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Friday, October 7, 2011

Falling Kingdoms By Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms By Morgan Rhodes

Plummeting Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Release from military service Date: December 11, 2012

PUBLISHER: Razorbill

SOURCE: BEA in go over for an not to be bought review.


In a land wherever magic has been precedent but send off for has reigned for centuries, a quiet trial is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power--brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young the population find their fates for all time intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in opulence must floorboard on a jerky and changeable journey featuring in enemy nation state in loot of a magic want question departed.

Jonas: Exasperated at injustice, a disagreement lashes out vs. the armed of totalitarianism that acknowledge set aside his gain impoverished--and finds himself the head of a amateur revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at inception featuring in a ceremonial relatives discovers the truth about her past--and the je ne sais quoi legacy she is conjoin to fanfare.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and habituated to conquer, a firstborn son begins to unearth that the will can be aristocratic lethal than the sword...

The specifically incident that's clear in your mind is that kingdoms thrust fall. Who thrust take place triumphant in the same way as all they know has collapsed?(nerve of Goodreads)


One big hit, be it book or movie, spawns bags of spin-offs. We had look-alikes for Harry Potter, Twilight, Covetousness Fool around, and aristocratic. Now it's the time for Equivalent of Thrones spin-offs. This doesn't necessarily mean the spin-offs are clich or merciless. It's totally charming to problem the tie.

"Plummeting Kingdoms" is a vast spanning sham told from four recent perspectives. Our four hero/heroines (are they anti-heros?) are from three recent kingdoms and very tiring walks of life.

Cleo is our corrupted pale yellow girl. Looking at her from the superficial, she seems self-important and domineering. But providentially, we get to read her slant and unearth that her unbending face hides condemn, similarity, and syrupiness. I wouldn't say she's easy to love, but as a reader, you'll endeavor to panel with her.

Jonas is driven by discontent and dislike after Cleo's betrothed gratuitously kills his brother. Jonas is other team who is tiring to famine, but reading his slant gives you aid with him, even if his methods of revenge are not ideal. He starts swelling a atomic heave of revolution down a rebel and in the end realizes it's a seed he can't cope with.

Lucia is a melodic, virtuous girl whose booming powers thrust in the end wrestle this series. A lot of adults acknowledge staked their lives on manipulating her. Her temperate hue belies an inner mood that I last thrust specifically buff.

Next there's Magnus...unkind Magnus. Who's in love with his sister, who's not actually his sister (the reader facts this out in advance plenty that it's not a spoiler)...take out you of anything? Magnus is, on the desertion, as unbending as diamonds consequent from his hard beginning, but it's unbending not to fall for his love-sick will.

"Plummeting Kingdoms" excels at world-building. I worship Ms. Rhodes for creating three unfasten kingdoms each with their own histories, politics, and religion. Lead, there's a strong undercurrent of magic and sorcery that we'll learn aristocratic and aristocratic about. The world feels pale yellow and very full-grown.

In masses ways, "Plummeting Kingdoms" is everything a high castle in the sky poverty be. The copy are well-described. The world-building is groovy. The machinations is determined. The initiator isn't nervous to flinch reader's aim with personality deaths (a'la GOT). The pacing is honorable. The combination POV further to the story reasonably than making it watertight choppy. But for some pardon, "Plummeting Kingdoms" was not a page-turner for me. I liked it, but didn't love it. The shadowy magic that sucks me featuring in a book's pages was never put on. I for sure endeavor to read the rest of the series, but it hasn't very captivating me yet.

RATING: 3.5 / 5