Waiting on Wednesday: Falling Kingdoms

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Falling Kingdoms
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Publish Date: December 11, 2012
Genre: YA, High Fantasy
Pages: 412
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?
Guys, I saw high fantasy, and I was sold at just that. Now, there are some people who think that Falling Kingdoms might fall into the same trap that so many have done, turning it into a cliche and muddled mess. I, however, think this one has a ton of promise. From the cast of characters, to the world that the synopsis implies, I think I could find myself truly invested in this story. And heck, I need a good fantasy to whisk me away from this world every now and again! Besides, I'm in lust with that cover. Whoops. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. I haven't seen any information about this yet but I wonder if it will be narrated through four alternating perspectives? I would love that so much but even if not, I still want to check this one out! Yay for fantasy!

  2. I CANNOT wait for it!!! Did you read it already? I am ashamed but I haven't read too many books from BEA yet - but I'm excited to read this one!:) 

  3. I got this one at BEA. I haven't read it yet but it's one of the ones I'm most excited about.

  4. I don't read much fantasy, but this one sounds literally far too good to pass up! And the cover for it is absolutely stunning.

  5. Nice! Seeing this a lot! Love the cover!

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  6. Very excited about this fantasy! It can be so hard to find a "whisk you away" fantasy but this one sounds like it might hit the spot.

  7. It def does sound like it has a lot of promise. hope you get to read it soon! Feel free to check out  my WoW here

  8. I think... I need to read this book. It sounds like an AWESOME fantasy novel.

  9. I haven't seen this around but it sounds wonderful.  I loved the fantasy novels Graceling and Finnikin of the Rock so I'll have to check this out. Great pick. :)

  10. I am so excited for Falling Kingdoms! I'm always down for reading a good high fantasy story, and this one seems like it's going to be fabulous. 

    Great pick! :)

  11. I'm so excited for the release of this! It sounds exactly like my kind of book, so I'm thrilled the wait isn't TOO long! ;) Great pick! :D 

    ~KeertanaIvy Book Bindings 

  12. I've been really curious about this book. I've not read a lot of high fantasy, but this sounds like it _could_ be a really great book, if done right. Great pick! :-)

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  13. Yeess! I can't wait for this one! I'm starting to get more and more into high fanatsy! Plus, the same author wrote Dark Kiss, and I loved that book! Hopefully this won't disappoint.
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  14. Everything you said. Yes. High Fantasy + Great Cover = Asheley NEEDS to read this. That is all. 


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