Gathering Darkness: A Falling Kingdoms Novel

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Gathering Darkness: A Falling Kingdoms Novel

by Morgan Rhodes
Read by Fred Berman

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group | December 9, 2014 | Audio Book (CD)

Gathering Darkness: A Falling Kingdoms Novel is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 6.
Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .
  • THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.
  • THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia’s overpowering magic—all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.
  • THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.
The only certainty in these dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica...but fate can be fickle when magic is involved.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.73 × 5.18 × 1.51 in

Published: December 9, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611763045

ISBN - 13: 9781611763041

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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

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Gathering Darkness: A Falling Kingdoms Novel

Gathering Darkness: A Falling Kingdoms Novel

by Morgan Rhodes
Read by Fred Berman

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.73 × 5.18 × 1.51 in

Published: December 9, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611763045

ISBN - 13: 9781611763041

From the Publisher

Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .
  • THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.
  • THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia’s overpowering magic—all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.
  • THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.
The only certainty in these dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica...but fate can be fickle when magic is involved.

About the Author

Morgan Rhodes is the pen name for a popular author of urban fantasy. She is also the author of Falling Kingdoms and Rebel Spring.