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Another year is quickly coming to an end – and if you're like me, reading more is at the top of your new year's resolutions list. Am I right, fellow bookworms? Diving into a new series is a perfect way to spend cold January nights. And I'm kicking off a giveaway to help you kick-start your 2014 nose-in-a-book resolution.
To celebrate the release Gathering Darkness (the third book in the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes), The Lovely Side is giving one lucky bookworm a special Falling Kingdoms prize pack. Click through to read more about the book series, get a taste of the action in an excerpt, and cast your entry for the giveaway.
The seeds of revolution have been sown…but in Mytica the lust for power reigns supreme.
THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo slays with sweetness—and a secret that might control Lucia’s magic—as she and vengeful Jonas lead the hunt for the all-powerful Kindred.
THE KRAESHIANS join the fray. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the vast kingdom across the Silver Sea, prove to be just as ruthless as they are charming as they manipulate their way to victory.
THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally, in the flesh, with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.
And which side will Prince Magnus choose, now that he’s been betrayed by everyone he’s ever loved?
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering.
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 love.
In AURANOS, privileged Princess Cleo is forced to confront violence for the first time in her life when a shocking murder sets her kingdom on a path to collapse.
In LIMEROS, the king’s son, Magnus, must plan each footstep with shrewd, sharp guile if he is to earn his powerful father’s trust, while his sister, Lucia, discovers a terrifying family secret about her birth that will change everything.
In PAELSIA, rebellious Jonas lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Witches, if four, are put to death, and Watchers, immortal beings who take the shape of hawks to visit the human world, have been almost entirely forgotten. A vicious power struggle quickly escalates to war, and these four young people collide against each other and the rise of elementia, the magic that can topple kingdoms and crown a ruler in the same day.
Read an Excerpt
Morgan Rhodes is the New York Times bestselling author of the FALLING KINGDOMS series. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess—the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous. Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, and reality TV, and is an extremely picky yet voracious reader of all kinds of books.
Enter the Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive a Falling Kingdoms postcard set, Falling Kingdoms t-shirt, plus copies of Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring, and Gathering Darkness.
Prizing and samples are courtesy of Penguin Young Readers. Giveaway open to U.S. address only.
To enter, use the giveaway widget below by December 19th at midnight Central. (There are many ways to enter via social media and commenting!) Good luck!