging than the first. In Ascension, readers are given more insight into the field of Biotics and mankind's attempt to rise above all other species in the galaxy. An enigmatic organization named Cerberus is also introduced, along with its leader, the Illusive Man. The author did a great job developing each character throughout the novel. Ascension explores what it truly means to be human through a Biotic girl named Gillian, and her attempt to escape the clutches of the Illusive Man. The story is fast-paced and effectively gives more understanding into the nature of the quarians. This book does make numerous references to events and concepts in both Revelation and the original Mass Effect game so readers new to the Mass Effect universe may find this story confusing. However, I do recommend this novel to avid Mass Effect fans.
Date published: 2010-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great spin off This is most definitely not a stand alone book. You must have played the game, Mass Effect, to be able to read this book, otherwise you will be lost. For those of you that have played the game then you should read this book. It will shed some light on more mysterious aspects of the game story; the quarians, the Terminus Systems, biotics. It's all there, as well as some hints about the subject of the next game. It's a really quick, fast paced and entertaining read. Much better than the other Mass Effect novel, Revelation, which is supposed to give you a background for Saren and Anderson. It was painfully flat and dull. Ascension is 100% better and a must read for any fans of Mass Effect.
Date published: 2009-09-25