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Mass Effect: Ascension
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67.47% of people buy Mass Effect: Ascension and Mass Effect: Revelation ~ Paperback ~ Drew Karpyshyn.

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
Review by Guy on 19th January, 2010
5 stars "A must for ALL Mass Effect fans"

This is the 2nd of the Mass Effect Novels and follows on from the end of Mass Effect 1. It has a gripping, action packed story bringing to light how Cerberus is pulling the strings of so many in the universe. It also gives you a rare insight into the Quarion fleet. All the novels and the game fiction is written by Drew Karpyshyn and these all intertwine to give a fleshed out space opera.

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Review by Jared on 30th May, 2010
4 stars "Quick, helpful read for those who love Mass Effect"

A nice, quick, easy read. Very handy for filling in gaps and references in the Mass Effect series. Highly recommended for those who have played Mass Effect 2 and want to know more about Tali's reference to Cerberus and the Quarian Flotilla, as well as other references to what happened in Shepard's absence.

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Review by Kevin on 24th July, 2010
5 stars "A superb read for every fan of Mass Effect!"

If you've read the first novel Revelation and are a huge fan of Mass Effect than there's absolutely no reason to turn down on this one. Mass Effect Ascension expands on the mysterious Black Ops organisation: Cerberus, the Quarian race and continues the story of scientist Kahlee Sanders.

What I thought Ascension did extremely well was paint a vivid imagery of Cerberus and what exactly they are capable of. It's even worth it just to learn more about Cerberus and the Quarians. I must admit my views of the Quarians changed drastically after reading this novel. But these are not all that make Ascension great!

At first I was anxious about the continuity of this novel since this novel's timeline is in-between Mass Effect 1 and 2, and given the amount of player choices allowed in the game, somehow it seemed inevitable for contradictions in the storyline. But you don't need to worry about that, Drew Karpyshyn has deliberately kept the events of Mass Effect vague so players are free to interpret the current state of the galaxy accordingly to their Mass Effect play throughs.

Once again Ascension delivers the enthralling, adrenaline boosting and gripping effect to keep you entertained every second just like its predecessor Revelation, and this time a little more dramatic moments also some twists and turns you'd probably wouldn't expect really spice up the Mass Effect Universe.

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Review by Glyn on 19th January, 2012
4 stars "One to read"

If you love Mass Effect then you will love the books (book number 2). This is a good fast read that will get you hooked so you can't put it down.



Release date Australia
August 7th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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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.

About the Author

Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and its sequel Star Wars: Darth Bane: Rule of Two, as well as several other fantasy and science fiction novels, including Mass Effect: Revelation. He is also an award-winning writer/designer for the computer game company BioWare, where he was lead writer on Mass Effect and the popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game.