Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (3): Falling Kingdoms

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a feature designed to spotlight upcoming novels we can't wait to get our hands on. Click the link for more!


Falling Kingdoms
by Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms, #1
Release Date: December 11th, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: Fantasy
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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?

I've been on a high fantasy kick after reading Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass. It used to be my favorite genre, thanks to Tamora Pierce, but I've let these books fall to the wayside in recent years and am struggling to catch back up. Falling Kingdoms sounds like it's filled with political intrigue, magic, and interesting characters - everything I love about the genre. However, I have a feeling this one will be written from multiple viewpoints, so even though it is 412 pages long, I'm worried about character development.

What are you looking forward to this week? Do you enjoy high fantasy as much as I do? Let me know!

- Alysson :)

21 comments:

  1. I've heard amazing things about this one, great pick! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

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  2. Eeeppp!!!! Falling Kingdoms! Still waiting a response on that from Edelweiss. Great pick! :D

    Here my WoW

    PS: New follower :)

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    1. Oooh I hope you're approved! If you are you have to come back and tell me how it is. :) Thanks for following!

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  3. Hi there, new follower:D

    I just found out this author is aka Michelle Rowen, so WOW! I shall pick this one up too:D

    Michelle

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    1. Thanks for following us! I've been wanting to read Dark Kiss but just haven't got to it yet, but I had no idea they were the same person hahah.

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  4. I have this on my WoW a couple of weeks back! IT IS REALLY AWESOME! Great pick!

    new follower and here's my WoW . Hope you'd follow back! :D

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    1. I'm glad to know it's good. :) Thanks for following!

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  5. I adore high fantasy too. I have this on my tbr for so long, can't wait for it to be published. Great pick!

    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday...

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    1. I think the last month or so before a book is released is the worst part of the wait lol. I get so impatient! Thanks for visiting.

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  6. This looks like a great fantasy read!

    here's our WOW
    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  7. I wasn't really excited about this one at first but I think I change my mind about it. It sounds interesting.. I'll most likely give it a try at some point. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    1. I've seen it on around on a lot of people's weekly hauls, but I don't know, something about it kept me from figuring out what it was about. I'm glad I did though cause it sounds like something I'm going to enjoy. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Great choice!! I've been waiting on this one too. I actually have an ARC of it but I've been hesitant to read it for similar reasons. Also, it's often compared to Game of Thrones and I honestly didn't like that book very much. But I'll still get around to reading Falling Kingdoms and I hope we both love it!

    My WoW - Pulse

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    1. It kind of bothers me when new books are compared to highly successful ones. This one and Throne of Glass being compared to Game of Thrones, and Wentworth Hall being Downton Abbey for YA... I just don't like it. I think it sets super high expectations, and when the novel doesn't compare, it isn't as enjoyable. :( No me gusta.

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  9. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Halloween!! Please check out my WoW!

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  10. Enjoy! your interesting pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  11. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a ARC, and I have to say this book was really good! Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  12. I've heard great things about this one and it sounds super good too. I'm adding this one to my TBR for sure! Thanks for sharing, awesome pick!

    Jessirae @ Words, Pages, and Books
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