Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1)
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? 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....
Wow. I'm speechless. This book was not what I expected.
This book follows four characters. Princess Cleo who is a stubborn, but a strong pain in the ass. Jonas who is a wounded brother ready for revenge. Lucia who was rather one dimensional. She was the meek princess who apparently has powers. Lastly, Magnus was a heartbroken prince who doesn't trust his father.
I really enjoyed the world. I forget sometimes how much I love the worlds that fantasy writers create. This one was full of beautiful imagery and magic. I think I loved the world more than I loved the story though. I found the characters to be too cliché and unrealistic. They didn't change throughout the course of the novel and if they did it wasn't for the better.
I am hoping that Rebel Springs which is book #2 in the series is better because I kind of want to know what happens next.