The Loved and the Lost

The Loved and the Lost

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by Lory S. Kaufman
     
 

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the final book of The Verona Trilogy

A QUEST FOR LOST LOVE.

AN ADVENTURE OF MANY LIFETIMES.

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln are three 24th-century time travelers desperate to return to 14th-century Verona and reclaim their medieval family's shattered lives. It is a mission fraught with danger and the risk of unexpected consequences for themselves and their worlds.

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the final book of The Verona Trilogy

A QUEST FOR LOST LOVE.

AN ADVENTURE OF MANY LIFETIMES.

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln are three 24th-century time travelers desperate to return to 14th-century Verona and reclaim their medieval family's shattered lives. It is a mission fraught with danger and the risk of unexpected consequences for themselves and their worlds. For all three, it is a matter of the heart. For one, though, it is truly the only thing that matters, as the fate of his eternal love and the life of their unborn child is the prize to be won - or lost forever.

In this, the final book of The Verona Trilogy, our three time travelers go on the boldest adventure of their lives. They will face hardship, tragedy, and threats from sources they couldn't have imagined - all in an effort to wrestle a future from the steely grip of an unforgiving past.

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As the above blurb says, our much matured characters are back home in their 24th century. But now their only thoughts are to go back and save their adopted family from the terrible fate which befell them. That means that many of the scenes in the book have both the older and younger protagonists in them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492851479
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

"I write Post-Dystopian fiction. After society's collapse, which is imagined in so many great dystopian stories, humans will either fade into history, with the dinosaurs, or, if it learns the right lessons, society will go on to construct a civilization to last tens of thousands of years. History Camp stories are the exciting adventures of young people doing the latter." -Lory Kaufman

Lory Kaufman written, acted and directed children's theater and musical theater. He enjoys art, especially sculpture. He loves science fiction and historical fiction and he has been deeply involved in the green movement all across North America. He has three grown children and works and lives in Kingston, Canada.

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The Loved and the Lost 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
The final book in the Verona Trilogy does not disappoint the readers! This final ending is a bittersweet story of one desperately, passionately trying to retrieve last love through time. Will time travel be able to change Hansum's & Guiletta's fate without disturbing historical events? Can Hansum persuade the Council to permit him and his friends to try? Perhaps if Hansum and his friends become the perfect citizens, it will help in his cause. The 'Loved and the Lost ' also further explores the lives of Lincoln, & Shamira. With the changes in their  lives, will they still want to help him or must he do it on his own if the Council agrees. Hansum's turmoil  increases - as does situations encountered - and time passes by. This ha been an interesting series in the viewpoint of the author. This dystopian series is much more realistic and feasible than most others I have read. Although some of the authors reasons after the end of his final chapter, I do not fully agree with, I still feel the are well thought through and bears  consideration. This book is recommended for YA of all ages. Adults will equally find this engaging. This series was very well written with but a few crude words. Because of those few crude words and a slightly excessive "mulling" over events by Hansum, I still cannot give a full Five Stars rating. Therefore in my review of this book, I offer a Four and a Half stars rating. *This book was gifted to me for and honest review, of which I have given.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all three books. Unique ideas.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the whole series. Great Reads. Was grateful for the first 3, they were free. Wanted to follow it to the end, paid for it, can't read it due to technical problems. Talked to B&N and they said it would be taken care of. Months later, I still can't read the book and it isn't available in book form. It is simply frustrating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the typical book I would read, but absolutely loved all three books. Enjoyed all aspects of the books; the characters, the time frame, action, and descriptive writing made it easy to picture in my mind as I was reading. Will get five stars if it ever works on my Nook Tablet. Had to read on my phone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading Lory Kaufman's first 2 books in this trilogy, I was really looking forward to the last one. However, I should have stopped after the second book, Kaufman, too! He really didn't have any story left to tell...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE LOVED AND THE LOST by Lory S. Kaufman is an interesting Fantasy/Science Fiction/Teens. Book 3 in the "Verona" trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading the other two in this trilogy,"The Lens and the Looker" and "The Bronze and the Brimstone". This is the final in the story of Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln,they start out in the 24 century and end up in the 14th century,Verona. These young teens have been on an adventure of a lifetime. Filled with love lost,love found again,tragedy,threats,and starting a new life. Fast paced,filled with danger,sacrifice,and of course love. An exciting conclusion to the "Verona"trilogy,with a few twists and turns and a lot of surprises. I think Young readers will enjoy this trilogy,as they learn history and can combine the two. An interesting tale of love and life.Received for an honest review from Pump Up Your Book. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews
VicG More than 1 year ago
Lory S. Kaufman in his new book, “The Loved and the Lost” Book Three in The Verona Trilogy series published by The Fiction Studio concludes the adventures of Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln. From the back cover: A QUEST FOR LOST LOVE. AN ADVENTURE OF MANY LIFETIMES. They are three 24th-century time travelers desperate to return to 14th-century Verona and reclaim their medieval family’s shattered lives. It is a mission fraught with danger and the risk of unexpected consequences for themselves and their worlds. For all three, it is a matter of the heart. For one, though, it is truly the only thing that matters, as the fate of his eternal love and the life of their unborn child is the prize to be won – or lost forever. In this, the final book of The Verona Trilogy, Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln go on the boldest adventure of their lives. They will face hardship, tragedy, and threats from sources they couldn’t have imagined – all in an effort to wrestle a future from the steely grip of an unforgiving past. We started out in the 24th Century with three spoiled brats. They were whisked back in time to 14th Century Verona, Italy where they developed new lives, new loves and grew up. Now the trio are back in the 24th Century as part of the History Camp time traveling academy. The 24th Century is no longer home to them, 14th Century Verona is and they, desperately, want to return, especially Hansum so that he can rescue his beloved Guilietta. This is the triumphal conclusion of this exciting trilogy and Mr. Kaufman has pulled out all the stops. Get ready for plot twists, surprises, disappointments, frustration and on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense. Mr. Kaufman has given us an exciting conclusion to a wonderful adventure! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Airforce35 More than 1 year ago
In the third and final book of the Verona Trilogy, author Lory Kaufman astounds me again! The Loved and the Lost is fast-paced, exciting and very hard to put down. I read this book twice in less than a week and will definitely recommend that anyone, middle school and above, read this series! If you read my other reviews on this trilogy, you will know that I am completely smitten with this series. I love Kaufman’s writing style. The storyline is interesting and unique. The details are so true to life that I felt transported back in time. The characters are very well developed but more importantly, the author knows how to captivate an audience. My favorite types of books are ones that are neatly wrapped up with a happy ending. The thing I enjoyed the most about this trilogy is that although the storyline is wrapped up, the author does it in a unique way so that I was not able to guess the end. I was so deeply invested with these characters and fell in love with the history, that I didn’t want this series to end. With Kaufman’s writing style, I believe that he could write a series of books covering major historical events that will leave young readers begging for more.
NtWhileImRdng More than 1 year ago
The Loved and the Lost is the final book in the Verona Trilogy by Lory S. Kaufman. This one shows Hansum and co. back in 24th century trying desperately to find a way to travel back to 14th century Italy and save Guilietta. They run in to obstacle after obstacle and you just want to scream at the people and the things that are standing in their way. The trio are now part of the History Camp time traveling academy. Each one in their own special field. Shamira and Licoln seem to have found love but Hansum is still without the one who holds the key to his heart. With every minute that passes his need to try and rescue her grows greater and the readers frustration with the fact that it doesn't seem to be working grows right along with it. It's funny. Parts of this book actually made me mad. I wanted to yell out at the characters "What are you DOING!?!" in certain parts of the story and then I remembered that it was a book... and they couldn't hear me. I really wish this series could be made in to a movie so I could see how everything unfolds on the big screen. There are some interesting new characters introduced in this story. Like Pedang and Sideways. Pedang is a sword that can fight on his own and Sideways is a cloak that can transport the crew through time and back again, among other interesting things. I loved the trip to Haudenosaunee and the Onandoga people. Deganawida, their spiritual leader, was a favorite character of mine this go around. He aided Hansum in overcoming his grief and fears to the point where he was able to feel like his normal self again. The Onandoga people were an interesting mix of centuries before and modern day technology and customs. A peaceful community that was nice to read about. Aside from that, there were definitely some heartbreaks in this story. For Hansum, for Shamira. Even for Arimus. This was, like the other 2 in this series, a book I couldn't put down. I sprained my ankle going for a run in the battlefield and came home to ice it and elevate it, and picked up book 3. By midnight of the next day I had finished it. Lincoln has become one of my favorite characters of the series and unfortunately, I never did find a way to make myself like Ugilino. Despite the hardships he'd been through and the sad things he'd endured. He was reason for much of the pain and suffering for the group and I did not like him. Kingsley, another of the new characters in the series grew on me pretty quickly though. Ever the heroic protector. I love the concept of time travel, and the way Kaufman portrays it in this particular series is interesting and thought provoking. The society he has set up is magnificent and the glimpse of the past that he shows us through the eyes of the three teens is wonderfully educational. I love the thought of the History Camps themselves and wish that we had things like that around now for all of the "hard cases" there seem to be these days. This series is full of plot twists and turns and surprises and disappointments. It's full of on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense and hope and frustration in spades. If you come away from this series without having felt like it was one of the most wonderful things you've read... you should go back and read it again. It was a perfect end to a story I wish could have gone on forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most exciting of the three books, the action never stops and I was continually surprised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago