Alright this is my most recent read I finished a couple weeks ago.
WARNING: CONTAINS MAGIC & HEAVY VIOLENCE
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realise that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….
Okay, so this is only my second fantasy series & I can honestly say I’m hooked. I’m loving everything fantasy has to offer, kick butt female characters, a ton of action, & very detailed adventure. This book has all of those things, I love the characters & the way the story is written. I do have to say there is magic in this book, so if you don’t like magic this book is not for you same goes for violence. I think Morgan’s writing style is really well done & I just really like the way the story is going.
Violence: **** (There’s a lot of bloody violence in this book, there’s a massive war that takes place & there’s description of people’s heads being lopped off, blood everywhere, stabbings, people being shot with bow & arrows, people being burned. There’s also a scene where the evil King slits the throat of his son to prove he is for a cause to this other Evil chief. Cleo’s sister is sick & there are multiple scenes where he nose starts to bleed. Also in the beginning of the story a sister kills another sister.)
Drugs/Alcohol:** (There’s mention of drinking wine at dinner)
Inappropriate Language:** (3 b**ches, 10 b**tards)
Sexual Content:*** (There’s a character who is in love with his sister & at one point in the book he kisses her, but SPOILER ALERT: that’s after he finds out she’s not a blood sister. Two characters kiss a couple of times, a character flirts, one character talks about how madly in love she was with a man who died.)
Magic/Spells: ***** (There’s definitely magic in this book. There’s two goddesses people worship & there’s this magic & it’s consists of being able to control the 4 elements. Both goddesses have access to only two of the elements, but there are these special things called the Kindred & whoever finds them will have ultimate power & be able to control all four of them. There are witches & sorcerers who have natural ability with these powers & it begins to awaken at a certain age. The sorcerers are more powerful than the witches. There is also this thing called blood magic where there’s some sort of blood sacrifice in order to make the magic stronger. No one utters any spells, there’s just talk about there being a holding spell on a door. There are also these creatures called Watchers, they live within this sanctuary & they can’t leave the sanctuary unless they turn into a golden hawk & they are also on the quest to find the Kindred so they can leave their sanctuary. There is a scene where a powerful sorcerers breaks into a castle & destroys many people.)
My Overall Score: