Title: Immortal Reign
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Falling Kingdoms
2. Rebel Spring
3. Gathering Darkness
4. Frozen Tides
5. Crystal Storm
Date Started: May 14
Date Finished: May 16
Format: ebook from the digital library
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?
Well, that was certainly an interesting ending to a series, and that’s really saying something because I think it’s well known by now how I feel about endings. I really loved everyone’s character development over the last six books. Cleo went from this hopeless party girl to a strong queen. Magnus went from the shadows to the light and overcame his father’s reputation. Jonas got over his thirst for revenge and started trusting those he wanted dead, which really is the most impressive. And then there’s Lucia who went from this shy, scared girl, to a evil witch, to…well… I don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say she’s very impressive in this book.
The whole mess with the Kindred – two taken over Nic and Olivia’s bodies, and two not completely taken over Cleo and Tarun – was just intense to read. I mean, just when I think I had a feeling about how all of this was going to go, it went in a completely different direction. Although that ultimate moment…I’m really not all that sure about. Considering everything else that was going on in this book, it wasn’t all that impressive. Not to mention I do feel like bits of it were scattered and not all that thought out.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. The last four books of this series were really strong, and I’m glad that I decided to continue on with it. I know my review is pretty vague but I’m trying not to give too much away. Let’s just say that the dagger thing was quite interesting, and leave it at that. Not to mention the ending was kind of left open for a novella or something. Hm…
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