Packs a Whammy of a powerful punch! This is the most unique YA series in that it contains a compelling fantasy story that is plot-driven, great characters who do not seem what they are, and is educational at the same time. Written for the younger teen and up, The Ascension goes beyond the typical YA novel. Teen issues like leadership trials, friendship, and family are explored within this engaging fantasy adventure. The Ascension left off after Rise of the Fire Tamer, and it does not disappoint. As in the first book, it is action-packed, romantic, and will keep you wanting to find out more. This series is a YA Must Read! I highly recommend this for younger teens and up.