Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Falconer Trilogy
Source: eGalley from NetGalley
Rating: 5/5 stars
“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.”
This was an amazing conclusion to this wonderful steampunk fantasy series featuring fae. I have loved every book in this series and this one didn’t disappoint. The writing is beautifully descriptive and really makes the scenes and characters come alive.
The book starts with Aileana being resurrected with powers she doesn’t understand. She quickly regains her memory and is apprised of what’s happened in her absence.
Right from the first page I was sucked back into the story. The book is incredibly fast-paced and I loved all the adventure and action. There is some romance as well which fit in well with the story.
I really loved a lot of the adventuring in here; especially as Aileana and friends venture into Morrigan’s prison. Morrigan was an amazing baddie and was entertaining to read about.
May’s writing style always impresses me. She does an amazing job with description and imagery which makes the surroundings easy to picture and that story completely engrossing. This book did an excellent job of wrapping up the series.
Overall I loved this whole series; it is definitely one I plan on re-reading at some point because I enjoyed it so much. This is a fun and creative fantasy series that is beautifully written. If you are a fan of fantasy involving fae I would definitely recommend this whole series.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Steampunk Reading Challenge
– YA Reading Challenge