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Review | Falling Kingdoms

(Book 1 in the Falling Kingdoms Series)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Author: Morgan Rhodes.

Length: 412 pages.

“Good fortune will find those with pure hearts, even when all seems lost.”

Goodreads 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?

My Thoughts.

I don’t read much fantasy. Not because I don’t like it, but because my attention has always been captured by something else. However, I’m making a conscious effort of reading more books on this genre cause it really interests me. I’ve heard wonderful things of Falling Kingdoms and everybody insists that it’s an amazing series for those that usually don’t read epic fantasy.

This is a great story and an amazing first book. The story is really interesting and definitely has a lot of potential. There were definitely many moments when I audibly gasped because I could not believe what had happened, but, in general, the plot was kind of predictable. Even though I did enjoy what was going on, I was never hooked, which means that I had to consciously sit down and continue reading. This may not sound unusual to many, but this is something that I basically never do. The normal for me is to read books in one or two sittings.

You must draw from that strength. You must increase it. And you must hold on to it because sometimes that small glimmer of inner strength is all that we have to help us press forward through the darkness.

I definitely think that these are very good characters. They all have their own unique voice and personality and it’s particularly interesting because they all clash. None of them have the same objective and they’re constantly fighting for what they want. I’m really looking forward to finding out which will be the future alliances and who is the true villain (obviously, I have my suspicions but I really hope that there’s a twist). I really enjoyed reading about Magnus and Cleo. In my opinion their stories are the best and I’m dying to see what will happen with them in the next books.

Even if I’m not hooked yet I think that this story is worth it. I am going to read the next one and I really hope that I end up loving it.