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Ascend: The Trylle Trilogy, Book 3 | [Amanda Hocking]

Ascend: The Trylle Trilogy, Book 3

Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself. If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe. But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind… even if it’s the only way to save them?
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Publisher's Summary

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world. Ascend is the final chapter in her best-selling Trylle trilogy - and you’ll never guess how it ends!

Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself. If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe. But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind… even if it’s the only way to save them?

The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice… who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life - and now all their lives might be coming to an end.

Everything has been leading to this moment. The future of her entire world rests in her hands - if she’s ready to fight for it.

©2012 Amanda Hocking (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Katheryne MD, United States 03-15-15
    Katheryne MD, United States 03-15-15

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Loved the ending"

    This was a great ending to the Trylle Trilogy. Everything was all wrapped up with a bow on top. Even though I thought the series started off weak, it ended strong and overall I really enjoyed it. If you love HEA endings this is the series for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    songbirdsue Orlando, FL 05-21-14
    songbirdsue Orlando, FL 05-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "It ended alright - but what a ride getting there"
    Any additional comments?

    I am struggling to rate this book. Overall I like the potential of the series but have some problems in a few areas.

    First: When is adultery ever alright? And should this ever be portrayed in a YA book?

    Second: Even though I know it is the thing now to place a Gay person in the stories, I still prefer not to have it and definitely would not recommend it to young impressionable minds.

    Third: There was a lot of mindless violence.

    I really liked the series up to this point. Wendy did matured in this last book in some ways but then did some really stupid things as well. Many situations went in directions that I would rather have happen differently. The way things end up however are good and definitely better for everyone. It is just the getting there that I had problems with.
    I enjoyed the story added on that tells of the future. It was cute.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 06-04-13
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 06-04-13

    Parks Horseshoeing

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    "A Wonderful Book 3 of 3"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and I have. I recommend this book series to anyone that likes a good fun and quick read. Especially if they are into fairy tale stuff.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ascend?

    I loved the last few chapters that left a the reader feeling complete and not guessing about what happened after.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    I loved her entire performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ya the queen in the end was moving before she died.


    Any additional comments?

    I strongly suggest this book series to all readers! It was amazing and I hope to find similar books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 04-30-13
    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2011

    I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)

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    "Excellent Series"

    A very good series that has a spin that keeps you coming back for more.

    Once again the dialog between characters was difficult as it seemed they never get to the point but continue to talk in circles like everyone assumes everyone knows what is going on. Other than that I found the book delightful.

    Wendy is faced with the loss of her mother, the overbearing force of her farther killing off her kingdom and trying to please people who have no faith in her. Making sacrifices is not easy when the mass is not on her side. But running away is not an option anymore and she tries to figure out how to save her kingdom without the loss of life to her people.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sonia 05-22-12
    Sonia 05-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful Ending"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The Trylle Trilogy was incredible. Amanda really knows how to captivate those who love phantasy stories. I could not wait to listen to the the last book of the serie. The three books were wonderfully written and captivate you. The ending was amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ascend?

    It was when Wendy finally admits loving Loki and spends the night with Loki during a time of a lot despair.


    Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Is listened to Torn. In both cases the performance was excellent. It was the best performance from the books I heard so far.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Lake City, FL, United States 01-26-15
    Jamie Lake City, FL, United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2009

    Fantasy & Sci-Fi lover who mostly refuses to read books without their audiobook counterparts. How else can a girl get any housework done?

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    "Awesome end to the Trylle Trilogy! A+++"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! I have already done so and they loved it too!


    What other book might you compare Ascend to and why?

    It is very difficult to compare this book/trilogy to another, because it's such an interesting spin on troll mythology. The 'coming of age' theme in this book/trilogy has definitely been done many times before, but it is still fresh for the paranormal fantasy genre. If I must compare it to another book/series, I would maybe compare it to the Iron Fey series. Both protagonists are coming of age and discover they are both mythological creatures AND royalty. Both characters are learning how to grow and mature into their birthright. Still, this book is very different from any other paranormal fantasy I have read and its uniqueness makes it stand out above the others.


    What does Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings each character to life. I love her portrayal of Wendy and thought it was spot on. She also manages to pull off male voices quite well without sounding contrived. I absolutely adore her narration!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hmmmmm, I don't know. How about "Trolls who don't look like trolls." Ok, I know that was pretty terrible. lol. I probably shouldn't quit my day job. Ha!


    Any additional comments?

    This was such a great final book! My favorite of them all, actually. The characters really make this book/trilogy shine. I adore almost every single character and I thought that Amanda Hocking did a stellar job tying the story up. I was especially happy about Wendy and Finn's ending, since I can't stand his character. She and Loki are so awesome together and I was glad they got their "Happily Ever After." I was so moved by Wendy and her mother, Elora's, growing relationship. It was both beautiful and tragic. I really enjoyed every second of this trilogy and read/listened to them so quickly. Recently, I decided I would read/listen to them again and I loved it even more the second time around. I don't normally care for YA novels, but this is one exception and I'm glad I gave them a chance. I would give it 10 stars if I could. A+++!

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    Heather F Smith 12-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Must have book"

    The author, "Amanda Hocking", wrote a wonderful trilogy. They were well put together everything one could hope to have in a trilogy. The narrator ,"There's Plummer ", did a wonderful job at telling the stories. She made the caritors come to life as she tells the story, A must have book!

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    mere 11-25-14
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    "grocery list"
    What disappointed you about Ascend?

    Shall I compare some of the content to a grocery list for excitement? Way to much dwelling on the mundane actions, conversations.


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    Alexandra CLEVELAND HTS, OH, United States 08-04-14
    Alexandra CLEVELAND HTS, OH, United States 08-04-14 Member Since 2013

    Alexandra Johnson

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    "love 😍😍😍"
    If you could sum up Ascend in three words, what would they be?

    If I had the book, page turner! Suspenseful! Amazing and that's not just this book the whole series!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    If I it was all so amazing. Amanda Hocking is a amazing writer. I absolutely love her books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she and Luke Make passionate love, and when her mother died I could not stop crying.


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    Angie Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-16-14
    Angie Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-16-14
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    "I enjoyed the whole series!"

    I listened to all these books one after the other.
    I would highly recommend the whole series to anyone who's looking for a new paranormal series - this one is about a society of trolls.
    A great story by Amanda Hocking and great narration by Therese Plummer.

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    "Cheesy"

    I enjoyed the first two books of this trilogy but was left thoroughly disappointed by this one, it rushed through the storyline, lacked depth and felt almost as if the author already working on something else and this was just a quick goodbye...

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