Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Title: Falling Kingdoms

Author: Morgan Rhodes

Publisher: Razorbill

Series Status: 1st book in the Falling Kingdoms series

Page Count: 412

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Synopsis: 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.

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.

Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….

Review: Oh wow, this was brilliant. I don’t think I have quite ever read a book like this before. It kind of reminds me of a low key Game of Thrones, which is something I love.

There are so many aspects of this book that I loved. I really liked being able to read through 4 different characters point of views, I always love to read as many points of views as I can in one book.

My favourite character throughout this was definitely Magnus. I really enjoyed being able to read through his perspective, and understand what was going on in his mind, and read about his not-quite-but-basically incestuous love for his sister.

This book had me sucked in from the very beginning. I wanted to understand what was going on, and figure out myself where the Kindred were. I could not stop reading it, and stayed up into the late hours of night to finish it.

The only thing that brought down my rating was the fact that about the first 150 pages were a bit slow and nothing much was going on, but it was still interesting, I just wished it would have picked up its pace a bit.

Overall, this book was extremely enjoyable, and I cannot wait to read the next in the series.

I give this novel 4.5/5 stars, and would highly recommend it to fans of Game of Thrones/Throne of Glass.

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