Inevitable Ascension Volume II – Crossing Worlds is Available for Purchase!

So you’ve finished book 1 and have been ceaselessly spamming the refresh button on Amazon.com hoping a sequel would magically show up since you have no idea when it’s going to arrive? If so, we can’t say we blame you, but at last you can cut that out because…
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Inevitable Ascension Volume II – Crossing Worlds is now available for your reading pleasure!

Buy it on Amazon HERE

And yes, Volume II is written with Roman numerals because as everyone knows, that means it’s a big deal._

Check out the cover and blurb in all it’s sequel glory!

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The One Left Behind

Despite her willingness to sacrifice everything to change the future, Violina found the events of the world to be set in stone and unchangeable, until at long last, she embraced the Inevitable Ascension as her own. A single and glorious spark set the world aflame, reduced it to the dust and made way for a new beginning.

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Yes, the one spark ignited the world, but what of the other? The spark left half-extinguished, abandoned and forgotten? The spark who did not ascend?

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This is the story of the Violina who was left behind by her future-self from another world. This is the story of how a single action can echo across time and change all of creation. This is the story of defying the inevitable.

Announcing Inevitable Ascension Volume II – Crossing Worlds

Announcing Inevitable Ascension Volume II – Crossing Worlds

Yes, Volume II is written with Roman numerals because as everyone knows, that means it’s a big deal.
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We are looking to publish it for your reading pleasure mid-2017!
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In the meantime, here’s a teaser:

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The One Left Behind

Despite  her willingness to sacrifice everything to change the future, Violina found the events of the world to be set in stone and unchangeable, until at long last, she embraced the Inevitable Ascension as her own. A single and glorious spark set the world aflame, reduced it to the dust and made way for a new beginning.

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Yes, the one spark ignited the world, but what of the other? The spark left half-extinguished, abandoned and forgotten? The spark who did not ascend?

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This is the story of the Violina who was left behind by her future-self from another world. This is the story of how a single action can echo across time and change all of creation. This is the story of defying the inevitable.

Violina

Violina

Violina, a girl polarized by love and loathing, finds herself thrown into a post-apocalyptic world with mankind on the brink of extinction. Discovering the means to travel back in time, she sets out to save the world by preventing the events leading up to the apocalypse. But as her quest advances, she becomes increasingly disgusted by the evil inherent to humanity and seeks lethal justice against all who wrong her—a list that grows exponentially until it encompasses all of mankind.

What was it that gave people the right to live?  Was it simply being born?  No. Everyone is born to no credit of their own. It’s the choices people make that determine whether they deserve their lives, and by that standard, everyone Violina knew deserved to die—everyone except for Lux.

Violina, the girl who had been mocked and hunted for rejecting the warped ideals of artificial authority, would lay down her own law.
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Vexia

Vexia

The not-quite-human woman whose personality constantly fluctuates between pleasant and deranged.

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Why the crushed egg in her hand? Well, here’s an excerpt of a sketchy dinner party you might enjoy:

Poached Eggs and Poached Minds

“Pleasantries. Hot cocoa has completed.” Vexia set a steaming vat on the table. It was so hot, the container was actually warped and melting before her eyes, but she didn’t seem overly concerned about it.

Violina was unsure how she should proceed. “So, what say we set some ground rules? Just some basic stuff like no killing each other, or maiming, or—”

“Oh relax!” insisted Lux. “Vexia and I are way ahead of you. Now we can just chat and enjoy watching her cook.”

Vexia picked up an egg and stared into it as if it had a soul. “You lived, but will now die, that those who will die, may yet live a little longer.” She then crushed the egg in her hand and tossed it into the fireplace, howling with flames.

Lux went wide eyed. “Um, Vexia, now I’m sure you are an expert cook and all—”

“I don’t disagree.” Vexia crushed another egg. “This is however the first omelet I’ve constructed. Pretty omelet. It will hide nothing from the world.”

“I see,” said Lux timidly. “Now, you’re doing a great job, and this is more of just my personal preference than anything, but I like omelets best without the shells.”

Vexia tossed another crushed egg into the fire as if she hadn’t heard anything.

“Also, you might consider using the frying pan instead of just the fire,” added Lux.

“Such was my plan from the beginning.” Vexia then tossed the frying pan into the fire.

“I think we should just let her do her thing,” whispered Violina so only Lux could hear.

Lux made a face like a puppy presented with a treat only to have it taken away at the last second. “Yeah, you’re probably right.” She turned her chair to face Vexia. “So, I understand you’re immortal-immortal? How is, um, that working out for you? Still alive I see, so I’d imagine it’s going pretty well.” Lux’s awkwardness knew no bounds.

Having emptied her basket of eggs, Vexia proceeded to repeatedly stab an onion with a cleaver. “Questions, questions. You ask so many questions. Well listen with all of your ears. Living is only half of the conundrum we call life. The other half? Bound in chains. Pesky, greedy mutts drowning in their own sins, but I did not drown.” She then proceeded to throw both the onion and the cleaver into the fire.

“Is that so?” Lux shot Violina a confused expression accompanied by a shrug.

Though her hands were occupied smashing tomatoes to a pulp, Vexia’s eyes seemed to gaze off into oblivion. “The gate to life is but one. The gates to death are many. Bullets can create such a gate. Falling from the heavens also. There is a fine line between the now and the infinite. I have erased this line. Pleasantries. Would you like salsa on your omelet?”

“Actually I prefer—” Lux was interrupted by Vexia slinging a mess of tomatoes and peppers into the fire. “You know what? Sure.”

“Now let us burn it of its impurities. Set it to greater flames. Let it cry in its own whining futility.” Vexia turned some knobs, launching the already boisterous fire into an inferno. “Now tell me—who has eyes yet sees nothing? Feet, yet go nowhere? Screaming silence from their throats?”

A chill crawled down Violina’s neck. She was never sure whether to dismiss Vexia’s deranged ramblings or not.

Vexia’s tone turned venomous. “The hungry ones have returned. Hungry for second helpings. Yet the pile has grown tall—any taller and we will have constructed a monument to the feeding frenzy in the vilest degree.”

Sure enough, footsteps were growing louder by the second. The mob’s backup? Though Vexia may have been competent with a frying pan, Violina wasn’t willing to bet their lives on it. She flipped the table onto its side for cover, spilling hot cocoa across the floor.

“First the omelet got ruined and now the cocoa? Organized crime is the worst!” exclaimed Lux, locking and loading her crossbow. “I mean, not that the thought wasn’t there with the omelet. Really, you’re a great hostess, Vexia.”

“In here! She’s in here!” called a gruff voice from the hall. The footsteps had grown to a stampede.

“Stab them as onions? Crush them as eggs? No. No, I’ve cuddled the culinary arts for too long. A messy venture it is.” Vexia severed a hose from the fireplace, sending fuel splattering around the room. “Purify, sanctify, rectify, simplify—only the noblest uses of the flames.”

Lux

Lux

Brilliant, hilarious and a complete ditz.
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Perhaps Lux’s most defining quality is her love of animals: bacon, steak and, to a lesser extent, chicken. She’s also quite fond of the live versions and kept many pets. She was torn between two professions that would allow her to be with her furry friends frequently—veterinarian or hunter. With Violina’s persuasion, she became a hunter as it allowed her to wear her furry friends. Why is Lux staring lovingly at a Fish in a jar? Good question. I really can’t blame you for asking it. One day someone burned down her house with the intent to kill her. She escaped, but her pets weren’t so fortunate. The only survivor? Her fish named “Fish”. Ever since, she’s carried him with her in a jar. She loves Fish more than most people, meaning both that she loves Fish more than most others love Fish, but also that she loves Fish more than she loves most people.
Kza

Kza

The Dark Ages of 500 years ago were “dark” for a reason. Kza, the most brilliant and ruthless thaumaturgist known to man had nearly exterminated the whole of Eden single-handedly. No one knows why he was so bent on destruction, nor how he managed to construct his mobile fortress, The Dreadnaught. In an era dominated by swords and bows, Kza had manufactured an arsenal of complex machinerys and weapons of mass destruction.

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However, the High Cleric refused to sit idly by.  In what he termed the Day of Counterstrike, he rallied ten thousand of Eden’s foot soldiers, archers, cavalry and siege weapons and launched an assault against The Dreadnaught in the Northern Forest, but just when his Golden Legion had begun their attack, the towering mass of steel, cannons, steam, lightning and thunder plowed over the trees, crushing them under its weight as if they were pathetic weeds. This was a battleship far mightier and nightmarish than anything the world had ever conceived. Heavy steam billowed into the sky above black and crimson banners bearing Kza’s emblem–an X encompassed on its left and bottom sides by an L. It was The Dreadnaught, and that day it massacred thousands.

Were it not for the grace of God Himself, humanity may have gone extinct, but soon after the Day of Counterstrike, the Second Sun ascended and Kza was destroyed alongside The Dreadnaught… or so the history books tell us.