Book Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

12954620In 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.

Book Review:

Someone should have warned me that there will be a lot of deaths in this book. Like way too many deaths that I forgot to count them. Falling Kingdom is definitely a promising book that dwells in lost magic with witches and sorcerers and goddess. They believed that the lands are united from the past and it was divided because of greed. The greed of sovereign.

What I liked about this book is that it doesn’t focus on one character instead Rhodes gave us more perspective on what is happening on different characters in the book that has significance and hugely relevant to the story.

This novel is outstanding and outrages – I’m not sure but it feels like this book just suck my soul and depleted my energy. There are a lot of things happening in this book and it is a good thing that I can catch up – at least, I believe I did.

The legends inscribed in the book intrigues me. I think it can be evolved in a lot of ways in the sequels that I have yet to read. I also learned in this book to not get attached to any character. Oh god, for goodness sake, Morgan Rhodes just kill a lot of characters that I want to get to know of!

Falling Kingdoms is actually a little bit mixture of refreshing and nostalgic plot that made me keep on wanting more. I’m on the verge of wanting to stop but at the same time, I couldn’t. Maybe, I have been placed on a spell that I will love this series.

However, I couldn’t say I love the book yet. There’s more to come and there’s more to read. It offers interesting and unique characters, cruel leaders, genuine king, double-faced characters, passive queen and of course, two princesses who are yet to be known of their circumstances.

What I didn’t like about this book is how the writing style could fit and yet exhausting. But regardless of that, I thoroughly enjoy reading the book even if there are some plots that I find a little bit predictable. I don’t feel any revelation in this book instead of a complete honest plot that sometimes I don’t know where Morgan Rhodes is going.

If you want a taste of in between of Young Adult and High Epic Fantasy, you might want to check Falling Kingdoms as it gives a lot of amazing world building, concept in magic and royalties.


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5295120Morgan Rhodes lives in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess — the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous. Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, reality TV, and is an extremely picky, yet voracious reader of all kinds of books. Under another pen name, she’s a national bestselling author of many paranormal novels. Falling Kingdoms is her first high fantasy.


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