Wow, I really loved this branch off of Interstellar Brides. To be 100% honest, I was skeptical that Ascension would be able to live up to the high standard of the original Interstellar series. Let me tell you, it does. For me personally, Leo is everything in these three books that kick off the 9 book saga. His character is so pivotal in setting the tone and guiding, supporting and loving Trinity. Trinity is the oldest of the three Aleran princesses. Their mother, Queen Celene, has been kidnapped and missing. Leo, along with a cast of new characters (plus old favorites), assist Trinity in taking the throne until Celene is found. At the end of book 3 we are starting to see who some of the key players are and I’m sure will be developed and play a bigger part in the upcoming set. Next set of three books is her sister Faith and Thordis (Thor) Jax’s Story. Can’t wait to see how their 3 books add even more to this saga. If you’re on the fence over this new branch of the series, don’t think about it, just get it, you won’t be disappointed. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Thankfully, this story picks up exactly where #2 left off. We get an update on Queen Celene, we find out who is in Trin's bed, and we get the conclusion to Trinity's main story, but remember it is technically one long story where the focus will shift between the three princesses (1-3 are Trinity, 4-6 are Faith, and 7-9 are Destiny). You will basically have all of the characters in all of the segments just to a lesser degree of involvement. Even though I love this saga, I found this segment a little anticlimactic, but the intro to a new player (though we have seen him before) adds just the spice needed to throw our previous assumptions out the window and keep us hooked. I had the privilege to read and advanced copy of #3, #4, and #5 and all I can say is hold on and keep reading! This saga is twisting and turning and keeping me sucked into its pages and I cannot wait to find out what happens next. Still hate the serial aspect but love the overall story.
I enjoyed this book, but I would recommend reading the 3 parts together to get Trinity full story. The writing is really good and the characters are well developed and sexy. The only thing I didn't like much is that this is not a standalone story. It doesn't end with a cliffhanger, but you don't get all the answer and you will need to read the others book ( Faith and Destiny stories) to get the full picture. I received an advance copy of this book and decided to purchase it to support the author