Echoes from the Lost Ones

The Song of Forgetfulness

Book 2
Nicola McDonagh
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What would you do if you found out everything you believed in was a lie?


“Mad Max meets The Wizard of OZ”

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 and discover the truth behind her destiny.

During her journey through the ravaged terrain, her search is jeopardised by lustful Woodsmales, savage Wolfies, and corrupt monks in the Monastery in the Clouds who try to use her special powers for evil.

Yet Amongst the outcasts and deviants she encounters, Adara finds unlikely friendships that help her come to terms with her vocal ability and realise her true potential as a Bringer and powerful weapon.

‘I loved the unique language...A brilliant and unique read for adults and young adults alike.’

If you enjoy reading books that are different, have a strong storyline with offbeat characters, and quirky language, then you will love Echoes from the Lost Ones. It is a great addition to the dystopian/Sci-fi tradition of authors such as - Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Bella Forest, Patrick Ness, Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Atwood.

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About the author

 Nicola McDonagh writes in multiple genres including science fiction/dystopian and magic realism. She has won short story competitions and been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by All Authors Publications and Promotions.

 What people are saying about The Song of Forgetfulness series:

 

"Mad Max meets The Wizard of Oz"

 

"I loved the unique language, and both the style and the voice of the book reminded me of Patrick Ness' Walking Chaos Trilogy. I would definitely recommend it to people who enjoy his books!"

 

"Author Nicola McDonagh has a way of putting the reader in the moment with vivid imagery and her book 'Glimmer and Other Stories' is a wonderful example of her ability to do just that. Her writing is, quite simply, beautiful."

 

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Publisher
Nicola McDonagh
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Published on
Jun 2, 2015
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Pages
345
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ISBN
9781514316726
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Adara and her friends infiltrate Agro headquarters ready to free the Meeks. With only a handful of allies by their side, Adara soon learns that these mysterious adversaries are more powerful and cruel than she ever imagined. Despite overwhelming odds, she has to summon up all of her strength and power to destroy the Agro army.

As filthy battles ensue and loved ones perish, Adara must sing The Song of Forgetfulness one last time if she is to save not only the Meeks, but all the folk of NotSoGreatBritAlbion, from a life of slavery and despair.

But there is a traitor trying to sabotage their mission. Someone who is in league with the enemy. Someone close to home. 

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Feet pounding, shaking the earth, drawing closer.

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I must act now before the Agro menace snuffs us out for good.

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 Trust no one - not even family.

How much courage do you need to survive betrayal, war, and loss?



Adara and her friends infiltrate Agro headquarters ready to free the Meeks. With only a handful of allies by their side, Adara soon learns that these mysterious adversaries are more powerful and cruel than she ever imagined. Despite overwhelming odds, she has to summon up all of her strength and power to destroy the Agro army.

As filthy battles ensue and loved ones perish, Adara must sing The Song of Forgetfulness one last time if she is to save not only the Meeks, but all the folk of NotSoGreatBritAlbion, from a life of slavery and despair.

But there is a traitor trying to sabotage their mission. Someone who is in league with the enemy. Someone close to home. 

‘Exciting, fun, unique, and creative. The author is truly a gifted writer to be able to whip up something like this. Easily a must-read for dystopian adventure lovers out there.’

It’s a sickly wind that blows. Ash black and full of menace. Agros. Lots of them

Feet pounding, shaking the earth, drawing closer.

An unseen enemy equipped with tech we know nowt about.

All I have is my voice and the power of friendship.

I must act now before the Agro menace snuffs us out for good.

If you enjoy reading books that are different, have a strong storyline with offbeat characters, and quirky language, then you will love A Silence Heard. It is a great addition to the dystopian/Sci-fi/cli-fi tradition of authors such as, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Bella Forest, Patrick Ness, Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Atwood.


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