I’m trying something new called an ‘honest review’, which is basically a review where I just rant and say the first things that came to my mind while experiencing the subject for the first time. And, finally, I’m reviewing what is my favorite fantasy series of all time: The Ascendance Trilogy! *fangirls till I can’t get up*
Now, before I begin, I would like to warn you that this review is FULL of spoilers. So, if you haven’t read the series and don’t want to find out things before you read them, DO NOT READ THIS. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. DON’T BE RECKLESS LIKE SAGE THIS TIME.
Book One: The False Prince
I found this from Britt’s blog a looong time ago and always wanted to read it. Once I even checked it out from the library, got in about five chapters, and had to return it. And then, last September, something possessed me to check it out again. I. AM. SO. GLAD.
In Book One, we meet Sage. A orphan boy who is a thief–THE ROAST INCIDENT LOLLLL. Anyways. He is recruited by Bevin Connor, a bad patriot???? I WAS SO CONFUSED ABOUT HIM, OKAY. And then Latamer died–that actually mad me sad–and I hated Connor. And then Sage can climb walls like Spider-Man? Sweet.
And the sword called Sage. The sword fit for the king. Sage was not humble at this point–nor is he ever. Oh, Sage. You’re priceless.
And then a bunch of stuff happens and then Sage is JARON, THE LOST SON OF CARTHYA?????? WHAT???? Actually, because I was getting so into the book even before that li’l plot twist was revealed, I looked the book up on Pinterest (I’m an enthusiast, sorry) and I….found out Sage was Jaron before I got that far in the book. I WAS SO MAD, OKAY. It was reaaly a sad day. And then all that stuff goes down at Farthenwood and Imogen hits him with a poker–forever laughing at that.
Oh, and, okay, Imogen. I LOVE HER SO MUCH. At first I was like “WHO IS THIS GIRL AND WHY IS SHE FROWNING AT SAGE HE’S SO COOL SHE CAN’T DO THAT” and then I was all like “Twu love” Jamogen forever. I love them so much.
And then Jaron is crowned king….YAAAAAS. And Roden was kinda huffy there for a bit…he he.
Book Two: The Runaway King
OH NO RODEN’S BACK AND HE’S ANGRY THIS IS NOT GOOD. And Jaron you really shouldn’t skip your parent’s funeral that’s really sad. AND WHY DID YOU SEND IMOGEN AWAY MY HEART BROKE, JARON. WHY. JUST LOCK HER IN THE DUNGEON OR SOMETHING, I DON’T KNOW. And then there’s Amarianda. I was so conflicted, guys. I liked her but I didn’t like her with Jaron because of Imogen…..NOT A LOVE TRIANGLE, PLEASE, NIELSON?
I liked Fink. HE WAS SO FEISTY FOR A LI’L GUY. Not as feisty as Jaron, but still. AND HE SPIT IN JARON’S FOOD. MAN I LOVE THIS AUTHOR.
And then Jaron goes to the pirates. The ones who ‘killed him’ four years before. I bet Jaron right before he thought they were gonna kill him sassed some pirate like ‘Y’ALL FOUR YEARS LATE.’ I’m pretty sure he actually did that. And Roden broke his leg…I hated Roden. It was terrible. It was like I was in physical pain for Jaron. BUT NONETHELESS, HE SURVIVED. And then all was well because Roden became captain of the guard…and then BAM. War. And Imogen was CAPTURED? NOOOOOOO!!!!!
Book Three: The Shadow Throne
Out of this trilogy, I have to say I enjoyed The Shadow Throne the best. Let me ‘splain…
OKAY SO BYE BYE IMOGEN WAAAH. But Tobias and the Princess are in love. Awww. I loved that, even though it wasn’t a huge part of the plot. I NO LONGER HAD TO BE CONFLICTED I AM FREEEEE. And the fake fight between Roden and Jaron…I was so confused there for a minute. So glad it was fake lol I was in turmoil
Imogen died? IMOGEN DIED???? This book has ruined my life. She’s dead. He’s heartbroken. WHY OH WHY DID I EVER READ THIS. Please, please, shoot me now and put me out of my misery. And shoot Jaron while you’re at it waaaah
But Jaron keeps fighting. Will this king of sass never stop? Please Jaron once your heart heals–NEVER MIND WHAT ARE YOU DOING GIVING YOURSELF TO THE AVENIANS??
Oh you clever boy. BUT DON’T DIE, OKAY?
Farthenwood again? WAIT IMOGEN’S ALIVE? YES, KISS HER, JARON. JAMOGEN SAILS AGAIN. Oh no not execution NO JARON WHAT ARE YOU DOING–CONNOR? Bevin Connor? For once, Connor…you did the right thing.
YAY THEY GOT MARRIED AND LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER. BETCHA THEY NAMED ONE OF THEIR KIDS DARIUS, ANOTHER ONE LATAMER. AND A LITTLE GIRL MOTTIE. It happened, okay? I feel a fanfiction coming on.
As a little bonus I’m including some of my favorite fanarts that I found on Pinterest.
So, I’m pretty sure this is Jaron the prince vs. Sage the thief. He looks so much more comfortable as a thief. So like himself LOL
From The Shadow Throne. As one pinner put it, “this scene sewed my heart back together”, and I agree.
And that’s all, folks!!!! Have any of you read The Ascendance Trilogy? If so, what did you think????