The Lost City Book Description
Amanda Hocking, the New York Times bestselling author of The Kanin Chronicles, returns to the magical world of the Trylle Trilogy with The Lost City, the first novel in The Omte Origins—and the final story arc in her beloved series.
The storm and the orphan
Twenty years ago, a woman sought safety from the spinning ice and darkness that descended upon a small village. She was given shelter for the night by the local innkeepers but in the morning, she disappeared—leaving behind an infant. Now nineteen, Ulla Tulin is ready to find who abandoned her as a baby or why.
The institution and the quest
Ulla knows the answers to her identity and heritage may be found at the Mimirin where scholars dedicate themselves to chronicling troll history. Granted an internship translating old documents, Ulla starts researching her own family lineage with help from her handsome and charming colleague Pan Soriano.
The runaway and the mystery
But then Ulla meets Eliana, a young girl who no memory of who she is but who possesses otherworldly abilities. When Eliana is pursued and captured by bounty hunters, Ulla and Pan find themselves wrapped up in a dangerous game where folklore and myth become very real and very deadly—but one that could lead Ulla to the answers she’s been looking for.
This was such a good book! I was hooked from the moment I started. If you love magical fantasy books with trolls, mythology and more, then this is the book you want. I’m going to try my best to not give anything away so this may come across as a short review, bear with me.
From the start, I felt the characters and the world building were very, very well developed. The characters felt flawed and complex, while the world itself felt lush and realistic. Ulla’s backstory and the mystery around Eliana were enthralling. As the story moved forward, I felt like I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen, what secret might be revealed next.
I highly recommend you add this to your TBR now, if you haven’t already. This is a fantasy series you don’t want to miss out on.
AMANDA HOCKING is the author of over twenty young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Trylle Trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her love of pop culture and all things paranormal influence her writing. She spends her time in Minnesota, taking care of her menagerie of pets and working on her next book.
Early Praise for The Lost City:
“Hocking’s fast, engaging fantasy will draw in new and seasoned fans of the genre… [She] keeps the surprises coming, [leaving] readers eager to know more”
—School Library Journal (starred review)