Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms #4) by Morgan Rhodes

Frozen Tides: A Falling Kingdoms Novel - Morgan Rhodes

Honestly 3 stars for this book being so plain laughable.

Okay, I’m pretty sure that when I gave Gathering Darkness a read (since I was giving the Falling Kingdoms series another chance) I thought that Frozen Tides was actually going somewhere.

From the beginning we start off with the characters and what happened with them and yada, yada, yada. To be honest, the only characters whose perspectives I COULD read were: Magnus, Cleo, Amara, and maybe Felix. I don’t know, it depended on the amount of stupidity I can take.

I hate Lucia and Jonas with a passion that is indescribable. I’ve hated the both of them since page one of Falling Kingdoms!

Unfortunately, the plot was basically going nowhere. Most of it was just the Cleo-Magnus storyline, Felix being all over the place, just Jonas being annoying, and Lucia making even more dumb decisions because

she clearly never learned from Alexei. Magnus is shocked right now? Wait till he finds out that his “sister” knocked herself up with Alexei’s kid.

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While I’d appreciated Gaius as a villain, in this book his presence was completely downplayed. Also, I think that

the author needs to stop constantly putting random things in the story. One minute Gaius’s mistress is Magnus’s real mother and the next, it’s actually Queen Althea. Like the author needs to stop!

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And here’s for the grand finale:

Theon had a twin brother. My god I was actually dying from laughter at this point. I’m not even joking this is how the scene goes:

twin brother: Hi! I’m Theon’s brother—the troublemaker! Haha, all I did was make trouble. We’re identical twins!

Nic: Your father and brother were killed by Prince Magnus Damora.

twin brother: OMG I HAVE TO GET REVENGE!!

Me: What the eff, didn’t you show up TWO MINUTES AGO?!

Nic: Yeah, he’ll take revenge cause Cleo’s blind (she’s in love with Magnus) and LOL it’s just paving way for the additional and unnecessary drama for the next book.

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Honestly, with all due respect, the Falling Kingdoms series can be easily shortened because usually a lot of drama (or just plain nothing) happens in the books! I see no reason for this series to be 6 books! It’s all just a buildup for the last book! Because in terms of relevant plot there’s no progress!