Genre- Young adult, fantasy
Release Date- December 11th 2012
Published By- Razorbill
Source from Goodreads
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….
My Review 4 stars
First book in the Falling Kingdoms series.
One persons death causes a war. Three kingdoms want power but only one can have it. The heir to the throne is ill she tells her sister about some magic grape seeds that can cure-all illnesses. To save the life of the heir the princess must risk her life and the others around her.
No one is safe that is the one thing I have to remember when reading the other books in this series which I can’t wait to get my hands on. I felt like i was in the beginning of a reading slump when i first started this book but i actually got through it really fast. I was a little put off at first with the amount of characters in this book i was worried that i would get confused but everything was easy to follow including the plot.
In Limeros Magnus is in love with his sister Lucia which is just weird but it turns out they aren’t actually brother and sister plot twist!!! Anybody who is interested in Lucia Magnus would just tell them she isn’t interested. But of course when Lucia finds out about Magnus feelings for her she is confused but also upset as she does love him but as her brother. Magnus turns colder towards people after this he doesn’t care anymore. Magnus and his father Gaius become very alike but not in a good way.
In Paelsia a murder happens of Tomas Agallon who causes this war. Paelsia people are poor they have very little however the Chieftain lives in luxury, Jonas who is Tomas younger brother he wants revenge for his brother’s death he wants to kill Cleo and Aron for what they did.
In Auranos Cleo goes through a lot with her sister being ill, her engagement to Aron which she is not happy about he isn’t the person she thought he was. Cleo goes to Paelsia which is already a dangerous place for her she is desperate to find these magic grape seeds that could make her sister better. But of course things get in the way but little does she know Cleo had the seeds all along, when I read this part in the book I was shocked another plot twist!!!
King of Limeros makes a deal with Chieftain Basilius to take over Auranos for the death of Tomas, the agreement was to split Auranos into two evenly but of course it doesn’t actually go to plan.
This book was just amazing it kept me on my toes the entire time the world building, the action scenes, the pacing was brilliant. Overall I would highly recommend this book to you.
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