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The Fifth Ascendant (The Ascendants, #1)
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Joshua Grant | 5 comments The world of Drina is on the brink of destruction.

Twelve year old Kal’s dreams have grown dark. A missing Ascendant. The deaths of imperial soldiers at the hands of terrible monsters far below Skytown. It all must link back to the mysterious powers of his upcoming Ascendancy or perhaps his newfound visitor, a kid that only he can see—but none of it can prepare him for the adventure of self-discovery and world shattering consequences he’s about to be hurled down.

Nash, Ruka, and Jia are all on a top secret mission for the Heretic cause, a mission that could save their people and maybe the entire world—but one of them has a secret, a dark and tangled past that could doom them all.

Magic, humor, outrageous heists, horrific monsters, and yes, a fur bearing trout and a pickle are all along for the ride in this manic quest to keep the world of Drina from descending into darkness.

https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Ascendan...


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Doc (docpersona) | 174 comments Joshua wrote: "The world of Drina is on the brink of destruction.

Twelve year old Kal’s dreams have grown dark. A missing Ascendant. The deaths of imperial soldiers at the hands of terrible monsters far below Sk..."


It is cool that part of the proceeds of the book go to help children in poverty around the world (however they manage that) but it is not a manga in any sense is it?


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Joshua Grant | 5 comments Doc wrote: "Joshua wrote: "The world of Drina is on the brink of destruction.

Twelve year old Kal’s dreams have grown dark. A missing Ascendant. The deaths of imperial soldiers at the hands of terrible monste..."


Though it has no illustrations, its spirit is manga. It's my ode to both Avatar The Last Airbender and Final Fantasy. I tried to capture the visual actiony style of manga and anime that I so love in word form. Not sure if I succeeded, but I thought my manga friends might enjoy taking a look.


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