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Falling Kingdoms has 14 entries in the series. cover image of Falling Kingdoms . Falling Kingdoms. Falling Kingdoms (Series). Book 1. Morgan Rhodes Author. War brought them together. Love will tear them apart. Princess Cleo of Mytica confronts violence for the first time in her life when a shocking. Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes A satisfying conclusion to a beloved series! Before we get started, let me share with you a pearl of.
There was always something happening, even if that something was ridiculous. Or poorly written. I felt the novel was fairly well paced. Over all a sloppy attempt at fantasy. This review can be found on my blog, View all 31 comments. See this review and more like it on my blog: You know how sometimes the media latches onto trends - hint, they do this all the time - and suddenly when one specific type of story starts getting popular a whole bunch of knock offs with similar stories start appearing?
I truly believe that this story would not have been published had Game of Thrones not become a smash hit the year before its initial publication. Or at the ver See this review and more like it on my blog: Or at the very least, not without substantial rewrites.
I really wanted to like this, but I can't remember the last time I've come across a mainstream and acclaimed book that was quite so poorly written. We've got to talk about some things fam. For starters, the characters are totally flat, and almost wholly unlikable.
The story alternates between various points of view characters each chapter, and one thing that struck me about this was that every single character sounded exactly the same! If you're going to write a story from multiple perspectives, you'd better be sure that the characters all have a unique voice and perspective on the situation, otherwise what's the point?
Also, why in the name of all that is holy would you write a book in a fantasy setting and then have the narrative and character voices speak in a contemporary fashion? There were so many modern colloquialisms thrown in here that I couldn't hear anything but Morgan Rhodes' keyboard furiously typing out the first draft of this story, which I assume is also the published version because it's so lacking in polish and care.
The map at the start of the book really proves my point of how rushed this book was. First, it's almost a total copy of the map of Westeros from Game of Thrones in shape and size. Secondly, it is so devoid of information that it's almost laughable it was included at all. I suppose I should have lowered my expectations for the worldbuilding right then and there, but alas I still let myself get my hopes up. The land of Mytica is apparently divided into three separate realms, each with their own styles and belief systems.
You'd never know it though, as every character from each realm talks and behaves in the exact same way. Sure, Cleo calls a few guys from Paelsia savages a few times, but there's really nothing shown in the story to prove her point. I know that with YA some things have to fall by the wayside, but this is basic worldbuilding folks. Mytica felt empty, and inherently false as a result.
There's a bunch of character deaths thrown in to keep the audience interested, but to be honest even that was boring. No one of any importance to the plot actually dies, and when a main character is in danger you can bet that there's going to be a 5 page conversation that sucks the tension right out of that moment before anything actually happens. Even when a certain royal character is dying of a mysterious illness, there's no tension because no surrounding characters seem to even care that it's happening.
Everything lacked emotional heart and soul, and when that happens I check right out. It certainly doesn't help that I didn't care an iota about any of the main characters. There's this hawk flying around that gets mentioned in an offhanded way every few chapters that I cared more about than Cleo, Magnus, Lucia or Jonas.
Each of them was whiny, selfish and extremely grating. None more-so than Magnus with his weird obsession with his sister. It wasn't endearing. In the series this was written to emulate, characters are fleshed out and we can understand their choices, even if we can't agree with them. The world is huge and rich and full of unique cultures that are shown to the reader, not told. In fact, you can find this sort of thing in many great fantasy series. This book pales in comparison to the majority of them, and I'd urge people debating picking this series up to turn pretty much anywhere else first.
We need to stop allowing media trends to tell us what to read. This might be the acclaimed YA answer to Game of Thrones, but do we really want to give a poorly written knock off that spot when there are more original and finely crafted stories out there just waiting to be discovered? I am honored to call them friends. Check out their profiles! View all 44 comments. I heard that Magnus Damora might or might not be my future husband.
View all 28 comments. Feb 19, Sana rated it really liked it Shelves: I only love my bed and Magnus, I'm sorry. My kink is being so thoroughly satisfied by a book I was so sure to hate. This book is not perfect. But, it was a great great read and I give you permission to shove the next book down my throat right the fuck now.
This book is about three kingdoms: UrAnus, Pealsia and Limeros, with several characters from each kingdom, facing tough shit, discovering secrets and murdering each other, so that's great!!! Anyways, there are a lot of bad things that they the leaders are wishing and wishing and wishing on me Cleo, Magnus, Jonas, Lucia. Like,,, literally so beautiful oh my god!!!!
Wait did I mention how other people love her too? Sad face.
I have to fight for her love now because the guard, Nicholas and Aron all want her!!!!!! Wtf, pray I win the heart of this beautiful princess, oh ymg od, I love her so much, I literally breathe just for her. Maybe you should,,,, stop.
And it was very predictable??? Oh wow this poor boy. Give my boy a fucking break will y'all. Poor kid's been through SHIT. Reading about what he went through was the equivalent of stepping on a lego. Actually,,, it was worse. It's action packed and just so intriguing!!!! I am a cry. Review to come. View all 72 comments. Jan 25, Ferdy rated it did not like it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Spoilers Awful. Just awful. It all made for horrible reading. The world building was thin and unimaginative. Basically there were 3 countries: Aurenos was sunny, fertile and lovely 2. Paelsia was poor, dry and depressing and 3. Limeros was cold and harsh. The people in Aurenos were spoilt laz Spoilers Awful. The people in Aurenos were spoilt lazy bastards.
The people in Paelsia were hard done by, struggled every day and were all 'woe is me'. The people in Limeros were strict and religious. Paelsia and Limeros hated Aurenos because they were jealous of how easy their life was so they teamed up to invade them.
It was all so simple and obvious and blah. There was no history or subtlety behind the war — the Limeros douches were evul power hungry dicks for the sake of being evul power hungry dicks and the Paelsia losers were bitter, resentful and angry that they didn't have the easy life the Aurenos people did. Where were the questions, doubts and inner struggle about war? Where was the intrigue? Where was the backstabbing? Where was the manipulation? Where was the politics? Where were the twists and turns?
It was all so straightforward, predictable and uninspired. The characters were appalling. I can't remember ever being so bored by that many characters in a book — they were all underdeveloped, dull and unrelatable.
There was only one POV that I was somewhat invested in. Magnus was a crap character. It was obvious that he was written as some sort of YA version of Jaime Lannister. Jaime however, has depth, attitude and charm. Magnus had none of those things, there was nothing endearing about him.
I didn't care for his daddy issues or his constant self pity. He was boring. I'm guessing because he was in love with his sister who actually turned out not be his biological sister we were meant to think that he was complex, tortured and deep. Nope, not me. The only reason he loved his sister was because she was beautiful and was always nice to him. If she was average looking and had bad moods, he wouldn't love her. A love that relies on someone being attractive and constantly nice is a shallow kind of love.
And someone that loves so shallowly is hardly intriguing. Cleo was a spoilt brat but she was the only one who had a personality that was partially developed. I disliked her but at least her crappy attitude kind of entertained me.
Also, how many guys were in love with her?? Then again, they probably only liked her because of her looks. The only redeeming quality she had was her love for her sister, in all other ways she was ghastly. Lucia was the worst character. She was bland and also a complete Mary Sue. I was bored by her 'personality' — she was a goody two shoes nicey nice girl, she had a super speshul snowflake destiny to somehow bring magic back to the world and she was oh so beautiful but of course she was ignorant of her beauty.
Oh and it's so bloody obvious that that millennia old bird guy that was stalking her is going to fall in wuv with her in the next book — he seemed to half a hard on for sixteen year old girls. Jonas was a petty, bitter jealous bitch. I didn't care at all when his brother died - Jonas was far too unlikeable for me to sympathise with him. I don't know why he kept blaming Cleo for his brother's death when she didn't kill him — she wasn't responsible for someone else's actions.
He should have let his anger out on his brother's actual murderer and not someone that had no control over it. It's obvious that he's going to fall for Cleo in the sequel because all he did when he wasn't hating her was talk about how good looking she was.
I hope Cleo tells Jonas to fuck off. All in all, it was rubbish. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Oct 16, Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves: After a beginning I wasn't too sure about, Falling Kingdoms surprisingly became an extremely enjoyable - if somewhat unoriginal - story.
Rhodes' world was a fascinating and exciting place that I am eager to explore more of in the sequel, her characters were complex individuals often torn between political and moral duty, and the tensions between the lands of this world Limeros, Paelsia and Auranos were highly convincing.
My final opinion of this novel is such a turnaround from my first impres After a beginning I wasn't too sure about, Falling Kingdoms surprisingly became an extremely enjoyable - if somewhat unoriginal - story.
My final opinion of this novel is such a turnaround from my first impressions that varied from indifference to a little disgust at Magnus' not-so-brotherly love for his younger sister but more about that in a bit.
Rhodes puts her characters through several levels of hell in this story and she doesn't shy away from unpleasant events. One of the best things that she does is pulls you inside the lives and minds of those within each kingdom - people who are enemies and wish one another dead - and gets you to sympathise with each and understand every point of view, even those that contradict one another.
For example, she introduces you to Cleo's world and her desire to escape her forced engagement to a man she does not care for, she is flawed but still thoroughly likeable - that is, until you see her through the eyes of Jonas whose brother was murdered while she stood idly by and let it happen. There is more than one side to every character in this story and it makes for a very interesting book.
At the end of the day, the plot of this novel is really nothing different from the vast majority of high fantasy novels out there already. It features the usual political battles for the throne, a touch of romance, a fair bit of magic, throw in an ancient prophecy for good luck and you have the perfect mixture to create a fantasy novel like all the others.
There's such a fine line between good and evil in Falling Kingdoms that you find yourself reevaluating your opinions of certain characters and their actions all the time. I cannot wait for more. But, yeah, I can't put a status update about incest and then not address the issue properly. Technically, biologically, the feelings that Magnus has for Lucia are not incestuous because she isn't his real sister by birth but I have two things to say about that.
For one, he isn't aware of this fact and he believes her to be his sister by blood. For another, whether you agree with me or not, one of the weirdest things for me about incest is the fact that these people have grown up with one another, maybe ran around naked together as toddlers, been brought up to love one another as siblings I've read those news stories where siblings separated at birth have by some weird chance ended up meeting in later life and becoming lovers, only to then discover the horrible truth, but this seems less weird to me than two youngsters who do not share the same genes being brought up together and then getting it on.
This is why I prefer to view Wuthering Heights as a kind of gothic tragedy, rather than a romance, even though Cathy and Heathcliff are not blood relations.
Though, I will say for those of you who are put off by incest in books, so far Magnus' feelings for Lucia have been viewed as disgusting by Lucia and the other characters - hopefully, nothing will come of it. However, let's not get carried away with the negative! This is pure fast-paced entertainment with characters who you can't help but care about. Definitely worth reading if you're a fan of fantasy books filled with Kings, Queens and magic.
Sep 11, Helen 2. Many people are raving about this series, but I couldn't get passionate about it. While reading Falling Kingdoms, I often got a gut feeling that something was off about the book but I had difficulty pinpointing the origin of that feeling. It was an instinctive reaction. I've mulled it over and will try to put the reason into words without sounding too harsh.
I can't name specifics because it's been a few months since I finished this and I've been suppressing the memories. There are two kinds of a Many people are raving about this series, but I couldn't get passionate about it. There are two kinds of artists: Her authoring was mediocre , when a complicated world like Mytica needs strong writing skills to keep it afloat.
Mediocre because: Rhodes' characters are flat and easy to grasp within a few pages of their introduction. Even the main characters! No surprises, no big developments. That's an unforgivable blunder into two-star country.
The dullness extends to the plot also, where every major "twist" could be guessed 50 pages in advance because the characters' actions are so annoyingly foreseeable.
Whenever a character was totally knocked out by a betrayal, all I could think was That said, there were positive parts to the first installment of this series.
The world is interesting and made me want to stick around to find out more. The occasional unusual relationships were another plus , e. When I consider those things, I might think about sticking with Falling Kingdoms a while longer. And I need to keep up with them hip book series View all 15 comments. Erin Wolak. I know a lot people dislike these books so i decided to read a few bad reviews before i started this. Turned out most people had similar issues; too many characters, confusing plot line, too many POVs.
I read first few chapters like a textbook, paid attention to every little detail, tried to remember their names, and who belonged where, once you get all that down this book is amazing! I love and hate all the characters. That's one of the things i loved about it that characters are more complex rather than just being pure evil or all goodness.
Magnus Lukas Damora, prince of blood, is a jackass. At first i felt sorry for him, he is obsessed with his sister and he feels disgusted with himself. I get it that he can't help it but things get really weird when he realizes she is not actually his sister. He has convinced himself whatever he is feeling is absolutely normal and there is nothing wrong with him.
So he decides to go all psycho on her. Bad idea, buddy! At this point, i thought i had a pretty good idea what kind of character he was, but that changed when we saw him through Cleo's eyes. He is a monster! I'm not sure i like him or not but i definitely enjoy reading about him. Cleiona Aurora Bellos is the youngest princess of Auranos.
Again, i didn't hate her but i didn't like her either but for totally different reasons. It's hard for me to connect with her. Many readers find her exasperating because she is spoiled, i didn't have that problem.
Her older sister, the heir to the Auranian throne is dying and Cleo is seeking for magic that has been long forgotten to save her. She definitely grew on me by the end of the book. Because nobody's ever going to give it to you. Jonas is the youngest son of a wine-seller in Paelsia. After his older brother, Tomas gets killed cold-heartedly by one of Cleo's friend, Jonas seeks vengeance. He joins rebels to take over Paelsia.
Now he fights for the freedom of his country against the tyranny of the King of Blood, King Gaius Damora.
Needless to say, he is my favorite of them all. Lucia Eva Damora, the prophesized sorceress. I feel really bad for her. First, she was taken away from her home when she was a baby. Her real mother was killed that night.
She was brought up as a princess but the king and the queen never loved her. The king wants to use her powers and take over all kingdoms. The only person who she trusts is Magnus, her brother, who wants to sleep with her.
On the surface she seems calm and polite but she's a ticking bomb, she is going to explode one day and fuck everything up. View all 76 comments. Sep 10, Rachel E. Carter rated it liked it Shelves: Do you like Game of Thrones and wish for a YA-version?
Well, my friends, look no further: I give you the cold-hearted prince that has the makings of a really hot, badass villain: But honestly Magnus was just part of the reason I loved this book. The action was constant and there was never a boring chapter. View all 17 comments. Dec 11, Anne rated it liked it Recommended to Anne by: Danielle Long. And by gently , I mean she flapped in front of my face, and told me it was a great series.
She's shady. So I check it out, and the next thing you know I'm all involved in a prince with incestuous thoughts, a princess being forced to marry a drunk, a young man from a poor village who dreams 3. So I check it out, and the next thing you know I'm all involved in a prince with incestuous thoughts, a princess being forced to marry a drunk, a young man from a poor village who dreams of revenge, a soon to be queen who is dying from a broken heart, a palace guard that may have fallen for his charge, a man masquerading as a hawk, and another princess who might have the power to restore the balance Oh, and dead people.
Because every time you turn around somebody is getting shanked! I think at least 3 people bit it in the prologue. You know, just to set the tone. I'm guessing that's where the Game of Thrones references are coming from in all the other reviews. Keep some booze handy, because nobody is safe in this sucker. Overall, this was really good, but with so many characters in play, it was hard to get a good flow going in the story. But that was really the only thing that kept this from being a solid 4 star read for me.
With a little more momentum behind the plot, I think this bird will fly. Now, I've been told by a reliable source above mentioned crazy librarian that this one gets better and better. And since she has the power to screw with all of my precious Pending Requests, I choose to believe her. In other words, I'll keep you guys updated on my progress with this series. Mar 10, Lindsay Cummings rated it it was amazing. Perfect book for reading in Scotland by the fire: View all 7 comments.
Aug 31, Sandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: SEP Note - old review below but my thoughts have not changed But eventually i did, because, like, what the hell? Just cause some people disliked it doesn't mean that i will too! And i am so glad i did. But on her journey she will start the beginning of a new era. A rebel with a heart made of ice will become the leader of a bloody revolution that will change everything.
A sorceress discovers the truth about the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield. Magnus is the son of the Limeros' cruel king nicknamed the 'blood' king , and will either be a hero or the biggest villain Mystica will ever see.
Will he surrender to the light? Or to the dark? So you are probably confused, and trust me, i can see why. Let me clarify things for you, because i was really baffled at times in the beginning myself. In the book the fantasy world is called Mystica , and is split up into 3 very different kingdoms. There are 4 protagonists and each play an essential part of the story. You are probably all like this right now I hope it makes a little sense at least, if not i promise you it will if you read the book!
Cloe princess - OMG. The majority of the book i thought she was a spoiled little brat who was dumb and very naive. I felt like strangeling. She was exaggerating and acting like she was 5. She did grow on me though, and at the end i thaught life has finally tought her a lesson and she grew up.
Definitely became stronger. 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. After what they have done view spoiler [to Auranos hide spoiler ] i'm all like There are many flaws in Falling kingdom that make me understand why some readers disliked it.
For example, the more than 1 love triangle and about million love interests. But i loved the fantasy world and the few legends. I thought everything in this book was very interesting and i was intrigued throughout the book. But stories are not facts. Love them, actually. Most of the time they're better than facts. Like when my favorite character died.
I was like The end more than made up for the flaws, in my opinion. It was so emotional it made me shed a tear or two! It is action-packed and has a very awesome plot that i enjoyed. The cliffhanger at the end wasn't big but i still need book 2 ASAP thank goodness it's out already! Read this, guys! Sincerely - The Critic. View all 43 comments.
What a great start to a series that promises so much more! I loved pretty much all the characters and the plot was pretty well set up. Do I love it or do i love it? I can't wait to read the next. Feb 20, Whitney Atkinson rated it liked it Shelves: Yay, now i'm only 18 books behind on my goodreads challenge, not This book fell exactly where I expected it to, so 3 stars isn't a horrible rating!
The main thing I loved about this is that it's different from any YA fantasy that i've ever read. The mai Yay, now i'm only 18 books behind on my goodreads challenge, not The main downfall here was just how stupidly plain the writing was. That's the ONLY description you could come up with?
Literally, describing a character's hair color, the best she could come up with was "brownish. My favorite character has a weird character arc going for him, and i'm not sure if it's worth it to get invested in these books if the only person I like dies.
I own the next three, though, should I go for it? I feel very lukewarm about this and probably wouldn't regret it if I got rid of them, even though this one was entertaining for what it was worth.
View all 12 comments. This was one of those books that didn't seem to want to go forward. It dragged especially the first half and then dragged some more.
I only wish it was literally to their deaths so I didn't have to continue with them anymore. So fucking tedious. Give me the story. Do something. Cleo, you wanna go view spoiler [to Paelsia? Go or stay i don't care!
Just fricking do it already! I can't read anymore of your discussions about this same tiresome subject - i've read three, three goddamn talks about this! And they lasted pages! Come the F on!
This thing had way too many POVs and none of them particularly well done. I actually went back and finished this! I know shocking! BUT I've heard this was the weakest book in the series. So I figured 'finish it and have an option to move on to book 2 if the mood strikes' The rating remains the same for this book though. Aug 01, Andreea Pop rated it it was ok Shelves: I am truly sorry, I am. I wanted this book to be spectacular, to amaze me with its epicness. I was ready to love it heart and soul!
Alas, sadly -- and very much obviously thanks to those two ugly stars -- that did not happen. I'm going to rant now, so please excuse my shouty capitals whenever they appear.
You see, my average rating is somewhere around 4. It doesn't bother me, I am truly sorry, I am. It doesn't bother me, because I don't like wasting my time with books I know will bug me, so naturally that I'm choosing ones that will most likely suit me. Sometimes I miss and it results in the few and far between lower ratings. But you know what all those good ratings of mine have in common?
The answer is simple, folks: You know, the ones that actually have a character. I don't care if there are characters in a single story, give me just one that's not flat and I'll happily overlook the other 99 insipid ones for the sake of enjoyment. But when that one single "good" character fails to make its appearance, all hope is lost for me. A perfect example of that is Falling Kingdoms.
If there is one word I could use to describe the literary cast of this novel, it would be weak. Everyone is freaking dull, without a backbone and seriously stupid.
There are 4 main POVs we have to endure and I honestly liked Jonas's the most, but the fact that he's practically the brightest in the bunch doesn't excuse his demeanor set on the mantra hate royals, kill royals, get what the royals have. Now let me do you the honor of being acquainted with Princess Cleiona Bellos of Auranos, with a quote her highness herself offered.
He saved her once. He would save her again. I hated her profoundly. If you thought Eadlyn from The Heir is a self-centered, selfish brat, you haven't met dear Cleo. Because even though she might not be exactly self-centered and selfish down to the core, she chooses to express her conflictual feelings internally, never doing anything to change facts, never taking a stand, happily obliging to choke down her worries. And that's somehow worse. She's also plain childish and immature.
More like 8. Let's get on to Magnus, who's apparently a dark and tormented prince. Truly, he's not. He's much more of an emo coward with the impression of being powerful. I'm not gonna lie, he's messed up in the head and even my boundless love for tall, dark, handsome princelings couldn't make him appealing in my eyes. Besides the fact that he's obsessed with his sister -- ew ew ew -- he doesn't have much of a personality. I'll say that he has the potential for a strange, mysterious hero, but it has never come to fruition in this first installment.
Lucia, Magnus's said-sister, is really adopted -- but still ew ew -- and also the possible sorceress the stars prophesied about that has immense power. She was such a pitiful puppet in this book and, for the love of God, try as I might I still couldn't connect with her.
We know she's beautiful, that she loves her brother, that she has countless suitors and that she can do magic. And that's all. No development, no real insight into her personal traits.
The secondary characters were laughable. Chief Basilius was an idiot. King Gaius reminded me of the King of Erilea but he was nowhere near his capacity of portraying a good villain. Don't get me started on Aron because that shit with eyes could've saved me the pain of this book if he hadn't wanted to get drunk on the best wine ever. I won't even bother explaining the plotline, because from the get-go it had such a bad foundation I can't even tell you.
Sure, there were a few fantasy elements that probably saved me from giving this one a 1 star rating magic, prophecies and some watchers , but besides that? Only predictable and boring outcomes. Seriously though: Oh, and let's not forget about a certain someone not knowing something incredibly important is right in her grasp until of course it's too late.
There were two ounces of romance in this one and none was a winner. Firstly, we have Cleo and Theon's forbidden "love" that had the quality of being also insta-love since although time passes between their interactions, we don't get to see anything of that.
One sec we're meeting them both and then, after a few chapters with multiple POV swaps, we're supposed to believe they developed feelings? Secondly, we have Magnus and Lucia and the girl has brains for pushing him away, I'll give her that, because I know they're not related but for 16 long years they were RAISED as they were so anything beyond a deep friendship and brotherly love like in Lucia's part shouldn't even exist. Again, ew ew ew. Oh, I almost forgot the cherry on the top!
The fantastical world-building! This continent, called Mytica, that has only three states Limeros, Paelsia and Auranos and that could probably be travelled from one corner to the other in less than a week. Oh, please. They're talking about world-domination and their land is the size of a small island! I really really need to talk a bit about the ending because I was almost happy dancing the book was over and then it punched me again with Cleo's stupidity. As if I needed a reminder. With the price of being spoilery no worries, you would have figured it out yourself nonetheless if you actually read the book , I am going to ask: Who the fuck doesn't flee his newly-conquered kingdom and sits in the fucking courtyard listening to a fucking speech when you're the goddamned wanted princess?!?
Oh, that's right. Cleiona fucking Bellos. Kill me now, please. Also, the cover? With that badass looking killer and daggers and mysterious cloak? Totally not having anything to do with the book besides the mere appearance of that tiny hawk.
To sum up, I didn't downright hated Falling Kingdoms IKR, it's hard to believe , because after all I did finish it and I might even entertain the incredulous idea of picking up its sequel -- if I'm very very bored or I lack a piece of good literature at the moment. But I sure as hell wouldn't recommend it, because, in the end, I don't care what happens to these characters now and that is always problematic if you want to read something memorable. View all 27 comments. I can tell you the similarities.
They're both fantasy series involving a large cast of characters, murder, magic, and backstabbing. Also incest! Here, however, the overarching story focuses on the intersecting lives of Cleo, Jonas, and Magnus as war blossoms between their nations.
Most didn't feel s 2 Stars Overview: Most didn't feel senseless and still pushed the story forward, while also adding a threat of danger that made everything more exciting. The history of the three-lands and their opposing views of the same goddesses was very interesting to me. In fact, most of the mythology in this was intriguing and I wish it had been expanded upon.
I thought several characters have potential. I actually liked Cleo? She was definitely a little spoiled, but I could already see improvement.
I really liked Lucia and Nic as well. Mar 11, Pages Young Adult. Dec 11, Pages Young Adult. Dec 11, Minutes Young Adult.
War brought them together. Love will tear them apart. Princess Cleo of Mytica confronts violence for the first time in her life when a shocking murder sets her kingdom on a path to collapse. Once a privileged royal, Cleo must now summon the strength to survive in this new world and fight for her rightful place as Queen.
Witches, if found, are put to death, and Watchers, immortal beings who take the shape of hawks to visit the human world, have been almost entirely forgotten. In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.
A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed? Morgan lives in southern Ontario. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book!
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