Title: Falling Kingdoms
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Series? Yes. 1 of 6.
Rating: 4/5 stars
I had serious doubts about this book initially as it was marketed as ‘Game of Thrones for teens’, which raises the bar ridiculously high. However, I had a lot of fun with it and think it’s a great first taste for those struggling to get into high fantasy.
1. Cast of Chararacters
Even in the darkest and most cruel person, there is still a kernel of good. and within the most perfect champion, there is also darkness.
Like Game of Thrones, this series includes multiple POV from 5 different characters. I always love when the author decides to do this, as I love getting into the heads of different characters. When you can see things from someone’s POV, it’s hard to think of them as a villain – it’s also hard to think of anyone as pure and good. For me, morally gray protagonist is where the magic happens – it’s damn hard to relate to a squeaky clean saviour, just as it’s damn hard to sympathise with a moustache twirling villain.