The Fallen Kingdom, by Elizabeth May | Book Review #252

The Fallen Kingdom is the third book in the Falconer trilogy, therefor this review may contain spoilers. 

Book Review

32498439The long-awaited final book in the Falconer trilogy is an imaginative tour-de-force that will thrill fans of the series. Aileana Kameron, resurrected by ancient fae magic, returns to the world she once knew with no memory of her past and with dangerous powers she struggles to control. Desperate to break the curse that pits two factions of the fae against each other in a struggle that will decide the fate of the human and fae worlds, her only hope is hidden in an ancient book guarded by the legendary Morrigan, a faery of immense power and cruelty. To save the world and the people she loves, Aileana must learn to harness her dark new powers even as they are slowly destroying her. Packed with immersive detail, action, romance, and fae lore, and publishing simultaneously in the UK, The Fallen Kingdom brings the Falconer’s story to an epic and unforgettable conclusion.

The Fallen Kingdom starts abruptly, and somewhat in a weird manner. Weird as in…well.. you’ll definitely know what I’m talking about if, and/or when you read the book. I like how the story began though! I liked what followed as well, and how the beginning of this The Fallen Kingdom seamlessly eased into the rest of the book.  

Like the last two books in this trilogy, there’s only one point of view in this story, and that’s from Aileana.

Aileana has gone through so much within the first two books; The Falconer, and The Vanishing Throne. However, all of that is taken up a notch within The Fallen Kingdom. There’s so much more to lose, and so much more to gain in this last addition to the trilogy that it’s no wonder I cried.

Aileana is such a strong character, and we see her strength and her adaptability to everything that went on in The Fallen Kingdom is astounding.

IMG_5786I’m honestly really glad that I never read the synopsis for The Fallen Kingdom. If I had read the synopsis, I’d have feared that I would be able to pick out what would happen entirely too soon and I didn’t want that. And since I still haven’t read the synopsis, I can honestly say that I really enjoyed reading the book. I enjoyed having the emotions that I went through while reading The Fallen Kingdom. With that said, let me just say that I cried, and then I sobbed. CONGRATS TO ELIZABETH MAY FOR MAKING ME SOB!

The Fallen Kingdom is a fast paced book with great writing. I think, out of all the Falconer novels, The Fallen Kingdom is my favourite.

There’s only one thing that I ended up not liking about this book, but I won’t mention it in detail. Only that this particular thing made me cry why would you do this to me May. Other than that though, I don’t have any qualms with The Fallen Kingdom!

Throughout the book the story was interesting and kept me engaged. I actually read The Fallen Kingdom in one sitting. There are certain parts to the story that I didn’t expect, that didn’t make me cry. Like, I would have figured that there were lobsters all the way back in 1843 or whatever, but I did not think that they would be mentioned in this book! And whom it was mentioned by, no less!

By the end of The Fallen Kingdom, I was sobbing. Not cute sobbing either, I was breaking down crying. I actually had to cry into a pillow to muffle my sobs. I didn’t want anyone rushing into my room asking me what was wrong, and have to explain to them that pages upon pages have made me cry.

Speaking of the ending, minus the ugly sobbing, I love the ending to The Fallen Kingdom. I especially appreciate how by the end of The Fallen Kingdom, everything is wrapped up.

All in all, I was swept up in the chaos that makes up The Fallen Kingdom. I laughed and I cried. I enjoyed reading The Fallen Kingdom way more than I thought I would.

I ended up giving The Fallen Kingdom, 4 of 5 stars on Goodreads!

Have you read the The Fallen Kingdom? Did you enjoy it? 

Happy Reading!

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