About Ascendant Unrest

Two weeks after Maya tried to change the world, little has changed. Little, except for a nine-year-old’s building fear that her ex-mother’s revenge waits around every corner.

When her face appeared on every still-working video monitor along the Eastern Seaboard, streaming her plea and her evidence all over the planet, she thought they’d won. Alas, her fairy tale dream died. The Authority didn’t become noble overnight. Her ex-mother didn’t face punishment for her crimes. The lack of any retribution, or even any effort on the part of the Brigade to hide her, only fans the flames of her worry.

To make matters worse, her best friend Sarah is hiding a painful secret.

Maya’s fears come to fruition in the middle of the night. In a hail of gunfire, she and Sarah flee into the dangerous streets of the Habitation District, rife with dosers, street gangs, corrupt Authority officers, chased by an unknown enemy worse than Ascendant.

They don’t want to kidnap her―they want her dead.

Reviews for Ascendant Unrest

Picking up not long after the last book ended, Maya has a family and unlike her last one, they care about her. She’s taken the first step into changing how the world she lives in works, and saved countless lives. Not too bad for a nine year old girl. Unfortunately, what lies ahead isn’t ideal. The story itself is exciting and chilling, full of action and death, something you wouldn’t usually want around children. It gives a refreshing twist to the wasteland, following Maya and Sarah as they wander around weaving in and out of trouble.

I loved the first book [...]

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would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read the second book in this series

poor maya, as if getting kidnapped once isnt enough...there are others after her but there seems to be no rhythm or reason to it... and why go to all that trouble...

it was great to get offered this book to see where they are...after they manage to get one over on vanessa...has things improved or have they not...

lovely to read and catch up with maya and her gang...some startling bits to it and some gruesome bits but on the whole a great story to [...]

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As I very much enjoyed "Heir Ascendant", the first book in the Faded Skies series, I was eagerly awaiting the release of the sequel schedued for 24th July 2018. Lucky for me I was able to nab an advanced copy from the wonderful world of NetGalley. I tend to be rather selective when it comes to choosing which Science Fiction books I read, I know what i'm looking for and what I like in a scifi title.

This series follows protagonist Maya Oman who wants nothing more than to live a meaningful life. Instead she ends up living in fear [...]

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Matthew S Cox returns to the world he created in Ascendant in his second novel - Ascendant Unrest. His newest novel exceeds the high expectations set by his debut. Ascendant Unrest is a fantastic science fiction novel. Not only is the world rich in detail and history, his characters have emotional depth, and he does a convincing job with both the adults and the children and how their lives and personalities have been shaped by their world.

Maya tried to change the world, but while there have been some changes in how the Authority treats nons, Ascendant is still [...]

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