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Return to the World of the Trylle

June 17th, 2020 by
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On July 7, 2020, I’m returning to the world of the Trylle Trilogy and the Kanin Chronicles with the first book in the Omte Origins THE LOST CITY, followed by the second book THE MORNING FLOWER on August 4, 2020.

The Omte Origins – like the two previous series – is a trilogy, and it’s set five years after the events of the Kanin Chronicles and nine years after the events of the Trylle Trilogy. Characters from the Trylle and Kanin have roles to play – both large and small – so I recommend reading the other series first, if you have the chance.

I did write the Omte Origins so it could be accessible to people who had never read either the Kanin or the Trylle, but there will be spoilers for the previous books, as well as some fun references and Easter eggs that add another layer to the world.

Here’s the official description for THE LOST CITY:

Amanda Hocking, the New York Times bestselling author of The Kanin Chronicles, returns to the magical world of the Trylle Trilogy with The Lost City, the first novel in The Omte Origins―and the final story arc in her beloved series.

The storm and the orphan

Twenty years ago, a woman sought safety from the spinning ice and darkness that descended upon a small village. She was given shelter for the night by the local innkeepers but in the morning, she disappeared―leaving behind an infant. Now nineteen, Ulla Tulin is ready to find who abandoned her as a baby or why.

The institution and the quest

Ulla knows the answers to her identity and heritage may be found at the Mimirin where scholars dedicate themselves to chronicling troll history. Granted an internship translating old documents, Ulla starts researching her own family lineage with help from her handsome and charming colleague Pan Soriano.

The runaway and the mystery

But then Ulla meets Eliana, a young girl who no memory of who she is but who possesses otherworldly abilities. When Eliana is pursued and captured by bounty hunters, Ulla and Pan find themselves wrapped up in a dangerous game where folklore and myth become very real and very deadly―but one that could lead Ulla to the answers she’s been looking for.

Coming July 7, 2020

Here’s the official description for THE MORNING FLOWER:

New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking returns to the magical world of the Trylle with THE MORNING FLOWER, the second book in the Omte Origins arc.

Welcome back to the kingdom of the Omte―a forest realm where secrets and danger, human nature and ancient mythology collide.

Where truth is stranger than fiction.

Searching for answers to her own shrouded origins, Ulla Tulin’s journey of exploration takes a sudden turn when Eliana is kidnapped. Turning toward the Omte capital instead of the institute where she hoped to learn the truth about her identity, Ulla must put Eliana’s welfare before her own―a sacrifice that will present all new dangers to them both.

When history is still unwritten.

Ulla never expected that once she arrived she’d discover the identity of a Skojare man who crossed paths with her mother―a man who could very well be her father. Given the man’s connections to the Älvolk, a secret society tasked with protecting the location of the First City, Ulla is soon dispatched to Sweden to find him.

One woman will dare to go wherever fate will take her…

Now Ulla, along with her maybe boyfriend Pan, finds herself on a desperate race against time to locate her kin―who could very well pose a danger to her kingdom. Nobody and nothing is as it seems as she penetrates the dark heart of the Älvolk…all the way to the secret Lost Bridge to the First City, where an unknown future awaits for Ulla and her kind.

Coming August 4, 2020

Everything You Should Know About the Valkyrie Duology

June 12th, 2017 by
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You may have heard that I have a new series about Valkyries coming out, but other than that, I haven’t said much about it, even though I have been hard at work on the books for a year (I’m currently just finishing up the second book now). It turned out to be an intense, ambitious duology, and I am certain that this is far and away my best work. I pushed myself way out of my comfort zone and took risks that I think really paid off.

It’s dark and gritty, but also beautiful and filled with all types of monsters and mythologies. Malin is nineteen-year-old Valkyrie, and she’s the deeply flawed heroine who leads a cast of diverse characters in a world that is running out space and time.

Anyway, you probably just want to get to the juicy bits, so I’ll just get on with it, and show you the covers, the release dates, and brief description (PLUS an excerpt!)

Between the Blade and the Heart from the earth to the shadows
Aren’t they beautiful? I love them so much! Here’s the description for the first book:

Game of Thrones meets Blade Runner in this new futuristic YA fantasy inspired by Norse mythology that will be out January 2, 2018

As one of the Valkyries, Malin’s duty is to slay immortals and return them to the afterlife. But when she unearths a secret that could unravel everything she knows, Malin must decide where her loyalties lie. At the same time, she wonders if helping blue-eyed boy Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk, all while her ex tries to get back into her heart.

Check out Entertainment Weekly’s cover reveal for more info and an excerpt from Between the Blade and the Heart!

Right now, both Between the Blade and the Heart and From the Earth to the Shadows are available for preorder in paperback, but they will be out in ebook also (and up for preorder closer to the release dates). Both books will also be out worldwide in English, and I will post more once I have the official release dates and covers for the UK, Australia, and elsewhere.

Preorder Between the Blade and the Heart (out January 2, 2018)
Amazon: http://bit.ly/BBHAmazon
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/BBHBN
Books-a-Million: http://bit.ly/BBHBAM
Indiebound: http://bit.ly/BBHIND
Powell’s: http://bit.ly/BBHPOW

Preorder From the Earth to the Shadows (out March 27, 2018)
Amazon: http://bit.ly/FESAM
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/FESBN
Books-a-Million: http://bit.ly/FESBAM
Indiebound: http://bit.ly/FESIN
Powell’s: http://bit.ly/FESPOW

Freeks is Out!

January 3rd, 2017 by
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Swear is Finally Here

November 9th, 2016 by
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After all this time, the final book in the My Blood Approves series is here!!!! If you haven’t snagged your copy yet, here’s all the ordering information:

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The ebook version of Swear includes a sneak peek at my standalone novel Freeks (which will be out January 3, 2017). The paperback edition of Swear includes a Freeks sneak peek as well the novella Letters to Elise. The novella was too short to release in print on it’s own, so I thought coupling it with the paperback would be a great way for readers to get a hardcopy of it. You can get the paperback: here

At the moment, Swear is available in ebook everywhere ebooks are sold, but it’s only available in in paperback from Createspace. It will be up at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com, but it takes a few days time to get into the system. This book is self-published, so it won’t be available in stores – only online.

Right now Swear is only available in English, but I do believe that there will be audio and foreign language translations in the future. I literally just finished the book a month ago, though, and my agent started shopping it around to foreign publishers then, so it will still be quite some time before it comes out in other languages or audio. I just wanted to get the book out as soon as possible because people have been waiting so long, but unfortunately, there will still be a longer wait for publishers in other countries.

You can read a recap of the first four books in the My Blood Approves series: here.

You can read the first three chapters of Swearhere.

You can check out fun facts (like birthdays, middle names, etc) for My Blood Approves: here

You can listen to the soundtrack for Swearhere.

You can see my dream cast for Swearhere

You can enter to win an autographed paperback of Swear through Goodreads:

 

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Swear by Amanda Hocking

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Recap of My Blood Approves

November 4th, 2016 by
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It’s only a few more days until the final book in the My Blood Approves series is released! Since there was a gap between the release dates of the fourth book Wisdom and this book Swear, I thought it would be fun to do a quick recap to work as a refresher before you dive into the final book. This post will be covering the first four books in the series, so obviously it will be a giant SPOILER for the entire My Blood Approves series if you have not read it yet.

It’s not going to go into enough detail, however, to substitute reading the books if you have never read them, and I would not recommend reading Swear if you haven’t read any of the previous books – otherwise it will most likely be very confusing. This post is more intended for people who don’t have time to do a re-read or simply don’t want to – and also to highlight important parts for people that are doing a re-read. It’s basically like an extended written version of the “Previously On” recap they do at the beginning of TV shows.

I didn’t include the novella Letters to Elise because the recap/summaries are already super long, and it’s not strictly necessary to read the novella (although it does shed some light on a few things).

So with that, let’s begin at the beginning:

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