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What makes this book so good is the ability of Matthew Cox to see life from the eyes of Maya and yet keep the plot and the action adult. Maya is many things. A highly intelligent 9 year old. A princess learning to deal with other people and their troubles in an uncertain world where life can be cheap. Learning to live as a real person and brave enough to take on big challenges. Something has to change in this world; she can be instrumental. This book is nothing short of good and comes highly recommended.
This series must be read in order. This is the first book. I can't wait to read the next one!
Maya has never known love, affection, or even consideration. She lives alone in a penthouse with only an AI to take care of her (it is mainly her jailer though to be honest) and computers for company. Vanessa may be her biological mother but she pretty much only had Maya so she could be the perfect marketing tool. They have never lived together (that she can remember) or even spent much time together. If it wasn't for board meetings, publicity shoots, and various other Ascendant duties Maya probably wouldn't even know what she looked like. Being kidnapped might just be the best thing that ever happened to her! What do the kidnappers really want from her? Will Vanessa pay the ransom? Or will she just watch while they kill her? Why doesn't her mother care about her? What could she possibly have done wrong to alienate the woman so completely? All Maya has ever done is try to please Vanessa. How can they be related and be so incredibly different? Why does Vanessa only care about money and power?
I love the way Cox writes children protagonists! They always see the world through unbiased eyes with a unique perspective. Each and every world he creates is unique and enthralling. This world was no different. I immediately fell in love with Maya and cheered her on right till the end. The world she lives in seems entirely plausible which is terrifying in and of itself. I can't wait to read more of Maya's adventures to improve her world and the lives of everyone in it!
***This series is suitable for mature young adult through adult readers who enjoy young, unconventional protagonists, wise well beyond their years who refuse to give up or give in no matter how daunting the task of how insurmountable the odds, set in an entirely plausible post apocalyptic world filled with action, adventure, suspense, horror, humor, and a liberal dose of speculative science fiction :)
I won’t be giving too much away by saying that the majority of the novel focuses on Maya’s attempts to find and rescue her new mother. She doesn’t intend to be a hero or an agent for change, she is just a little girl, but Matthew Cox proves just how powerful the desire for an ideal can be.
Cox’s world is far from friendly. Most people live in crumbling ruins, living a hard existence. Lucky ones go to the city to work during the day. The city is where citizens live and everything you dream of can be found for a price. Drones patrol and the police are little more than corporate enforcers. Worst of all is the Fade, a deadly disease leftover from the war. Noone is safe from the disease, and the treatment is only available to those with the means to pay.
Heir Ascendant is an impressive science fiction novel, richly imagined with a large cast of characters. At its heart though is one 9 year old girl determined to find her new mother. I look forward to reading the next novel in the series.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Heir Ascendant from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.