The Lost Codex
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Allies, once inseparable, splinter until they break apart.
An insidiousness carves its way through Wonderland, challenging the land’s very existence.
Battle lines will be drawn as pages, long languishing in darkness, are finally illuminated.
Swords will clash, blood will be spilled, and lives will be lost.
For what is written can still be erased.
The perfect end to an amazing ride!
If you are like me and devoured the first three books, expect to do nothing less with this amazing, fast paced, jaw dropping finale to the Collector's Society series. This book is loaded with action, surprises, mystery, intrigue, and more of the awesome characters we have come to know and love. Heather Lyons does not disappoint as secrets are revealed and everything you think you know is turned upside down.
Excuse me, I'd write more but I'm off to binge read the whole series over again.
The Best of All the Reasons I Read Books
I just finished reading The Lost Codex. This book left my head and my heart in a tangled mess. I'm so in love with this series. I'm so happy with the way it has ended, but I'm so, so sad that it is over.
Heather Lyons is an absolute master of words and characters and stories. This series is so rich and complex that I don't even know where to begin in describing my affection. The book, really the entire series, is the best of all the reasons I read books:
1. The premise...our favorite characters live on both inside and beyond the stories where they're created. Yes. I want to believe this happens.
2. The complex storyline. Characters from many stories band together to save one another. And, epic battles ensue where our heroes and heroines show their truest colors of bravery, loyalty and love.
3. The characters are so fantastic that I feel physical tugs and pulls on my heart just thinking about them. And not just the main characters, but all of the characters in the stories.
4. Alice. Heather Lyons' version of Alice Liddell is my most favorite heroine in any story I've ever read. There will never be another Alice. She is flawed and perfect, needy and compassionate, distressed and heroic, fearful and brave. Alice is in a class of heroines all her own.
5. The Romance. Alice and Finn are....everything. perfect. perfect for each other. the epic romance that spans time and all improbabilities for loves to find each another. The love of Alice and Finn is the definition of Romance.
In The Lost Codex, Alice tells Finn, "Somebody ought to write a story about Alice Liddell and Huckleberry Finn falling in love and spending their lives together. It would be my favorite."
Mine too, Alice, mine too.
An advance copy of this book was received from the author. Receipt of this copy did not impact the content or independence of this review. This book received a 6-Rating on the BFF Book Blog. BFF Book Blog also uses a set of icon ratings. This book received additional icons for: angst, hero, heroine, mind twisting, romance, supporting characters, suspense, tears, tension and world creation.
A Phenomenal Ride!
I have waited for what feels like a lifetime to discover all the secrets of The Lost Codex and figure out just how Heather Lyons would bring this tale to an end. Now I’m left with the bittersweet emotion of it being over, while trying to formulate words on what I thought, and honestly, the most prominent in my mind are “what a tremendous ride”. This author has taken readers on incredible journeys of love, adventure, and literary memories that had me grinning wider than the Cheshire Cat would have found possible. The Lost Codex was the most perfect, phenomenal ending and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
We are immediately thrown back into that tense, anxiety-inducing forgotten mountain, and my heart could not stop racing. The way that Lyons has depicted these scenes is so all-consuming that I couldn’t help but get sucked in, incapable of returning to reality. She creates such vivid imagery with colorful language and incredible world-building. It’s unlike anything I have read. Furthermore, it still amazes me that four books in, and the author is able to draw on the qualities in characters that we have previously come to love, yet still deliver her own unique twists. These personalities are largely created by other authors, yet the way that Lyons twists their traits to fit the scenarios is executed perfectly. I don’t want to touch too much upon the happenings of this installment because I wholeheartedly believe that everything that happens and every emotion I experienced should be gone through firsthand.
As I previously stated, The Lost Codex was one of the most bittersweet reads of the year for me, but also one of my favorites. Heather Lyons has created a world that I wish were grounded in reality just so that I had a tangible place to visit and experience. The writing has grown, the twists were unimaginable, and the journey was indescribable. The passion that Heather Lyons has for her characters and this world shines brightly within the pages and it’s something I came to truly appreciate about her. She has produced pure magic with The Collectors’ Society series, and while I’m sad to see it end, I’m also incredibly anxious to see where Lyons’ mind will take readers next!