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From Million-Copy Best Seller Jasper T. Scott

Comes the stunning conclusion of the Ascension Wars series....

The Road to Salvation Is Paved in Blood

With a fragile peace established in the Enclave between humans and Chimeras, both species must learn to put aside their differences to ensure their continued survival. But racial tensions are simmering just beneath the surface, ready to explode. 

Meanwhile, Clayton and Samara’s daughter, Dora, might be the answer that everyone is looking for: her immunity to both strains of the Chimeran virus could soon lead to a cure, making it possible to establish new settlements beyond the Enclave. 

Mysteriously, the Kyra’s reinforcements never arrived to blockade and quarantine Earth. Clayton worries that it’s because the Kyra are losing the war to the Chrona. He’s no friend of either side, but the Kyra might actually be the lesser evil. He wants to take the Enclave’s stolen transport beyond Earth to learn what’s going on. Yet, when Clayton learns of a sinister plot within the Enclave that directly threatens his family, he’s forced to execute his plans early.

With old enemies lurking in the shadows, nothing goes as planned, and little does Clayton know, the revelations waiting beyond Earth are far more shocking than he ever could have imagined....

©2020 Jasper T. Scott (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Amazing conclusion

This is the final book of the incredible series. Very well written and what an ending!! Great narration as well. Highly recommend this series to all! WOW!

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What a ride! Second Envounter

You won’t really understand the title until the very end that’s like a cherry on top! This is the fourth installment of the Ascension series it’s full of action,suspense, believable interpersonal encounters among deep, multidimensional characters. As with all Jasper Scott’s work the locales are vividly described; the story line is tight not in the least confusing still full of surprises!
The ending is very satisfying but there’s still room for more adventures in this universe

The performance was superb! I also read the book but the performance really added a lot to my enjoyment.

I can’t recommend Jasper Scott’s writing too much he is truly a master of the genre!

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Excellent Wrap Up

Jasper T Scott does it again!
This has been a fun series, well executed, and well constructed. There is, however, an occasional glitch or two in the time line, but you won't notice it unless you're really in tune to details. It also does not distract from the story.

The characters are likeable, and they keep their characteristics throughout. They all go through much personal growth which adds to the background and depth of the stories.

Narration is superb and adds a richness and depth to the books. Way to go Ben Jaegger-Thomas.

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Awesome series and narration..

This was a really good series, and except for all those you learned to care about were killed, it had a great ending. Clayton, Keera and Lori took their few stragglers from one end of the galaxy to the other, only to be returned to where they'd started, with a few differences, of course.

No romance and the F-bomb was used 18 times.

As for the narration: Ben Jaeger-Thomas was incredible through the entire series. I would definitely listen to him again.

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Amazing

holy smokes batman. action packed from the start. awesome ending as well. thank you!

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Great Finale

I don’t know I did it because I got all four books but I skipped books 2 & 3.

This however did not diminish the excellence of this book.

The place is fast and keeps you IN the story.

The main characters are either likable or disagreeable. There are some surprises from some of them.

Ben Jaeger-Thomas brought this story to life.

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Great

Again Jasper T Scott has written a great series it was full of action great character it was wonder hull ty jasper t Scott for writing I love you books
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An absolute masterpiece!

Great story, non stop action, and full of twists and surprises. Great narration ties everything together making the series finale a joy to listen to.

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Entertaining even if a bit predictable.

Narrator does a great job distinguishing the characters. There are a few repetitive phases the author uses that get bit old.

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Great story, but....

the ending needs more. I really live Scott's stories and this series is no different. However, this ending left some to be desired. I'm torn between being angry and intrigued.

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  • 05-01-21

Unexpected conclusion

The story arc of the series was very enjoyable and loved the characters. If you have enjoyed the first 3 books then you must finish it and the conclusion is unexpected but no less heart aching and beautiful.

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  • jacob h.
  • 02-20-21

Great series but this book is a lack luster ending

Overall this is a okay book, if your wanting a good performance along an interesting post-apocalypse sci-fi book, you will get a good time from this.

BUT.....and we all know that anything said before the word "but"...... is well....
The ending of this book is just not good, it is neither satisfactory or makes sense. I get this is sci-fi but come on.

The ending is a deus ex machina with little logic or explanation. There where so many ways this book could have ended or ways the author could have played with the story points that they had established. The way they chose to end the book feel more like they aretrying to make a poorly contrived attempt at explanation of how humanity was created.

My personal bias aside the pacing of the book with major plot points is terrible with the author using time skips to go past open story threads, sometimes just using the excuse "welp everyone died" with no further action. The ending wasn't great for me but overall it was an okay book.

The performance was pretty good nothing to compliment or complain about there.

To the author:
Please do more research before you write endings like this one. I get its a fiction book but dude you did so well in the first 3 books, why ruin it with this ending.

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  • AJR
  • 01-15-21

Big Fan of JTS what a series

Having only just read the finale at the end of September I'd been lucky enough to be given the chance to have a free audio copy from Jasper himself (well via)

I pretty much listened to it in two sessions last night before bed and today and once again thoroughly enjoyed it haven't listened to an audio so quickly.

I can't recommend this full series of four books enough. I got the first book free though book bub and I'm so glad I read it as I couldn't wait for the rest.
I'm a fan of Jasper now. If only I could read all the books I want in minutes I'd be a happy man so I could get though his back catalogue in an instant.

For some reason I forgot the ending to this but on second thoughts I was recovering from a bad case of that virus that's made the headlines for the past year.

You won't be disappointed in this story. 5🌟 thanks Jasper 👍