The fifth volume of the fantasy series Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes titled Crystal Storm had its cover revealed today over on Vilma’s Book Blog. And I have to say, it definitely renewed my vigor for the series.
I read the first volume, Falling Kingdoms, in January with my friend Sara and we both enjoyed it. I gave it three stars on Goodreads but I was still so invested in some parts of the story that I felt compelled to jump straight into book two. Unfortunately I didn’t have access to book two… Now, it’s back and book two, Rebel Spring, might be my tbr for next month.
Without further ado, here’s the cover and synopsis for Crystal Storm:
An epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart . . . and prove that not even the purest of love stands a chance against the strongest of magic.
MAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he’s no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption.
LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise.
JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey.
AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she’ll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.
And what kind of darkness will descend–and who will be safe–after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?
The cover is not my favorite – that honor still belongs to Frozen Tides (book 4). But I’m excited to see how it ties in to the goings-on of the story. No one is safe in this series so if I’m honest, I’m a little concerned for my favorites…