Title: Rebel Spring
Author: Morgan Rhodes
First published November 27, 2013
401 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781595145932 (ISBN10: 1595145931)
The quest for power and magic continues in Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes. Cleo, now a captive in her own palace, must act as an ambassador to Mytica while the wicked King Gaius deceives her people.
Magnus, poised to inherit the kingdom, still grapples with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia. Lucia, still haunted by the magic that allowed her father to conquer the kingdoms, seeks to fulfill her prophesied destiny.
After the bloody siege, Auranos has fallen, and the three kingdoms have united to form Mytica. But the temptation of ancient, dangerous magic still lingers, promising ultimate power and rule over the world.
Four young heroes are caught in the fray, each with their own motivations for the magic. Cleo seeks to reclaim her throne, Jonas hopes to free his nation, Lucia aims to fulfill her prophecy, and Magnus seeks to prove himself to his cruel and cunning father, King Gaius.
As Gaius begins to construct a road through the Forbidden Mountains, he sets in motion events that will change Mytica forever. With blood paving the way, the consequences of Gaius’s actions will have cosmic repercussions for all involved.
About the Author
Morgan Rhodes grew up in Ontario, Canada with a vivid imagination and a desire to be a princess, but not the kind that sits around waiting for a prince to save her. She wanted to be the kind of princess who could wield a sword and defeat dragons and dark wizards to save entire kingdoms.
Although she didn’t become a princess, she did become a writer, which is just as fulfilling and much safer. When she’s not writing, Morgan indulges in her love of photography, travel, reality TV, and is an avid reader of all genres.
In fact, she’s a national bestselling author of several paranormal novels under a different pen name. Her latest venture is into the world of high fantasy with her debut novel, Falling Kingdoms.
Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes is the second book in the Falling Kingdoms series. The book was first published on November 27, 2013, and it is the continuation of the story that was started in the first book, Falling Kingdoms.
Morgan Rhodes is the pen name of Michelle Rowen, a Canadian author who has written over a dozen novels in various genres. Rebel Spring is a young adult fantasy novel that is set in the fictional world of Mytica.
The book follows the lives of four main characters: Cleo, Magnus, Lucia, and Jonas. These four characters are from different kingdoms and have different motivations, but their lives are intertwined as they try to survive in a world torn apart by war and political strife.
The plot of the book revolves around the aftermath of the events in the first book, Falling Kingdoms. While the characters try to adjust to the new world order, they realize that they must take action if they want to survive.
The book is full of political intrigue, betrayals, and plot twists that make the story unpredictable and exciting. Rhodes excels in character development, and the main characters are well-fleshed-out with complex motivations and personalities.
Cleo is a brave princess who is trying to find her place in a world that has taken everything away from her. Magnus is a conflicted prince who is trying to reconcile his loyalty to his family with his own moral compass.
Lucia is a powerful sorceress who is struggling to control her powers, and Jonas is a rebel leader who is determined to change the world. The setting of the book is richly described, and the world-building is fantastic.
Rhodes creates a vivid world filled with magic, different cultures, and rich history. The descriptions of the different kingdoms and their cultures help to immerse the reader into the story, making it easy to get lost in the world of Mytica.
The writing style is engaging, and the pacing is good, with a perfect balance between action and character development. The themes of the book are thought-provoking, and Rhodes tackles issues such as power, politics, and social inequality with astuteness.
However, the book does have some flaws. While the plot is interesting, it can be a bit convoluted at times, and there are some minor inconsistencies in the story.
Also, the romance in the book is a bit predictable and clichd. Overall, Rebel Spring is an excellent book that should appeal to fans of young adult fantasy.
The characters are engaging, the setting is richly described, and the themes are well-developed. While there are some flaws in the book, they are minor, and the strengths of the book more than make up for them.
I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good young adult fantasy novel. Rating: 8.5/10