by Morgan Rhodes
Status: 4th Installment of the Falling Kingdoms Seris
Publisher: Razorbill (December 15, 2015)
Book Summary (Goodreads):
Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.
CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.
MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.
LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.
JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.
KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.
I’ve been an avid Falling Kingdoms fan since the first book. It’s been completely wonderful to see the dark prince transform into something so much more. Magnus is one of my all time favorite characters, and his role in Frozen Tides, along with his character development, is purely amazing. The way Morgan Rhodes has created her characters, and their story arcs are wonderful. She is a brilliant author! Trust me when I say you don’t particularly like Magnus in Falling Kingdoms. He’s a cold, heartless prince that has eyes for his sister Lucia. He is damaged and a tortured soul. His story arc has taken place over all four books. I have loved seeing his character development. His is one of the best story arcs I have ever seen.
Frozen Tides takes off where Gathering Darkness left off. So many people are on the hunt for the Kindred, but only one person knows the truth behind the power of the Kindred. Lucia helps the fire kindred in his search to reach the Sanctuary. Meanwhile Magnus and Cleo bicker with each other none stop as the seek refuge in his father’s castle in Limeros. King Gaius travels to Kraeshia and makes a deadly bargain. It’s non stop action, filled with twists and turns, and a love so wonderful it leaves you with wanting more.
I’ve been waiting for this Magnus moment for years now, and it doesn’t disappoint! There’s so much to love about this book. It’s my favorite of the four books, but they are all amazing. If you haven’t started reading this series yet then I encourage you to do so. This is one of my all time favorite series. It’s pure fantasy and has a little bit of everything in it. Love. Betrayal. Mystery. And the chemistry between Magnus and Cleo is wonderful. I love their bickering. I love the subtle hints that show how they feel about each other. And I love that we finally get to see how they both feel about each other. Plus the ending in this is one of the best endings ever written in a book. It’s a real page turner! Don’t miss out on reading such a great, epic series!
About the Author:
Morgan Rhodes lives in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess — the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous. Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, reality TV, and is an extremely picky, yet voracious reader of all kinds of books. Under another pen name, she’s a national bestselling author of many paranormal novels. Falling Kingdoms is her first high fantasy.