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Ascendant

Ascendant

Book 1

By: Craig Alanson

Performed by: Steve West, Tim Gerard Reynolds

Released: October 31, 2017

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 17 hr, 23 min

The Wizard’s Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard.
They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can’t control the power inside him, power he doesn’t know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx. The Wizard’s Council didn’t tell young Koren, because they know what is best for him. Even after their silent deception destroys his life.
Crown Princess Ariana Trehayme will become queen of Tarador on her 16th birthday, if her weak, indecisive mother the Regent hasn’t allowed their ancient enemy to conquer Tarador before then. Ariana wants her royal army to strike at the enemy, but her mother knows what is best for her, and the realm.Together, Ariana and Koren can save Tarador, if the adults, who know best, will get out of their way.

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Author:

Craig Alanson

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PERFORMER:

Steve West

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PERFORMER:

Tim Gerard Reynolds

Tim Gerard Reynolds is a best-selling audiobook narrator with over 300 titles recorded. He has narrated books in multiple genres including authors such as Salman Rushdie, Colm Tóbín, Michael J. Sullivan, Mike McCormack, Pierce Brown, Gene Wolf, Tana French, Hugh Howey, Andrew Seiple, Mark Lawrence, Larry Corriea, and Caleb Carr, and many others. Best-know for narrating fantasy & sci-fi fiction, Tim has narrated many titles in most fiction and non-fiction categories, and has taken part in some notable collaborations such has the award-winning re-release of Margaret Attwood's The Handmaid's Tale. ​ Tim was nominated for Best [Performance by a Male Narrator in the 2019 Audie Awards](https://www.timgerardreynolds.com/), and has previously been a 5-time Audie Nominee. He is the recipient of multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards and has twice been listed in Audiofile Magazine's Best of the Year. Books he narrated were among [Audible.com](http://audible.com/)'s Best of the Year from 2014 through 2017 consecutively. And books Tim has narrated have frequently appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list for audiobooks. In 2016 he was awarded a listener-voted Reddit "Stabby" Award for his contributions, in particular, to the Fantasy genre. Among the 2016 Fantasy audiobook best-sellers, Tim read 3 out of the top 5 titles.

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