Gathering Darkness: A Falling Kingdoms Novel

Kobo ebook | December 9, 2014

byMorgan Rhodes

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War brought them together. Love will tear them apart.
Alliances form across Mytica and beyond as royals and rebels alike race to hunt down the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give their owners god-like power. The stakes have never been higher for Magnus and Cleo, who are brought together by a life or death decision that will lock their fates and change the course of the kingdom forever.

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War brought them together. Love will tear them apart.   Alliances form across Mytica and beyond as royals and rebels alike race to hunt down the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give their owners god-like power. The stakes have never been higher for Magnus and Cleo, who are brought together by a life or death decision that will...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 9, 2014Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101623209

ISBN - 13:9781101623206

Customer Reviews of Gathering Darkness: A Falling Kingdoms Novel


Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Heart Magnus can stab me in the chest, I would be okay with it
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! Oh my goodness this was so epic! I loved every page! I read it within three sittings, I just could not put this book down. I cannot believe how amazing these books are. The story is getting better, the characters getting more interesting and the betrayal all the more intense!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Amazing series that doesn't disappoint in any way shape or form!!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YESS You won't regret reading this series!! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Series Gets EVEN BETTER The story gets even more intricate with each book. There are layers upon layers to this story and people and past events that are influencing and affecting the current story that the main characters aren't even aware of. I love how much detail and complexity Rhodes weaves into this story and I am always left in awe when I read this series because there is such good world building, relationship building, and threats that it makes it such a GOOD read. This is honestly such a good example of amazing fantasy in YA and I wish more people had read this series. The plot thickens as we meet new characters and learn about ulterior motives of the characters who have already been introduced. I thought that the Kindred awakening scene went a little quickly and that there could have been a bit more time between awakening the Kindreds because it felt very fast. Especially considering a lot of what this story is building up to is finding (and using) the Kindreds. Don't get me wrong, I am sure there is still more to it than having them in possession, but I think it was just oddly paced considering the rest of the story. That ending always leaves me breathless and speechless because I am so nervous about where the story is going to go from here and what Lucia is going to do. I just love love love the dark direction that this is taking. Cleo becomes a great leader in this -- if only she had people to lead (oh gosh I'm horrible). She knows how to take charge, be manipulative, and also be genuine when she needs to be. It is quite the read because she is playing everyone in this series to her advantage while also falling in love along the way. And I am so here for it. I don't think that she is going to have a super happy ending (because honestly, I don't think anyone is going to) but I do hope that she find some happiness at the current moment. Magnus is bae. I do this weird wiggly shake every time he is on the page or in the story because I just love him. I was so skeptical of him in the beginning but he has really grown on me. I would assume that is the point, since he is also growing on Cleo. But I like that he is finally coming to terms with what his change of heart actually means. AND HE STOOD UP TO HIS FATHER! MULTIPLE TIMES! *happy dances* Jonas is still Jonas. I feel like out of all the main characters, Jonas is the most stagnant. He does start to show he is trusting people but he is constantly making the same mistakes and not learning from them. I thought his brush with death in REBEL SPRING would give him a new outlook on life however he seems to be even more stupid if that's possible. I do like that he is admitting his feelings for both Lysandra and Cleo but I am kinda torn? On one hand, I love me some Magneo. But on the other hand, it feels like the typical "Princess ends up with Prince" and "Rebel ends up with Rebel" and I almost expected more. Like maybe Jonas and Cleo could be together. But then I remember Magnus and am like nope. Lucia is perfection. I love that she is naive and easily manipulated for other people's gains but once she learns about this she takes no shit or prisoners and literally kills them. I love that even with Cleo's ring, she is still feeling the darkness. And acting on it! I really admire that she realizes that there is darkness there but she is starting to care less and less. Whether this is a personal choice or the taint of magic, we have yet to see. But I do think she will start to give into the darkness more in the next novel after the events of this one. Everything about this series is perfect and flawless. I'm so here for characters dying and for there to be more happening in the background than what the main characters are led to believe. I am just so in love with this series and if you haven't started it yet, do so now.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Exciting,Captivating Fantasy In the "Gathering Darkness " the third installment of the "Falling Kingdoms" fantasy the Blood King continues his search for the Kindred, the four elemental crystals, unaware that Princess Lucia's darkening magic has already pointed the way to this ancient power source. The Limerosian sorceress, the Watcher Alexius, Prince Magnus and Princess Cleo are in hot pursuit, each one obsessed with gaining the magic crystals, but their quest holds death and betrayal especially when the ruthless and manipulative Kraeshian royals- Amara and Ashura- join the hunt. The atmosphere has grown even darker and more depressing as King Gaius's cruelty, paranoia and lust for power drives the bloodshed and violence sweeping Auranos. As the mood of the plot intensifies Princess Cleo becomes even more wary of not only the ruthlessness of the King but the changeability of Prince Magnus who's sickened by the violence and brutality of a father who killed his mother the queen. The threads of this riveting plot follow not only Princess Cleo's pact with the rebel Jonas Agallon; Princess Lucia's use of her power to find the hidden Kindred; Prince Magnus's choice between family and justice; but also the threat of the Kraeshians who not only hunt for the crystals but whose father waits to attack Mytica. With every novel the intensity and suspense mounts as events heat up. This is a page turner from beginning to end filled with twists and turns, secrets and lies unveiled, and a startling cliff-hanger that begs for a fourth book. As in all Morgan Rhodes novels her characters are well-developed, realistic and complex; their flaws and faults plunging them into a web of deception, betrayal and secrets. Prince Magnus who's filled with pain, doubt and fear has become even more restrained, his disposition and actions unpredictable; cruel and strong, yet at times kind and vulnerable. He's drawn irrevocably to the bravery, fiery temper and shrewdness of his wife Cleo even as they clash, dreaming of the blonde Princess rather than his sister. Princess Lucia feels used by her father, brother and in her friendship with Princess Cleo. Suspicious and stubborn her only salvation is her love for the Watcher Alexius, a boy with his own secret and objective. Jonas Agallon has had more failures in his rebellion than successes, yet he's resourceful and perseveres. Although smitten by the Princess and bound to an agreement with her, his heart begins to reach out to Lysandra, the feisty archer who's haunted by the loss of her brother. Among the new characters that add their own brand of passion and drama to unfolding events are: the cagey loner and rebel Felix Gaebras; the charming manipulator Prince Ashur Cortas; the cold calculating Princess Amara Cortas, a tactless, rude and blunt seductress; and the evil, selfish and cruel immortal Melenia. I thoroughly enjoyed "the Gathering Darkness", the third book in a series where magic may rise to control not only Mytica but the destiny of its people.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book!!! Such a good book I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the next book to come out!
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing As Always Morgan Rhodes just keeps bringing it with these books! This book is definitely the best of the series so far and the end just leaves you wondering. I cannot wait until the forth book is out!
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series! These books just keep getting better and better. While the first two books had a slower build up, Gathering Darkness picks up right after Rebel Spring ends and just keeps going. The action and character development blend together well to deliver a book that you can't put down. I found myself caring more about characters that didn't hold my interest as much in previous pov's. Whether you love fantasy or not, the Falling Kingdoms series weaves a magical story!
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! A great continuation to the falling kingdoms series. Definitely one of the best series I have read and cannot wait until the next book comes out!
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved This! So excited to continue this series!
Date published: 2014-09-15