Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension
Series or Stand Alone: Synarchy series, book two
Release Date: July 2010
Publisher: SVT Publishing
Author Site: http://www.themindofdcs.com/
My Rating: 4.25/5
Source: Received for review from author
“We're villains, as much as we are capable of being heroes…”
A lifetime ago, Stefano Vasco Terenzio saw one way to maneuver his family into a game of betrayal against an unbeatable enemy; walking into a bullet. A generation later, what started with one man’s ego will determine the fate of the whole word.For centuries The Brotherhood and their Gods, the Anunnaki have hidden in plain sight among us. For centuries they have lied, sacrificed man by the thousands, and manipulated humanity into their service. As the clock ticks closer to December 21st, 2012, they will stop at nothing to keep their control of planet Earth.
In the thrilling sequel to Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening, the end is only the beginning. Secrets emerge that will challenge the core of everything you think you believe. All the while a team of scientists must make sense out of the fantastical, and the tenuous link holding together the one family that can save humankind, shatters.
I'll definitely be limiting the details of my review for those who have yet to read the first book in the series. Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension continues the story of the Terenzio family fighting to save humanity. The Brotherhood have been in control of Earth since the dawn of man - under their Gods the Annunaki. Ruthless and cunning, both the Brotherhood and the Annunaki will do whatever it takes to stay in control. The time is 2012 and as the planets slowly come together for their alignment, humanity is finally given another chance to ascend. When one ascends it is like "waking up" to the truth. All will be revealed during the ascension and every puzzle piece in one's life will finally click in place and make sense.
The Terenzio family is a large and extremely powerful mafia-like organization. They have connections and ties to almost everywhere in the world including to the Annunaki themselves. Not all of the Annunaki believe it is right to enslave humanity. Just like not all of the Terenzios believe the Ascension should happen. Betrayal and loyalty are so heavily enterwined in the novel and its characters. The story leads up to the "D-day", December 21, 2012 - the day of the Ascension. The action and characters will blow you away and definitely leave you eagerly wanting Book 3 to be released!
The Synarchy books are definitely ones to be savoured. The world is complex and filled with strong characters, reincarnation concepts, and chapters that jump back and forth between time and character point of views. It's very easy to get lost with the numerous characters but equally easy to become entirely engrossed in the writing. The story can be somewhat overwhelming at times but again, I have to say that DCS has created something that is so unique and exciting that you won't have a choice but to keep turning the pages.
I enjoyed the detail given to the Annunaki. They were rarely mentioned and remained a mystery in the first book. Also introduced is the Galactic Federation. One can call them aliens but they are much more than that. Different mythical beings, including Angels, found in the novel give the reader an entirely new perspective on the idealogy and religion that has been around since...well forever. The characters are forced to question everything they have ever known and its easy for the reader to ask themselves those very same questions. That in itself creates a bond between reader and character that is very seldom seen in the recent books I've read.
I highly recommend both Synarchy novels because they are filled with so much creativity. I enjoyed Book 2 more than Book 1 because more detail and background information was able to come into play more. I also found myself really caring and connecting with the characters. DCS has much planned for her series and I look forward to continuing on with the Terenzio family and their fight to save the world!