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The Society

(Ascension #4)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  628 ratings  ·  83 reviews
The fourth book in the fantasy Ascension series that NYT bestselling author Susan Dennard called "perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas."

War is on the horizon.

All while a new power grows strong, threatening the very balance of good and evil.

Desperate to save her homeland, Cyrene goes in search of the dragons that may be the key to ending this battle—and heal her dying friend
Published October 23rd 2018
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TJ *Book Twins Reviews*

A fantastic installment to this spellbinding series. It was action packed, imaginative, and completely unpredictable! K. A. Linde brought her A game with this one! I was completely enraptured. Cyrene has me fully under her spell and I don’t mind one single bit!

Oh and Dean. The way his story arc plays out in this books is Pure PERFECTION! I’m in love again. Honestly, all the characters caught me off guard this go round. Again....unexpected. I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Sofia Lazaridou
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Society is the 4rth book in the Ascension series and the second best for me. At 3.5 stars, that doesn't mean a lot, but I was able to finish the book which was an improvement since I stopped reading The Consort because I couldn't get into it. I had a huge problem with this book too. Cyrene and men. I swear every person she meets is a gorgeous man and she had a romantic entanglement with him. That was a reminder of the reason why I stopped reading YA books. Too many love interests and love tr ...more
I love this series!!! And this book did not disappoint!! I love all the twist and turns of the story. Also, I love the in depth character development. It's been such a great ride to really get to live with these people and learn all about them and their amazing land. Can't wait for the last book in this crazy awesome adventure!!!

Reviewed by: Amanda A.
I’ve taken a break from reading over the last several months, so I’m behind on reading new releases from some of my favorite authors. Well...I’m finally here to share that author K.A. Linde has exceeded my wildest expectations with the fourth novel of her Ascension series!

The Society was everything I had hoped for but didn’t know I needed from a novel about DRAGONS! By far the best novel to this point in the series, The Society is packed full of adventure in a new land named Alandria. Linde’s wo
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Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better. I love how Cyrene has grown on this journey. How she feels she needs to earn her successes. How she fights the seduction of the blood magic. But the one that gets me the most in this book is Dean. When we meet him it tears at your heart and his journey back is just so amazing and wonderful. Him and Cyrene at the end of this better end up together. And poor Ahlvie I hope this storyline turns out well as well for that ending with him was just wow…not wh ...more
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Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.I've enjoyed the Ascension series, but I had a hard time reconnecting with the characters in this entry into the series.  Cyrene was the hardest, especially because of her interest in random boys that show up in the books.  She loved Edric, kinda had a thing for Kael,
Verna Loves Books
Let me begin by saying WOW! Kyla Linde knows what she's doing. Her writing is impeccable. This series is one of the most magical and awe inspiring I have ever read. Each one keeps getting better and better. I cannot wait for the next one.

The Society begins where The Consort ended. You are instantly thrown back into Cyrene and her friends adventures. Each one is more exciting than the last. You'll meet some new amazing characters that will make an impact on you and the story, Kivrin being one of
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I heard here were going to be dragons in this story, I'll admit, I wasn't too keen to read this instalment. But it's a K.A. Linde book and she's never disappointed me before. Thank the Creator, she didn't this time either. The dragons worked!!! Fantasy is one of those genres I'll read but it's not my go to but I loved this series. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the story line.
At times, the plot line or some story elements seemed reminiscent of another popular series by a well know
Robin Powers
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. There are so many twists and obstacles that Cyrene faces that I really didn’t know where she’d turn half of the time. And Kael…he’s really going full steam ahead and I worried what Cyrene might return home to face. And where is Dean? Some of these questions are answered but I was shocked at what was revealed at the end of this book. Where do we go from here? I’m not sure but I know I just cannot wait to find out!

I love this series so much. There are so many turns and mysteries unraveling th
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You guys. A little over a year I waited for this book (and happily because I know books take time), and every second was worth it. SO GOOD. I'm a huge fan of fantasy, and this book just delivered on everything I was hoping for.

The Society thrusts you right back into the thick of things and picks up where The Consort left off. It was really great to hang out with Cyrene and company again as they search for dragons (yeah, you read that right) in the hopes that they can save her world and Avoca's l
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is big - like, HUGE big - in every sense.

First, there is its page count, which is around 600 pages. That's right. SIX HUNDRED PAGES. But here's the thing, dear readers: this doesn't feel like a 600-page book. K A Linde has a fast, turbulent pace. Just when you think you can take a breath, she yanks you forward into the next piece of action. Even her downtimes are full of ... stuff. Stuff that keeps this book moving forward and forward until you get to that CLIFFHANGER that KILLS ME.

The Smutbrarians
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 0
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
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An evil has awaken and prepares to unleash while Cyrene has embarked on a quest to find the dragons. The dangerous trip will not stop Cyrene and her friends as she risks her own life for the greater good. While Kael’s power grows and leaves a mark on her homeland. Will Cyrene and her friends be able to return in time to save her people?

Wow. There are so many twists and
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh My God!!!! I’m in a state of shock right now, Cyrene and her band of friends are trying to find dragons to help them fight against the looming darkness. This book was really good and I love the fantasy world K.A. Linde has created. I love Ahlvie, Avoca, Orden, Rhea, Vera and Matilda and Dean. This is a wild ride and I’m looking forward to the next book.
Amanda Thomason
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!!! And this book did not disappoint!! I love all the twist and turns of the story. Also, I love the in depth character development. It's been such a great ride to really get to live with these people and learn all about them and their amazing land. Can't wait for the last book in this crazy awesome adventure!!! ...more
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Torvi Lothbrok
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think it might be my favourite one in the series. I admit that it started off rather slowly and I had a hard time connecting with the characters. I found Cyrene to be especially irritating in the first 300 pages of the book. She is expressly described as not being like other girls-or other anybody for that matter-by literally everyone that she meets. She does something and everyone just stares at her in shock and says,"How did you do that?" or "That's never been ...more
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is everything! Everything. Book 4. Oh how I've longed for book 4. Perhaps one of the best things about this series is getting to revisit the characters I've been separated from for so long. A year between books allows me to go back to the beginning over and over again each year to refresh on the characters I love. But this one was worth the wait. We get questions answered, leave with even more questions, and of course, DRAGONS! I love every book K.A Linde writes, but my goodness someth ...more
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-2018
Wow, what a book! I am normally not a fan of fantasy but Ms. Linde pulled me in with book one of the Ascension series. The story and the covers just keep getting better with each book. The Society was full of so many things I didn’t see coming. I am on a book high after finishing this book.

I love this group of characters and the bond they have. Cyrene is such a badass and there are dragons!! Who doesn’t like dragons? The gang is all back together to save her world. I have really missed these cha
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Wow.....let it not be said that KA Linde does not know how to drop a cliffhanger at the end of a book. Why oh why do I keep forgetting that when I am reading and then realize that I have just read the last page?

So, Book 4 has us following Cyrene and her motley crew pretty much all over the world, and just for fun - let's go ahead and cross the seas and find a new land that has Dragons..... sure, why not?

Actually, it is starting to make sense who everyone in her group is and why they are
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My review feels like it should just go something like this

1. I like big books and I can not lie!
2. Cover Love!
3. This series grows you.
4. Action!
5. Adventure!
6. Twists and Turns!
7. Kick Butt (Thanks to Amazon I can't say what I really want to, ha) Heroine!
8. Amazing Secondary Characters.
9. Swoon-worthy romance.
10. Dragons!
11. This is a must read!
12. Did I mention, DRAGONS!!!!

When I began this series back at The Affiliate I liked it, but it wasn't a total favorite of mine. Wow, how times change a
Reviews from the Heart
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in an amazingly well written epic fantasy series by an author I’ve definitely come to consider one of my personal favorites and who has become an automatic one click for me!

Cyrene is on a mission to save her world and to save her friend from dying and everything hinges on her being able to find the dragons she’s searching for. I love every single page I’ve read in this series and usually by the time a series gets to the fourth book it either comes to the point where it g
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cyrene finds herself desperate to find help for her bound-sister, Avoca. While their travels send them in search of mystics and healers she must also learn to control the power within her. As she is desperate to find answers, Kael has fully taken control of Byern and yearns for even more power. The network of spies that lie beneath Byern are growing stronger and yearn for a leader to help them take their world from the dark force that is taking it over. Cyrene knows to win this war she must trav ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a book is HUGE! I’m talking 600 pages HUGE!!! I love big books, but do you know what I love even more?? Big books that read fast. IMO there is

nothing worse than a big book that drags on forever.

OMG! The cover!!!! They keep getting better and better!!! I want to see The Domina cover now!

I have two words for you DRAGONS and DEAN!!!! That’s all you need, now go read this series!!!! I love Dean. Don’t get me wrong I’m a Kael fan to but he’s being a bit of a jerk lately and Dean is just oh s
Gayathiri C
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in the Ascension series and takes off right where we left in "The Consort"..

Cyrene has got to cross the seas to save her friend Avoca from coma and bring Dragons back to Emporia..
When it seems impossible to travel across sea to Alandria, with the help of Orden, Cyrene and her friends travel to Alandria for their mission..
However, getting help to reach Alandria seems to be the easiest part of their mission.. Cyrene needs to compete in a tournament in order to win over a dra
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Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Note: This review contains NO spoilers

I am still reeling with this fourth installment in the Ascension series! I continue to be riveted to the twists and turns that this series takes me after each turn of the page. What a fantastical and visually striking magical world! K.A. Linde continues to up the ante on the action and adventure for these characters, and then, we are introduced to new characters to add to the already gripping story. My mind is just spinning! As always, The Society starts whe
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
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Anna K
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc
Best book in this series!! Let me start with saying that after everything that happened at the end of The Consort – especially with Avoca – I was really on edge to know what happens next. And believe me I haven’t been disappointed.
As Cyrene’s story goes on in The Society it gets even more adventurous and exciting. Her journey to find the dragons (yayy DRAGONS) and save Avoca and maybe even the world leads her to new places; she makes new friends, enemies and so much more. The story doesn’t leav
Yani Morales
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've said this for the previous 3 books. This is by far my favorite series from K.A. Linde. The down side to this series, its that each book release is soooooooooooo far apart that is maddening.
Do yourself a favor and re-read the series so that you can truly enjoy this book!!

Book number FOUR- The Society is HUGE. It's 600 pages, OMG. I was so excited when I saw how big. The wait was def worth this book. DRAGONS! Magic and DRAGONS. Must I say anything else?

We meet a lot of new people. The Socie
Cara Nicole
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great fantasy world!
So, I will be the first to admit that I am not usually a fantasy reader. However, I had the awesome opportunity to start reading this series, and I love K.A. Linde, so I thought I'd give it a try. I am so happy I was able to, this series has blown me out of the water. I gobbled up the first three, and The Society was no different. It picks up right after The Consort left off, and yes, you must read these in order. The Society finds Cyrene and her friends in search of the d
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

What. In. The. World!! First off - 600 pages! Are you kidding me! I'm a firm believer in the bigger the better (tell someone who isn't), but whoa! While it is on the larger size, the time and story fly by. Before you know it the ending is upon you and you're wishing you had stopped and put it down, taken a few more breathers, and really absorbed it all. The story pulls you in that much. It's action-packed, fast-paced, and so wonderful. Getting to really know these characters and learn al
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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy n ...more

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