Rebel Spring: A Falling Kingdoms Novel by Morgan Rhodes

Rebel Spring: A Falling Kingdoms Novel

byMorgan Rhodes

Kobo ebook | December 3, 2013

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War brought them together. Love will tear them apart.

Auranos has been conquered and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But alluring, dangerous magic still beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world. . . .

   •  CLEO is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people
   •  MAGNUS stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia
   •  LUCIA is haunted by the deadly outcome of her breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms
   •  JONAS watches at the palace gates, a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius
When Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of cataclysmic events that will forever change the face of this land.

Praise for Falling Kingdoms

“From an opening dripping with blood, magic, and betrayal through complex interweaving plots detailing treachery, deceit, and forbidden love, this novel . . . will immediately engage readers and keep them intrigued.”—Booklist


“[It] will gut you emotionally . . . make you ache, cry, and beg for the sequel as you turn the last page. I absolutely loved it.”—Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Queen

“This triple-layered tale of bloodshed, heartbreak, and tangled court intrigue kept me turning pages very late into the night.”—Lesley Livingston, author of Wondrous Strange and Starling
Title:Rebel Spring: A Falling Kingdoms NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 3, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101604328

ISBN - 13:9781101604328


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better This book surpasses the first in almost every way!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even Better This book surpassed the already lovely breaches the first book had set for it. The characters became much more likable in this book, and the change in tone of the novel was evident and used to a great and intriguing advantage. Overall, an excellent read.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Development So much character development and growth in this book! In the first book, you get introduced to each character and their role in the war of Mytica. In this second book, you get thrown for loops and you start to understand the why behind each character's motives.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! This review isn't based off my very first impression of the book (which would've been one, or two years ago), but rather my recent rereading of it. >.> Naturally, since i'm rereading it, I LOVED this sequel. <3<3<3 The plot continues to thicken in this instalment of the series, as more information about the Watchers is revealed, and unlikely alliances are made to collect the Kindred, and/or overthrow King Gaius. On the character side of things, they're continuously growing as people (e.g. Cleo's still on her path of badassery), and more of them are interacting with each other now that they've actually met (e.g. Cleo, and my darling Magnus, who are understandably not getting along very well, but it's still interesting seeing them together). ALSO, since Nic, and Brion feature in this book a lot more, there are much more funny, and heartwarming moments in this book than there was in Falling Kingdoms, although that doesn't take away from all the fantastic action, and heartbreak that began in the previous book. U_U An amazing read, overall. I highly, highly recommend it~ ^^
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rebel Spring This is a wonderful series and I really enjoyed it a lot although it was dragging at times.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This series I highly enjoyed the second book in the series, we got to see further into the characters personalities and there were some really good character developments. Can't wait to see what the third book had to offer!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than the first book!! ** spoiler alert ** THIS BOOK WAS SO GREAT!! Okay first off I was so happy when Jonas and Cleo kissed UGH YES but then they never really interested after that but THEY ALWAYS THOUGHT OF EACH OTHER!! Jonas' death was so so sad oh my god but then he came back to life YAY!! The ending was so intense and this book made me love Jonas (last book he was sorta the "bad guy" and I didn't really care for him but wow now I love him) and I also love the characters Magnus and Cleo even more..I can't wait to start the next book
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sequel Finished this book last night and it just keeps getting better and better. Cant wait to start the next one.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Sequel An amazing book! The plot line was just, wow. And all those deaths. I did not see it coming at all. So glad that I continue on with the series. It is worth it. Can't wait to read the next book!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sequel It just gets more intense!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sequel! This was a fantastic sequel to the already fantastic debut. I loved all the action and the numerous moments of betrayal and revenge. The characters are all different, there are some I enjoy reading more than others. Overall a fantastic read!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the first sequels I've ever loved!! Bough this as soon as it came out because I fell in love with the first book and even though it went in a different direction than I thought it would the characters seemed so authentic and amazing that I loved it!!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amazing sequel. Love it so much! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than the first book This was a great read! This series just keeps getting better and better.
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Thrilling Sequel! "Rebel Spring" the second intoxicating book in the Falling Kingdoms series begins in the City of Gold where King Gaius Damora has taken the throne, uniting the people with the marriage of his son Magnus and the Auranosian Princess Cleo, and building a blood splattered road across Mytica in his quest to find the Kindred; crystals that will not only bring him immortality but ultimate power. Morgan Rhodes sets the stage for this mesmerizing page turner in the country of Mytica where the kingdoms of Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia have been merged by the evil, blood-thirsty and power-hungry conqueror King Gaius. The threads of this exciting plot follow; the quiet defiance of Princess Cleo forced into an arranged marriage; Prince Magnus, the tyrant's heir who struggles to overcome his inner turmoil and growing hatred; Princess Lucia's control and fear of the magic of elementia; and Jonas Agallon's continuing rebellion to free his people. The plot is fast-paced and action-packed as King Gaius becomes more brutal, building a road drenched with the blood of slave labour so his sorceress daughter Lucia can point the way to the power he craves. Cleverly woven into this well-written, captivating story about a country where magic is not impossible and people grapple for its power are the Watchers who invade dreams and shape-shift to observe mortals, waiting for their chance to breach their Sanctuary and return to the moral world. As blood is shed and nature in the mortal world revolts in a tornado, earthquakes and wildfire, pieces of a formidable Watcher's plan emerge that will see death reign as the human world burns. The violence, intimidation, brute strength, despair and heartbreak so much a part of this plot are only diluted with the tenderness, deliverance, mercy and bravery of the four young people who struggle in the web of deception, loss and treachery. Morgan Rhodes creates unforgettable and complex characters with flaws and faults that imperil them at every turn. Princess Cleo Bellos haunted by the deaths in her family and dethroned by a cruel tyrant is opinionated, defiant, and strong-willed which constantly brings confrontation with King Gaius. Engaged once to the shallow, cowardly arrogant Lord Aron Lagaris who betrayed her secret, she's suddenly trapped into an arranged marriage with the Prince she loathes. Prince Magnus seems as sullen, cruel, cold and harsh as his father masking any sense of humanity. In this story the forbidden love that he feels for his sister Lucia begins to weaken in the light of Lucia's hostility and his growing admiration for the Auranosian Princess. Lucia Damora, stolen as a baby because of her magical ability struggles with the darkness and strength of a power the King covets. Among the rebels who fight to thwart Gaius's cruelty are Jonas Agallon the stubborn, wary and resourceful Paelsian; Lysandra Barbas a bold, fearless and skilled archer and Brion Radenos who's loyal, amiable and self-sacrificing. All these characters add to the intensity, passion and drama of a riveting story that ends in an explosive an cliff-hanger. I enjoyed " Rebel Spring" and will continue to follow this riveting fantasy series that grips you from the first page to the last.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Can't wait for the next book in this series
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greattt An absolute read for those who enjoy fantasy and a good quest. Can't wait for the sequel!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great sequel! Fantasy has quickly become one of my favorite genres to read, especially in YA, because there is such a spectrum to chose from. Morgan Rhodes was an author I was familiar only because of her pen name; Michelle Rowen. I loved Michelle's writing, but when I saw that she was writing a new series under a new name, I was very intrigued. And I am so glad I started it because Falling Kingdoms, which came out last year, was one of my favorite fantasies of that year. You can read my review here. Rebel spring opens right where Falling Kingdoms leaves off. And I will admit that I had forgotten most of what happened in the first book because I read it so long ago, but I will tell you this, Morgan Rhodes does a great job of slowly revealing what happened before, without info-dumping. This is something i always look for in sequels because I think it is very important, especially to someone who does remember most of what happened. You don't want to bore them right off the bat. This second installment was fantastic for many reasons, because it is told from many different perspectives (like Falling Kingdoms) but I thought that this time around there was so much more substance to each character. Especially Magnus, who I seriously hated in the first book, but grew to like in this one. He is such a complicated character and you that in this book. You discover what he has to deal with internally and with the expectations of his heartless father. Celia was another character who I loved in this novel, not because her and Magnus were so connected in this book, but because she grew so much, and we her having to deal with feelings she never thought she would have to feel. It was great to see the evolution of her relationship with Magnus, because it goes from one spectrum to the other over the coarse of the book, and i loved that. Rebel Spring doesn't leave anything to be desired as far as death and mystery are concerned. We get plenty of both in this sequel. And seeing how shocked I was with certain deaths in Falling Kingdoms, she does the same with Rebel Spring. I don't think any character is safe from her, and I am scared of what will happened in the next book! But I still cannot wait. This series is filled with romance, mystery and so much betrayal that you will no be able to put it down. I guarantee it.
Date published: 2014-01-05