Intertwining Stories make “Falling Kingdoms” Magical!

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“Falling Kingdoms,” by Morgan Rhodes is a long book, but really not long enough. By the end of this 400+ page fantasy novel, I couldn’t believe it ended right there.

“Falling Kingdoms,” by Morgan Rhodes is a long book, but really not long enough. By the end of this 400+ page fantasy novel, I couldn’t believe it ended right there. I couldn't chose which side I wanted to cheer for.

 

 

 

 

Back at the beginning, the three kingdoms on the land of Mytica were Paelsia, Limeros, and Auranos. An ancient legend told of the Kindred, or magic elements: earth, water, fire, and air.  They were stolen, and having gotten a secret weapon, the king of Limeros wants to take the elements back and restore his dying kingdom.

 

 

 

 

Paelsia was fading faster than the other two kingdoms, and when a tragedy brings the kingdom into a state of uproaring, they teamed up with Limeros to conquer prosperous Auranos. All sides of the war have secrets to discover about themselves, and throughout the book, the main characters all learn that love hurts.

 

 

 

 

While these two kingdoms are uniting, Princess Emilia, the heir to the throne of Auranos is lovesick. Literally, she’s dying from a broken heart. Her spunky younger sister, Cleiona, travels into a land of danger to try and find magic in a grape seed!

 

 

 

 

The book was a bit confusing at parts, and a lot of the time, I didn’t understand the main character’s actions. Due to a large amount of bad language and concepts, as well as a lot of emotion to the intertwining stories, I would recommend this book for ages twelve and up. The book bounced back and forth between situations, and it made me plunge on to find out what happens to each of the characters. I can’t wait for the sequel, “Falling Kingdoms Book 2: Rebel Spring” to come out this fall! The novel was really magical, both literally and figuratively.