Chris Gordon is a rookie with the NYPD - one with a secret. In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal, with a gift from God....
Arthur Curie never expected to wind up in Hell. At least, not because he found an ancient sword in a pawnshop....
Powers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space.
The punishment for....
How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember?....
Before World War II could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm. Now, Yosemite City stands as the gateway between two worlds....
Henry and Jason led normal lives in Seattle before they were abducted to another world. Their kidnapper, the vain, self-styled god Dolos, refuses to send them back....
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer....
I can't say what terrified me more, the cold anger in Grandpa's eyes or the crazy things in his locked study. A talking trunk. Squirming coats. A bookshelf whose titles shifted before my eyes....
Before World War II could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm....
Nate Temple's all-consuming quest to avenge his parents is temporarily put on hold when shape-shifting dragons invade St. Louis....
A young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows....
My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people's credit card numbers....
He knew it was a dumb stunt from the start. A midnight run through a cemetery to impress a couple of girls is hardly the stuff of legend....
Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm....
I’m Zoran, and my name is the only thing I remember about myself; not why I woke up in a forest, not why I taste blood in my mouth, and certainly not why I see weird screens in front of me....
Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one....
Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing....
Tad Lonnerman is having a crappy day stuck in crappy traffic late to a crappy meeting. On the bright side, his game development career is the only non-crappy thing he has going for him....
Book Seven of the Demon Accords. Chris Gordon has never had an easy relationship with the White House. Now, after rescuing his goddaughter from a secret base in New Hampshire, it’s reached a new low. You drop one little asteroid onto the continental United States and the entire government goes crazy. On top of that Halloween is fast approaching and demons are popping through into our world every which way. Forced into the world of high-level politics, Chris and Tanya and their merry crew will have to stay two steps ahead of just about everyone if they’re going to have a chance in hell of preventing all Hell from breaking loose.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
no not alone, the ending is just to bad and removes the main drag of the serie...
Would you be willing to try another book from John Conroe? Why or why not?
yes, because all the other books in the serie was awesome up to this point
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
if it was part of the rest of the serie properly... depend how the next book is, if it follows the bad of this book instead of bringing the good back i wouldnt.
Any additional comments?
I’ve loved the series all up to the end of this book… which just seems too stupid to believe -.-<br/><br/>They basically destroy the majority of what we have learned about the main character, destroying all the abilities we seen him gain, removing all the skills, intelligence and even the reactionary pattern of him doesn’t make sense to the rest of the books and up to this point.<br/>It truly just destroys the Charm and awesome feeling of the main char being Super overpowered and send him back to being nothing more than a basic supernatural power… it is really damn sad…… <br/><br/>Not sure why the author decided to suddenly go the direct opposite routed of the rest of the books….<br/><br/>Anyway the rest of the serie before this was awesome, this book was good besides the personality changes of his “bad side”, and the ending “makeup” with the usa. Which was both just stupid and silly<br/><br/><br/>SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!!!<br/><br/><br/><br/>I mean seriously, knocked out by gas?? His immune to sicknesses, he can only be poisoned by uranium, he can heal half his head in mili-seconds (but apparently the healing ignores the effect of gas ehem -.-) and even uranium have minor effect on him, and the speed gas would flow in would be snail slow compared to the speed of the main char…. <br/>Also his bad side refusing to kill now when there is direct danger, even though we know from earlier books it learned that holding back will get it killed -.- so makes no sense…. <br/>Seriously it’s the “be weak and useless because I need it for the plot” setup which was just beyond stupid :(<br/>
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Forced Ascent to be better than the print version?
I only have time for audio, truck driver with 8 hours aday driving. Love audio books and this series is great
What other book might you compare Forced Ascent to and why?
Love the whole series, this one is sort of stand alone with the many different characters and each has a role to play.
Which scene was your favorite?
Well the part where they save the hostages, and hand out some revenge
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
not sure this is a good title of the book
Any additional comments?
Look forward to reading all the rest and hope that Mr Conroe will keep writing them. Look forward the next ones
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
this is a really good series. haven't enjoyed one this much since twilight saga came out.
Any additional comments?
This is a good series. I have read it in its entirety and have not gotten bored. In this book Chris is facing the wrath of Washington DC after he dropped an asteroid on a compound in the country in the last book. The President is not pleased.
As these books progress I became hesitant on the direction towards the biblical. But honestly it is not going that way. A restructuring of my thoughts towards the descriptions used is what is needed. Don't get me wrong, the stories are good and I do like how they progress. Why else would I keep listening to the series.
I really can't get enough of Chris and all of his companions. Can't wait to read the next one!
All of John Conroe's books in this series have been a bit "Out There"...well since they're dealing w/vampires, weres, etc...they're already out there, but even w/reality stretched or in some cases really stretched, Conroe covers all the bases so well, it's as if things were truly happening in today's world. He treats it from all sides, getting into each reaction & responses of the main characters, politicians, military, media, & more. A lot of authors of this type of paranormal will gloss over it or mention it in passing as they move the story along, but in this series it's worked in so well, I doubt the series would play as well w/o it.
It's a fun light series to listen to....
john conroe and James Patrick cronin team up for another excellent addition to the demon accords
What did you like best about this story?
The characters are all really likeable. The writing takes you from tender moments between characters to conflicts with evil, our team of heros usually prevail and it is just plain fun. I agree with a previous commentor that the success of the goverment in this book was a bit of a downer and was why I only gave it four stars. One more note, if you have such a tiny little mind that you can not handle a work of fiction that includes concepts of Heven and Hell that may not be biblical, you might not like this, but get a grip. Its fiction, not an attempt to redefine your religion.
Have you listened to any of James Patrick Cronin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have truly enjoyed Cronin's naration in this series. He is excellent for this type of book.
This series really reminds me of everything that was good about The Old World of Darkness.
I started really liking the series, until.
2.that all the plots are the same, uncle sam calls, they come running to help like a good little American, then get shat on by the government.
that's it. it becomes so anoying, they do good, fighting evil. but come running back to the most evil thing of all the American government.
stupid, unrealistic and really really annoying.
the narration was excellent.
should have been an excellent series but the blind faith and attitude of the us gov makes it ridiculous and annoying.
Would you listen to Forced Ascent again? Why?
Yes because the book was filled with humour, excitement and very insightful<br/><br/>
Who was your favorite character and why?
What does James Patrick Cronin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Just listening meant I could close my eyes imagine the characters. It is so well written that this is made easy and enjoyable.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes I felt the sadness and the joy.