Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
Posted by Caitie F on December 22, 2013
Summary from pub:
Auranos has fallen and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now united as one country called Mytica. But still, magic beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world…
When the evil King 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 events that will forever change the face of this land, forcing Cleo the dethroned princess, Magnus the reluctant heir, Lucia the haunted sorceress, and Jonas the desperate rebel to take steps they never could have imagine
This series is completely Game of Thrones for teens and I really like it. Like the second book in that series, this does not just set up what will happen in the next book, there is a lot of plotting and action.
There is a character nicknamed the King of Blood. There is an underground rebel group of rag tag youths headed by the brave, suave, and sometimes stupid Jonas. There is a princess that wants nothing more than to get these murderers out of her castle and her kingdom. There is a prince who is starting to be disgusted by what his father is doing and is getting closer and closer to the brink.
What more do you need in an epic fantasy? Romance? There is some of that too. Death? Well…you can probably guess the answer to that one. There is a lot more magic in this book too, and I really need to know more about how it works and what the ultimate goal is for the real bad guy.
This isn’t the greatest work of fantasy ever, but if you are looking for any of the above, you will enjoy it.
I am ready for the next one!