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Trylle Novels, #3

Wendy is back and has taken over the day to day running of her kingdom as her mother is very ill. The Tryelle are still worried about the war with the Vittra. The Queen's health is failing and Wendy is facing her 18th birthday and then impending wedding to Tove her Tryelle friend.

Loki, her Vittra friend comes to her kingdom looking for amnesty fearing for his life from the Vittra King. Some of the Tryelle are not too happy with that decision, but since she has taken over running the kingdom with her mother being ill, there is little they can do about it.

Wendy goes through with her wedding to Tove even knowing it will be mainly on paper only as they don't love each other, and actually both have feelings for another. Wendy comes up with a plan to beat the Vittra once and for all. Loki gives her some advice on how she can win in a fight with her father, the Vittra King, and how she can kill him.

Will Tove finally admit his feelings for another? Will Wendy finally admit to her feelings for Loki and he has fallen for her as well? They prepare for their biggest battle with the Vittra. She is prepared and understands that she may lose it all, but she knows that if she doesn't at least try then the Trylle people will be slaughtered by her father. Can she win and save her new kingdom?

I loved this ending to this trilogy. It really tied up all the loose ends and didn't leave anything undone. These books were well written and kept me engrossed to the very end. I can only hope that I will one day be able to write like this author. She started out self-published, what a brave person. This trilogy is a definite keeper and I would recommend it for anyone interested in something a little different from the same old, same old troll under the bridge "fairy tales."

Book Blurb for Ascend

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 bestselling 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.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.50