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Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
The road to power… is paved with blood and magic.
Cleo is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people.
Magnus stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia.
Lucia is haunted by the outcome of the breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms.
Jonas watched at the palace gates a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius.
After a bloody siege, Auranos has been defeated, its young queen orphaned and dethroned. The three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But the allure of ancient, dangerous magic beckons still, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the whole world over…
At the heart of the fray are four brave young people grappling for that magic and the power it promises. For Cleo, the magic would enable her to reclaim her royal seat. In Jonas’s hands, it frees his nation, and in Lucia’s, it fulfills the ancient prophecy of her destiny. And if the magic were Magnus’s, he would finally prove his worth in the eyes of his cruel and scheming father, King Gaius, who rules Mytica with a punishing hand.
When Gaius begins to build a road into the Forbidden Mountains to physically link all of Mytica, he sparks a long-smoking fire in the hearts of the people that will forever change the face of this land. For Gaius’s road is paved with blood, and its construction will have cosmic consequences.
Death cast a long shadow across the barren miles of Paelsia. The news of Chief Basilius’s murder spread swiftly, and villages throughout the land fell into deep mourning. They grieved a great man- a sorcerer who could touch magic and whom many of this land with no official religion thought of as a living god.
Lucia groaned with frustration. Such arguments were getting her nowhere, as were thoughts of how it was possible a two thousand year old Watcher could appear so young and attractive- more so than any other boy she’d ever known.
I think I’m in a bit of a slump at the moment and I’m not sure why because this book seems to be delivering all right but lately I’ve been putting off reading quite a bit as I should have had this book finished by now 😛 The story line is still captivating and I do think I’ll have this finished by tomorrow, it’s just I don’t feel really motivated. I hope finishing this book and starting on another one will help in terms of this and of course I still really need to get my TBR down as I still haven’t even started one of the books from my college library yet! I know whatever the final outcome of this book I will carry on reading this series as Rhodes is certainly good at crafting her scenes and characters and yes, I am still interested in what will happen to everyone and everything, so tonight I’m going to blitz through this book and try my best to push out all other distractions.