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Monday, January 3, 2011

Questions About Ascend

The Trylle Trilogy continues to be compared to Twilight, which completely baffles me. Other than the fact it's paranormal and has romance, I personally don't see similarities.

Here a list of things that the Trylle Trilogy is more like than Twilight:
-Labyrinth
-Pretty in Pink
-The Princess Diaries
-Star Wars


This isn't really a fun fact about Ascend, though, and I said I would start today.

Here's what I'm thinking would be fun. And factual. If you guys have questions about Ascend or the characters, post them in the comments, and I'll answer them on Friday. I'm not going to answer spoilers, such as "How does the trilogy end?" or "Do Wendy and Finn end up together?"

But if you have questions about the book, the trilogy, or any characters, ask away. As long as it's not a spoiler, I'll answer it on Friday's blog.

And just a reminder, Ascend will be out by January 15th. So... the end.

96 comments:

  1. Hi Amanda,

    Will Ascend have a conclusive finish or will there be a door left open for the possibility of a future book or novella down the road?

    Thanks!

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  2. Anyone who said that Trylle is anything like Twilight clearly has not read either series.They obviously read the description of one of the other online and decided that all fantasy books must have the same plot/theme.

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    1. I totally agree with you. It is like comparing apples to oranges. The only thing that they have in common is that both appeal to teens and young adults.

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  3. That has become one of my biggest pet peeves...every book being compared to Twilight. It is awfully annoying.

    I have Switched on my Kindle though! So hopefully I will get to read it soon. Very excited. Love your books!
    Happy New Year! :D

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  4. Just wanted to suggest maybe a novella on Finn's perspective (Finn's Tracking Diaries) something like Letters to Elise!

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  5. I know everything you think, so I need no explanation.

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  6. Who is your favorite character and why?

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  7. Jessica - I know, people are lame! And most of the time that I read that...in fact 98% of the time, I end up disagreeing with them completely!

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  8. I'm over the whole Twilight comparison and the whole craziness of the Twilight Fans... I loved Twilight personally so I'm not a Twilight Hater but none of AH's books are similar to Twilight. I think the only comparison is that I believe people who liked Twilight will also enjoy your books. Not sure why Trylle would be compared as it's got nothing to do with Vampires, I thought MBA would be more compared even though I still think its nothing like it. Some people just can't see past the love story in a paranormal setting so they compare it to Twilight... ahh whatever all I know is I love your work and will continue to read it.

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  9. I just bought My Blood Approves for the iPod, and I'm liking it. I'd say something more clever, but I'm tapped atm. Also, I really admire what you and Konrath have been able to do with ebook sales--pretty inspiring.

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  10. Even though Ascend is the last book of the trilogy, is there a possibility of a spin off in the future? Maybe some of the other characters story (like Loki if he doesn't end up with Wendy?)

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  11. How did u come up with the trylle trilogy? How long did u take to write them? Will Wendy and Matt still b close as they were before any of this started and what will their relationship b like once the drama is over will he think any different of her? will he stay at the castle or go back home? Y did her mother seem uncaring and cold at times? What will happen to ryce? Lastly how would they explain things to their aunt Maggie?

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  13. Please don't kill Tove. Or Finn. Or Loki. I know you can't tell us who does get killed off, but could you tell us how many (if any)? Please don't go JKRowling on us and kill off characters you've made us fall in love with. You could kill off Willa. I'd be all right with that. :-D

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  14. 1. I agree with The Nall Knoll, Willa could go because well she annoys me.

    2. I don't see the comparison to Twilight at all. Sure the forbidden romance but ummm that is in almost EVERY book. Good books have Romeo and Juliet twists.

    3. In Ascend, will we find out more about what will happen with her father and the kingdom?

    LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!

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  16. will Akira be a main part of this book

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  17. So, like others, I think a spin off would be wonderful. One character that I am super intrigued by is Elora. Your hints at her past and the bits and pieces that have been mentioned so far seem to make her history an interesting tale. But if Ascend is as wonderful as I think it will be, maybe that's enough.

    As far as a question is concerned, I couldn't really think of a great one, so I am going with...Is Finn a tea drinker or coffee drinker? :)

    Good luck with it's release!

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  18. This isn't a question about Ascend, but please answer it. :) Is Wisdom the last book in the My Blood Approves series?! Please write another! And have Alice DUMP Jack and MARRY PETER!!!!! Please.

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  19. I personally love these books more! Not just Trylle but MBA as well. I wish people could just appreciate a story for what it is. Neither stories are bad just enjoy the fact that authors are putting their work out there for us to enjoy. I am preaching to the choir though. So my questions: Would you be Trylle or Vittra? What kind of power/s would you want? Do you believe in changelings? and YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Thank you!

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  20. Where can i post questions about the "My Blood Approves" series?

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  22. Okay I dont have any questions because it seems they have been asked by others who have posted, but I did want to comment.I dont think the series is anything like Twilight not even in voice. I think you have solid plot and you do show a lot and as a personal prefrence I like that characters say how they are feeling.The mini review from all things andy gavin seemed very Know it all and high and mighty to me. Its one thing to have an opinion its another to be condescending. I love the books by the way and look forward to reading Ascend.

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  23. Yeah, cos there are a bunch of clubs scenes and gay guys, and murder solving in twilight...MBA is as much a rip-off of twilight as twilight is a rip-off of Dracula. Stupid coots.

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  24. Two things:

    1. I'm only answering Trylle questions now because the third book is about to come out. Maybe I'll do MBA questions another time.

    2. If you can't say anything nice, I'll delete it. Feel free to say whatever you'd like about my books on your own blog or in reviews. But this is my blog. Which means keep it classy folks, or it's gone.

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  25. Amanda,I appreciate your taking time to answer our questions. Here are a few of mine:

    1)How do you manage to come up with these amazing characters? Do you ever base your characters on people you know?


    2) This really has little to do with the Trylle series, but just out of curiosity, do you have a brother? In all your stories, the heroine always has a brother.


    3)Are there any female trackers? Or are only males able to be trackers?


    4) Trylle powers apparently shorten longevity. Will this happen to Loki as well? Or is it different for those in Wendy's father's kingdom?

    Many thanks.

    Rock on.

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  26. I am probably a little more than half way through MBA and I did see a similarity between it and Twilight, only because there is a paranormal romance and it is not necessarily safe for the human. I'm only half way through though, so that isn't a serious comparison. To compare Twilight to the Trylle books...that I don't see at all whatsoever. That's ridiculous. Not patiently awaiting Ascend's release :o) Happy New Year!!!

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  27. Amanda,

    I would like to commend you for a well written series! I love how wendy is such a strong character. In other books I have read (not written by you though)I get bored with the details but the details you give draw you in just like the action parts of the book!!! Thanks for your passion for writing it shows in the books you write!

    Amy M.

    Ps. You have now got me addicted to robot unicorn attack!!! LOL

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  28. Where did your inspiration when writing The Trylle Triology come from!?

    Did anyone inspire any of your characters!?

    If you could pick anyone to play your characters, who would you pick!?

    That's all I got for now!
    It seems EVERY book that involves romance, or a triangle is compared to Twilight. It's making me resent the series. I recently read a book that has NOTHING to do with the paranormal. at. all. Yet, someone said it was like Twilight. If anything, the Trylle series is better than Twilight!

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  29. Krystal - The Trylle series could be compared to Twilight because they are as great reads, maybe even better!!! I loved the Twilight series but Bella really got on my nerves. The way I see Wendy is strong and determined. Bella was never that in my mind.
    1)If compared to Breakfast Club who is who?
    Wendy = Claire
    Finn = Andrew
    Duncan = Brian
    Loki = John
    Did I get any of them right?

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  30. I am so sorry they r being compared 2 twilight they are nothing alike. I like both and discovered your books by accident and love all of them. I have followed you for a while, so any way my ? is r u going to maybe do a spin off series on any of the charcters?

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  31. I would like to say for the record that I did like Twilight Saga.... MBA is MUCHO BETTER and I don't see how Twilight is at all like Trylle Triology!!!!!! You are such an awesome writer I own all of your books on my nookcolor and to be in your imagination is really fun! I love that I can read about romance and zombie guts.... there is nothing like it! Not to mention trolls..... =-)!!!!!!




    Ascend Question:


    Will Ascend be longer than the other two books??? I DON'T want it end =-(

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  32. Mrs.Hocking, is there a reason Elora was so cold to Wendy? Because she was a switched at birth and brought to the kingdom to find out she was a princess just like Wemdy,so wouldn`t she know how scared and confused she must have been? I think it would be so fascinating to read the story of Elora becoming Qeen.....when her parents died....how she fell in love with Finn`s father...was forced to marry a cruel man in another kingdom.....just letting my imagination go off on a tangent...sorry :) I am so excited about Ascend coming out!!!

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  33. I'm interested in what Trylle eat. They seem uber vegan or something. I know Wendy is happy eating mushrooms and all, but because I love her I just wish she could have a cheeseburger even though you make it clear she would hate it. So what is Wendy's favorite meal, and what would be the Trylle version of junk food, especially dessert? Does chocolate envy lie at the root of Trylle hatred for humans?

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  34. Amanda: The goblins were intriguing ...

    they have no paranormal abilities?
    They are rumored to be the result of a curse?

    You are "very talented" and bring enjoyment to many with your words.. "very unhappy people" tend to use their words in a different way... don't let them get to you...

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  35. I am currently devouring all your ebooks and loving them. You are becoming one of my fave YA authors. Having said that, I can truly say I don't get the Twilight comparison. (Currently on Wisdom MBA series, I sooo love Peter ..) Quite baffling. Trolls are not Vampires so um....quite plainly not even same subject matter. Gosh how many YA books have a love triangle or a love interest , gorgeous guys doesn't mean its Twilight. Í love Twilight and thank it for getting me interested in reading and making time for reading again, but, Twilight the story is not full of POW's or real twists. It's a love story. Trylle trilogy has twists and you are left wondering what is going to happen all the time as you change the story at sharp turns. I am a twimom..ssshhhh! yes one of those ( wink) I was on the Twilight merry-go-round for 9 complete reads of the series till I got flung off by some friends who wanted me to get a grip. So glad they did.
    I would love what Angela, 4th comment up top said. A Finn story..sigh. Erm showing my age here but no harm in having a fictional character crush.
    Amanda I am having trouble thinking of a question as you are very good at answering them all when you write. Which I love!! maybe I will write what my theories are for Ascend.

    Loki enters the equation more causing serious confusion for Wendy's emotions. Hmm the wedding is a tough one to Tove, as you dont hold back with your writing. You like to make twists and POW's ( didnt see that coming) The King may not survive and Sara goes on to rule Vittra how it should be as she seems a gentle soul. Wendy either hands the title over to Tove and lives happily ever after with Finn....or Wendy rewrites the rules allowing Humans and Trylle to mix/love and trackers become a higher in the ranks better paying position or Wendy and Finn rule the Trylle. I am wondering * wiggles eyebrows* what your plans are for Loki..he is tempting but I don't understand his wanting Wendy. I am hoping Rhys goes to his mother and she gets out of her mental hospital. I know what she did was uber wrong, but as a mum of 3 kids , I do understand her deep rage that her baby was taken and she knew it. I dont condone her stabbing /slashing a 6yr old ( horrific) as her mind didn't register that a baby can't possibly know of what had happened so she should have loved Wendy too. But her rage was taking her over!! So I hope there is the happy ending for Kim.
    What i do love is that you allow Wendy to fight and be beat up , she's not fragile. Finn ...well my heart goes out to him and you write him very very well. Anyhoo I would love more books in the series, but, it's a Trilogy so that = 3 :)

    Be looking forward to reading your answers to the above. The one thing I can't help wondering is that both Vittra and Trylle have something good and bad about them and whats Loki doing on their side if he was Trylle?


    Michelle

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  36. First, I would just like to say that I love your series. I read the Trylle books first and am now working my way (too quickly) through MBA. While I am thoroughly enjoying MBA, I can't stop thinking about what's going to happen with Wendy/Finn/Loki?!? I LOVE Wendy. The fact that anyone is compairing this series to Twilight is totally absurd to me. I did enjoy Twilight, and was totally wrapped up in the books, however I never took to Bella the way I have for Wendy. Even though she isn't human I feel like I can relate to her much better than most lead female characters.

    Anyway, on to the questions/statements.

    OMG I could totally see where you were headed with Matt and Willa but I never thought you'd actually go there - heck yes! And aside from my delight with that pairing, I wanted to know if you had planned to put those two together from day one or did it just kind of evolve and turn into something?

    I don't know why you keep adding such amazing male characters to the mix to totally mess with my head! Just when I get my mind totally fixed one way you add another great guy/option/delima, you're killing me (in a good way)! On that note, did you already know who Wendy would end up with when you started writting the books? And if you were in Wendy's shoes who would you choose, and why?

    Does Duncan play a big role in Ascend? You made him out to be so cute,silly,kind and loyal I just can't get enough of him and I'd hate to think that I won't get a lot of him in the next book.

    And just a side note --- When Tove was trying to teach Wendy to move the chair and Duncan got up and started moving it I laughed out so loudly. I don't know why him doing that struck me as so funny, but it did and everyone in the totally silent lunch room at work looked at me like I was crazy for the rest of the day.


    Keep up the good work, and keep writting all of us amazing books to read!

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  37. hey i just wanted to say i read both your books (switched and torn) in two days straight and i am completely captivated by them both! i was even more impressed when i came upon this website and heard music for each book. if you dont mind me asking what are the songs called?

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  38. Amanda

    You see from just a small handfull of your readers that your are a wonderful writer. Your books are fresh and new, but being compared to Twilight is and could be a wonderful thing. The wonderful thing about Twilight is it got young readers reading again. So if your book will keep the young readers reading I say you have got something wonderful going (No I do not think that they are anything alike in content) but a person who can keep me and my teen son reading your books is wonderful thing there is nothing better than the writen word with all the computers, texting and games, to get young adults reading you can't ask for anything better than that (GO YOU!! LOL). You have a freshful way of writing something that is not only new and differnt but good at the same time.

    So, I thank you as a reader and a parent and only ask that you keep up the good work :) me and my son will be waiting with our nook in hand for Jan 15th to get here for the new book. I hate that it has to end but that the wonderful thing about books you can reread them and enjoy it all over again.

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  39. I don't really have any questions because everyone already seems to be asking them. I just wanted to say that I got my nook at Christmas and I've read all of your books since then and I absolutely love them. Your amazing :)

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  40. Read Switched and Torn in two days -- could not put them down. Looking forward to Ascend! Keep up the great work, Amanda :)

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  41. God Lord, there are so many YA paranormal romances that people compare to the Twilight Series. Being a fan of both I can honestly say I really don't see the similarities. The only thing that is even common is the swoon-worthy hero. Wendy is not like Bella at all, she is assertive and independent and downright stubborn at times. The storylines aren't even comparable. People just need something to say and/or nag about. I would even venture to say that your writing style is much better than Stephenie Meyer (I will probably be cursed for saying that). Keep up the fantastic work!

    Mandy D.

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  42. Does Tove get a happy ending? I really like his character and I hope he gets a little bit of a fairy tale ending too.

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  43. Is Loki's personality and/or his actions based on his namesake (the Norse god)?

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  44. I would much rather curl up with finn than Edward! At least he is Warm!

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  45. I have just read both Switched and Torn and while I am waiting for Ascend I have started reading My Blood Approves. My questions is what made you to decide to have Willa have a change of heart and fall for Matt?

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  46. If a movie was going to be made who would you like to see play Wendy, Finn and Elora?

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  47. How do come up with there names?

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  48. Can or when can we preorder Ascend?

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  49. "Here a list of things that the Trylle Trilogy is more like than Twilight:
    -Labyrinth
    -Pretty in Pink
    -The Princess Diaries
    -Star Wars"

    Ironically, it's nothing like the movie Troll.

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  50. Does Maggie come back in Ascend? Do we find out what happens to her?

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  51. Does Rys and Kim ever meet in Ascend?

    Does Oren come to Wendy's Wedding in Foreling?

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  52. Question: Does Kim appear in Ascend and if so, will her fate be conclusive?

    I don't really care about her either way... I mean, I hate her and I understand her too, but I'm obviously more worried about Wendy :)

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  54. I was just wondering why you decided on trolls? Was it just to kind of revamp the image and things like elves are way over done or was there another reason? Love the books by the way and I have to say in no way does Wendy resemble Bella, even in the slightest!

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  55. Would love to hear more about how you work on character development in general... especially since you have such an amazing talent for creating unique and relatable characters! I have always wondered if there are some characters that are harder for YOU to figure out/get to know as you start a book/series? Is it hard to get into some of your own characters' heads? Take Finn... did you know his history - his deepest fears - his childhood pets :) - etc - right off the bat? Or did he start out as a mysterious guy to you too at first? :) How, as a writer, do you get to know your characters better? Thanks!

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  56. Hi Mz.Hocking
    Ummm... Is Ascend going to have two possible endings?? If so that would be really cool. If not I am sure I will love it all the same.
    And if you could write Switched and Torn again would you change anything?
    I really admire you and your books.

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  57. Which character do you think you resemble the most in your books? ADORE your books. Can't wait for Ascend!!!

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  58. What will the ISBN for Ascend be?

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  59. hey, I just want to say that I love your work! I understand that Ascend will be out on January 15th, but I would like to know if it will also be available as an e-book on that date???

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  60. Do any of your characters resemble people in your life? LOL if so please introduce me to FINN!
    Team FINN!!! Ok for real though are your characters completely made up or do they have traits from family/friends in your personal life?

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  61. Love the books and can't wait for Ascend! Just want to know one thing... Will there be a happy ending? I'm not a big fan of those tragic meaningful deals. ;-)

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  62. I love your books. I read each in one sitting. You are a wonderful writer with beautiful descriptions. I was wondering if Ascend would be out on the kindle the same day it comes out in stores.

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  63. Hi Amanda!

    I have fell in love with the Trylle series so far, and think they are amazing! My question doesn't pertain to the content of the series, but I was just wondering if ASCEND would come out on Kindle on January 15th as well?

    Thank you!

    Chelsea

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  64. Who would be your fantasy cast if a movie were to be made? Besides Michael Wincott as Oren? :)

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  65. Hi!
    If you had to rename Switched and Torn what would you change their name's to?

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  66. Hello Amanda
    If you had to rename the main characters what would their name's be?
    Thank-you for your time

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  67. I loved the books and i am anxiously anticipating Ascend the common misunderstanding that your books are like the twilight series is definitely incorrect. I love to read things about the supernatural and found twilight to be a good refreshing book as well. But i can definitely see a small similarity between some of the plot. Girl likes boy girl cannot date boy because of some kind of restriction to the kind. Other than that there is none. Cannot wait for the next book!!

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  68. Novels on the Run said something earlier about Loki, about him being tempting but not quite getting his attraction to Wendy. I'm curious about this too, I can't say I was surprised by his wanting Wendy but I didn't completely understand it and his proposal seemed sudden. Will we learn more about this in Ascend?

    Also, what exactly does Finn's family know about Wendy? His sister made it clear that Finn had mentioned her but what do they know about their relationship? I can understand Finn's mother's resentment towards Wendy because of her husband's affair but I still don't quite understand why she dislikes Wendy so much. Can you tell us more about that?

    Thanks!

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  69. is there going to be a 5th book for my blood approves books if so when is it coming out and whats the title

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  70. I love the trylle series! And twilight sucks, so obviously, they have nothing in common. I don't know about anyone else, but Finn and Wendy annoy me. I either want Wendy and Loki or Wendy and Rhys!!! TWIST PLEASE!

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  71. normally i do not post, but i wondered about one thing. Loki never calls wendy by her name, even when he asked her to marry him. it seems to me that most of the people who truly care about her as wendy, not as a princess, call her wendy at least some of the time. Perhaps there is an exception for those who force themselves to think of her as the princess, like Elora or Duncan. I don't necessarily think this means Loki is bad; I just wondered, is there any significance to the fact he does not call her wendy?
    your writing is wonderful, and no, i do not see much of twilight in it. also, i am truly impressed with you self motivation. the way you made this happen for yourself is very inspiring!

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  72. I guess this post is as good as any to comment on :D I got a Nook for Christmas, and aside from buying the Complete Oz and Beatrix Potter collections, Switched was the first full book I actually purchased for it. I'm not sure why. Maybe it was the cover.

    Anyway, I devoured it within 2 or 3 days and was left reading samples of other books until I was able to get back within range of WiFi and promptly purchased Torn. I finished it last night and am waiting (im)patiently for Ascend.

    Although I know better to predict the end of a series, I have to admit I'm kind of "shipping" Wendy and Loki. Can't wait for the 15th, and I'll be checking out your other books when I'm able.

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  73. Could you possibly maybe tell us all how to pronounce the places and names in the Trylle trilogy? I love it to death, but I change up the pronunciations in my head a bit and I'd like to get that cleared up. :)

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  74. hey amanda, or any one else, i have been looking for ascend so that i can pre order it on kindle or something...but its no where to be found!! didnt know if the question has been answered yet but where can i preorder/buy this book??

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  75. Hello. First I would like to say thank you. Your writing style is refreshing and a joy to read. I purchased Switched 32 hours ago on my nook, actually I downloaded the sample first just to see how it was. I was confused when it downloaded 302 pages and thought sure it was a mistake and the whole book was there. Then I got to that last page and started ranting about it ending in mid sentence! I imediatly purchased the full copy! As soon as I finished I purchased Torn and didnt even wait to start reading (even though it was like 3 am and I had to be at work in 5 hours). Needless to say I have finished both books in less than 32 hours (and havent slept yet!) and was VERY disapointed when Ascend was not avialable. I can not wait for the 15th now.

    But enough with the boring.....
    I am curious about many things, but the thing I havent seen asked is about Loki. I know his father was Trylle, but who was his mother? She couldnt have been Vittra if they cant concieve... So he must have been born before his father moved over to the enemy side.I cant remember anything said about his mom, where is she? What happened to her? His interest in Wendy leads me to believe he wants out of the Vittra? Is it because they killed his mother?

    Many more things I could ask but most have been touched on already. Thank you for your time and the wonderful mental teaser you have written.

    Oh and 1 more thing... The coment you made halfway down the page... I aplaud you for this. Many people would have deleted the bad and kept thier mouths shut, but you stood up for what you thought was right and voiced your opinion and that is something we see little of today.Keep you attitude strong and your opinion heard!

    Thank You

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  76. Hmm interesting. I've gone and reread about Loki.
    Pg 133 on my Adobe Digital reader.

    Loki has our blood , actually his father used to be Trylle, now Vittra, now dead. Treason. the Vittra killed him as he wanted to come back to Trylle basically. Maybe thats what Loki wants, to be Trylle again.

    Loki is Trylle blood but maybe same thing happen if he tries to go back to Trylle, Vittra will kill him.

    Oren is Vittra he conceived with Elora ( Trylle) to have Wendy. Vittra and Vittra cant have children. Vittra and Trylle together can.

    Wendy being 1/2 Vittra, 1/2 Trylle . Vittra , heal and are strong. Trylle , Move, control things. She has all that in her blood.


    Michelle

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  77. So was Loki's mom Vittra and he was concieved after the father moved over and Loki has both blood lines to? Or is his mother Trylle and moved with them or was deceased before the move and he just took the boy with him? If Wendy is unique and is the only one with the unique bloodline (Tryle/Vittra) where does that leave Loki? Now I understand Wendy's bloodline is of King/Queen mix and if Loki's is a mix it is just Markis/Markisanna mix so ofcourse she is more unique and powerfull, but wouldnt Loki be in that catagorie somehow?

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  78. I can't see anything about Lokis mum?? Now Sara I forgot to say is Trylle too..hence why Oren obviously needed Sara to make a baby..which hasn't happened. It took Elora and Oren 3 years to concieve Wendy. Oren needed Elora which did happen. I read the story as in my mind , Loki was born Trylle not on the Vittra side. I came to this conclusion because Sara is 30 I think?? alot older than Loki and they were whats the word..um ( blank brain at moment) they were set up to be married, originally so that would mean to me in Trylle. But Oren made Sara his Queen. To me they were both Trylle in Trylle, then somehow Sara wound up Queen to Oren and Loki's dad via treason went to Vittra. Im wondering if there is a back story there as to why Loki's dad went to Vittra, was it because of Sara to get her back? Maybe my brain going overtime. INtended!!!! they were intended to be married, arranged. Loki said he was 9 and got over it when Sara was made Queen.

    Hmm Loki is a mystery, his wanting to marry Wendy is a mystery. It appears he has never laid eyes on Wendy until Kyra beat her to a pulp and he said something about this is what all the fuss is about and popped her off to the land of nod. From then he kinda got a fascination for her. He let himself get caught and captured as he is uber strong . He wanted to be in Trylle captured. You do have a good point about Loki and his mum??? But I feel personally he is Trylle, born there due to Sara and him I suppose from babies intended for each other. Also Lokis dad got Eloras parents killed so there is the timing there too. ...um I think...lol!!

    Michelle

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  79. I get a bit confuzzed as Vittra heal and are strong...Sara heals and Aurora heals...both Trylle blood. Maybe hanky panky from, their parents...lol!! Loki strong but Trylle blood...maybe there is hanky panky from different sides on their parents behalf. Vittra dying tribe money and population ?? Hmm I may be thinking way to hard about this story...loL!! Can't help myself. Stacy you sound like you do the same as me, nut out sections of book to get answers.

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  80. p.s I think I am confusing myself now...hee..hee

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  81. Ok The way I interpreted the Sara/Loki/Oren thing was that he was in Vittra. Oren Said Sara was infertile and explained about the hobgoblins and the curse, I figured that thats what he meant by infertile.... Didn't realize she was Trylle to....(Hmmm That makes me wonder a bit) So if she was Trylle how did she get to the Vittra side? And why and when? If Loki was 9 and she was already over there then so was he? But if they were in Trylle when Oren took her as his bride (which would seem kinda not right if they were in war with trylle) is that why Loki and his family or dad went to the Vittra side?

    And also at the piont you are talking about when Kyra beat Wendy she says "It;s not like i can really kill her IAN" Whos ian? I thought she was talking to Loki?

    And your right... I analyze EVERYTHING! It drives my husband and kids crazy! Glad to know there are others like me! LOL

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  83. @Stacey - Where/when did you buy Torn? I just double checked my copy, it says, "It's not like I can really kill her, Loki." That would be an error, so I'm sorry about that. I've caught it since then, apparently, so hopefully it's not in every version.


    As to the questions about Loki's bloodline - I explain it all in Ascend.

    But I'm going to clarify the Sara one now - she has Trylle blood in her, but it's the same as me saying I'm 1/16th Cherokee. It has to be there for her to have the healing power, but since she's infertile, it can't be that close.

    Does that make sense?

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  84. I have Torn on my nook and I bought it Tuesday. Thank you for clarifying that. I was a tad confused, but all is good!

    And the Sara thing makes since. Thank you very much! LOVE the books!

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  85. I dont have Ian??? LOL!! hmm let me look...I got mine from Smashwords...
    I have . "It's not like I can really hurt her, Loki," Kyra said, her voice bordering on whining.

    Stacy I analyse too, its just part and parcel of me reading a book. Can't help it:D

    Oh glad Sara answered, Thanks Amanda. I was wondering about healing powers. Forgot she was infertile.

    Amanda if you are about could you please answer I am dying to read Letters to elise as I am a Peter girl...its not on smashwords. Will it be? I am having trouble getting epub version for my adobe digital reader. im not very tech savvy and tried Amazon Kindle pc but blagh!! my brain wasnt working that very well.

    Thanks!! and is Ascend going to smashwords? I can handle smashwords downloading.

    Michelle

    Oh ..4 die...EeeeeeeeeEEEEEeeeeKKKK!! Crikey!!! thats sad:(

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  86. I read the first two books of the Trylle Trillogy in 2 days. I really like it, I was a little confused in the beginning of the second book because Wendy was sort of introducing characters from the first book and the first 30 odd pages were the end of last book, I don't mind the grammar issues so much. I think your very creative and I don't see the connection to Twilight.

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  87. Amanda,

    First...you are awesome!! I a love the Trylle Series. I got a Nook for Christmas and Switched and Torn were the first two I downloaded and read. I am stoked about Ascend being released on the 15th. I am not sure in anyone asked this or not but will it be released as an ebook? I cannot find where we could pre-order and it is not showing up anywhere I look.

    Also..Trylle is nothing like Twilight. How dumb people can be. Keep writing and I look forward to Ascend!!

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  88. How do you pronounce "Trylle"? It is driving me crazy! Love the books!

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  89. Could you give us a picture of what you see finn and wendy like?

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  90. As a Middle School Reading teacher, I am always looking for a series for my students to read. Our school library didn't have the Trylle series and since it was only $0.99 I decided to give it a try....WOW! Am I glad I did! YOUR BOOKS ARE AMAZING! I love how you hooked me so early in the story and kept my attention throughout the Trilogy. :) Needless to say, I have since purchased all of your books that are available on kindle. (BTW ~ our school library now owns your books as well.) Thanks for writing - and I hope you publish many more in the near future. :)

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  91. ummmmmmmm how old is loki in the series?

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  92. i really like Loki, and i wish he and wendy would end up together

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  93. i really enjoyed ur novels to me they are different than anything out there. i see no connection to twilight. i just cant wait till ascen in also verry happy that unlike some writers your novels arent too far apart. well GREAT BOOKS! n cant wait!

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  94. i loved your trylle series! keep on writing!:D

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