The Lost Codex

The Lost Codex

by Heather Lyons

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Overview

The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990843696
Publisher: Cerulean Books
Publication date: 10/26/2016
Pages: 418
Sales rank: 865,708
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels--one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching romance. In addition to writing, she's also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find. You can visit her at http://www.heatherlyons.net.

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The Lost Codex 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
LaurenOBN More than 1 year ago
This amazing series is over and I feel lost and book-broken. The Lost Codex was everything I needed the final installment to be...but I need more. I want more Alice, I want more Finn. Oh my goodness, I want more Finn. Victory, Mary, The White King, Jack, Brom, and even The Librarian. The story ended like it began...with me holding my breath and thinking, "Nope. This can't be happening. Nope." But I loved every minute of it. The book left no question unanswered but left soo much desire for more. This book (the series in general) is just so rich in storyline and the world Lyons has created is so intricate and beautifully written, I just can't get enough. While it features some well known, and maybe not so well-known characters from several classic stories, there are twists and surprises after every turn of the page.
Erin Fehres More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review My Rating: 4.5 Stars I have an indescribable amount of respect for all authors – to be able to imagine such unique characters, worlds, and plot lines is an incredible talent. The ability to translate these imaginings into words that suck readers worldwide into the pages, is nothing short of remarkable in my opinion. That being said, my respect for Heather Lyons reaches a whole new level with the final installment of this series. Lyons is able to take beloved, classic characters from all different genres of literature, and weave their histories and personalities into a plot that kept me enthralled from page one. The Lost Codex picks up right where The Forgotten Mountain left off, and the palpable suspense never seems to end. My stomach was in knots throughout the majority of this book as I worried what would happen to my favorite characters (Victor and Jack may be two of my favorite secondary characters of all time). This book was also much darker than the previous books in the Collector’s Society series – and rightfully so. As the series progresses and the true villain is revealed, each character is put through trials that test their sanity, loyalty, and ability to persevere. I adored the way that each character’s struggle was connected in some way to their past, and timeline. The ties to literary legends were so well placed and so creatively written that I find myself wanting to go back and read some of the classics I haven’t picked up in a while. Some of my favorite books are the ones where there seems to be no positive end in sight. You know that point, about 70% of the way through a book when you just pause, and think to yourself “How are these characters going to get out of this? How could this possibly end well?”. I adore books that keep me guessing, and The Lost Codex did just that. While I am immensely sad to say goodbye to these amazing characters, I am definitely happy with the way that Lyons ended this series. Now, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I rated this book 4.5 stars instead of 5. I promise there is good reason for it! There were times in the book, when the romance just seemed to be too much and too redundant for me. It seems as though after every hard fought battle, throughout the entire series, Alice and Finn have sex and profess their love for one another – while this was incredibly sweet, I often found myself skimming through these scenes to get back into the action. That being said, I did enjoy their love story as a whole, and was immensely happy that the White King was a part of the series without becoming part of a love triangle. I felt that his history with Alice lent more depth to the romance between Alice and Finn. My Takeaway: This series was the absolute definition of unique. Heather Lyons seamlessly ties together fairy tales, classic books, and modern society to create a book that is impossible to put down. While I will miss these characters, I will wait with baited breath for the next series that the author writes. I won’t lie though, I would LOVE a spin-off series
AshleyBodette More than 1 year ago
You do not want to miss this battle to end all battles! I have so much love for this series, and have been waiting on pins and needles to finally read its conclusion...and man was it worth the wait! These characters, from so many stories I read during my childhood, have become so much more. They aren't just characters on a page that some author wrote ages ago, they are real people, with their own stories to tell. Futures (and pasts) I couldn't even have dreamed of. Heather Lyons has done such a beautiful job of seamlessy sewing their lives together, that I can't imagine how I'll ever be able to think of their stories as seperate, ever again. This series ending? There were more than a few tears shed. Some things so incredibly happy, others, so terribly sad. And finally, FINALLY, I know who the Librarian is! All I can tell you is this: she's not who I thought she might be. You'll have to read it yourself to find out. My lips are sealed.
ShopeSS More than 1 year ago
Words are failing me and I don't even know where to begin to start. The Lost Codex is fast paced, heart wrenching, romantic, and the perfect ending to The Collectors' Society series. Heather Lyons will rip your heart of your chest, break it into a thousand pieces, pick those pieces up and put your heart back together except for maybe one piece because she is an evil genius like that. I'm going to veer away from the plot as it is hard to use quotes or even talk about the plot without possibly ruining the events that unfurl between these pages. The character development was amazing, even after watching them grow through the previous three books. I didn't think it was possible to love or hate characters even more than what I already did. What was especially delightful was to see some of the secondary characters, such as the AD, at times come into the spotlight and surprise you with just how much their presence adds to the story. Though it is bittersweet to say goodbye to The Collectors' Society, The Lost Codex was the perfect ending and has quickly become my favorite in the series.
Candy-Prisoners-of-Print More than 1 year ago
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. “Hearts are not solid, not really. They are mosaics, cobbled together from pieces we take from life and others. Sometimes, certain pieces fall away. Sometimes, we fill them in with new bits of emotions and life.” 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. “Sometimes, what is there remains, even if the people we took them from are no longer with us. You see, some pieces are more steadfast than others. Those are the ones that will remain the longest. I am in your heart. You were in mine.” 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!
Reniazen More than 1 year ago
I could never have fully prepared myself for the experience of reading The Lost Codex, no matter how much I knew and loved the characters of the Collector's Society.  Not just an adventurous story or a love story, but a story of hope and sacrifice and what ifs.  The never-meant-to-bes in this tale are truly heartbreaking, as are some moments of the journey that lies in front of our heroes.  Those who have been on the ride this far will be rather pleased that, although it's over, this isn't really the end.  Without wrapping up things in one tiny bow, there is still happiness to be had and at the end of it all, love.  Love of self, love of others, and the courage it takes to truly let go of the past and look forward to the future.  I'm better for having been on this journey with Ms. Lyons and her band of merry miscreants.  But now what is my life about?  I guess I'll just have to start over with book 1...
MegHayes More than 1 year ago
How do you end a series as amazing and complex as The Collector's Society? With laughs, heartbreak, joy and suspense- lots of suspense. There is no putting this book down until you have finished it! You might need a few minutes now or then for an emergency chocolate break to calm yourself. The intricate way all the stories have lead up to this fantastic conclusion is nothing short of amazing. You will not be disappointed with this book- although saying goodbye to such a lovely series is hard. Thanks again for being an incredible author Heather!
LadyGraymalkin More than 1 year ago
The thing with reviewing the last book in a series is that almost anything you can say is a spoiler. This book does not deserve to be spoiled. It deserves to be relished. It is a good book, a great book, a unique book. Expect the unexpected, expect the impossible. Expect tears and joy. I have said in reviews before that I am a character driven reader, and the characters (especially Alice) don't get any better than this. You can't read it as a stand alone, go read The Collectors’ Society and make your way through the series until you get here.