Falling Kingdoms 1
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Pages: 412 pgs
Genre: YA, Fantsay
Release Date: December 11th 2012
Review Source: Purchase
In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:
Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.
Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.
Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword. . . .
The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
The cover for this book is absolutely gorgeous! It's haunting, mysterious, and dark, which I think is absolutely perfect. And with it's sequel finally out, I thought that it was time that I wrote a review for this book.
I was completely drawn into this book from the very beginning. There was so much intrigue, and a pretty brutal scene right off the bat, but that just made me want to find out more. Including how each of the characters mentioned in the description would manage to interact.
Each character throughout the story is so clearly portrayed, their voices strong, and I loved that. It was easy to follow them throughout and not get lost on who was who. And even now I want to know more about them and how the rest of this series is going to play out.
Morgan has done such a fabulous job with this world and the four main characters. There are beautiful moments and brutal ones as well, it truly does have a Game of Thrones feel to it, but for teens.
And Rebel Spring, book two in this series, came out last week and I have a feeling I'll be anxious to get my hands on the next book.