I really enjoy the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes. I’m thrilled to hand over my blog today to hear from Morgan about which type of world (fantasy or sci-fi) she’d rather live in and how she thinks she’d fare. I absolutely adore her response and completely agree with wanting/needing the tenth Doctor as my guide 🙂
I think it’s a dream of many readers to visit their favorite fictional worlds… and I’m certainly no different! I recently found this graphic that asks the very tantalizing question of “Which door will you open?”
The only question is…which door would I open and have the best chance of enjoying AND surviving while visiting that world? The thing is, most fantasy or sci-fi worlds are rather, uh…dangerous? Violent? Scary? Just think of the Harry Potter world…Hogwarts has a shockingly high death rate among its students. As exciting as it is to frolic with dragons and mermaids, the Tri-Wizard tournament should be banned due to possible death in any of the events. Even Quidditch can often result in serious injury…or worse!
I would survive in Westeros for probably a half a day before some horrible fate befell me. And even in Narnia, I’d likely freeze to death before I had much of a chance to look around. If I went for a spin in the TARDIS, I’d be exterminated before my first cup of tea.
And if we’re talking about Mytica, from Frozen Tides, the 4th book in my Falling Kingdoms series…well, if King Gaius doesn’t throw you in prison, you could freeze in the northern kingdom of Limeros, starve in the barren middle kingdom of Paelsia, or find yourself impaled on an unexpected sword through the back just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And word to the wise: avoid the prophesied sorceress currently roaming the land. She has a bit of a chip on her shoulder.
But let’s just be all reckless and SAY that I’m going to be safe and I get to sightsee and check things out at my leisure and take some pictures and eat in some nice taverns….
I’ve always been a big Alice in Wonderland fan. I think it would arguably be the most fantastical, with talking animals, tricky riddles, tea parties, stoned caterpillars, and evil queens. I’d like to explore the paths and buildings and castles and play a game of croquet, chat with the Mad Hatter, follow the White Rabbit while commiserating on how hard it is to be on time for anything.
After I’m finished in Wonderland, I think I might like to hop on that TARDIS just for a quick tour…as long as I can be guaranteed that the Tenth Doctor is my guide!
And then I’ll be perfectly happy to return to the boring real world where I can write about exciting and dangerous fantasy lands from the comfort and security of my sofa!
About the Book
By: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: by Razorbill
Release Date: December 15th 2015
Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.
CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.
MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.
LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.
JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.
KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.
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