Falling Kingdoms, Book 1

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Razorbill, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 412 pages
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The gripping New York Times bestseller that is Game of Thrones for teens

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword. . . .

The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

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Fast pace and fun to read. - Goodreads
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The plot is simple and straightforward. - Goodreads
The writing wasn't a problem for me. - Goodreads
The ending left me wanting more. - Goodreads

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User Review  - liveshipvivacia - LibraryThing

This book was relatively compelling, although it suffered from quick connections with seemingly little motivation behind it. (I'm looking at you two, Cleo and Theon). It also gave me the feeling of ... Read full review

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User Review  - TeamDewey - LibraryThing

Too many characters. Many people will enjoy this book but I need to like a character to enjoy their journey. This is book one of a series and I understand the need to build the world and introduce the characters but i will not finish the series because i don't care what happens. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Morgan Rhodes is the pen name for a popular author of urban fantasy. This is her first high fantasy novel.

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