Echoes from the Lost Ones

Librarian note Alternate cover edition of Kindle ASIN B00YPH91E0What 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 bro.SnLibrarian note Alternate cover edition of Kindle ASIN B00YPH91E0What 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 bro.Snatched by lustful Woodsmales, trapped by savage Clonies and drugged by corrupt Monks in the Monastery in the Clouds, Adara s quest 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 weapon.As she journeys forth with her new found allies, Adara uncovers 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 what.I just wish I knew who or what is following my every move.
Echoes from the Lost Ones Librarian note Alternate cover edition of Kindle ASIN B YPH E What would you do if you found out everything you believed in was a lie Alone in the hostile Wilderness where starving feral dogs and ki

  • Title: Echoes from the Lost Ones
  • Author: Nicola J. McDonagh
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Echoes from the Lost Ones”

    1. 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 aggra [...]

    2. .Nicola McDonagh carves out her own reality for a fantastic read.So this is So out of my genre. It's annoying off late, the books I love reading (chicklit ) get not five stars, but books I wouldn't pick even if the writer is standing by the shelf begging get five stars. I would have called this mid-life crisis only I am not of age yet.I totally digged this book. The language was out of the ordinary and intriguing. The main character was hilarious and the setting was both breathtaking and mysteri [...]

    3. It is a strange and weird, if often exhilarating, time in your life, being a teenager, caught between childhood and adulthood yet not belonging really to either. Adara, the narrator in ’Echoes from the Lost Ones’ is in many ways a typical teen. She tries to be confident and grown up and in charge, but often simply needs other people around to assure her all will be well. However, all may not turn out well for Adara lives in a future where the tensions and divisions of today have ripped apart [...]

    4. 4 1/2 UNIQUE 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 unique. Well Nicola achieved this and more! 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 almo [...]

    5. What an amazing read! Not only world building but language building as well! So much of the setting comes through in the language of the characters. Adara is a fantastic heroine and protagonist. She is strong, smart and unaware of her true powers. I can't wait to read more in the series. I cannot stress enough how much I loved the mythology and history of this future world. The cadence and language of the book is amazing.

    6. What sets this excellent book apart from the crowded field of dystopian novels is the strong voice of the lead character, a plucky young woman named Adara. However, while Adara is unique in the novel’s bleak futuristic landscape, she is by no means unique in the world of books – a young hero with a special gift, out in the world, on a quest to rescue her brother. It is the strength of the author’s writing, specifically the fascinating speech patterns Adara uses, that keeps this novel from [...]

    7. 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 quest 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 environmental/genetic/political apocalypse. It is a world populated by all kinds of genet [...]

    8. Echoes from the Lost Ones: Song of Forgetfulness is dystopian done right. Although dystopian fiction is not my go-to, must-read genre I do appreciate a masterpiece when it comes across my desk. This story is one such masterpiece, reminiscent of an Escher painting that ever draws the eye as the brain searches and seeks to map out the complexities of his art.Ms. McDonagh tells a fast-paced, action-packed tale set in a future so mangled and changed by time and human intervention and war that it is [...]

    9. This volume is Book Two of The Song of Forgetfulness. The author continues with her slangy but quaint diction, appropriate to a distant dystopian future, which was what interested me in this series in the first place. (See my review of the Prequel, Whisper Gatherers.)We learn a good deal more here about the culture and inhabitants of NotSoGreatBritAlbion (I wonder a bit why the survivors latched onto the archaic, chiefly poetic name “Albion” for the British islands). It seems that after a gr [...]

    10. I was given a copy of Echoes From the Lost Ones (Song of Forgetfulness) in exchange for an honest review.The story opens with the main character, a teenage girl named Adara, running from some wild men who, upon discovering her name and discerning its meaning, plan to take her back to their camp in the woods and keep her there so she can summon birds. Yes, Adara can summon birds, and the wild men’s desire for meat is intense. Why? Because, in the strange future presented in Echoes From the Lost [...]

    11. I have read an abundance of stories based on a vision of a future world, but never have I come across one with unique, simple and believable dialects. If nothing else impresses a reader in the early stages of this work, then the core language and slightly differing dialects should do so.It is essentially an adventure, and like all good adventures there are stalwarts of both good and evil. Through the use of good plotting and superb characterisation the reader is left in a quandary on occasion ab [...]

    12. A young lady by the name of Adara ventures to find her brother whom she is convinced has been kidnapped. Adara is a strong headed individual in a futuristic time when many things are a combination of old and new. Including herself. She has the body of a futuristic person, six fingers and all, but the heart of an old and valiant warrior, with a gift that is fitted for her namesake.During her rather adventurous expedition to find a brother which she knows she must save, she encounters a people tha [...]

    13. Drawn originally by the beautiful cover of this book, the original language swept me along from the first page. Adara speaks a quirky slang, reminiscent of Nadsat, the language of the droogs in Clockwork Orange, instantly recognisable as a mingling and mangling of familiar words. Language is an aspect of a futuristic society we often ignore, but nothing dates a novel more than the use of contemporary slang that is outmoded before the book has had time to make an impact. In Echoes of the Lost One [...]

    14. A must-read novel for fans of the dystopian genre, Echoes from the Lost Ones by Nicole J. McDonagh takes readers on rough and tumble ride through a future society where necessary items like food are at a premium and humans are segregated into separate groupings in which distrust of one another and prejudice between the differing groups is commonplace. Adara, the main character and narrative voice, is a girl with the unique ability to draw birds to her. This is a skill that puts the girl in posit [...]

    15. I must admit I was surprised by this book. Post-apocalyptic novels tend to drift into desolation and lack of humour very easily, and often to imitate those books about the end of the world that have gone before them. This definitely does not. It creates its own unique world where there's danger, and fear, and regret, but where there is a barrel load of humour, too, because, in the end, humour can be what saves us not just from ourselves but from whatever dangers the world decides to throw at us. [...]

    16. I downloaded this book after enjoying Nicola McDonagh's short story collection 'Glimmer'. I loved her style and the dark topics, so decided to read more. This book did not let me down; in fact it has left me thirsty for more. There is a lot going on in this book set in a dark dystopian future, but the characters are brilliant, real, and quirky, and keep everything moving along nicely. I loved the unique language, and both the style and the voice of the book reminded me of Patrick Ness' Walking C [...]

    17. A lot of interesting things going on here. The characters and settings were vivid, believable, and complex. I loved the glimpse into one of the futures we could find ourselves in. It took me a while to get used to the way a couple of the characters use English. I was happy for the others who later joined the group as their way of using speech was easier for me to grasp. Otherwise, definitely worth a read and I can't wait to see what happens next.

    18. This is very fine work from a new author with a unique voice and vision. If there's any justice it will become a classic of the genre! The idiosyncratic use of language, combined with distinctive character and story development make it a book that definitely rewards re-reading. Looking forward to part 2.

    19. As far as dystopian novels go Echoes From The Lost Ones takes some beating. Intelligent, not at all predictive the author has given serious consideration to a plausible future and build a believable world around this. Well written with strong characters and an interesting plot. Very much enjoyed the read.

    20. I have read a lot of dystopian novels, from the greats to the lesser known and whilst I wouldn't put Echoes From The Lost Ones in my top ten it certainly is in my top twenty.An engaging plot written with a unique voice which encourages reflection I don't think fans of dystopian fiction will be disappointed and think the author will gain quite a following.

    21. **This is the abbreviated review. For the full review, please visit The Review Board.**4.5 out of 5, but beautiful enough to round upward.What starts off as a search for one’s brother turns out to be so much more. Adara is a young teen with a wonderful talent who is brave and headstrong. It is this talent which makes her a prize to those around her, so she constantly has to try to figure out who is friend and who is foe.Along the way, she encounters different types. One set of people was alway [...]

    22. **This is the abbreviated review. For the full review, please visit The Review Board.**4.5 out of 5, but beautiful enough to round upward.What starts off as a search for one’s brother turns out to be so much more. Adara is a young teen with a wonderful talent who is brave and headstrong. It is this talent which makes her a prize to those around her, so she constantly has to try to figure out who is friend and who is foe.Along the way, she encounters different types. One set of people was alway [...]

    23. REVIEWED ON BEHALF OF THE REVIEW BOARDBook One in the ‘Song of Forgetfulness’ SeriesThe setting is sometime in the future, after some kind of apocalyptic/genetic catastrophe. Adara is a 17 year old heroine, who sets out in search of her brother whom she thinks has been kidnapped by the Agros. She has many adventures on her journey, and meets up with some unlikely allies. The story is told in the first person, and the reader is introduced to an inventive slang-derived language, which is easy [...]

    24. With a novel like this, set in a dystopian future, there's the tempation to fill the early pages with backstory to explain how the setting came to be while the plot stands still. McDonagh displayed skill and professionalism to resist that urge. Instead, the reader learns about the cataclysm that's befallen the Earth in dribs and dabs during appropriate situations for this backstory to unfold organically, making for a smooth and interesting plot that raises many story questions.The characters spe [...]

    25. I adored this book and was blown away by the author's ability to create a whole world and suitable language to go with it. Of course language would change as time goes on and circumstances change - things would get new names and so would language evolve. Tumbling into a story with an adorable and lovable main character, Adara, you accompany her on her dangerous but adventure filled journey to find her bro-bro (brother). She is headstrong, fiercely loyal and doesn't take nonsense from anyone.I co [...]

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