Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes (Audiobook)
This is the second book in the series of an epic fantasy adventure. I’ve heard people recently refer to “second book slump”. I think this is a classic example. (At least it was for me) This book seemed to drag on forever at times. Not boring… But I just felt sometimes like, “Why are they still talking… nothing is going on.” You know what I mean?
HOWEVER this book does not disappoint on the ending. In fact, despite the drag throughout most of the book, the ending is so exciting, and the last few words set up the next book so nicely, that I could pick up the next book right now and be perfectly happy doing so.
There are some surprises in here that I think will definitely entertain, shock, and sadden, and anger those who loved the first book. Despite the drag in the first ¾ of the book, I would still recommend this one.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes – (Audiobook) This book follows several different characters from different kingdoms that are on the cusp of war with each other. I found this to be a very interesting concept, as it was not “This good kingdom” against “That bad kingdom” – You got to see all sides of the story, and the good and the bad within.
Initially, I needed to get used to switching countries and stories as we met all the characters. This was a little hard for me at first, but once I got to know the characters, I really appreciated seeing all the sides to this wonderfully developed world.
Warning that this is one of those books where characters you love will die. I’m not a big fan of this kind of story, because I like to see characters facing odds and beating them… not dying senselessly… but this is war, I guess. Other than that, I really liked this book a lot and would highly recommend it. Oh – cliffhanger warning. You will need the next book because the story will leave you hanging, but in an acceptable place.