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The Loss (The Originals #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  724 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
Family is power.

The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep.

After a hurricane destroyed their city, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson have rebuilt New Orleans to even greater glory. The year is 1766. The witches live on the fringes in
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by HQN Books
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Chrissa I just read the first book. You can see these books as big flashbacks: they follow the Mikealson siblings as we know them, but it's set in the 18th…moreI just read the first book. You can see these books as big flashbacks: they follow the Mikealson siblings as we know them, but it's set in the 18th century. (less)

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Sara Santos
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was ok

I thought this book would be better then the first, but it was exactly the same.
What can I say... it's been a long time since I've wrote a review. Mainly bc my real life is chaotic at the moment. All 3 of my babies started school so I've been a little depressed about that lol.

Anyways what can i say about this but FUCKING phenomenal!! I love Klaus Mickleson so much!! God what a bad ass! And his brother Elijah, mhmm he can talk poetry and non sense to me all day and night! Rebekah, fierce and unstoppable! Even with a bloody stake in her heart! This was so much better than the
Taylan Tutam
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Az önce bitti ve ben gayet güzel bittiğini düşünüyorum. İlk kitaba göre çok çok aksiyonlu ve heyecanlıydı. Klaus'a zaman zaman sinir olsam da vazgeeçmiyorum. En sevdiğim vampir serilerinden birisi oldu.
En kısa zamanda dizisinede başlayacağım.
İnci Puyan
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it

İki kitabı peş peşe okumanın hazzını yaşamış biri olarak ikinci kitap ilkinden daha iyiydi diyerek yorumuma başlıyorum. Aslında 3. kitapta çıksaymış iyi olurmuş, çünkü kısacık kitaplar peş peşe okunduğunda tam tadına vara vara okunmuş gibi oluyor.

İlk kitapta tanıdığımız, aile ilişkilerini öğrendiğimizi, nasıl karakteristik özellikleri olduğunu idrak ettiğimiz Köken Vampiler'den Elijah, Klaus ve Rebekah bu kitapta da sınırları zorlayacak bir kurgu ile karşı
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
At the time when I read the first book in this trilogy, I was only semi interested in Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson. I had heard about the television series but had not watched it. Since than I have checked this show out and absolutely love it. I was hooked from the first episode. I think that Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah all balance each other out very nicely. Even though they may be a very dysfunctional family, they truly do have each other's backs.

My favorite of the three Mikaelsons' has
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
5 Stars! Anything that ties into my favorite shows is an automatic 5 stars! Now to choose between These Broken Stars or Throne of Glass to start next!
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a continuation of the previous book taking place about 40 years later. Old grudges surface and this becomes the crux of their problems... along with Klaus, of course. In the last book I thought that Klaus was a bit too optimistic for his character. However, in this book, the optimism has turned into something more selfish and narcissistic. Yep, the Klaus we know is in full form.

My only complaint is slight. This time it feels as if Elijah is more like Klaus in this book. He has always bee
Dildar Uzun
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dizisinin hayranı olarak kitabı sevememe gibi bir ihtimalim yok ki zaten Klaus ve Elijah sevilmez mi?
İlk kitap zaten güzeldi bu kitap daha bi güzel olayları olsun.
Melissa Delport
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars for another candy floss and Klaus book
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Consiglio questo libro esclusivamente a chi ama alla follia la serie tv e i personaggi, giusto per sapere più di loro, ovviamente è solo una grande commercialata
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
This is a good tv show spin off read. If you like the show then read this series.
This book takes place 40 years after book one. Klaus is still mouring Vivienne and searching for a way to bring her back. A bad deal with a witch gives him what he wants, but at what cost? The living dead start terrorizing the vampires of New Orleans, and the witches are ready to fight for control of the city.Who will be victorious and who will pay the ultimate price?
Klaus can be obsessed with Vivienne all
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I don't remember the last time reading a book with so much violence and heartbreaking moments like this one...

Once again, Julie Plec's viciousness continues to amaze. She definitely has a talent for some chaotic mayhem.

Here we could see how dangerous Klaus Mikaelson could be, If not so obnoxious for his siblings. But what keeps me hooked is the fact he always come back to his family, yes in a good way. Just like Rebekah, who always returns no matter how devastated sh
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
VG dizisini bir kere bile izlememiş olmama rağmen bu seriyi seviyorum gerçekten. İlk kitap da çerez bir kitaptı, kısa sürede okunup bitmişti. Düşüş de aynı şekilde kısa zamanda okundu, bitti. Seriyle ilgili pek sevmediğim tek bi şey var: kitapların kısa tutulmaya çalışılmasından mıdır nedir bilmiyorum ama, olaylar biraz ani gelişiyor gibime geliyor benim. Bir sayfada bütün dengeler alt üst olabiliyor. Bir anda birileri ölebiliyor vs... Bunun dışında gayet güzel bir kitaptı. Dizisini izleyenler z ...more
Eileen Dierner
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the first book much more, but maybe this will change with the third and last book :)
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.5/5

Review coming soon!
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must have story for any fan

Well what's not to love when it comes to the Mikaelsons. Another fantastic story to fill in the gaps original vampires long history. I admit the writing could be a bit better but that might just be a few mistakes as I have the kindle version. There aren't many faults to this book except that. I enjoyed it and will be moving on to book 3 shortly, and I want more. I'm excited to see what happens next and it is interesting to see how the three factions struggle and figh
Books In The Bag
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Savaş alanına dönen New Orleans artik köken vampir ailesinin hüküm sürdüğü yer olmuştur. Klaus tamamen dağılmış ve olmayacak işler peşinde koşmaktadır. Klaus için önemi olan şey artik güç ve iktidardır. Hırsları ve acısı nedeniyle gözleri kör olan Klaus bir cadı ile asla yapılmaması gereken bir anlaşmaya girer. Ailesinin sözlerine kulak asmayan Klaus hem kendini hem de ailesini tehlikeye atacak bu anlaşma için elinde ne var ne yoksa kullanır. Işte simdi köken vampirler için hayat daha da zorlaşa ...more
Rachel Russell
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book more than the first. These books are like an entire flashback of the Mikaelsons, something that you don't see in the show. I love the extension to their past and showing how the siblings were before they came into the TV show. Elijah has always been my favorite and seeing more of him in these books are brilliant. Violence, heart breaking all wrapped up in original goodness. Loved this!
Merve Akpınar
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Kişiler gelir ve giderler. Önemli olan her zaman ailedir. Serinin ikinci kitabı olan "Düşüş"te ailenin önemini bir kez daha görüyoruz. Bu kitapta başlarına ne gelirse gelsin, ne kadar büyük kavgalar ederlerse etsinler, Klaus, Rebekah ve Elijah her zaman ve sonsuza dek birbirlerinin yanında olacaklarını gösterdiler. 😇✌ #alwaysandforever
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book! I loved it from beginning to end. Klaus is still Klaus and his villain anti-hero personality is what made me like the Originals in the first place, I really hope these books are canon since the events that transpired are never touched upon in the show. Can't wait to read the next book.
May 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Spoilers, y'all!

What in the world was this book? Klaus, married? Rebekah plays a prank at the wedding? That makes zero sense, what is she, seven? Zombie things eating hearts, everywhere?

What a hot mess. And Klaus will never be able to love that way again? How stupid to put that in the book, knowing about Camille and Caroline? I can't, y'all.
Wendy Mills
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Klaus is determined to have the love of his life brought back to life for him. When he makes a pact with the witch who will resurrect Vivienne, he doesn't realize that he's signing his and his siblings' death warrant. Only working together, do the three Mikaelsen siblings come out on top, but Klaus' love is forever lost to him in the end.
José Vitor
Leitura bem devagar, o livro só começa tomar ritmo quase no final. A fonte da edição parecia arial 2, o que acabou estendendo o tem da leitura. Enredo um pouco fraco também, como no primeiro livro, mas deve ser porque estou acostumado com a série de TV. 3 estrelas!
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommended by a student, couldn't NOT read it.
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Se il primo mi é piaciuto, questo é addirittura meglio, con più sentimenti, più azione e più intrighi. Molto bello e somigliante alla serie TV, non vedo l'ora di leggere il capitolo conclusivo!
SophistMEcated Lauren
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These books are very well done. The world is believable and the characters very distinct.
Nakeisha Campbell
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Forty years have passed since the destruction of New Orleans, but thanks to Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah, the city has been nursed back to perfect health. These three siblings, who were once outcasts in the city, have now claimed this place as their home. The werewolves have scattered deep into the woods and the witches are hiding away in their little bayou. Furthermore, the siblings are now ruling a city that is bustling with newly turned vampires. Things could not be better. But somehow, Klaus is ...more
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
'The Loss' is an appropriate title for this book, which centers on Klaus Mikaelson's oh-so-very ill-fated marriage.

I didn't read the first book in this trilogy, so I don't know if Vivianne Lescheres was an important character in that book. If she was, I'm guessing the plot of that one centered on the 1722 battle between the Mikaelsons (the Original vampires) and the witches over who would rule New Orleans. We learn from 'The Loss' that the battle culminated in witch-induced hurricane and an expl
Amy Mikaelson
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it
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