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The Lost Colony

(The Long Winter #3)

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Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to The Long Winter trilogy!

* NOTE: The Lost Colony will now be a full-length novel. *

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Can humanity survive on a new world?

On Eos, the last survivors of the Long Winter face their greatest challenge yet--and race to unravel the deepest secrets of the grid.

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The last survivors of the human race escaped a ruined Earth. Their new
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Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Legion Books
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Karen
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this series although I found the alternative reality sub-plot (that comprised a third of this book) confusing. Nonetheless, an interesting and creative sci-fi series worth reading.
Chase
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
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Tammy
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I loved book one! I loved book two except for the open ending with so many questions left. This has been an excellent series and book three was going to be the wonderful ending and answer all the questions. Spoiler alert: time loops in a computer? Come on this was a mixed up confused mess. The writing style change so much that I think the author was in a time loops in a computer.
Ben McBride
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-recommends
INCREDIBLE!!! I don't know what else to say, This series delivered on every level. I'm left in shock and awe; sad that my time in this universe has ended. An incredible trilogy ,extremely well written, With characters that I will remember for years.
Noodle The Naughty Night Owl
6/10: Good light-weight read, well done.

Even now, our fate is linked to the grid.

OK, so it would be so easy to spoil things in this review because what I have to say is intricately woven into the story itself; the twists, the shocks, the revelations, the ending.

I didn't see it coming at first and will admit that I got a bit confused part way through when (view spoiler). But the
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Marika Charalambous
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I eagerly awaited the last book in the trilogy, so I grabbed it as soon as it came out. It was a good read, although different from what I thought it would be. Unexpected. Maybe that's why it was slightly disappointing. Still a fun read, with our favorite characters, but the resolution seemed to me a bit rushed. Also, at times I got lost in all the rocket-science speak, it went way over my head, so I found myself scrolling past paragraphs.
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
This was really interesting and a big departure from where the story began in book 1 (The Long Winter). I got to about 75% and the science got a little complicated - I don't know how Riddle came up with it but it was fascinating.

This last book brought a nice, satisfying end to the series. And Eduardo Ballerini and Amanda Leigh Cobb were expert narrators.
Scott Thompson
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
This book started strong, but the ending was a bit disappointing to me. Overall, the first two books in the series were much better. They concentrated on plausible technology and tactics. This one is a bit more "out there," and departs from hard science more than I prefer.

There are also some plot holes, in my opinion. For example (without giving anything big away): On the new colony why can't James simply build more androids to help with chores, etc. if he wishes? I know there's an issue with
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Ian
Nov 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Christie
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
The beginning and ending were fine, but the middle was long and drawn out. I had a hard time getting through it because it gave you no clue how it was getting to the end. I have a feeling that it was mainly just to fill the pages. The ending referenced a couple things that happened in the middle to tie them together, but that could have been achieved with a much shorter middle part. I'm still not sure why the grid, with its infinite knowledge, doesn't consider the e rex to be a threat to the ...more
Steve
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good conclusion to the series, but it takes some crazy, fanciful turns that push even the bounds of sci-fi. I liked it... but it was a lot to pack into the last third of a book that was the last third of a trilogy.
Patricia Taylor
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
What the heck?

The beginning was really good. The middle not so much. Pretty confusing as it bounced from one time frame to another then back again. The end was just plain bad sense you had already read it in the middle. It made you glad you had finally finished the book
Jamie Rich
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
The Lost Colony (The Long Winter Trilogy, #3) by A.G. Riddle

I loved the first two books. This was a bit of a disappointment.

Yes, really. I loved the first two books, but this one was rather flat. Oh sure it does get rather expansive in it's scope. But the first half was simply excruciating, and the second half I just couldn't believe in?
Liz Kurz
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Phil
Dec 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Peaked at book 1 chapter 1 then went rapidly downhill

I stuck with all three books, just in case, unfortunately it wasn't worth it. Telling the tale alternating between the two characters was initially novel, however by the start of book two it was a very tired format. The character and plot development was poor, lost of the characters where stereotypes and extremely flat.
As I progressed through the book I really lost any interest in the characters, they could of all been killed and I wouldn't
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Barrett Clark
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow. This book, as well as this series, took me on a journey that I did not see coming. This final book was not the page turner that other Riddle books have been for me. A large part of the book sort of dragged on. But then towards the end it picked up and tied the series together. The way a riddle did this captivated me, and actually took me back to thoughts I’ve had from our own history. Questions I’ve wondered like whether we would be better off living the simpler life of the indigenous ...more
Donna
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As always COMPLETELY RIVETING!!

I just couldn't put the Lost Colony down. I'd be reading it in my chair, then take it with me all day long every time I had an extra 5 minutes I'd be opening the Kindle APP to read a little bit more. I even risked using the phone in the restroom AT the Gym. (Hid in the shower just to read a few pages) I especially LOVED the Arguments between Oscar and Arthur or Bob can't keep those 2 separate. I'm totally bummed NOW that it's over. I was actually hoping for more
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Lea
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great twist of an ending to a thrilling series

I thoroughly enjoyed this last book and did not expect the twisted ending . It’s not going to leave you disappointed though , never fear! Pretty much speechless but I really value the fact that every series or stand alone book is really smart (sometimes a little over my head) but also relatable and addictive to finish. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Sad the story of James, Emma , Oscar and “the gang” is over. You will not be disappointed. I am
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Debbie
Dec 03, 2019 added it
The ENTIRE trilogy is a non-stop must read!!!!

I loved the entire trilogy. Easy reading, as; Other authors that are in my top five now. He shall be added. You just put yourself right in the story, it
Is that descriptive, but not overly wordy. You are
not bothered by proofreading overlooks, misspellings, etc. The whole "grid" alien is
an entirely new concept, in my opinion. Traveling
thousands of light years to a new planet to
generate a new earth is so descriptive you actually feel yourself in
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Peter Noll
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I took a break from reading this book because it got so dark and hopeless in the middle, but I picked it up again and it got better again. Still, the situation the characters were facing never became easy and new challenges appeared for them constantly. The end was an unexpected and surprising twist that I didn't see coming. The book combines a lot of problems of technology that we are facing and the possible outcomes for us. It contains a thoughtful consideration of human ambition, folly and ...more
Julian Bolster
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A.G. Riddle knows how to write!

This is my second trilogy from A.G. that I've 'fallen into', whilst looking for a good fiction. It always starts the same way — I read a handful of pages of a sample, usually from the airport while waiting for my flight, only to find that I'm drawn in. Each book has characters that you fall in love with and each page is hard to call your last for the night. My only complaint is that it's hard to put the books down!

Congrats A.G. on writing another compelling story!
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Lois Pipkin
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!

This book was so exciting that I found myself sneaking every spare second I could find to read. And I'd totally lose track of time while turning page after page. What a plot twist! About halfway through the final book of the series, he starts dropping bread crumbs to hint at what's happening, but it still takes another unexpected turn before the final reveal. I got bogged down in a lot of the scientific stuff I just couldn't understand near the end, but most die-hard sci-fi fans would get
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Cj W
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Holy Freaking Crap!

I am not sure how I expected this book to go, but I am almost positive I didn't see coming, what A.G. Riddle had in store for us readers!

Wow! What?! Haha.

James and Emma continue their adventures on Eos and battle a number of hardships, from E. Rex to .... Well, I am not going to say more because I don't want a single thing more to be spoiled!

Definitely start with the beginning book in the series and read them in order, because only then will you fully grasp why this books
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John Calcote
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This guy is truly the John Steinbeck of sci-fi. Those who rated the book low because of the “confusing ending” simply aren’t hardcore science fiction fans. It has all the elements of great fiction - love, trials, conquests, grace, suffering, overcoming, and some insightful philosophy. It also has all the elements of great sci-fi - actual science, extrapolated. Nothing in what the author presented is impossible within the framework of today’s understanding of quantum physics and the nature of the ...more
KHB
Nov 29, 2019 rated it liked it
After the first two very enjoyable books I couldn't wait for the finale.

I have to say I was a bit disappointed here and often confused with this third book.

It had its good moments as Riddle is an accomplished writer, but it seemed as though the first third of this story was a continual chase scene with dinosaurs.

Then the middle third was as great as the first two books - I loved it.

Then the concluding third was totally confusing and not my favorite.

This series deserves a read for sure, but be
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S. Avery
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A True Rollercoaster

As always A.G. Riddle's wonderful writing style pulls you into the story and won't let you go until the end. I loved the first 2 parts of this trilogy. All the right elements are present: adventure, excitement, drama, clever solutions, humor, a bit of romance. I loved the third part as well but with so many things going wrong in the first half I was struggling to come up for air and then I lost my way for a bit in the grid. But it has a satisfying end and I can't wait to see
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Szilárd Balla, Dr
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I do not know where things went wrong, but at times even during the first quarter of the story it was soooo boring I literally had to force myself to carry on. Why did we need hours of E.Rex attacks and translucent scorpions when all of this had no meaning neither any effect on the story line or character development? The whole problem gets really annoying when you realise at the end that the idea is indeed good and lands a punch on your face, so why not throw the garbage away and write a proper ...more
Krasimir Tsonev
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Again Riddle delivers a good pace. There is that specific tension from the previous two books. I do like the ending even though some people find it unsatisfactory. I take it as a mistake the fact that I read the "The Origin Mystery" series before wrapping "The Long Winter". If you check them both you'll see a lot of similar ideas. Which I guess is fine. That's what is in the author's head at the moment. I like the visuals, the characters and the dialogs.
Greg
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Marquita Graves
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Please read the first two books before you start this one. This is definitely a trilogy that needs to be read in order. I was totally engrossed in the previous books, The Winter World and The Solar War, and had thought of several possible ways the trilogy might end. They all seemed cliched and lame. However, the ending the author chose was unexpected, thought provoking, and strangely satisfying. Well worth the reading.
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A.G. Riddle spent ten years starting internet companies before retiring to pursue his true passion: writing fiction.

His debut novel, The Atlantis Gene, is the first book in The Origin Mystery, the trilogy that has sold a million copies in the US, is being translated into 19 languages, and is in development at CBS Films to be a major motion picture. The trilogy will be in bookstores (in hardcover
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The Long Winter (3 books)
  • Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy, #1)
  • The Solar War (The Long Winter Trilogy #2)
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