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Echoes from the Lost Ones kindle ☆ eBook Free µ Nicola J. McDonagh ☆ Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereWhat would you do if you found out everything you believed in was a lie?Alone in the hostile Wilderness where starving feral dogs and kilted wild men roam Adara mustNcovers conspiracies and lies kept hidden for centuries Secrets that uncover the origin to all the inhabitants of NotSoGreatBritAlbion and the truth behind her destiny“This outsideness is a savage place I know nowt about I must creep and peep all stealthy like to track down my bro bro snatched by Agro scum for who knows whatI just wish I knew who or what is following my every move? Echoes from the Lost Ones is the first volume in a new young adult dystopian series Song of Forgetfulness It is the story of Adara a teenage girl who leaves the city in which she lives on a uest to recover her brother who has been kidnapped by the Agros the ruling caste of this world The world in which the story takes place is the Great Britain of some hundreds of years hence following some kind of environmentalgeneticpolitical apocalypse It is a world populated by all kinds of genetically modified human beings It is a world with cities wild forests and desolate wastelandsThe story is told in the first person voice of Adara Along the way she acuires companions from among the various groups she encounters There is Wirt a rather sensitive gentle young man who has been living a horrendous life amidst a tribe of brutish men and teens Eadgard is a Backpacker some kind of soldierguardian belonging to the Special Army of the New Territories Marcellus is a Clonie one of a caste of mutant clonal outcasts Together they set off to find Adara’s brother along with many other children that have been kidnapped Slowly it becomes clear that the mission on which Adara has set out has much greater ramifications She begins to understand that she has a key role to play in this as she develops her own special giftsThe real strengths of this book are twofold First there is the characterisation Adara’s character is beautifully developed and nuanced Although apparently seventeen years old she seems younger than this which is an appropriate reflection of her naivety and inexperience of the world Wirt is also beautifully developed Seemingly younger than Adara—I am uncertain of his intended age—he is capable of reckless bravery and sulky pouting Despite his abuse at the hands of the other men and boys of his tribe he remains gentle and caring The friendship between him and Adara is very well drawn Marcello the mutant clone is also clearly drawn and we begin to detect some of the complexity of his character He enters the story at a later time and I suspect his character is not yet fully fleshed out Again his growing friendship with Adara is nicely presented Eadgard remains largely unknown to the reader at this stage Perhaps his character will acuire depth and variation in later volumes Some of the minor characters particularly among the villains of the piece are a little one dimensionalThe second strength is the idiosyncratic language in which the book is written This is not restricted to direct speech but also to Adara’s narration At times it is like listening to a cross between baby talk and Ned Flanders speak Although this may sound strange it actually works very well It is beautifully sustained throughout the narrative but is in contrast to the adult sounding speech of some of the older characters such as Eadgard It also adds to the seeming youthfulness particularly of Adara and Wirt Marcello has his own uniue broken pattern of speechThe presentation of this world and its history remains a little sketchy at this stage of the series although this is becoming clearer towards the end There is enough to keep the reader interested and wanting The story itself isn’t uite as compelling as it might have been Perhaps this is because we still do not yet know what the uest is The author does not yet have me committed to this journey I think also that the writing lacks intensity at times This is particularly true at those moments in which our heroine is in jeopardy These episodes could have been written with stronger language and variation in pace and style Although seemingly aimed at a young adult audience I felt that the author was aiming for the lower end of that age group and perhaps held back too much on the intensity and feeling I am hoping that the next volume will make me committed to the journey and that the intensity will lift a notchThis story of a young girl journeying on a uest across a strange world through a variety of landscapes collecting companions and misfits along the way might be characterised as The Wizard of Oz meets Mad Max And it’s not a bad mix at all I give this first volume four stars and look forward to seeing where we go from here

Echoes from the Lost Ones Song of Forgetfulness #2 Ncovers conspiracies and lies kept hidden for centuries Secrets that uncover the origin to all the inhabitants of NotSoGreatBritAlbion and the truth behind her destiny“This outsideness is a savage place I know nowt about I must creep and peep all stealthy like to track down my bro bro snatched by Agro scum for who knows whatI just wish I knew who or what is following my every move? Echoes from the Lost Ones is the first volume in a new young adult dystopian series Song of Forgetfulness It is the story of Adara a teenage girl who leaves the city in which she lives on a uest to recover her brother who has been kidnapped by the Agros the ruling caste of this world The world in which the story takes place is the Great Britain of some hundreds of years hence following some kind of environmentalgeneticpolitical apocalypse It is a world populated by all kinds of genetically modified human beings It is a world with cities wild forests and desolate wastelandsThe story is told in the first person voice of Adara Along the way she acuires companions from among the various groups she encounters There is Wirt a rather sensitive gentle young man who has been living a horrendous life amidst a tribe of brutish men and teens Eadgard is a Backpacker some kind of soldierguardian belonging to the Special Army of the New Territories Marcellus is a Clonie one of a caste of mutant clonal outcasts Together they set off to find Adara’s brother along with many other children that have been kidnapped Slowly it becomes clear that the mission on which Adara has set out has much greater ramifications She begins to understand that she has a key role to play in this as she develops her own special giftsThe real strengths of this book are twofold First there is the characterisation Adara’s character is beautifully developed and nuanced Although apparently seventeen years old she seems younger than this which is an appropriate reflection of her naivety and inexperience of the world Wirt is also beautifully developed Seemingly younger than Adara—I am uncertain of his intended age—he is capable of reckless bravery and sulky pouting Despite his abuse at the hands of the other men and boys of his tribe he remains gentle and caring The friendship between him and Adara is very well drawn Marcello the mutant clone is also clearly drawn and we begin to detect some of the complexity of his character He enters the story at a later time and I suspect his character is not yet fully fleshed out Again his growing friendship with Adara is nicely presented Eadgard remains largely unknown to the reader at this stage Perhaps his character will acuire depth and variation in later volumes Some of the minor characters particularly among the villains of the piece are a little one dimensionalThe second strength is the idiosyncratic language in which the book is written This is not restricted to direct speech but also to Adara’s narration At times it is like listening to a cross between baby talk and Ned Flanders speak Although this may sound strange it actually works very well It is beautifully sustained throughout the narrative but is in contrast to the adult sounding speech of some of the older characters such as Eadgard It also adds to the seeming youthfulness particularly of Adara and Wirt Marcello has his own uniue broken pattern of speechThe presentation of this world and its history remains a little sketchy at this stage of the series although this is becoming clearer towards the end There is enough to keep the reader interested and wanting The story itself isn’t uite as compelling as it might have been Perhaps this is because we still do not yet know what the uest is The author does not yet have me committed to this journey I think also that the writing lacks intensity at times This is particularly true at those moments in which our heroine is in jeopardy These episodes could have been written with stronger language and variation in pace and style Although seemingly aimed at a young adult audience I felt that the author was aiming for the lower end of that age group and perhaps held back too much on the intensity and feeling I am hoping that the next volume will make me committed to the journey and that the intensity will lift a notchThis story of a young girl journeying on a uest across a strange world through a variety of landscapes collecting companions and misfits along the way might be characterised as The Wizard of Oz meets Mad Max And it’s not a bad mix at all I give this first volume four stars and look forward to seeing where we go from here

doc é Song of Forgetfulness #2 ´ Nicola J. McDonagh

Echoes from the Lost Ones (Song of Forgetfulness #2) é Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereWhat would you do if you found out everything you believed in was a lie?Alone in the hostile Wilderness where starving feral dogs and kilted wild men roam Adara must rely on her combat skills if she is to survive her perilous trek through the ravaged terrain of NotSoGreatBritAlbion to find her missing broSnatched by lustful A great story full of fun wordplay great imagery and an underlying commentary about the frailties of mankind“Echoes from the Lost Ones” is set in a dystopian future where tremendous stress is being put upon the characters in the book by the “Agros” who control both the creation and distribution of food In the world of the novel humanity is divided into geographically and genetically segregated groups that often view one other with distrust and prejudice a situation which is aggravated by the scarcity of food Wildlife has been nearly wiped out and only birds have any degree of abundance due to their ability to evade human predation But the main character of the book Adara has a special and highly sought after skill she can lure birds from the sky with her voice She has left her home in “Cityplace” to search for her lost brother who has been taken by the Agros for an unknown purpose While there are sometimes grim landscapes peppered with the burnt and rusted wreckage of the past the novel is not post apocalyptic whatever calamities brought civilization to this point seem to have been gradual and due to the foolishness of mankind I think this is an important point and hints at some interesting commentary coming up in the series about the state of mankind today I am excited to see what Nicola McDonagh has in store for usFor me though the thing I liked best about the book are the various dialects of the characters in the book and most specifically that of the narrator Adara The story takes place hundreds of years in the future and it would have been an easy out for the author to just give us plain old English But McDonagh goes the extra mile and creates specific jargons for the distinct groups of people in the novel For me this gave the story a deeper authenticity and helped to accentuate the prejudices between the characters – a seemingly important theme in the upcoming series The dialects were not only very understandable but often very clever and humorous and Adara's narration was like a mixture of Stanley Unwin Alex from “A Clockwork Orange” and the voice of Lewis Carroll's poem “Jabberwocky”As a reader I felt myself caught between the sometimes silly naivete of the characters and the frightening reality of the world they occupy This created a degree of anxiety that really pulled me into the story and coupled with the subtle hints about the current state of mankind gave “Echos of the Lost Ones” great depth and humanity All in all a great read I eagerly await the next book in the series doc é Song of Forgetfulness #2 ´ Nicola J. McDonagh

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Nicola J. McDonagh ´ Echoes from the Lost Ones (Song of Forgetfulness #2) pdf Woodsmales trapped by savage Clonies and drugged by corrupt Monks in the Monastery in the Clouds Adara’s uest seems doomed Yet Amongst the outcasts and deviants she encounters Adara finds unlikely friendships that help her come to terms with her supernatural ability and realise her true potential as a Bringer and powerful weaponAs she journeys forth with her new found allies Adara u 4 12 UNIUE DYSTOPIAN STARS I am a sucker for a good YA dystopian and with so many coming out sometimes it is hard to find one that is different and uniue Well Nicola achieved this and At first I was put off and confused by the slang writing and felt as though I had missed something But as I continued and delved further into this fictional world I came to enjoy and appreciate the writing style I felt it greatly contributed to the setting and characters and I felt as though I was almost an extension of the book Adara was a strong headed independent heroine Her cohorts Wirt Eadgard Marcellus and Sister Gabriel were also great characters This is a great read of trust and faith and I really enjoyed it If you are looking for a book that is different than your normal read and might challenge you a bit I think you will enjoy this Leslie