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Return of the Ascendant (The Ascendant Series Book 1) by [Thomas, Raine]
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Editorial Reviews


"I truly enjoyed Return Of The Ascendant with its fast-moving plot and well-rounded characters."

"Read it, loved it, recommend it! 5 Out of this World Stars!"
-I Read Indie Blog

"It's heart-pounding fun."
-A Book Vacation

About the Author

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She's a proud indie author who is living the dream.

Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning...two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn't writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida's beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

Product Details

  • File Size: 742 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1939453097
  • Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC (April 7, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 7, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A truly magnificent story as Kyra learns the truth of who she is as she fights her way back home. Home to a planet she doesn’t even remember. But once there she may wish she never returned. She slowly remembers her past and the person she once was. Someone who wasn't very nice. Not to mention, a race of aliens wants her dead. And her own parents are less than loving towards her. Her future seems like a losing battle with only one small flicker of hope: Ty. She is starting to remember him and their shared feelings for each other. Forbidden feelings. But as she remembers, her feelings only grow stronger. Will they have a future together? Can she be the leader the prophecy claims her to be, or will she fail before she even is given a chance?

Ever since I read Thomas' THE ASCENDANT in the anthology TAKE ME TO YOUR READER, I got a hunger for this one. I was giddy with excitement when I thought of there being more of Ty to read about. I needed more than a few pages of him and Kyra, and here we get it with this one. And I can honestly say that the hunger was justified. Thomas did a fantastic job bringing these two together once again and building the feelings between them. I loved watching their feelings grow into something that was new to us, even though they had experienced this many times before.

Yes, I absolutely loved the story. Like love-loved it. It is amazing the lengths that an author will go to, to make a story not only enjoyable but memorable as well. From the well written story line, to the excellent constructed characters all the way to the perfectly executed ending. And ending that gives you a conclusion for this book but a wanting for the one to come.

Read it, loved it, recommend it! 5 Out of this World Stars!
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One of my favorite authors, Amy Bartol, posted about this book. So I took a chance. I am so glad I did. This story is a continuation from a short story in the anthology, Take Me To Your Reader. The anthology is excellent. At the end of the short story by Raine Thomas, I wanted to know what was going to happen with Ty and Kyr. Now I get to know.

It is told from Ty's and Kyr's (Kyra's) point of view. Kyr(a) has matured since the anthology. She is strong and independent. A true friend. And she loves. Ty is fierce! He is protective and bossy of Kyr. His silver eyes!

The story starts of with Kyr(a) is in college and doing the normal college things, like going to fraternity parties. When she is on her way, she feels shadows creep up on her. She has an instant flight response. Next thing you know is that Ty is by her side. She meets up with her friends, Sam and Avana, who tell her she is from another planet and that she is in danger. Ty is there to protect her.

The book is descriptive but still leaves you with enough to use your imagination, which I like The book is action packed. It was well paced through most of the book, but the end was a little rushed. I like how Kyr goes through events that are so normal in this Sci-Fi book, like parents being disappointed in her.

This is an age 17+ book. The attraction between Kyr and Ty is hot. While it starts out slow, it builds quickly. I don't want to give too much away, but it is not instant love. Additionally, these characters are almost 21, and have feelings of a 21 year old and behave as such. Nothing graphic.

Overall, loved the book and look forward to the next book. Remember there is two bonus chapters to the next book at the end. If you want to prevent book hangover, don't read them.
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I received a complimentary copy of Return of the Ascendant for read and review, but this does not affect my honest review...

I was truly excited for the opportunity to read Return Of The Ascendant! I am a true fan of Author Raine Thomas loving all of her works, and so I was beside with excitement with reading a new series from this author!:O)

Return Of The Ascendant follows college student Kyra Vaughn whose biggest concern was the birthday outing she and best friends Avana and Sam would attend. But things changed when her birthday outing was transformed into an introduction into an entirely new world!

Soon not only does Kyra learn that she is not from Earth, but that she is a great ruler…considered an almost Savior in her home world; and also reeling from that knowledge and the fact that the parents(Earth) , her best friends and all that she thought was “real” to her was not…Kyra at some points feels as if she will not be able to deal with it all. But the bright spot in all of that which is happening to Kyra is Ty; the incredibly hot protector who she instinctively is drawn to, although she has no memories him. But when Kyra is returned back to her world, she is not happy with all that she discovers…her birth parents are cold almost indifferent towards her…and many of those in the foreign world…desires to see Kyra destroyed.

As she tries to adjust to her home again and to the knowledge of who she once was and the fact that her love for Ty is forbidden …Kyra has the desire to reject all that’s new and return to what is familiar.

But soon choices must be made and an enemy faced that leaves Kyra with the choice of allowing those she love and those she was born to protect in danger or to fulfill her destiny!
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