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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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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 06-04-13
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2012

    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 Cotia, Brazil 05-22-12
    Sonia Cotia, Brazil 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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-16-14
    Angie Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-16-14 Member Since 2011
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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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    S. McKenney 04-05-14
    S. McKenney 04-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The worst of a bad soap opera"
    What disappointed you about Ascend?

    I'm not sure the Wendy of Ascend is the same Wendy that was in Switched. Within a few months, she's gone from sounding like a fairly normal girl to a very proper royal. She marries her gay friend, knowing he's gay, though she keeps a few make out buddies on the side. She even has sex with one of them, after her husband beats her up while not in his right mind. Of course, he is completely blameless since he wasn't in his right mind. Sound convoluted? Yep, that's because it is!


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money on this one, or book # 2. They were equally bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B. Finch Arkansas 09-06-13
    B. Finch Arkansas 09-06-13 Member Since 2007

    Dog Mom

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    "Good Original Story but Cliche Ending"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Willow because she grew as a person through the story.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Perfect!


    Any additional comments?

    A little disappointed in the very cliche ending. I kind of wished for a strong somewhat independent queen at the end but wasn't unhappy with the 'happily ever after'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Craigieburn, Australia 06-18-13
    Sarah Craigieburn, Australia 06-18-13
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    "Enjoyable"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I dont know if there was anything i would change, I really enjoyed the trilogy, enough to purchase all three books but there was just something missing or something not quite right that i cant quite put my finger on. It was entertaining though and i liked the idea and adapton of thought on what a changeling is etc


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ascend?

    When Wendy started to understand her mother better and began to cherish their relationship


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

    No


    Was Ascend worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I really really loved the art work on the covers, it is what initially lead me to read the first book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A Horton CANONSBURG, PA, United States 05-14-13
    A Horton CANONSBURG, PA, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Series"

    I was surprised at how much I liked this series. I picked the first book out just browsing for something to listen to. I enjoyed it so much I ordered the rest of the trilogy and listened to the whole series very quickly. Therese Plummer did a great job with the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marjorie West Allis, WI, United States 11-23-12
    Marjorie West Allis, WI, United States 11-23-12 Member Since 2012

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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    "Good girl Wendy! I now love you."
    Would you listen to Ascend again? Why?

    I would. It's a great story about love, sacrifice, duty, honor. I love the happily ever after of course.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Wendy steps up her game, finally! She puts her kingdom first, good girl. She manages to be a good Queen, a fierce warrior, and get the man she wants in the end. Oh and stop a brutal war.


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

    She does a great job!


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

    Yes it was!


    Any additional comments?

    Happily ever after works for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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