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The mindblowing, cosmic conclusion to the breakout Beneath the Rising trilogy. SURVIVAL HAS CONSEQUENCES Seven years ago, the last survivor of Earth crashed through uncountable dimensions to a strange new world. Nick Prasad found shelter, and a living, as a prophet for the ruling family—servants of the Ancient Ones who destroyed his home. Now, he’s been offered a chance t The mindblowing, cosmic conclusion to the breakout Beneath the Rising trilogy. SURVIVAL HAS CONSEQUENCES Seven years ago, the last survivor of Earth crashed through uncountable dimensions to a strange new world. Nick Prasad found shelter, and a living, as a prophet for the ruling family—servants of the Ancient Ones who destroyed his home. Now, he’s been offered a chance to rid the multiverse of the Ancient Ones, past and present and forever, although he’ll have to betray his new masters to do it. The first step is jailbreaking a god—and that’s the easy part...


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The mindblowing, cosmic conclusion to the breakout Beneath the Rising trilogy. SURVIVAL HAS CONSEQUENCES Seven years ago, the last survivor of Earth crashed through uncountable dimensions to a strange new world. Nick Prasad found shelter, and a living, as a prophet for the ruling family—servants of the Ancient Ones who destroyed his home. Now, he’s been offered a chance t The mindblowing, cosmic conclusion to the breakout Beneath the Rising trilogy. SURVIVAL HAS CONSEQUENCES Seven years ago, the last survivor of Earth crashed through uncountable dimensions to a strange new world. Nick Prasad found shelter, and a living, as a prophet for the ruling family—servants of the Ancient Ones who destroyed his home. Now, he’s been offered a chance to rid the multiverse of the Ancient Ones, past and present and forever, although he’ll have to betray his new masters to do it. The first step is jailbreaking a god—and that’s the easy part...

30 review for The Void Ascendant

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    3.0 Stars While I don't normally love cosmic horror, the first book in this series, Beneath the Rising, captured my heart. For me, the pull of this story is the characters or specifically the relationship between the two protagonists. While the first book started out quite intimate, this third and final book ended in a completely different place with an epic finale of a truly cosmic scale. So often series endings are underwhelming so I appreciated that this ending went big. However this series to 3.0 Stars While I don't normally love cosmic horror, the first book in this series, Beneath the Rising, captured my heart. For me, the pull of this story is the characters or specifically the relationship between the two protagonists. While the first book started out quite intimate, this third and final book ended in a completely different place with an epic finale of a truly cosmic scale. So often series endings are underwhelming so I appreciated that this ending went big. However this series took a turn that I did not personally love and the last book was not enough to redeem it. I would recommend this series to fans of cosmic horror but you'll want to start back at the beginning with Beneath the Rising. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Disclaimer I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lata

    We meet up with Nick Prasad seven years after the events of book two. He's had years to grieve the loss of his family, Earth, and nurse then put away his anger, living in a world parallel to his, but very different. He is venerated as a prophet, with the monarchy harvesting meanings from his dreams, and though it's a relatively comfortable life, Nick knows that at any time, the king and queen could have him killed gruesomely. War is coming, and if that isn't bad enough, a stranger called Yenu is We meet up with Nick Prasad seven years after the events of book two. He's had years to grieve the loss of his family, Earth, and nurse then put away his anger, living in a world parallel to his, but very different. He is venerated as a prophet, with the monarchy harvesting meanings from his dreams, and though it's a relatively comfortable life, Nick knows that at any time, the king and queen could have him killed gruesomely. War is coming, and if that isn't bad enough, a stranger called Yenu is captured trying to steal some ancient text from the royal library. When Nick confronts the stranger, though appearing very different from Johnny Chambers, Yenu has the same focus, brilliance, and lack of concern for others if they're in the way of her goals. Nick is thrown back into the toxic mix of feelings he has had for Johnny since her secret control over him was exposed in book one. Nick has to decide whether or not to aid or stop what the stranger wants to do, which, like all of Johnny's big plans, is huge, dangerous, requires many pieces of arcane and hard to find knowledge, with the possibility of destroying this world and others. This wrap-up has huge scope and stakes, but is also again an intimate portrait of a fractured and deeply damaged person and the relationship he has with someone who both needs and relies on him to always support her, despite her gross mishandling of many, many things. The consequences of failure of the story are massive, but the banter and sniping between Nick and Yenu keep it grounded, reminding one of the small but no less important stakes of the story, of family, friendship and responsibility to others. The story drags a little (I think this book, and the previous installments) could have been a little shorter, with perhaps one or two fewer searches for arcana, but I never stopped caring during this story about whether Nick would be reunited with his deeply missed family (I loved his younger siblings in book one). Premee Mohamed is one of my "She wrote it, I'll read it" authors, and I'm glad I went with her on this trip to protect Earth from Lovecraftian horrors. 3.5 stars. Thank you to Netgalley and to Rebellion Solaris for this ARC in exchange for my review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Gyalten Lekden

    Premee Mohamed concludes her trilogy with an eldritch horror show that has her best writing of the trilogy. This final book jumps a number of years into the future from the end of the second book, an ending that didn’t seem to have any future to move toward. However, Mohamed manages to continue and expand the story in ways that feel logical and genuine (within the worlds of the story). Lovecraftian and eldritch horror has often been marked by entities so horrific that we fail to have language or Premee Mohamed concludes her trilogy with an eldritch horror show that has her best writing of the trilogy. This final book jumps a number of years into the future from the end of the second book, an ending that didn’t seem to have any future to move toward. However, Mohamed manages to continue and expand the story in ways that feel logical and genuine (within the worlds of the story). Lovecraftian and eldritch horror has often been marked by entities so horrific that we fail to have language or even brain power enough to process them, and while still leaning into that enormity Mohamed doesn’t shy away from graphic imagery, with a cavalcade of beings that are part of this journey. The story is creative and engaging, and feels like it more or less resolves the central emotional conflict in the best way possible given the confines of the narrative. The story moves forward compulsively, is well-paced and always pushes the reader to turn one more page, or look around one more corner. The writing itself is, as I mentioned, the best of the trilogy, and it was fun and easy to read. This is a great conclusion to a wonderful story that combines sci-fi and eldritch horror in exciting and terrifying ways. I want to thank NetGalley and Rebellion, Solaris Publishing who provided a complimentary eARC in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sonya

    The Void Ascendant follows Nick and his, once thought to be dead, friendly foe on their quest to try to rid the universe of it’s greatest evil, prevent an inevitable war, and hopefully retroactively save Earth from destruction. I struggled with rating this book. I went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars as I was reading, so I’m going to say it’s a 2 1/2 star book for me. The plot was very creative and compelling, but I found a lot to be lacking when it came to world building. The plot was your The Void Ascendant follows Nick and his, once thought to be dead, friendly foe on their quest to try to rid the universe of it’s greatest evil, prevent an inevitable war, and hopefully retroactively save Earth from destruction. I struggled with rating this book. I went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars as I was reading, so I’m going to say it’s a 2 1/2 star book for me. The plot was very creative and compelling, but I found a lot to be lacking when it came to world building. The plot was your basic quest story, but it had some great twists and turns and I loved that it took place throughout the entire universe/muti-verse! The creativity and specificity of all of the creatures and different peoples was wonderful! Even though most of these were completely crazy and fanciful they seemed so real and really jumped right off the page! Also, I loved Nick’s character. He was so down to earth and real. He was funny and confused and betrayed and just such a well rounded character. I loved that the story was told through his voice. During the course of the book we travel to many different worlds and I was struggling to imagine most of them, which is not something I normally have trouble doing. There also was a lot of points in the book I had to go back and reread because I didn’t understand how they got from point A to point B, which again, I rarely need to do. It sometimes felt as if big chunks of exposition were missing from the story and that caused a lot of confusion for me. One other thing that I had a hard time with throughout the book was the relationships. Specifically the relationship between Nick and Yenu. There were so many times when Nick seemed to be flip flopping his view on her, so I was never able to really get a grasp on their relationship fully. Which may have been the author’s intention, but it made the story harder to follow throughout the book. There also, wasn’t that much character development for a majority of the characters, which left me not really caring about them or how they played into the story. All in all it was an enjoyable story, but it left a lot to be desired. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and statements are my own.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Galen Strickland

    The length of time it took me to read has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of this book. Too much going on to distract me, in the world and personal life. I can't even start my review since I need to get ready to go to my mother's to spend the night again. Maybe tomorrow. The best compliment I can give a book is that I immediately want to start re-reading. That will have to wait for now, and when the time comes it will include the entire trilogy. The conclusion is just as good, maybe bet The length of time it took me to read has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of this book. Too much going on to distract me, in the world and personal life. I can't even start my review since I need to get ready to go to my mother's to spend the night again. Maybe tomorrow. The best compliment I can give a book is that I immediately want to start re-reading. That will have to wait for now, and when the time comes it will include the entire trilogy. The conclusion is just as good, maybe better, than the first two, and I still rate it highly even though the ending was not what I was expecting. The following link includes comments on all three books, with some minor edits in the first two sections, and (I hope) a minimum of spoilers. http://templetongate.net/beneath-the-...

  6. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Overby

    A worthy successor to the rest of the series. Magical world building and memorable characters made this an unforgettable read. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more from this author in the future. A worthy successor to the rest of the series. Magical world building and memorable characters made this an unforgettable read. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more from this author in the future.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Annarella

    Great final part in this excellent trilogy. It was a fascinating and well written story that kept me reading. Great world building and storytelling. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine

  8. 5 out of 5

    Petter Wolff

    Sci-fi with Lovecraft sounded interesting, but it really wasn't. So I didn't finish it. Sci-fi with Lovecraft sounded interesting, but it really wasn't. So I didn't finish it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    David Poole

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    Elena Gaillard

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    Andrew Benesh

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    Amy

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    Lira

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    Susan Tiss

  15. 5 out of 5

    David

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    Mike

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    Daniel

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Best

  19. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bethany Kok

  21. 5 out of 5

    Whitney

  22. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tyler

  24. 4 out of 5

    Q.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Japunkt

  26. 4 out of 5

    Paul

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sean

  28. 4 out of 5

    Colin Sinclair

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nick Pawlowski

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laura Eilers

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