NO SPOILERS! 🙂
Title: Falling Kingdoms
Author: Morgan Rhodes
My Rating: .5
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.
Falling Kingdoms follows the story of our 4 main protagonists, Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus. It shows us the journey each individual goes through, and how ultimately, all of their stories are somehow intertwined with each other.
This was one of those books that had you turning the page for more. Yes, there are some POV’s that you really don’t want to read, (I know I had that problem a few times) but it’s all worth it in the end.
I also had a bit of trouble understanding what kingdom a certain person belonged in, and…who was this character again? But once you get a good chunk into the book, it is a lot easier to understand, and you don’t have to keep flipping back and forth to the first few pages, where it gave that information. Morgan Rhodes is really good at being able to help the reader understand the premise of the story a lot more. (And is an absolute brilliant writer).
But other than that, I really enjoyed this book. The world building was so excellent, and this book was a great setup for the rest of the series. I loved how every character was different, and how they each had their own problems and struggles to deal with. It really showed how the characters changed over the span of the book, and ended up in a position where they would have never found themselves in before.
I’m super excited to continue on with this series, since it will be six books, and the latest one, Frozen Tides just came out! I love fantasy novels, and this one is just so addicting!
Who I Would Recommend To:
This book is very easy to get into, and I would recommend it for those who are just starting to get into fantasy. I think it’s a great introduction to show world building as well as all the different people and kingdoms. It’s easy to picture things in your mind while reading this book. And even if you’ve read a ton of fantasy before, this book is just as good. 🙂
Read my review for the next book Rebel Spring (it contains spoilers)
January 1st, 2016