As a young boy growing up in Arizona, Ascension has the same worries as any other twelve year old: living up to his father’s expectations, hating his weird name, and getting along with family he’s never met before. What he doesn’t know, though, is that HE IS DESTINED TO GROW UP TO BE THE ANTICHRIST.
He has no idea that he is actually the son of Satan; instead, he believes that his purpose on this earth is to fight evil. In fact, he soon discovers that HE COMES FROM A LONG LINE OF WITCH HUNTERS. In an unexpected trip to old world Mexico, he saves and befriends an entity—who turns out to be an extraterrestrial being who had been close to death.
The alien later discovers the boy’s true destiny and realizes then that a terrible burden has been placed upon his shoulders. He’s peaceful at heart and doesn’t want to hurt anyone—but SAVING THE WORLD MEANS DESTROYING THE BOY, AND PROTECTING THE BOY MAY MEAN DESTROYING THE WORLD.
ASCENSION C. RODRIGUEZ has always been fascinated with science fiction. He incorporates his childhood experiences in old-world Mexico into his writing. He has three children and has formed his roots in Arizona, where he resides with his wife and young daughter.
A chance encounter with Manta, an exceedingly powerful witch, sees Nick cursed with changelessness. Not only will he never age, but, more usefully to Manta, broken bones and sliced flesh, while excruciatingly painful, will mend themselves in a short space of time - making Nick the perfect weapon against the demonic assassins sent by the evil Cartel. Constantly hunted, Nick is forced to run - evading his enemy when he can and facing gruesome and bloody battles when he can't.
But, help comes from a surprising source - April, a young girl Nick rescues from some occult enthusiasts intent on sacrificing her, has powers beyond her control or understanding. Together, might they be a match for the sinister forces that stalk them?
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.