Ascendant: Republic of Rage: Episode 1 of 5

Ascendant: Republic of Rage: Episode 1 of 5

by Richard Denoncourt

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After a nuclear war ravages the country, America has split into two nations.

Every one out of 1,000 citizens is born with some form of telepathy.

Known as "ments," many become slaves, while most live in secrecy and fear.

Michael Cairne was smuggled out of a military facility as a baby. His mother was murdered in the process, but he doesn't remember any of it. Now a teenager, all he knows is growing up in the People's Republic of America totally sucks. A tyrannical dictator controls all aspects of daily life. Without a birth certificate, Michael's very presence is illegal, his future non-existent.

But everything is about to change.

During a violent encounter, Michael discovers he is telepathic. His gift is powerful, unstable, and a ticking time bomb capable of causing damage on a scale never before seen. When Michael becomes targeted by the nation's brutal police force, only one man can save him: the terrorist Louis Blake, a man with a shadowy past and even murkier motives, who will take Michael across the border into "the Eastlands," a lawless land unlike any he has ever known.

But the powerful dictator who killed Michael's mother is hell-bent on finding him and recovering his billion-dollar investment in Michael's brain. He'll use every resource he can squeeze out of his government and military to do so, even if it means unleashing a deadly assassin with a similar power, and starting a war in the process.

...A war Michael will find himself at the center of.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155976738
Publisher: Richard Denoncourt
Publication date: 02/11/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 85,510
File size: 423 KB

About the Author

Richard Denoncourt is the author of fast-paced novels about epic quests, post-apocalyptic futures, teens with supernatural abilities, and dangerous journeys across strange and alien worlds. One of his books is about a telepathic teenager in war-torn America, who struggles to avoid the government men that killed his mother while developing an ability that tempts him toward the darker side of power. (ASCENDANT) Another is about a grieving father who goes to a hellish underworld by entering a train tunnel, all to save his 4-year-old daughter's soul while risking his own. (TRAINLAND) His largest project of all is a series of fantasy novels beginning with SAVANT, in which a teenager discovers that his parents are demigods hiding among humans, and that he must embark on a journey in a mythical world known as Astros to save his family from a fate worse than death. (THE LUMINETHER SERIES) If you like zombie survival stories, he has also written a novella about a young man who must leave his fortified house for the first time in three years to find medicine for his dying father, a journey that will take him across a ruined town filled with flesh-hungry monsters and raiders who prey on survivors like him. (OUTBREAK) As for credentials, he studied philosophy and literature at Colgate University, earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, and has published several short stories in minor literary journals that he's pretty sure no one will ever read (if they can even find them). And now, the promotional stuff... Want OUTBREAK, SAVANT, and TRAINLAND for free? Seriously! All three of these books are free! All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list by copying and pasting this link into your browser and following the instructions: Subscribers will be notified of new releases, free giveaways of future books, and other fun things. Don't worry - I only send out 5-8 emails per year, I never spam, and I will absolutely never give out your email address. Thanks for your support!

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