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Mass Effect: Ascension de Drew Karpyshyn
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Mass Effect: Ascension (edició 2008)

de Drew Karpyshyn (Autor)

Sèrie: Mass Effect (2183 CE)

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When they vanished 50,000 years ago, the Protheans left their advanced technology scattered throughout the galaxy. The chance discovery of a Prothean cache on Mars allows humanity to join those already reaping the rewards of the ancients' high-tech wizardry. But for one rogue militia, the goal is not participation but domination. Scientist Kahlee Sanders has left the Systems Alliance for the Ascension Project, a program that helps gifted "biotic" children harness their extraordinary powers. The program's most promising student is twelve-year-old Gillian Grayson, who is borderline autistic. What Kahlee doesn't know is that Gillian is an unwitting pawn of the outlawed black ops group Cerberus, which is sabotaging the program by conducting illegal experiments on the students. When the Cerberus plot is exposed, Gillian's father takes her away from the Ascension Project and flees into the lawless Terminus Systems. Determined to protect Gillian, Kahlee goes with them, unaware that the elder Grayson is, in fact, a Cerberus operative. To rescue the young girl, Kahlee must travel to the farthest ends of the galaxy, battling fierce enemies and impossible odds. But how will she be able to save a daughter from her own father?… (més)
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Títol:Mass Effect: Ascension
Autors:Drew Karpyshyn (Autor)
Informació:Del Rey (2008), 352 pages
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  autisticluke | Nov 14, 2019 |
Originally reviewed on Short Rambling Reviews

Here we have book 2 in the Mass Effect series built around the games. The events of this one take place approximately 2 months after the ending to the first game. It focuses on Paul and Gillian Grayson and their ties to Cerberus and the Illusive man as well as the Ascension project which comes up in the third game. Previous books Drew had written have been great however this one seemed a bit mundane, its not that it deviates from the lore established around the game and extended universe, that all seems to be consistent, there is just something missing and I cant quite put my finger on it. That being said I really like the Mass Effect universe and did enjoy reading it.

There is a lot of focus on Paul Grayson and the inner struggle he has with weighing up the Cerberus motives and actions, which have been drilled into him and all actions are for the greater good of humanity, to his feelings for Gillian as his daughter. He can see what they are doing is wrong, and in the end he has to make the decision; either his allegiance to Cerberus and the greater good or the happiness of his daughter.

A large element of the book looks at the seedier side of the underworld, with assassinations, torture and double crossing, especially relating to Cerberus. The games portray Cerberus as a fringe organisation that are very well funded but obviously extremist in nature, but you also understand what they are doing and their drive. This book looks at the more underground elements behind the scenes, which changes my opinion of Cerberus from understanding them and sympathising a bit, to losing a lot of respect for them. Its one of those things where the games show you a hint that things are going on in the background, but don’t directly come out and say it, this book confirms the lengths they will go to in graphic detail and even though you were thinking that was what they were doing, you didn’t want it confirmed.

What was interesting is you get a feel for the Quarian’s and learn more about them and their flotilla, which the games do dip into and you get to see certain aspects of, but you don’t get a sense of the larger community, its always nice to add a bit of depth to one of the fundamental races in that universe.

Overall not bad but could have been better. ( )
  grlewry | Sep 22, 2016 |
From what I read so far, the Mass Effect book series has the interesting gift of making the best possible endings. Don't worry, I won't spoil anything about this book, but I'll tell you something: I LOVED the Epilogue of this book. And another thing that makes this book pure awesomeness: ELCORS. Who on this universe would possible NOT like Elcors??

Now speaking more seriously, this book is pretty neat. Once again, we're following Kahlee Sanders in her journey, this time as a teacher at Grissom Academy (and boy, it feels so good to read such familiar names in this book. It feels like home). Like in the previous book, Ascension is not directly related to the game, though it does have a couple of references. Even Shepard has his/her cameo in the book, plus a couple of brand new characters we'll never hear about again. Ascension also focuses strongly on the quarian culture, which is pretty cool because these extra information are not shown in the game, or are shown, but a little more vaguely. I do recommend playing Mass Effect 2 before grabbing this book, though (Mass Effect 3 would be nice, but the story can be understood even if you didn't play it). Most of the story happens at Grissom Academy and in Omega, so you might want to get familiar at least with Omega and the way it works.

Anyways, great book. If you liked Revelations, Ascension is not very different from it. It has pure action from the beginning until the end. ( )
  aryadeschain | Aug 26, 2014 |
After finishing Mass Effect 3, I found myself wanting to immerse myself in all things Mass Effect, I suppose because the trilogy is now over, and the ending was rather disappointing. I first picked this book up in the library two years ago or so, and found it very dull. But I thought I'd try it again, and I somehow made it through.
It reads like a fanfiction. Not an awful one, but not a great one either. Karpyshyn's writing style is merely mediocre. The only reason the story was remotely interesting to me is because it is set in the Mass Effect universe, and involves Grissom Academy and Kahlee Sanders, who appears in Mass Effect 3. The book is very, very simply written and there is almost a complete lack of character development.
I would give this 1 star, but I've given it another simply for being Mass Effect related. Although Karpyshyn tries to explain terms to people who haven't played Mass Effect, I get the feeling that if you've never touched the games, some elements of the story might be confusing.
I think a Mass Effect book series following Commander Shepard, or at least the Normandy would be great - but then there is the issue with being able to create your own custom character, both in appearance and personality. Although there are the default Shepards, they would not be Shepard to those people - like myself - who create our own versions.

Also posted on my blog, Rinn Reads. ( )
  Rinnreads | Sep 24, 2013 |
Ascension is a companion novel set between the events of the first and second Mass Effect games. And since the games are, by design, tailored to each player's specific choices, this book tells a story based in the world but far enough away from the games' central plot to not cause any inconsistencies. Overall, Ascension is a decent effort even though it's heavy on the action and light on character development.

What makes the whole Mass Effect franchise so special, and therefore this book by extension, is the credibility and catch-your-breath wonder of the universe the characters inhabit. I recommend you play the games to see for yourself what the fans are cheering about. These novels? You can take 'em or leave 'em. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | Jul 29, 2013 |
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When they vanished 50,000 years ago, the Protheans left their advanced technology scattered throughout the galaxy. The chance discovery of a Prothean cache on Mars allows humanity to join those already reaping the rewards of the ancients' high-tech wizardry. But for one rogue militia, the goal is not participation but domination. Scientist Kahlee Sanders has left the Systems Alliance for the Ascension Project, a program that helps gifted "biotic" children harness their extraordinary powers. The program's most promising student is twelve-year-old Gillian Grayson, who is borderline autistic. What Kahlee doesn't know is that Gillian is an unwitting pawn of the outlawed black ops group Cerberus, which is sabotaging the program by conducting illegal experiments on the students. When the Cerberus plot is exposed, Gillian's father takes her away from the Ascension Project and flees into the lawless Terminus Systems. Determined to protect Gillian, Kahlee goes with them, unaware that the elder Grayson is, in fact, a Cerberus operative. To rescue the young girl, Kahlee must travel to the farthest ends of the galaxy, battling fierce enemies and impossible odds. But how will she be able to save a daughter from her own father?

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