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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
Ascension: Kelahya Unbound by V. and D. Povall is a grand science fiction novel of bloodlust and power. The main character Kelahya is a Minder, which means she has the ability to impact the minds and thoughts of almost all species that exist in the universe, but she sees bloody nightmares of Kronos, who she supposedly killed. How can she decipher what is real and what is not when her mind is in such a vulnerable state from dissociating? She has no choice but to flee from death and try to uncover the truth before she loses her mind completely. She finds herself facing danger in the past and in the future.
The Povalls are gifted storytellers and craft this tale with fine detail, rich characters, and a mind-bending sci-fi plot that would make Isaac Asimov smile. It works as an aesthetic piece of literature and is multi-layered. As you read, you find yourself wondering what the truth is, right along with Kelahya, and you worry about her state of mind, as well as her life. I like the special powers the authors give the characters, and the physical, psychological, and spiritual conflicts going on, as well as the impressive world-building; simply the overall package. On one hand, it's a space odyssey with lots to explore. On the other, a psychological crime drama with secrets to reveal. Together, the themes make for a dynamic experience. Ascension: Kelahya Unbound by V. and D. Povall is one sci-fi novel that should stand the test of time, worthy of a second or third read.