An adventure romance with deep connection, Caitlin Fuldseth
September 21, 2022
The Echo of a Thousand Voices by Jillian Webster is the third and final book of The Forgotten Ones trilogy. In only 408 pages the author creates a perfect ending to her series, packing the plot with adventure, romance, emotion, and the thrill of the unknown. She has managed to squeeze every emotional response possible out of my body through the use of her words. I can easily say that this book is my absolute favourite out of the series. I’d like to thank Jillian Webster for the experience I have gotten from reading this book and the others before it.
So many things have happened over the course of this three-book series. The Weight of a Thousand Oceans shows a curious and energetic Maia travelling to The Old Arctic Circle after leaving her home in New Zealand behind. She meets Lucas, they fall in love and decide to take the journey together; after all, two is better than one.
In the second book, The Burn of a Thousand Suns, they find Lucas’ brother Miguel and he joins them on their journey to the Old Arctic Circle. Maia begins to fall for Miguel but doesn’t want to betray Lucus, her first love. The trio have a falling out and go their separate ways only to meet back up again after fighting their battles alone and deciding it’s easier to fight them together.
In this final story, The Echo of a Thousand Voices, Maia and Lucas make it to the Old Arctic Circle and upon arrival, Maia is informed that Lucas did not survive the journey. After dealing with the death of Lucas, a grieving Maia is tasked with learning to adapt to a foreign way of life, a city of lights as they call it, Leucothea. Maia doesn’t adapt too well and finds herself in some trouble when someone from her past comes and rescues her. Jake, a member of the crew on the ship that took her part of the way, saves her and helps her. She falls for him but something just isn’t right.
This book gives a perfect ending to a detailed and emotional story. Webster has created a strong, independent, and confident woman who knows what she wants. She knows what is right and what’s wrong. Webster has given me a role model and I hope to one day have the courage to stand up for what I believe in just as Maia has done.
I can say that I have already recommended this book to many people; my coworkers, my teachers, and my friends. I want others to experience the romance, action and thrill I got from reading the Forgotten Ones trilogy.
As I have stated about the other books in this series, I think the trilogy is better suited to older teenage readers as there are many emotions that I reckon older readers would understand better.
- Caitlin Fuldseth is 17 and lives in Palmerston North