So. Good. Seriously. Amazing.
After the disappointment of Empress of a Thousand Skies, it seems I found what I was searching for. Been searching for for months, really.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes.
In case you can’t tell, I loved it. So much.
I was intrigued by the prologue. Despite the first chapter feeling a little slow, the book quickly picked up and really got good.
And the world. I’ve been craving a good medieval-style fantasy world for ages, and I finally found one I love. The magic system was fascinating, leaving plenty of room for expansion in the rest of the series. Falling Kingdoms had very nearly everything I could want from a fantasy novel.
It’s length was perfect, just over 400 pages (although I hope for the books to get increasingly larger). I’ve already touched on the world and magic system. It had a plot driven by politics, yet the politicalness (is that a word?) was handled spectacularly. The characters were handled well and were far from flawless. That’s what makes them so real, isn’t it?
And what I loved the most was the way the book really did force you to choose a side. It was unique, to say the least.
All-in-all, 4.5 stars. I loved it. Falling Kingdoms wasn’t one of the best I’ve ever read, but it was a high fantasy I would certainly recommend.