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The Lost Colony

(The Long Winter #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  3,932 ratings  ·  198 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Legion Books
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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.
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
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Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace... oh, shut up!

This was ultimately a waste of time. Part Jurassic Park part Matrix part what the hell was that?
Let me tell you what the good was. Very short chapters, large fonts with a lot of space between the words, and many pages were half blank made this a very fast read. That's the good.
The bad? You have too read books one and two to get to a very
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
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
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
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
Ben McBride
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommendbyben
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.
Michael Lever
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Very disappointing. The first in this trilogy made a great start. The second became mired and led me to consider in my review of it, that given the decline in writing evident, I would not be surprised were the third book to resort to a similar technique to the TV series Lost: An altogether implausible appeal to alternative realities that make previous plots largely irrelevant.

Sadly, this turns out to be the case with most of the third book spent on alternative dimensions and timelines in an
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
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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
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.
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.
G.H. Eckel
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
The Lost Colony is 2.5 books between two covers. In book 1, the last of humanity, holed up on a foreign planet fight for survival with dinosaurs, transparent scorpions, the weather, and robots. In book 2, the history of man, technology and robots is revealed, which answers the question why, in Book 1, Oscar, the robot, saves our protagonist in spite of the fact that robots exterminated most living things. In book 0.5, we're back on the planet exploring what the robots left.

Book 2 is meant to
Said AlMaskery
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: english-novels
Very interesting ending for the trilogy ... enjoyed it !
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.
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.
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.
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
Paul Thompson
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This was a totally wonderful story. There was a weaving of ideas, a drawing together of hints from the past and an offering of a vision of what is means to live and also to face up to one's own mortality. At one point I had to pause and pour another glass of wine (I was cooking at that point while also reading and enjoying a drink) and reflect on the unfolding story. Yes, wow!
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
speed reading made this tolerable.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A satisfying, though convoluted, conclusion to a startlingly original and thrilling series! The first book, Winter World, blew me away. The second, The Solar War, retrod some of the same ground before taking flight and blowing me away once again. This novel ties it all up with a fairly familiar troupe and a happy ending that nevertheless sounds a cautionary note. Well done, A. G. Riddle!
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.
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
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
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!
Lois Pipkin
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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
Debbie Walker
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Very Disappointing. Really liked the first two books. The beginning and end were good but the rest was boring and a waste of time. The only reason I finished it is I was hoping it would get better.
Barbara Giles
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Didn’t finish it

The first 2 books were pretty good, I could not get through this, it was ridiculous to have half of the book start all over again like the first 2 books didn’t happen, just the last couple hundred pages of the 3rd book.....or did it....who knows, who cares. I couldn’t finish it.
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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)
“It’s simple. Right now, human civilization is building a world where the vast, vast majority of people have no place. We have the first world, composed of developed, mostly consumer-driven economies with advanced technologies and stagnating population growth. And we have the third world, where the population is exploding and people still live the way they did ten thousand years ago—for the most part. All of these people are living on the same planet—a planet with only so much land, so much water, and so much food. In short, there is a limit to how many people Earth can support. Without intervention, at some point, the population of the third world will require all the planet’s resources. However, the first world has the ability to protect those resources, which it also needs. This does not end well.” 0 likes
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