Falling Kingdoms #4
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Pages: 413 pgs
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: December 15th 2015
Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.
CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.
MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.
LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.
JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.
KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.
I have loved this series from the very first book, Falling Kingdoms, and was very excited to read this next installment. And boy did this book deliver! It is probably my favorite one of the series so far.
Now, as anyone who follows this blog might know, I tend to talk to my sister about the books we both like. This series is one of them and we’ve had several discussions about the books so far. We both agree that Magnus is our favorite character, and after reading this book hopefully there plenty out there who agree with that. Plus, we both feel Cleo and Jonas grew up a lot in Frozen Tides (especially Jonas since I haven’t really liked him until now).
I loved the overall story for this book and once things really picked up, they didn’t stop and I couldn’t stop going either. I wanted to know what was going to happen next for everyone and absolutely hated reaching the end.
And, I don’t want to give anything away for those who haven’t read this yet, so I’m trying to keep things vague. But I can’t even imagine what will be in store for us next. Now that one specific character has gone all crazy and another one is back (*shh* can’t tell *shh*)
Morgan completely outdid herself with this book and the wait for book 5, Crystal Storm, is going to be forever, but definitely worth it.
What are your thoughts?