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?
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Posted September 28, 2010 by Daniel , New YorkThis book is set in between the events of Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2. Over a decade has past between the first and second books in the Mass Effect franchise. The story is more personal in Ascension with the backgrounds established in Revelation being more fleshed out. Gamers who are interested in learning more about Cerberus will certainly be rewarded as the book revolves around a Cerberus project, which is not the Lazarus project. We will also get to see more of the Quarian society. Events referenced in Mass Effect 2 between Cerberus and the Flotilla take place in Ascension. This is an interesting book, it doesn't feel very much like the first book which was more action heavy and set the stage for the first game. Ascension is slower, more personal, with a little less of the action events. Unfortunately, this can be a problem with the book. Ascension likes to jump around quite a bit and can be difficult to follow in spots. This is still a great book for fans of the franchise.
July 28, 2008
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