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Fragile Reign

(Mortal Enchantment #3)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  350 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Book #3 in the award-winning YA fantasy series Mortal Enchantment. Discover a world of elemental powers, courage, duty, sacrifice, forbidden romance and a war for the very elements of life.

Rumors of King Taron's weakened powers have left the air court vulnerable. Kalin is desperate to awaken her akasha powers, except she doesn't know how. Tension within the court is at an
Paperback, 306 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Phoenix Reign Publishing
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Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
FRAGILE REIGN picks up right where we left off...

Just when Kalin thinks that things are going to settle down and she will have time to take in everything that has happened and begins to accept what her immediate future may hold, things start to fall apart again. Kalin is needed now more than ever.
Rowan is out in the mortal world trying to control the chaos that Valac's followers are causing. Luckily for him, Marcus is right by his side, and they make a great team. However, things are far worse
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: magic, paranormal, romance
May contain spoilers...

Fragile Reign was a great continuation to Mortal Enchantment. Stacey O'Neale's books have a way of sucking you in. Before I realized it, I was finished this book.
After getting her father back everything is not okay for Kalin. Her father, King Taron of the air court having poison running through his veins from the iron he was locked in, is too weak to use his powers or do much of anything. So it is Kalin's job to attend meetings in his place, and possibly have to take his
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very appropriate title for this book. It could be talking about the air court or the fire court.
But to know which one you have to read the book.
This book had so much going on. Rowan has decided to claim his throne and things are not going to be easy. In order to prove he is the rightful king he has to find a way to prove it to his people.
Meanwhile Kalin once again is to trusting and her life spirals out of control. The rescue of her father the king has its own complications.
To top it all off
Ethan Gregory
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full review and more available at: http://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogsp...

My Thoughts:
Okay guys, I just had to go back and reread my reviews of the last two installments of this series to get a feel fo rmy mindset while writing this. Allow me to reiterate this for you all: THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SERIES I HAVE READ ALL YEAR. Woah. I sincerely apologize, I didn't mean to lose my cool like that, it's just that TH
Novel Grounds
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars|Amazon|Goodreads
I feel terrible for it taking me so long to write this review! Sometimes a book is so good that I actually forget to sit down after I finish and to write, because I am that hyped over it. This is one of those books.

We got introduced in the novella and then really got to know the characters in the first novel. When this novel was released I was over the moon. I wanted MORE. More Kalin, and definitely more Rowan. We got that in spades in this novel.

With everything really
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fragile Reign is an amazingly stunning continuation of this incredible epic adventure! Just when you think things couldn’t get any better, I advise that you buckle your seat belt because the journey is just getting started. The danger deepens, the action builds, and the drama heightens as the real battle begins to heat up. If you think you know what’s going on, then look again because as the mysteries unravel, nothing is as it seems. Don’t get too comfortable and always remember to keep your fri ...more
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First of all, let me apologize for taking this long with the review. I finished this book in almost 2 days straight and after, I was drowned so deep in different emotions that I couldn’t figure out what to write. As you might have seen with my previous reviews, I have loved the series so far and the third installment does not disappoint as well.

I fell in love with Rowan before the first book even ended and thoroughly missed him in Mortal Enchantment. But Stacey O’Neale does not fail to give its
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love the way Stacey O'Neale writes. She has a way of making you hold on and not stop reading. She writes in both Kalin and Rowan’s POV. With each chapter ending, it is like a mini cliffhanger. She leaves you at a crucial moment and switches POV’s. Then you go to what the other one is up to, which of course you need to read because in the chapter before she left you hanging. It made me go crazy but in a good way, because once you start you just can’t stop.

The story is rich in scenery, magic and
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars <3 <3 <3
Yes! Yes! Yes! Stacey O'Neale has done it again!!

The Mortal Enchantment series is one of my favorites, and Fragile Reign was excellent! Told from alternating points of view, Fragile Reign picks up where Mortal Enchantment finished. O'Neale continues to lovingly build the characters in this series, and Kalin and Rowan have big roles to fill in their courts. One just can't help but cheer for them. :)

The other characters are thoughtfully woven into this story and continu
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great read in the Mortal Enchantment series! We delve deeper into the lives of Kalin and Rowan and the history of the four houses of elementals. I love how Stacey weaves her own story into legends that we all know and love! The characters are just as lovable as the previous books and I love the dialog between them. It really helps bring the characters to life.
Christina Marie
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent installment for this series! Stacy O'Neale has rocked my socks again! With fantastic characters, plot and feels! There was SO much character development and plot progression that I sometimes didn't know what to do with myself. There was just so much for me to hand onto.

This is the second (third) installment to the wonderfully fantastical MORTAL ENCHANTMENT series. I was in love with THE SHADOW PRINCE and continued to fall in love during MORTAL ENCHANTMENT and now Stacey has taken me on
Haddie Harper
DISCLAIMER: I was gifted a copy of this book (via the author) in exchange for honest review.

The mortal world is undergoing what seem to be the worst fires Rowan has ever seen. Which can only mean one thing: Fire Elementals are attacking.

Kalin is filling in for her father, allowing him to recover from having been kidnapped. On top of that, she is trying to figure why her father thinks she is the next Akasha. Oh! and apparently she is betrothed to the son of a member in the Air Court. *shrugs* Yea
Chayse Sundt
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stacey did it again. I was pulled different ways with her first two books and the thought of having the next book in my hands is just amazing. I could not put down this book and I am so excited to see where this book is going.

Split Perspectives that is what caught my attention. I cannot express how much I love when authors do spilt perspectives. I feel that this is a skill that authors must practice and develop to make sure that it comes out perfectly. For Stacey it worked. The chapters flowed a
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*I will try to avoid spoilers.

Fragile Reign by Stacey O'Neale

As you may recall King Taron of the air court was recused but not before the effects of being held prisoner in the mortal world took its unfortunate toll.

The combination of aging and iron poisoning left many unsure if King Taron would be able to fully recover and remain as their king. All the uncertainty applied pressure for Kalin to become queen. Of course, it is not that simple. A halfling has never ruled over any court.

The council i
It is probably not a good idea to walk through the streets with your head stuck in a book, unless you’re a Disney character (and possibly even then) but I was so engrossed with Stacey O’Neale’s Fragile Reign that I literally could not put my copy of the book down and I walked most of the way to work while reading it. Luckily, I managed to not get hurt. And the only reason I stopped was because someone drove me the rest of the way there and I get carsick if I read in a car.
The second book in the
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really, really suck at writing reviews warning this comment stinks ;) but this book was too much fun not to comment on :D Marcus and Rowan are two dudes I love reading about! They are totally bro-some hahaha and yes Kalin and Ariel rock just as much. I love books with humor with the good and bad times <3 super quick read so much excitement :) yay
Amanda Chinkan
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I cannot Wait for the next one. I'm a little upset the Kaylan falls into hero girl syndrome in this book but she comes out of it well and is restored in my mind . This is a must read . Good job Stacey O'Neale
Michelle Knox
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I continue to be impressed by the writing style and imagination of Stacey O'Neale. The continuation of Kalin and Rowan's story definitely did not disappoint with Fragile Reign. Cannot wait for the next book.....especially after that Oh My God cliffhanger ending.
Kelsey Bower
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There isn't enough praise I can say for this series ! Its so good! I love these kind of books . Suspense, Right from wrong good against evil... Romance.. Ah I ate it up (: Can't wait for the next book. I was hooked after the first novel! Read this if you haven't !
Sinéad Gough
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this series so much! Read the books within 2 days, cannot wait for the third book to be released, I need it, like, yesterday!
Hadeel Moh
It was very good!
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
loved it..
couldn't put it down..
one of the few books I've picked up and read in a day..cant wait for the next installment..
Emily Lecates
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
love these books!
Shannon Matheny
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Love fantastical worlds. The adrenaline rush to save the world and each character’s sense of duty and honor to their loved ones and courts.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Certainly worth the read.

Held my attention. Full of great plot, adventure, suspense. I’d recommend this book to all. Great story. Can’t wait to read the final book.
Darlene Cruz
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a delectable read. The author kept me focus on the characters and the plot which prompted a serious urgency to finish it in no time. It took me awhile to add my review because when you read a story so good you want to give it something out of the ordinary review. I have read the stories before Fragile Reign and did a blog tour for Mortal Enchantment, I must say I was and still am in awe of The Shadow Prince and Mortal Enchantment #1. What can I add to this story, "Fragile Reign?" Well first ...more
Angela ReadingCave
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My favorite book in the series so far! When oh when is the next one coming out? Rarely is the second book better that the first in a series- there is a thing known as the sophomore curse for a reason. Fragile Reign did not fall to the curse but instead comes out on top as the best book in the series. It is told in dual perspective- Kalin and Rowan’s. I already loved both of these voices-Rowan’s we were introduced to in The Shadow Prince, and Kalin’s in Mortal Enchantment. I saw what you did ther ...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fragile Reign Review on K-Books <- Review goes live August 8th 2015

After finishing Mortal Enchantment I couldn't wait to pick up Fragile Reign and I am so glad that I did. Fragile Reign picked up right where we left of, in the midst of Elemental drama. Kalin and Rowan have now been separated in order to do their duties, and just as things start to settle down, more drama occurs.

I loved Fragile Reign so much. At first I was worries about the separation of Kalin and Rowan but I needn't have wor
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
The second novel in the Mortal Enchantment Series picks up where the first left off. With King Taron's powers weakened, tensions within the air court are high. The council is on edge and when it's suggested Kalin take the throne arguments break out. The only way Kalin can take the throne is if she marries full-fledged air elemental, Sebastian, the man her father arranged for her to marry. With no choice, she goes along with the plans. Will she sacrifice her relationship with Rowan to secure her ...more
Kels Fidler
Title: Fragile Reign

Author: Stacey O'Neale

Age Group: Teen/Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Series: Mortal Enchantment, book three

Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review--thanks so much, Stacey!

All I can say is 'Wow'. Oh, and, 'Is there another book?'. I'm kind of gunshy about series ending, or getting close to it--I'm always afraid that I'm going to get emotionally invested and then it's going to let me down.

And I'm so, so, so happy t
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Award-winning author, Stacey O'Neale, lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.

Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult fantasy and

Other books in the series

Mortal Enchantment (3 books)
  • Mortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment, #2)
  • Eternal Sacrifice (Mortal Enchantment, #4)