The Lost City
Amanda HockingAges 12+
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 Origins 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 raised hidden away like many half-blood trolls, she has never stopped searching for her parents, or wondering about them.
When Ulla hears of a project to help half-blood trolls, in the beautiful city of Merellä, she seizes the chance to discover her true heritage. She enlists the help of Pan Soriano, who is both handsome and resourceful – a half-human with telekinesis powers. And she must also contend with Eliana, a mysterious girl who claims she’s being pursued. Though Ulla suspects there’s rather more to the story.
Ulla and Pan work to unravel the truth about themselves and Eliana. But in the process, they realize that someone – or something – is determined to stop them. And they face a force that will do anything to keep certain secrets.
The Lost City by Amanda Hocking is the terrific first book in the Omte Origins trilogy.
Her character-driven books, which feature trolls, hobgoblins and fairy-tale elements and keep the pages turning, have generated an excitement not felt in the industry since Stephanie Meyer or perhaps even J. K. Rowling
New York Times on the Trylle trilogy
A fast-paced romance . . . addictive
Guardian on the Trylle trilogy
Drew me in and kept me hooked . . . It has action, mystery and, thanks to a feisty heroine and brooding hero, there's a good deal of romantic tension
Sunday Express on the Trylle trilogy