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?
Morgan Rhodes’s FALLING KINGDOMS is just as enchanting as its cover, complete with a fantastical plot filled with heartbreak.
Three Kingdoms, all of them are falling apart. When Jonas Allagon’s brother is murdered at the hands of a selfish Auronian lord, anger takes over. For years the Paelsians have suffered, while the neighboring kingdoms made no move to help them. Auronians lived a perfect life of parties and happiness, while the homeland of the Paelsians withered. The Limorians are no better than the Auronians. But the death of Tomas Allagon was the spark that started a rebellion.
I can definitely see why this is one of the Breathless Reads. The plot was mind-blowing and the writing was just… amazing. About a third of the way into the book, I despised the Limorians. I hated the way they acted. And the Paelsians are considered savages? Harrumph – they aren’t even close to barbaric. For those who read the book you can probably see why I hate the Limorians, especially Magnus.
Narrated by four different characters, all with completely different (and compelling) voices, FALLING KINGDOMS takes place across all three kingdoms.
While this may all seem confusing right now, Morgan Rhodes builds her world of fantasy with striking clarity. And it isn’t just the world that is clear and real, the characters are too. FALLING KINGDOMS will have you crying for the characters, dumbfounded, and begging for more by the time you turn the last page.
The main reason why I picked this book up was because of it’s awesome cover. I hadn’t even read the synopsis, but based on the cover and title I could tell it would be an interesting read. This is one book you can judge by its cover – FALLING KINGDOMS is incredible.