Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms Book 6) FINAL FREAKING BOOK!
By Morgan Rhodes
Genre: Fantasy/Game of Thrones Read-a-Likes
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
Bang Bang Review
So this is the final book in the Falling Kingdoms series, HALLELUJAH, and of course there will be a final battle between good vs. evil. I’m starting to really hate this trope in YA fantasy-the big battle/war in the final installment. Anyway, we pick up where book 5 left off.
I’m not going to go into any details but some people live and some people die and some people grow and some people pissed me off. I like Rhodes and I think she had a good series until she had to extend it to six books. After book four, I began hating this series. She brought people back to life and added new characters that didn’t make sense-WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT DAMEN CHARACTER IN BOOK 5? I personally feel like Rhodes was over this series and was phoning it in.
Rhodes does this thing where she writes a callous villain but then tries to make the reader root for them. I think it’s important to write a sympathetic villain and I’d like to use Cersai Lannister, from Game of Thrones, as an example. Cersai is unrelentingly callous and evil and she gives no fucks about anyone but she loves her children and she slighted because she’s a woman so we sympathize with her but we don’t want her to prevail over good in the end. I think Rhodes missed this class in villains 101 because she does this with two characters. Lucia is basically the most horrible person I’ve ever read but Rhodes tirelessly tries to make the reader like her-NOOOOOO! And then something happens with Lucia in the end that PISSED ME OFF! Highlight the next section to see the spoiler reason why. Lucia ends up with Jonas-SERIOUSLY! Why would you put Cersai Lannister with John Snow?
I skipped thru this book because I just didn’t care anymore. I read it out of obligation because I spent five years of my life with this series and I had to see how it ended. What I liked about this series is that it is a bunch of tropey fun. It’s not trying to be thought provoking or deep; it’s just fluffy fun. The last two books just convoluted and already convoluted story and I wish Rhodes had stopped at book four.
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