The 5th book in John Bierce’s Mage Errant series, the Siege of Skyhold, just came out a couple days ago. I meant to post on launch day, but I’ve been neck-deep in finishing up Soulbrand. Reading Mage Errant feels like his book descended from my series (and things like Will Wight’s Cradle) in a similar fashion to how my own books were inspired by JRPGs and stories like Mother of Learning. If you’re looking for something similar to Arcane Ascension, you’re not going to find anything much closer than Mage Errant.
For those of you who haven’t seen the series before, I believe the first book is free right now. That can be found here.