Ascendant

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 10,179 ratings

Ascendant: Book 1 Publisher's Summary

The Wizard's Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard. They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can't control the power inside him, power he doesn't know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx. The Wizard's Council didn't tell young Koren, because they know what is best for him. Even after their silent deception destroys his life.

Crown Princess Ariana Trehayme will become queen of Tarador on her 16th birthday, if her weak, indecisive mother the Regent hasn't allowed their ancient enemy to conquer Tarador before then. Ariana wants her royal army to strike at the enemy, but her mother knows what is best for her, and the realm.Together, Ariana and Koren can save Tarador, if the adults, who know best, will get out of their way.

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  • Book 1

    • Ascendant: Book 1

    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349

    The Wizard's Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard. They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can't control the power inside him, power he doesn't know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A skeptic entertained

    • By David M on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Transcendent

    • Ascendant, Book 2
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,420
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122

    Koren Bladewell's future was stolen from him, by wizards who chose to lie, to conceal the fact that Koren is a wizard. Crown princess Ariana Trehayme must find a way to become queen before her 16th birthday - before her indecisive mother allows all of Tarador to be conquered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cut the boy some slack

    • By Evan Rose on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • Deceptions

    • Ascendant, Book 3
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105

    Koren Bladewell now knows he is a wizard, but he is lost in the wilderness, cut off from help, and unable to use his powers. The enemy is poised at the border with an overwhelming invasion force, and it will take wizards, soldiers and a young, untested princess to hold off defeat long enough for Koren to be trained and grow into his power. But he might not wish to help those who deceived him and destroyed his life. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Yet Tropetastic

    • By MJC on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $34.99