Page Count: 401 pages
Series: Falling Kingdoms #2
After a bloody siege, Auranos has been defeated, its young queen orphaned and dethroned. The three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But the allure of ancient, dangerous magic beckons still, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the whole world over...
At the heart of the fray are four brave young people grappling for that magic and the power it promises. For Cleo, the magic would enable her to reclaim her royal seat. In Jonas's hands, it frees his nation, and in Lucia's, it fulfills the ancient prophecy of her destiny. And if the magic were Magnus's, he would finally prove his worth in the eyes of his cruel and scheming father, King Gaius, who rules Mytica with a punishing hand.
When Gaius begins to build a road into the Forbidden Mountains to physically link all of Mytica, he sparks a long-smoking fire in the hearts of the people that will forever change the face of this land. For Gaius's road is paved with blood, and its construction will have cosmic consequences.
This picks up right after the events where Falling Kingdoms left off. All three of the kingdoms are now united into one big country ruled by the tyrant King Gaius. Long story short, no one is safe under his rule and shit is going down.
We still have our four core characters: Cleo, Magnus, Jonas, and Lucia. Cleo is held captive in her own home and she’s dealing with the losses she encountered. Magnus I now realized is a misunderstood character with conflicted feelings with everything that’s going on. Jonas has become a leader of a rebellion against King Gaius. And Lucia –well, she’s in a coma.
This book is where I start to realize where I stand with the characters. Cleo and Magnus by far are my favorite characters. Jonas is in the middle but he’s still an interesting character. Lucia is my least favorite character. Even though we didn’t see much of her in this book, I didn’t really care what would happen to her. I don’t know if my feelings for her will change in the next book but for now, my feelings for these characters are pretty set.
I flew by this book within hours because I was so captivated with the characters and the story. This is slowly turning into a series that I am very invested in and I am very excited to see what’s gonna happen next.