Ascendant Kingdoms

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045 ratings

Ice Forged Publisher's Summary

Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists. Now, as the world's magic runs wild, McFadden and the people of Velant must fight to survive and decide their fate....

From Gail Z. Martin, author of the beloved series The Chronicles of the Necromancer and The Fallen Kings Cycle, comes a new fantasy adventure for the ages.

Welcome to the end of the world.

Welcome to the beginning of The Ascendant Kingdomgs Saga.

©2013 Gail Z. Martin (P)2013 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Ice Forged

    • Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, Book 1
    • By: Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 409

    Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists. Now, as the world's magic runs wild, McFadden and the people of Velant must fight to survive and decide their fate....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lacking...

    • By Scott on 09-11-14

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 2

    • Reign of Ash

    • Ascendant Kingdoms, Book 2
    • By: Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Reynolds
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    Blaine McFadden endured six long years in the brutal Velant prison colony, exiled for murder. War devastated his homeland of Donderath and destroyed the magic on which the Ascendant Kingdoms relied. Now Blaine and a small group of fellow exiles have returned to a lawless wasteland, where unrestrained magic storms wreak havoc and monsters roam free. Yet, amidst the chaos, rumors persist of a new magic that could restore the kingdoms. But the key lies with a dangerous, ancient ritual and a group of vanished survivors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first.

    • By Christopher on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 3

    • War of Shadows

    • By: Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Blaine "Mick" McFadden managed to restore Donderath's magic partially, but not without a cost. He and the magic are now bound together, and the power remains dangerous and erratic - draining the life from him with every use. New threats are rising from the wreckage of the battered kingdoms, and warlords both mortal and undead vie for control.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Such a disappointment.

    • By Aran on 03-15-16

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 4

    • Shadow and Flame

    • By: Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Blaine McFadden and his allies have brought magic back under mortal command and begun to restore order to the beleaguered kingdom of Donderath. Now, new perils and old enemies gather for a final reckoning. Foreign invaders, a legendary dark mage, and vengeful immortals fight Blaine's battered forces for control of the continent. Blaine's weary army is the only thing standing between a kingdom struggling to rise from the ashes and a descent into fury and darkness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GAIL AND TIM....THEY MADE IT COME ALIVE!

    • By Tony G on 04-07-16

    Regular price: $38.49