Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Blog tour: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Today I'd like to give a warm welcome to Morgan Rhodes, the author of Falling Kingdoms! You can read my review of it here and add it to GoodReads here.

GoodReads Summary:  In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power--brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished--and finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past--and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword...

The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

Magic in Falling Kingdoms

First of all, I’m very thrilled to be here on the UK e-book release date for Falling Kingdoms! *throws confetti*

I wanted to share a little about the magic that you’ll find if you read this book.

Magic in the land of Mytica (comprised of the kingdoms of icy Limeros, dying Paelsia, and affluent Auranos)—and in the entire world of Falling Kingdoms—has seemingly faded away to nothing but silly stories told to children. For a millennium, there’s been no tangible proof shown to the masses that magic is real and not only myth.

This magic is called elementia, which is elemental magic—fire, air, earth, and water. There are those who consider themselves witches, able to mildly channel one or two elements. Witches are rumored to be the offspring of Watchers, immortal beings who live in a place called the Sanctuary, which is set apart from the mortal world. These mortal witches can strengthen their magic with blood sacrifice—the larger the sacrifice, the greater their power will be…for a short time.

There is now a prophecy of a sorceress reborn, the likes not seen for a thousand years. A powerful being who can easily channel all four elements to use at her whim.

And there is also the legend of the Kindred—four crystals that contain the very essence of elementia. Both Watchers and mortals (those who believe in such tales) are on the hunt for this omnipotent source of magic and power.

I had a great time writing this book and if you read it – either in e-book form or paper form… I hope you’re swept away to a magical land!

Happy reading!

5 comments:

  1. I so love the sound of this!! I can't wait to read it :)

    Believe it or not this is the first time for me to see your blog button *facepalm* I even wanted to ask you if you had one! xD
    Now it's been added to my blogroll ;)

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  2. EEP, I can't wait to read this one! I didn't realise the magic was elemental; I've just bumped it up on my wishlist by a HUGE amount :D

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  3. Wieeeeee, I can't wait to read this book! I love the cover and it sounds really good :D Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Woah, such great GREAT books coming out in 2013. It's so hard to pick one favorite. They're all incredible! :D

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  5. I'd love to read this book! It sounds fascinating, and I love magic, witches, and blood sacrifices in my fantasy. :) Thanks for sharing, Renu!

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