Waiting on Wednesday #4: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Posted November 21, 2012 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Falling Kingdoms
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Release Date: December 11th, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin
Series: Falling Kingdoms (#1 of ?)
Pages: 412
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? Goodreads

This is part of Penguin’s Breathless Reads collection this year, and the few reviews I’ve seen of advanced copies have all been really good. I’m in the mood for a good fantasy. I feel like the YA genre is swamped with paranormal, and I just need more fantasy in my life. This sounds like a good one. I’m excited. I’m a bit nervous about four characters being central to the story, due to a bad experience with alternating POVs, but I’m open to it nonetheless. I hope the characters are well developed. That tends to be really important to me.

What are you all waiting on?



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