The Ascension Trilogy



In the final installment in the Ascension Trilogy, Cheyenne is prisoner to Lamia, the most powerful vampire in the world. Family and friends are dead. The witches are radio silent. Cheyenne can't sit by while Lamia enacts her plan. She is done being a pawn. 

It's going to take help from world's beyond and even more surprising places to break free and stoke a successful uprising against Lamia and the vampires. 

But trust is waring thin, and Cheyenne is running out of time. What will she give to be free? What are they all willing to give? 



"If you fail, you'll wish you'd never been made...."

In the second installment, Cheyenne finds herself the center of a centuries-old conspiracy involving the vampires, Deuxsang, and witches, and everyone is telling her who she should trust and what she should do. Cheyenne’s head is too full of voices and opinions and it’s time for her to make up her own mind.

"Dark, surprising, and full of twists, the Ascension series is a delectable addition to vampire canon. Rials paints a rich and engrossing world of vampires, half-vampires witches– each with their own agenda. Cheyenne’s struggle to be free is one that every girl will recognize, and I rooted for her as she bristled against the roles cast for her by society. It’s the story of a girl yearning to come into her own powers, powers both frightening and beautiful." 

~Maggie Thrash, author of L.A. Times Book Prize nominee Honor Girl



Steeped in the mystery, intrigue and rich history of New Orleans and the secretive world of the Deuxsang, teen vampire, Cheyenne, and her forbidden love, Eli, embark on a very different, and vastly more dangerous, journey as the net of betrayal tightens around them. This intense and fresh novel is enchanting, engrossing and impossible to put down right up to the cliffhanger ending. Remember, the end is not the end.

Their love story anchors the novel, the first installment of a series, and sets the stage for the cliffhanger ending. An entertaining and promising series opener about an appealing human and vampire hybrid. 

--Kirkus Reviews