Book Review: Falling Kingdoms


Title:  Falling Kingdoms

Author:  Morgan Rhodes

Series? Yes. 1 of 6.

Rating: 4/5 stars


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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.

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