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Mass Effect: Ascension By Drew Karpyshyn Mass Effect Ascension 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

  • Title: Mass Effect: Ascension
  • Author: Drew Karpyshyn
  • ISBN: 9780345498526
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 leftWhen 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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    1. Drew Karpyshyn

      Drew Karpyshyn is a Canadian author and game designer After working at a credit union for some time, he eventually became a game developer He joined BioWare towards the end of the Baldur s Gate series, and wrote the tie in novel for Baldur s Gate II Throne of Bhaal He stayed with BioWare, where he worked on Neverwinter Nights, and became the Senior Writer on the critically acclaimed Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic.This Star Wars connection gave him the opportunity to write Darth Bane Path of Destruction, his first hardcover Karpyshyn still works for BioWare where he is the lead writer for the Mass Effect series.

    991 thoughts on “Mass Effect: Ascension”

    1. If you have ever wondered about how Quarians take a shower in or in spite of their enviro suits, this is the book for you.Mass Effect Ascension plays around two months after the ending events of the first game and gives interesting insights into Quarian history, the Migrant fleet and Quarian social culture First and foremost, it tells the story of Paul Grayson, a Cerberus member, and his biotic and autistic daughter Gillian though Gillian receives training at the Ascension Project because Cerber [...]


    2. I was pleasantly surprised with Mass Effect Revelation , and planned on reading the rest of the novels In fact, I hoped to read through them all before Mass Effect 3 was released Unfortunately, the fourth novel, Deception , picked up some very bad reviews I realize it s from a different author , and I put further Mass Effect reading on hold until a week or so ago.OVERALL 3.6 out of 5 Mass Effect Ascension is a great science fiction adventure complete with good guys who have hearts of gold, bad g [...]


    3. Reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity When you step away from fiction for half a decade like I did and then immerse yourself back into it you realize how atrophied your brain comes to simple imagination Whether we like it or not, the world has become obsessed with the visual medium Why imagine something when someone can just show it to you But even in the non fiction reading world, where I have lived for most of the last five years, imagination is at a minimum and a premium if you re readi [...]


    4. From what I read so far, the Mass Effect book series has the interesting gift of making the best possible endings Don t worry, I won t spoil anything about this book, but I ll tell you something I LOVED the Epilogue of this book And another thing that makes this book pure awesomeness ELCORS Who on this universe would possible NOT like Elcors Now speaking seriously, this book is pretty neat Once again, we re following Kahleen Sanders in her journey, this time as a teacher at Grissom Academy and [...]


    5. So, I made a mistake I ll be the first to admit it.I completely forgot to check out the second Mass Effect novel before I played the second game I have a feeling it seriously hampered my ability to enjoy it.Ascension is sort of an odd book It doesn t really pick up the main Mass Effect storyline where Revelation left off, but then again, that s what the game was for But it also doesn t pick up where the first game left off.It does return us to the world of Kahlee Sanders, mild manner scientist w [...]


    6. Mass Effect Ascension Okay, I read this just coming off the heels of reading ME Revelations That book I liked pretty well, except for having what I thought to be a slow start Ascension I think was a less enjoyable read than Revelations The story didn t really seem to get going to me until about page 200, literally More than that, the book just didn t seem very Mass Effecty to me there were some familiar names and all the familiar races and such of the Mass Effect universe, but it just didn t rea [...]


    7. Buddy read with Layla at Buddies Books and Baubles Perhaps, objectively look at it, it s not really a four star book, but given that it s based on a video game and given that I liked it as much as I liked the first book, four stars it is As always, I found interesting all the background info that we got in the book, especially the bits on Omega, which is my favourite location in Mass Effect, second only to the Citadel I mean check this out, it just feel like a place that is set in space And what [...]


    8. Taking place shortly after the events in the first Mass Effect game, Ascention picks up on Kaylee Sanders, a character first introduced in Revalations which was the prequel novel to the franchise Kaylee has since been working on the Ascension project, an Alliance run program designed to train gifted children to tap into their biotic potential What Saunders doesn t know is that Cerberus has a vested interest in one of the students and when things go awry and Cerberus decides to separate that stud [...]


    9. Timeline note Ascension is set almost immediately after the events of the first Mass Effect, and before the opening scene in Mass Effect 2.Picking up the character of Kahlee Sanders from the first Mass Effect novel, Ascension is a Cerberus heavy story that doesn t seem to have much of an effect on the overall Mass Effect universe It can still be a very interesting story Karpyshyn is a good enough writer, and he knows the setting Maybe a little too much There are parts of the book that read like [...]


    10. This second novel in the series maintains a lot of the action of the first However, it has less political diplomatic intrigue, and has a much personal edge This is because the plot heavily centres around a young autistic girl in the Alliance s Ascension programme, and on the challenges being faced by those who care for her.The Illusive Man features a number of times, but always at arm s length, much like in the second game in the series The story also involves the quarians significantly Without [...]


    11. Where the first book was a servicable read this felt like a short story that never truly found it s footing I constantly asked my self why should I care about these characters Kahlee from Revelations makes a return in an improbable turn that feels like a device to link this story to it s predecessor The Illusive Man a major player in the upcomming Mass Effect 2 game is expanded upon and the nature of Cerebus the shadowy villianious organization hinted at and glanced over in the first game is ex [...]


    12. Ho hum 2.8 stars in total, but doesn t allow for accurate ratings Meh.I ve played only the first Mass Effect game, but I found there were sci fi elements than in this book For a world being set hundreds of years in the future, it reads very contemporary Language is solid but not special Author Drew likes his adjectives and dialogue tags Characters and their voices are also pretty average.All in all, a fun, solid read with nothing special going for it, apart for illuminating some parts of the Ma [...]


    13. The following review has been copied from behnamriahi.tumblrMass Effect Ascension, written by Drew Karpyshyn and published by Del Rey, is a third person, science fiction novel set in the Mass Effect universe and told primarily from the point of view of Kahlee Sanders, a woman in her early 40s acting as councilor at a joint military civilian school known as Grissom Academy Grissom Academy is a satellite orbiting a human colony on the outreaches of space though they generally teach all gifted, you [...]


    14. To be honest, I never felt myself called to Mass Effect series until after I played Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2 because I assume Mass Effect was another male centric FPS RPG game like Halo or Deus Ex It was definitely targeted to that demographic audience curiously enough the Shepard s gender was vague even inside their official canon such as its comic series, the movie and their book series but I began to take notice of the game after watching video game tropes from FemFreq and a Mass E [...]


    15. Whereas Mass Effect Revelation established itself as an effective prequel to the video game trilogy, the second entry into the series falls squarely into side story territory Although Mass Effect Ascension provides an effective introduction to the Illusive Man and the Quarian s Migrant Fleet, both playing major rules in Mass Effect 2 and 3, no big steps are made to advance the plot of the games A sensible decision, considering the myriad choices that can influence and shape each run through the [...]


    16. Originally reviewed on Short Rambling ReviewsHere we have book 2 in the Mass Effect series built around the games The events of this one take place approximately 2 months after the ending to the first game It focuses on Paul and Gillian Grayson and their ties to Cerberus and the Illusive man as well as the Ascension project which comes up in the third game Previous books Drew had written have been great however this one seemed a bit mundane, its not that it deviates from the lore established aro [...]


    17. As I have stated in a review of the previous book by Drew Karpyshyn, I am huge fan of the trilogy which is why I am currently reading up on everything relating to the mass effect extended universe.Mass Effect Ascension takes place after the events of the first game The protagonist has shifted now from David Anderson the former Captain of the SSV Normandy to Kahlee Sanders After the events of the previous book Kahlee now works for the Ascension program in Grissom Academy A program tailored specif [...]


    18. Ascensi n me ha sabido transmitir sensaciones muy parecidas a las que me transmiti en su momento Revelaci n Y no es que se trate de una novela compleja o con multitud de giros No Ascensi n es una novela sencillita, de esas para pasar el rato, pero que cuenta con una muy buena ambientaci n no en vano el autor es uno de los creadores del universo Mass Effect y un ritmo que atrapa, no por lo fren tico, sino por lo bien medido que est todo Como novela de franquicia videojueguil est a un nivel muy al [...]


    19. Kahlee Sanders started to work on the Ascension project That is where they help little children harness their biotic powers The most promising kid was a 12 year old girl named Gillian The thing is she was being drugged by cerberus After they figured this out they wanted to bring Gillian into a safe place where cerberus couldn t reach her That s why they brought her to the Quarian s Migrant fleet.Kahlee Sanders is a lead scientist of humanity Hendel is the security chief for the Ascension project [...]


    20. I enjoyed the first Mass Effect novel by Drew Karpyshyn, but his second leaves a much lasting impression Ascension is a very well told, engaging story that spends a lot of time describing and interacting with some of the settings most interesting subjects biotics, Cerberus, and the Quarian race.Kahlee Sanders is fleshed out considerably as a character in this novel, and all main characters feel lifelike and detailed than in Revelation The story is also considerably interesting because of the [...]


    21. I m a huge fan of Mass Effect, but I never bothered with the novels until now I went into this book with low expectations, and it surprised me This is basically a heist movie that happens to take place in the Mass Effect universe Yes, it relies heavily on Mass Effect lore If you ve never played the games, you might get bored with the heavy attention payed to Quarians and their culture At the same time, this book is its own side story that is fun, pulpy, and exciting In that vein, this feeds two [...]


    22. The book has some intense moments and solid characters However, it feels like it didn t need to be nearly as long Much of it feels like meandering around the plot or extending moments far past their due attention Overall, it had the making of a good story with far too much fluff to be worth ever reading again


    23. I found this novel slightly less interesting than Mass Effect Revelation for 1 the story doesn t surround familiar characters from the game series and 2 there s no clear villain in presence Plus, the ending was very predictable That said, getting to explore the quarians Migrant Fleet was absolutely fascinating, and I quite like the writer s matter of fact, efficient writing style.


    24. This video game inspired book is about a man and a woman who try and stop a black ops officer from using an autistic kid in a devious plot to perform a really dangerous experiment I thought that it was very interesting to see how the caratchers were led through the story The way the writer was able to bring them to life so creatively I am glad that the writer was able to stay true to the vision of the game The action in this one was very good It was the kind that you could very easily see in the [...]


    25. In my opinion, a poorly written story line in the mass effect universe.A poor use of a character from the game, purely to elicit familiarity with the character.The writing felt lackluster and the ending Spoiler Alert where Grayson manages to escape so easily and Kahlee just resigns to going back to the Academy is really just poor writing There were scenarios of just coincidence, where all of a sudden a character slips up or changes modus operandi in an out of character fashion just to drive this [...]


    26. Another impressive installment of the Mass Effect novels by Drew Karpyshyn He translates his writing of the games well into book form with an ever progressing plot that never grows dull There is constant intrigue, always something new happening and developing This book, as with the first book of the series, is quite an enjoyable read and a welcome addition to the Mass Effect universe.One thing that struck me about this story was that, in contrast to a lot of books that expand upon some other fan [...]


    27. I gave the first book in this series Revelation a 5, if you ve played and loved the Mass Effect games This book has the same caveat A lot of the book won t make as much sense, and the characters won t matter to you, without the knowledge of the game That being said, I m not sure why someone would read this book if they hadn t played the game.This was an interesting story, and gave us insight into the Alliance and Cerberus I gave it a lower rating than the first book because it kind of dragged a [...]


    28. I really enjoyed this book.Learning about Quarian culture was a highlight for me I could never be bothered to read the whole codex in the games, so all this additional info was genuinely interesting to me.The only issue I had if you can call it that was that the writing style wasn t great It spelled out every emotion each character was feeling and was filled with info dumps But I came into this book knowing what to expect after Revelations It was a bit awkward at some points, but for the most p [...]


    29. This is the 2nd book in the Mass Effect series by Drew Karpyshyn This book is based on the game by BioWare I don t play video games so I don t know how it compares to the game but it is a good read in the Space Opera genre This book isn t as good as the first one because it doesn t have the Military Science Fiction aspect that the first one has It does have a compelling story with interesting characters and leaves you wanting to read the next book because you can tell the story is going to conti [...]


    30. Good points and bad points I think of this Mass Effect books I ve read to date, this one stands the most on its own I feel like it wraps up the story it started rather than simply serving as a segue into the next game The part I find weird is that it s just an in universe game with no real connection to game events It does explain an early reference in Mass Effect 2 but I actually played the game well enough without knowing the details.Overall, it does fill in minor information for the next to t [...]


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