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The Ascension: a Super Human Clash: A Super Human Clash (The New Heroes/Quantum Prophecy #5)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  990 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Time-traveling supervillains and young superheroes in this sequel to the thrilling Super Human!

They thought him dead. After a battle of that magnitude, how could Krodin have possibly survived? But you can't underestimate a time-traveling supervillain. Young heroes Roz, Abbey, Paragon, and Lance find this out the hard way when, in the blink of an eye, the world changes. At
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Speak (first published June 30th 2011)
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Raul G Vegamontes
sucked horrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible
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Kole Sanders
The book the ascension by Michael Carroll is a great book. This book was one of the few book that keep me entertain the whole time I read it. The book is about a group of superhuman who not too long ago save the world from Krodin. Krodin was the first superhuman from the past who a group of people who thought that he was god. Then a group of superhuman fought him and thought they kill him but he since him back in time and Krodin took over the USA in a matter of 6 year and was close to take over ...more
These have grown on me. I like the characters a lot. They get a little violent--people killed in cold blood or for revenge, but it's not the's just realistic in fitting with the theme of teen superheroes (and thus their families) being inappropriately thrust into desperate situations because of their powers, and also being used and/or abused by the powers that be. So the 4 stars is partially from the enjoyment I'm getting from my investment in the characters. This is not quite as good ...more
This was the best book I read so far. it has so much action and adventure. every chapter had me on the edge of my seat. when I first picked the book up i couldn't put it down. i am in love with book.

I have never would have thought that little lance would rise up and become his own super hero. this book has thought me that you don't need super powers to defeat a villain. it has opened my eyes to see that police officer and firefighters are all super heroes in their own unique way. this is what ma
Bryce H
What happened in this book is. after Roz,Lance,Thunder,and Abby have stopped Krodin they think everything should go back to normal, but it did they actually just sent krodin back in time and he changed everything. in there new world krodin has taken over america and he is the chancelor. krodin has a plann and he wants to take over the world so Roz,Lance,Thunder,and Abby have to make a plan to stop krodin for good. but this time they have the help from the other super humans because there is no ...more
Kevin Meng
The Ascension by Michael Carroll is a book of deep philosophical thinking. Though on the outside, it may seem to be a fictional story of an epical adventure of 4 characters, which once again was thrown together after an unexpected turn of events. Now Roz, Abby, Thunder, and Lance have to once again face their enemy Krodin, in a completely new world, with new friends, and new enemies. They will face hardships along their journey, and their friendships will be tested to its limits.
This book is the
Jeretta Hall-Robinson
What?! I continually love this series! The action was great, storyline was interesting enough, and the characters were phenomenal. It was great to see the alternate world. I like how even they didn't know why Krodin was sent back six years and how they were different from it all. Sometimes there doesn't need to be an explanation. Especially with time travel. It's all just a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey-whimey stuff anyway. The only thing is...if you can send Krodin anywhere, why not send him ...more
Ms. Yingling
Abby, Lance, James and Roz are back having gotten rid of Krodin. Instead of being able to enjoy riding around in hover cars, they find themselves in an alternate version of what should be their reality. Krodin is chancellor, and the Praetorians support him because other options are more horrible, but the kids still feel he is supremely evil and needs to be overthrown. This reality was set in place after Daedalus bombed Anchorage, Alaska, killing thousands of people and resulting in the US being ...more
My favorite character is Lance...i hate-er...dislike everyone else. Not to say the book isn't great(it's AWESOME) I'm just saying i hate everyone in it...except Lance (don't you just LOVE that his name is short for Lancelot!) who is-pardon my french-awesomeness in a sack!

It was really worth the trouble i went through at the book store though! Long story short they should hire different *cough* better *cough* workers...And now short story long here is what happened!

It took me forever to find this
As a comic book geek who reads a lot of YA, this was a book that I was obviously going to read. I liked Carroll's preceding "Quantum Prophesy" trilogy a lot. I was less sold on the first title in this trilogy (Super Human). I do like the design of the ancient Assyrian "villain" brought to our time, Krodin...he is very demigod-y.

This book could definitely have been slimmmed down by about fifty pages, with the streamlining of one of the numerous parallel plots. I did appreciate the way that the yo
"How the heck are you supposed to deal with an over-powered super-villain who seemingly adapts to everything you throw at him? That nothing that you use against him can be used a second time? Oh, also he has an eidetic memory, an IQ well close to 200, super-strength that rivals Hercules, and controls the whole damn state of America? The answer?...." -Jib-


Terribly sorry for the lack of updates, I was dealing with finals. ANYWAY.....

I'm quite the fan of Michael Carroll's works, primar
The second Super Human novel from Carroll sees the return of Krodin and the teen superhero team. After Krodin's defeat, Lance, Paragon, Roz, and the rest of the teens expect life to resume normally. However, a greay cloud soon envelopes them, and they all awaken in an alternate world, where Krodin is in charge of national security, where martial law is in full effect, and most super humans have been killed. As the interlopers attempt to defeat the Chancellor, they will learn each other's true id ...more
Peter Bylone
The second book in the Super Human series, this one exceeds the first. Without having to dedicate much time to expose, the pace is more brisk and the action is plentiful. The story incorporates elements of time travel, and the impacts of the events that ended the first book, which help make the setting and storyline convincing, for a fantasy story. Again, each of the characters in the diverse group of heroes has their chance to shine none of them particularly saving the day, but each contributin ...more
The book "The Ascension: A Super Human Clash" was a great book which fell perfectly in line with the first. There are very few sequels books that are better than the original book and this is one of them. In this book you follow the same hero's but they some how have altered time when they thought they killed the fifth king. he was sent back five to six years in the past and was able to rise to power and is waging a war on the world. The fifth king was able to get rid of most of the super human ...more
T.L. Barrett
If you haven't read Super Human yet, do that first. If so, you are in for a superhuman treat. If you have read the book and enjoyed the fast-paced superhuman action, then you will love Ascension even more. The characters are all back for some reality bending adventure against over-whelming odds. The plot structure is rather similar because the characters are all split up (again) and this leaves us jumping from one member or a duo and then back again. There isn't anything deep, but it is good pop ...more
Another good actioney book. It has the same problems as the first, eg. Stupid decisions moving on the plot. And added into the mix is a theme that seems to be getting pretty common these days: jerk characters that are so unlikable that they distract you from the story. Really don't get that.

The bad aside, this is still a ton of fun to read. The author is extremely creative with the superpowers and especially with his solutions to when I think normal writers would say they have written themselve
This book was very very good, there were many plot twists and new challenges to conquer along the journey. I highly recommend this whole series to people who like sci-fi action books.
Ken Harris
best one yet

This is, by far, the best book in the whole series. I do hope this is the standard going forward.
James DeSantis
This story was as fun as the first, but took too long for the build up. Enjoyable but wish the pace was a bit better.
I thought this was an awesome, realistic superhero novel. I actually give it a 3.8 only because it was not the best book in the series. (view spoiler) Other than that it was incredible! I am really starting to like Lance as a character. Smart , witty and clever to the point of extreme. I am liking Roz as well just because she doesn't trust her brother. Really no one should.
I know that th
Carter South
this book was a little tricky and strange but it was just as good as the first.
R.S. Jinks
Another winner from Michael Carroll. It delivers on the action and has me clamoring to read the next installment.
John The Totally Awesome
I'm bored, so I'm going to review this #4
Ow. This book was so terrible it gave me a migraine. There was an incalculable amount of ____ in this book. Too much ____ to count. I'm just going to list a couple of ____s.
____ #1 I think one supposed-to-be-inspiring motivational speech per chapter is enough, don't you? PACE YOURSELF, CARROL!
____ #3 These people don't die enough. I mean, Abby get shot in the chest and goes down, and then she's all like "HA! I'm BULLETPROOF
William Torres
The Ascension by Michael Carroll delivers actions and a couple of twist in the story. Just three weeks after the defeat of Krodin Lance, Paragon, Roz, and the rest of the teens expect life to resume normally. Until they awake in an alternate reality where Krodin is chancellor of America and it's in martial law. Most of the super humans are dead and the teen must reunite to make a final stand to defeat Krodin and gget back to there reality.The attributes Michael Carroll put in is necessary to hav ...more
Nico Basile
Really great superhero book #2
Good continuation. A bit depressing because Krodin is still alive but even though, the heroes still find a way to defeat him in the end. The heroes as always make a great team even against other turned heroes. The alternate-reality gave the story a sort of long suspense from the beginning. Very fun to read.

I know there is going to be a third story in the prequel, so I really hope Krodin is dealt with permanently soon. I want to get back to seeing what happens to Danny and the rest of the heroes
Kim Raccoon
I swallowed this book.
I read the first one in this series and I liked it. This second book in the series is just not very good. The narrative whips back and forth between so many different characters (and realities) that you begin not to care whether or not characters are good or bad; you just want them to stay on the page long enough to develop a full thought about what they may or may not be doing. And, frankly, you don't really know which reality is the desirable reality, so you just keep reading hoping in the end ...more
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In 1987 Michael Carroll joined the Irish Science Fiction Association and was soon invited to become editor of their fiction magazine FTL. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Irish Writers' Union and spent two years as editor of their regular newsletter Final Draft.

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