Author Amanda Hocking
Publication date January 1, 2011
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
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Ascend is the third book in the Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking.


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.  

Widened Summary:

 Wendy Everly can barely remember what it was like to feel like a normal girl. She'd wished for her life to be different but everything is so much more complicated than she'd expected.

Wendy is a changeling, a troll baby switched at birth. When she is brought to Förening, she discovers that she is the Princess. As the Vittra begin to creep in, and Elora start to die, Wendy is hit with challenges that threaten to uproot all of the Trylle. And not only that, she most certainly hadn't dreamt she'd be getting married at eighteen to a man she didn't love - all for the sake of duty. When she is placed in an arranged marriage with Tove, her emotions start to tear with love and duty.

As the big day approaches, Wendy can't stop thinking about two different men - and neither of them are her husband-to-be. Finn - quiet, strong and determined to do what's right, and Loki - dark and seductive, a sworn enemy who once saved her life.

With all-out war just days away, Wendy needs to act quickly if she is to save her friends and family. But while her loyalties and duties are to her people, deeper passions are leading her elsewhere. And as her worlds collide, the King of the Vittra, Oren, also known as her father, will do anything to get her. Even getting rid of those she cares most about.

Wendy must sacrifice everything she loves to save them.

But will it be enough? And how will she save herself and her friends while keeping the kingdom safe?

The final chapter begins.

List of CharactersEdit

-Wendy (Everly, Dahl, Kroner) Staad

-Loki Staad

-Finn Holmes

-Tove Kroner

-Willa Strom

-Elora Dahl









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