Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms Series #4)

Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms Series #4)

by Morgan Rhodes


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The plans are laid and the players are determined . . . but nothing can prepare these unlikely warriors for what the elemental gods of Mytica have in store.
CLEO: Reeling after a shocking realization about Magnus, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a queen.
MAGNUS: The steely prince of Limeros is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he's strong enough to rule his people.
LUCIA: Heartbroken and blind with fury, the betrayed sorceress allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.
JONAS: The defeated rebel leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to become a pawn in the dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.
KING GAIUS: A desperate King of Blood flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595147073
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/15/2015
Series: Falling Kingdoms Series , #4
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 216,138
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Morgan Rhodes is the New York Times bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series. Under another pen name, she's an award-winning author of more than two dozen novels. Morgan lives in Southern Ontario. Connect with her on Twitter @MorganRhodesYA or visit for more info.

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Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms Series #4) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series! I cannot wait for the next book!
TheMissCharley More than 1 year ago
Do not let the title deter you: Frozen Tides brings the heat in every which way. Morgan Rhodes morphs all that readers thought they knew into something completely different. The major cliff-hanger at the end of Gathering Darkness left Frozen Tides open for many twists and turns to take place within the plot, and Rhodes not only did so in the plot but also in the characters' stories and very own thoughts. Before Frozen Tides Rhodes did not pushing boundaries, but now her writing has no boundaries. The main characters in this book, whether antagonists or protagonists, had been one-dimensional at one point or another. Frozen Tides, however, brings them all to life and sits them right on the couch next to readers. Lucia has gained a lot of power in the three prior books to Frozen Tides, and her strength is not one to be underestimated. Her character has gone through a lot of development considering the almost cowardly princess readers were introduced to in Falling Kingdoms before she knew she was a sorceress. Her powers are strengthened with Kyan at her side to the very end of the book. Lucia battles internally with her decisions she makes and one decision comes with great consequence. Magnus and Cleo have always struggled with their relationship throughout the series from Theon's death to their arranged marriage. Magnus, however, has grown individually to no longer doubt himself and, side note: he doesn't say irrelevant anymore in Frozen Tides, considers his moves with caution and does not underestimate those around him. Cleo has also grown, not much since Gathering Darkness, but has grown to consider what her heart and mind are telling her combined before moving onto something. Both of them combined, in Frozen Tides, make an incredible team when working together. The married couple, for about 3 books now, struggle to come to terms with each other due to their stubbornness and past tensions. (Magnus even becomes aware of the balcony situations.) Throughout Frozen Tides the duo have powerful moments that leave readers gasping for air with the tension being too thick to cut with a simple knife. By the end of the book they will surprise readers and have them crying (not going to say if they're happy or sad). There are two new point-of-views that Rhodes introduces in Frozen Tides that were unexpected. Felix and Princess Amara both get their much needed time in the spotlight with their very own point-of-views. Felix, in Gathering Darkness, is very mysterious. In Frozen Tides, with his point-of-view chapters, he becomes less of a mystery and more of a three-dimensional character. His story gets told not from Jonas or Lysandra's point-of-view, but his own, which allows for more details and truth to be known. His character is used for a comic relief, to a point, amongst all the seriousness of the upcoming peaked conflicts. Princess Amara also gets to tell her very own story, which leads to some sympathies getting doled out. The Kraeshian Empire, which was only hinted about in Gathering Darkness, becomes a new setting for readers to explore. Amara, along with other characters that arrive in Kraeshia, wonderfully describes her homeland and brings the land to life through fleeting words. The Kraeshian Empire holds much of the conflict in its lands, and it isn't until the end of the book where it overflows to Mytica. The end of the book, mainly the second half of Frozen Tides, is where characters' secrets get told either from their very own mouths
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing, I couldn't put it down. Been reading the series, now to the next; I can't wait.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it. The romance between the characters is out of this world. Couldn't put it down, can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next book to come out
AliceGrace More than 1 year ago
Frozen Tides had me completely appalled and hanging on every single blasted word. There were many times I sat in horror at my desk or in the car holding in a gasp or trying not to gape. There were moments when all I wished was for a hardcover so I could start reading very fast (skimming), and therefore would know what would happen next as I hung on the narrator’s every word. At the same time though, I was glad I couldn’t start skimming. Morgan Rhodes and Fred Berman returned us to a world where nearly every single character has done something awful. For most of this series, I haven’t called any one group the “good guys.” This isn’t one of those series. While I’m definitely siding with Cleo and Magnus, this is the type of story where someone could just as easily want Lucia or Gaius to win. Rhodes gives us a picture of each wheel as it turns and affects the story. Whose side you’re on (as a reader) depends on who you like most (or perhaps who you hate the least). As I’ve said before, these characters are flawed and not perfectly “likeable” when you first meet them. They are something of an acquired taste. While trying to figure out what exactly to say here, I decided to go check the twitter DM with two friends who read the novel with me at the same time. I never realized until then that my complete loss for words is nothing new. My entire reaction can be summed up with one screenshot. When I said I used all caps for nearly every reaction, I wasn’t exaggerating. Miss Rhodes has elicited reactions from me that no other author has ever managed. Each novel in this series had me internally cringing one moment, gasping the next, and (after all of that) tearing up from excitement. Lucia For most of the novel, Lucia was the same naive little girl we met in the first book. (I admit that I referred to her and the Fire Kindred as whiny babies quite a few times.) However, she did actually shake some of this off towards the end and there was a bit of an unexpected development, which I will not name because it is of the nature of spoilers. Suffice it to say that although I did guess it before she realized it, I only had a few moments head start. This one revelation changes quite a bit for Lucia. She becomes more cautious. She thinks more about what she’s doing. These are all good things for her and for the rest of Mytica. Jonas Jonas was less of a focus in Frozen Tides. The previous novels spent a great deal of time with him and Nic, but they didn’t have nearly as much time as before. I’m okay with that though because they both keep making the same mistakes over and over again, and it’s making me crazy watching them. Nic has the same big mouth. Jonas is… well, Jonas although his kidnapping people has calmed quite a bit. They both manage to get themselves into trouble though and someone else pays the price for it. (It wouldn’t be Jonas if this didn’t happen.) Villains King Gaius is wicked and evil, but as it turns out there are others out there that are just as bad. Remember Amara from book three? Well, I hated Gaius because he was pure evil. He was the established villain. Amara however… she has a sad story and good reason to be resentful, etc. but even after things get better for her, it’s like she wants to make other people miserable. I dislike Amara almost more than Gaius. She is cunning and ruthless; therefore, she is the perfect villain for the Falling Kingdoms series. Magnus & Cleo Magnus and Cleo took us on quite the emotional ride bu
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly love a book you can fall into and be a part of it . Can't wait for the next one.
GoodBooksNoSleep More than 1 year ago
Whoa! No one is safe in this book. I'm glad Magnus and Cleo finally hit it off, but I sure hope Magnus got over his hots for his sister Lucia, or aka adopted sister (gag). I'm nervous about Theon's twin brother going after Magnus now *sigh...I do miss Theon though...As for Lucia, she's in a hot mess. Lucia is now pregnant, and babydaddy Alexius is dead *smh...As for Jonas, I feel bad for the dude. Everyone he loved and want seems to be dropping dead left and right. Dang, let the dude have some happiness, Rhodes! Then there's the mysterious assasin Felix, ahem.. Now he is something else. And then, there's Ashur, Prince of Kraeshian. I can't tell if he's the bad guy or what, but he is one strange fella. Yup. He definitely got something up his sleeves. Unfortunately, his sister, Princes Amara is a little cray-cray. She's got a very friendly va-jay-jay. I mean, she'll sleep with anyone to get what she wants, and you will find that she'll go psycho in the book. Oh yeah, how can we forget Aron. Thank god Aron is dead (hallelujah). Aron really reminds me of King Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones. And Nicolo, Cleo's BF, is strange too. That guy is just so lost and confused--thanks to Ashur *ahem...
quibecca More than 1 year ago
*** may be spoilers if you haven't read the first three *** I LOVE this series. Love it. This is another example of a series that just keeps getting better with each book. I felt like I was settling in with old friends, and old enemies. I am seriously attached to some of these, yet some just keep disappointing me. I can never tell which one is good and which one is evil. Ones I want to hate, I find myself not hating them as much as I use to....Oh this story is so AMAZING!!! Cleo: I don't even know what to think of her right now. She is so frustrating! Being married to Magnus has not made her less frustrating but more. hehe. Magnus and Cleo may have to face death when King Gaius returns to Mytica, for treason. I cannot wait to see how this story continues! Magnus: Gosh! He is such a great character to have a love/hate relationship with. He is evil, then kind, then evil. He just cannot make up his bi-polar mind on what type of man he wants to be. But he is such a fascinating character. He is so complex. Which is why I don't know whether to love or hate him. :). Lucia: Let just say she puts a whole new spin on the word CRAZY. There may even need to be a new category for her crazy. She makes me mad on so many levels, which I think makes for some great writing. When an author can bring so many feeling out of me, it just brings the character more to life for me. Rhodes definitely knows how to write crazy character :). Jonas: I still love him. I loved him from the very beginning. I have wanted to smack him on the side of his head several times, for being so oblivious to the people, and feeling around him. BUT, he is such a great character. He may be the only "good" guy in this whole series....BUT #2 the series is not over, and he has time to be a love/hate character as well. No one is safe in Rhodes books :). I mean that in the best possible way! Every character fascinates me because I never know where their choices are going to take them. King Gaius: EVIL. Evil....Evil. There is absolutely no question what this so called King is. Evil might be even too kind a word to use for him. I loathe this character. Which again makes for some awesome writing! I mean Rhodes did such an amazing job with all of her characters. I, don't even know how to put my feeling for this character into words other than EVIL! There are some awesome side characters in this book as well. The whole series is full of them. I love the world that Rhodes has built in these novels. I love the struggles. I love the triumphs. I love everything about this series, and this book especially. I am anxiously awaiting the next novel in the series. I hope it keeps up it's momentum, and finishes strong. Well done Rhodes.....Well done!
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passionreader More than 1 year ago
I think by far this is the best book of the series but the ending is freaking me out, I find with this series no one is safe through out this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait for the next one!
SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
Plenty of action, with a doozy of an ending; it took a little bit of getting used to, adding two more perspectives.
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