Early Review--Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

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?


I was beyond ecstatic to land an early copy of Morgan Rhodes' Immortal Reign! For the past five years I took joy in reading this book series on my birthday week, so naturally with the change of release date I was itching to get my hands on this one! Thankfully one of my friends was willing to make a trade! Crystal Storm left us all shaken and you know...teetering on the brink of insanity! But the cover you guys, remember the cover!! So naturally my breath was held for a good chunk of pages (44).  

Our cast of characters are once again spread throughout Mytica. Jonas is trying to get Lucia and her child back to her family, while Cleo is doing everything she can to find Magnus. Nic has been possessed by the fire Kindred, Amara is still in power and going a bit crazy with it. Things are just chaotic. What we know for sure is that the Kindred that have already taken over Olivia and Nic must be stopped and Cleo and Taran are doing everything they can to battle the spirits within them, but Cleo feels it's a losing battle day by day.

This book you guys!! Oh my word, my breath was literally held for the course of 391 pages! Morgan has shown us that basically no character is ever safe in this world so I went in expecting the worst but hoping for the best, I mean this is the series finale! Surely she won't kill everyone we love...right?! Seriously, five books and I had plenty room for doubts!

The pacing to this one was spot on as all Morgan's books have been! We have our multiple points of view again which I've grown accustomed to and quite enjoy! I don't think this series would've worked if it was told in just omniscient third person point of view. I loved jumping from character to character for the times when they were separated, it wasn't long before I was dying to go back and check on the other characters, for naturally, the chapters can end with a tiny cliffhanger!

While I don't want to get too into, I will touch lightly on the romance! The romances on all fronts were perfectly perfect! I can't stop saying perfect! Help me! How else can I describe it though? It is what it is! I loved seeing these relationships develop, although I can't help but feel like one came on as a surprise at the end that left me a tad baffled, but I guess after her last redeeming act I was okay with it, that she got some happiness. Yeah...have to be vague there, sorry! Naturally, I was swept away by all the kisses and swoony-ness.

This series was perfectly phenomenal! It had everything from action, romance, magic, shocks and surprises...there is just so much perfect to it!! And the characters! Can we say how freaking amazing they are?! They have all grown so, sooooo much since the beginning! I mean, come on, who didn't hate certain people and come to totally ADORE them by the end? You all know who I'm talking about! That complicated guy we all just loved to hate until we just started loving him (at least I did!)! His character development was one I didn't see coming in the first book, it probably might have been glimpses in the second and third book that finally did it for me. I really need to do a series re-read/binge on this one! If only there was time!

The ending was utterly perfect! I couldn't have imagined a better one! There just wasn't any better way to do it! My only complaint is that it's over. Yes, I know all good things must come to an end but sometimes I'd rather like seeing things stretch out for awhile as long as they are still staying fresh! The ending here is my favorite kind of ending as well, I won't get into those details, but I can finally happy cry at the end of one of these novels, thank you Morgan!! 

The Falling Kingdoms series fast became one of my all-time favorites. I think I wasn't really hooked until the second installment, but I will always be forever grateful that the first one landed on my TBR pile! Best day ever...and I didn't even know it! If you enjoy a good fantasy with complex characters and a great deal of action, romance, and magic, then this is the series for you!!


Overall Rating 5/5 stars






4 comments:

  1. I had to skim read since I haven't started the series yet. So happy you love it so much! I'm ready to binge-read it now!!

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  2. I had to skim read like the person above me as I'm a bit behind reading this series but it does sound like an awesome read!

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  3. OMG! You got an early copy! I'm so jealous! I have two more weeks to wait, and I don't think I can make it. I'm saving my Christmas B&N giftcard just for this baby.

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  4. Thank you for not spoiling anything! lol. This is one of my favorite series and I CANNOT wait to read it. But now you've gotten me even more excited about this book and THANK GOD it comes out next week or I think I'd die with all the early reviews I've been finding.

    Thanks for the awesome review! I'll have to start it the moment my pre-order arrives!

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