Waiting on Wednesday (18): Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

14 Mar

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1)

by Morgan Rhodes

Book cover for Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Sixteen-year-old Cleo has grown up in luxury, the royal heiress to a prosperous kingdom. But beneath her nation’s seemingly peaceful surface lies dangerous unrest. Whispers of war are growing ever louder—intensified by a murderous incident for which Cleo’s betrothed, Aron, is accused.

Amidst the ongoing intrigue, Cleo has a more desperate mission. She defies her father’s orders and sets off on a secret and perilous journey into a neighboring country, seeking a magic long thought to be mythical. If it’s real, it could be the cure that heals her ailing sister. If it’s only legend, Cleo will be stranded in a kingdom that has just declared war on her own.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with unforgettable characters and vibrantly imagined magic. Falling Kingdoms is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Cinda Williams Chima, and George R.R. Martin.

Guys, do you see those names right up there? Cinda Williams Chima (!), Kristin Cashore (!!), and GEORGE R.R. MARTIN (!!!!!!!!!!)? FOR REAL?!? I could merely cite those names as the only reasons I am BEYOND PYSCHED to read FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes and it would be sufficient. Because seriously. Those are some fantasy heavyweights, not to mention the fact that, around these parts, everyone knows that I’m OBSESSED with A Song of Ice and Fire, so shouting out my boy George is pretty much a guaranteed hook for me. But this book sounds like it’s going to be amazing in its own right, with long-lost magic, defiant heiresses, civil unrest, political scheming, and lots of juicy characters. I don’t know if I could ever accurately describe how excited I get whenever I see a new high fantasy series about to get started, and FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes couldn’t sound any more AWESOME if it tried. So trust me: I’M ALL-CAPS EXCITED. Waiting on this one HARD, friends. HARD.

FALLING KINGDOMS (FALLING KINGDOMS #1) is coming out December 11, 2012 from Razorbill.

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12 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (18): Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes”

  1. Tara @ Hobbitsies March 14, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    YES YES YES YES.

  2. Amanda @ Reading For a Living March 14, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    I’m sold! Now I’ll be waiting for this one too!

    Here’s my WoW!

  3. Lucy March 14, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Oh wow- sounds fantastic! I’m sold with the Kristin Cashore comparison and can totally get behind a new high fantasy series like this.

  4. laurelrainsnow March 14, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    This does look tempting…thanks for sharing!

    Love that blog header….

    Here’s MY WOW POST

  5. Petra @ Safari Poet March 14, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Love the sound of this. When I saw the cover I thought they made the game Assassin’s Creed in to a book 🙂

  6. Tanya Patrice March 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Love that cover! And the summary makes it sound like one I want to read too.

  7. Heidi March 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Yes! I was SO close to making this my own WoW post. I’m kind of hesitant, because I often find myself disagreeing with, or being put off by the ‘This is the book for people who like that book!’ kind of selling points, but it does sound promising. Enough that I’ll be checking it out for sure!

    • trippingbooks March 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

      I’m usually wary of those kinds of things too but I couldn’t help it with this book! Like Kristin Cashore AND George Martin?!? That’s crazy awesome, right?!

  8. Jacinda (@ReadingWifeJac) March 16, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    We discussed this on Twitter and OMG! Oh, and I’m at 650 out of 820 pages in GoT…I’m getting there! 🙂

    • trippingbooks March 16, 2012 at 11:52 am #

      Woo hoo! Seriously, I was just waiting for this cover to go up on Goodreads so I could post this for my WoW. Really can’t wait for this one!
      And YAY about Game of Thrones!!! I’m so excited to see what you think of it. 🙂

  9. Rebecca March 18, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    I am dying to read this book too! I hope this means more YA high fantasy is on the way. I am sick to death of paranormal.

  10. Just Circuses March 21, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    This book is epic! Don’t worry, it’s much more than a princess searching for magical cure. There is a lot of blood. And kingdoms fall. I’m addicted. Magnus …

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