This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books.
This week's selection is:
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Date: December 11, 2012
Sixteen-year-old Cleo has grown up in luxury, the royal heiress to a prosperous kingdom. But beneath her nation’s seemingly peaceful surface lies dangerous unrest. Whispers of war are growing ever louder—intensified by a murderous incident for which Cleo’s betrothed, Aron, is accused.
Amidst the ongoing intrigue, Cleo has a more desperate mission. She defies her father’s orders and sets off on a secret and perilous journey into a neighboring country, seeking a magic long thought to be mythical. If it’s real, it could be the cure that heals her ailing sister. If it’s only legend, Cleo will be stranded in a kingdom that has just declared war on her own.
This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with unforgettable characters and vibrantly imagined magic. Falling Kingdoms is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Cinda Williams Chima, and George R.R. Martin.
I knew as soon as I saw the cover of this book that it was going to make my WoW list-- isn't it gorgeous? Though I am a bit baffled that it is drawing comparisons to Kristin Cashore AND George R.R. Martin- they're not authors I'd usually put together in the same sentence. We'll see...