The Lost City
Welcome to a world in the shadow of our own, a fairytale land where the dangers are very real . . . In this first book in the Omte Odyssey trilogy, Amanda Hocking creates a fantastic adventure in her much-loved Trylle universe.
Can she unlock the secrets of her past?
Ulla Tulin was abandoned in an isolated Kanin town as a baby. Taken in by strangers and raise...more
I was really looking forward to be back in this world.
However, for one reason or other, this time around, I didn't feel it.
It was like the world Hocking created was different, and here lots of things were missing.
Let me make it clear, this world trolls live in has different kingdoms that look differen (maybe kingdoms is wrong world, but there are different tribes that live and look differently from e ...more
My initial excitement for this release has completely died down, unfortunately. I thought this was going to be the start of a new great ya series in the Trylle world, but it ended up really letting me down. I don’t know if it’s because I read the first two series so long ago as a teen, but I still remember really loving them and being surprised by how immersive they were. This book completely swerves away from these good aspects.
First of all, is this even a real fantasy? Most of the ti ...more
Ulla Tulin is a young, nineteen year old, troll who has no idea who her family is since she was abandoned as a baby. The family who took her in told her all they new of the woman who left her one stormy night but those facts aren’t much to go on.
Since Ulla became a t ...more
The Lost City is part of a trilogy of trilogies; the Trylle Trilogy, The Kanin Chronicles, and now The Omte Origins, each dealing with a young woman who is part of a different tribe of trolls. The Trylle books star Wendy, a young woman who is heir to the throne of the Trylle, and was raised as a c ...more
Amanda Hocking’s THE LOST CITY has all the promise of her Trylle trilogy, and readers of that series will find much to like about this spinoff. Details that are deep and vivid, main characters that grow throughout and a plethora of plots to unravel. It was almost too busy for me. There were times I wante ...more
Ulla Tulin is a nineteen year old girl who was abandoned by an Omte warrior inside an inn. The family managing the inn took her in and raised her.
When she was old enough to leave them, she got a job working as a nanny taking care of five children.
The one thing she’s always wanted is to find out who her parents are. Fortunately for her, ...more
In The Lost City, you'll meet Ulla, a girl that was left as a baby. Kind strangers took her and raised her while telling her stories about how she came to be with them. One day, an opportunity arises and she's able to have an internship where she might discover who her parents where and where she came from. There, she'll meet ...more
Title: The Lost City
Series: Omte Origins #1, in the world of the Trylle
Author: Amanda Ticking
Publisher & Release: Wednesday Books, July 7th 2020
Length: 384 pages
Rating & recommend: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ yes for fans of modern fantasy
This is my first book by Hocking and I had no trouble picking up the stor ...more
Full disclosure: I skimmed some chapters around the middle so I could get to the end faster.
The Lost City was not the best reintroduction to Hocking's work, personally. I loved her earlier stuff, Trylle included, but I didn't connect with this book. One thing I did like was the chapter lengths--they were all pretty short and easy to read and made it so the pace held steady and was pretty fast throughout the story.
Everything else was not the best. There were a lot of info-dumps and tel ...more
Ulla is a mixed breed troll. She was abandoned as a baby and has always wondered who the mysterious woman was that left h ...more
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The Lost City is the first book in The Omte Origins series, which is a spin off of the Trylle series, it can be read without having previously read the Trylle series, but fans of the Trylle series may appreciate it more. As soon as I saw that a spin off was coming out I was so excited. I couldn’t wait until closer to publication to read this book because I was so happy to have gotten an ARC and needed to read it right away, so I did hold my review ...more
THE LOST CITY is the first in a new ...more
I adore Ulla, she's a fascinating young woman with a past that leave many unanswered questions, to which she does all she can to have the answers. Or some answers at least. She was abandoned as a baby, and she wants to know who is her mother, if she was the woman that le ...more
The Lost City was like a delicious appetizer and I can not wait for the main course and dessert. The great thing is the release of ...more
I have a confession to make. I haven’t had the opportunity or time to check out Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy or Kanin Chronicles and I think that led to some confusion when I read this book, The Lost City.
I felt very out of place and could tell that I was missing the bigger picture of this story. Nonetheless, I will give my honest review of Hocking’s newest book.
Let’s start with the characters. They were all v ...more
I've read almost all of Amanda Hocking's books. The Lost City makes book 20 of hers that I've read and her writing style in this has the same feel as all her other work. The Lost City is the start of a new trilogy that takes places in her Trylle universe. Therefore, while it stands strong on its own, fans of her previous series ( The Trylle Trilogy & The Kanin Chronicles) will recognize some names and faces the main character comes ac ...more
From the opening page, The Lost City is easy to read and engaging. With just enough back story woven in for it to flow easily. The characters are fantastic, complex with their own back stories being smoothely integrated into the book.
Towards the middle of the book, there is a lull where nothing is happening, just Ulla going to ...more
I liked Ulla well enough. As a protagonist she's rather interestin ...more
Once she arrives, she lear ...more
My understanding is that this is a new series which follows her other previous se ...more
Despite serving quite a few interesting bits and leaving the readers hangin ...more
But this time through the eyes of a young troll raised by a human family. Who later comes to make her home among trolls. As a nanny.
Only to leave that family when give the opportunity to intern as a transcriptionist in the Mimirin.
Which is essentially the great archive of Troll history.
Where she will also have the chance to possibly discover the identities of her parents. As well as adding her i ...more
Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan Aus for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This book was such a fun and light read. It honestly surpassed my expectations that I originally had and I was pleasantly surpassed by how much I ended up enjoying this.
Ulla as a main character was very average and really had little development, but the fast paced and unique plot is what really made the story for me. Ulla is in search of her true family, as ...more
Thank you Macmillan Publishing for this book in exchange for an honest review
Not going to lie I was super pumped to read this book as soon as it was announced!
I love spin off books that give us a chance to travel back into a world that we love and know but this one kinda missed the mark for me.
Ulla, our main character was pragmatic, which wasn’t convincing for me? Though she spends a majority of the book trying to figure out where she came from, who she i ...more
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