Waiting on Wednesday: Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6)

Here we go. Morgan Rhodes is wrapping up her Falling Kingdoms series. Basically it’s our favourite series about hot people, because everyone in this series is attractive. Seriously. You’re constantly reminded that everyone is hot.

In the last installment we’ll finally find out who loves who, who’s the real bad guy, who ends up together and who dies (for good).

Title: Immortal Reign
Series: Falling Kingdoms
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: Fantasy
Released: February 6th 2018
Page Count: 400

FROM GOODREADS:

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.

Lucia knows there’s something special about her daughter and she’ll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.

Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica’s future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.

Magnus and Cleo‘s love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?

WHY I’M WAITING:

I joke about the Falling Kingdom series a lot, but in truth I really enjoy it. The series is basically a soap opera set in a fantasy world. It’s been fun watching the characters fall in and out of friendships and alliances. Sometimes you feel like you need a flow chart to track the history between characters. There is a lot.

I’m very invested in the main relationship between Magnus and Cleo. The two of them started off as arch enemies. Then Magnus’s father invaded Cleo’s country and forced Magnus and Cleo to get married. Only recently have they realized that they’re actually really into each other. But the world (and their own stubbornness) seems fixed on keeping the two of them apart.

And then there is King Gaius. The super creepy dirt bag of a guy who hangs out with all of our teenage protagonists. Don’t worry, he’s also hot, so that makes it okay. In Crystal Storm, Rhodes gave us more information on Ol’Gaius the King of Blood’s backstory in a last ditch effort to try and make him at least a little bit likable. It didn’t really work. You finish the book and find yourself asking why can’t he just stay dead.


Crystal Storm ended on a fairly nasty cliffhanger so it’ll be nice to finally get some closure. Here’s hoping the series has a happy ending. But given the nature of the books so far… I’m not expecting it.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly tag hosted by Breaking the Spine where you draw attention to upcoming releases that you’re excited for. 

 

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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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