The sensational high fantasy series that is Game of Thrones for teens
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.
©2013 Morgan Rhodes (P)2013 Penguin Audio
"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 best-selling author of The Iron Queen)
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Rebel Kingdom is a continuation of a story. Throughout the twists and turns the plot thickens and is unpredictable. (YAY!!) I love the dynamics of the characters and how the author presents their thought process. I've become emotionally attached to several and I cannot wait to start book 3.
I was pleasantly surprised after the first book so it's nice to see that this one still retains its charm I'm glad I picked this up looking forward to more
"Can't wait for the next book!"
This production of the audio edition is LOADS better than the first audio production of Falling Kingdoms. I thought that I wasn't going to buy the audio edition of Rebel Springs because I wasn't impressed with the audio of Falling Kingdoms but the narrator did SUCH a better job on this tape! You can't hear his sharp intakes of breath as predominantly as well as, his hurried rush of words when reading character lines. In this production he speaks smoother, not so staccato. I very, VERY much like this series.
The wedding scene!!!!
I liked that he improved his performance from Falling Kingdoms to Rebel Springs. This audio is very good.
No tears but I'm not a crier. The end made me VERY much excited for the next book. We really haven't had an in-depth look yet to Lucia and I think Prince Magnus still has a lot of growth coming. Also Cleonia had a large undertaking stirring and I think the best is yet to come!
Lord Aron is a perfect addition to the cast. He's horribly annoying but brings a good dynamic to the circle of nobles. Same with Nic! He surprised me at the end, holy moly!CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE!
"Damn near everyone in this book is retarded "
There are 3 kingdoms in this world, where apparently they're so small you can march an entire through it in 1 week (just making fun of the author's sense of distance).
One kingdom is filthy rich with a decent king, just a tad bit retarded.
The other Kingdom that makes ONLY wine is poor, and the people are starving. The king taxs his people 75% of their income, yet the people still worship him as a god. Then blame all their problems on the Rich kingdom. needless to say, every single person in this poor kingdom MUST be retarded.
Then theres the kingdom thats stuck in winter almost all year round is hell bent on taking over everything, and uses the retarded kingdom to help them.
Read the book, and you'll see very few average minded people. Better yet just avoid this book, there are many fiction books out there that can entertain you. I do have other reasons why this book is just bad, there are simply too many to put it in this review.
"Nara to whisper to yell is difficult"
It's a pretty enthralling storyline, but in a car on a road trip, the narrator's constant shift from whisper to yelling makes it very hard to listen to. I spent more time adjusting the volume to appease my family than paying attention to the story
"A very good story!"
Narrator was excellent and the story quite refreshingly full of intrigue. Characters are interesting and some likable and others you like to hate.
this is a good story, but the narrator is a mouth breather which is distracting.
"Getting really tired of the good guys loosing..."
I like this story. It has such great potential. It would be so much better if the good guys would get a W everyonce in a while. Also I'm getting really tired of every author now feeling the need to insert homosexual propaganda.
Yes. I will give the series one more chance when the next book comes out. It is a really good story with great potential. But only ONE more. If all the good guys die again and the homosexual propaganda is too much i will stop. The second book only had one short scene, if thats all then i will let it go.
Fred Berman is a fantastic performer. You could tell who the characters were by his varrying voices. He is among the best i have heard.
I would have cut the homosexual make out session.
"Well, I was hoping"
that the narrator would improve in the 2nd book, but he didnt. The story is ok, certainty not epic fantasy, and so far there really hasn't been a lot of magic, or the magic system at al, other than it's Elemental. I'm only going to listen to the last book, because I already purchased it and it's not some teen romance trying to be fantasy literature.
"Sloooooooow to progress"
This book was slightly better than the first one, but what is frustrating is how painfully slow it is to progress. The author really focuses in on all the little details of the characters lives but much of it is boring or mundane. There isn't enough action and any suspense is long and drawn out to the point that it loses its impact by the time it comes to fruition. I'll still keep listening because I do like the premise (albeit, one that's been done many times and in many ways before) and I have gotten into the story and need to know how it turns out, but I probably won't listen to this series again. It is just OK.
The narrator is starting to become very annoying. He does OK with the voices but hearing him for hours at a time is grating.
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