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The Fallen Kingdom

(The Falconer #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  5,115 ratings  ·  747 reviews
The 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 st ...more
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Chronicle Books LLC
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Elizabeth May
May 21, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
My editor tells me this is her favourite book in the series.

I think it's my favourite, too.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads, fae, fantasy
Savagely beautiful.

“If you were alive, you'd wish you had killed me.”

Once upon a time, a human girl fought in a desperate battle, and she was sliced with a blade. She died, and then she came back. She clawed her way out of the grave, with no memories of her past and some abilities that burned her and begged to be unleashed. She could only catch a glimpse of her former self when she bathed in blood, when she harnessed her newfound powers. She was death. She was destruction. Her gift
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, but I have to say I enjoyed the second book more. This book is not quite as action packed as last one but it is more going from one dire situation to another. One of the things I did feel is Elizabeth May did try to wrap everything up to make this a proper ending, but a few of these parts felt rushed. Though I always respect a writer when the put a definite end to a series.

Aileen’s is back more powerful then ever, but different and more then slightly broken. All this is leadin
This trilogy was a roller coaster of emotions for me. I'm literally sitting here sobbing because reading all three books is so painful. You never know what to expect from Elizabeth May. Once moment you'll be laughing with the characters, and the next there's going to be such a violent plot twist, you'll be sitting there for thirty minutes straight trying to process life.

And here I thought the pain would end.

Boy, was I wrong.

||MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD|| and obviously spoilers from the previous two
C.G. Drews
Ok WOW this was everything I needed the finale to be. I go into finales with such trepidation...but this managed to absolutely bloodily rip out my heart and heal it...well sort of. I am still damaged. (DAMAGED, OK.) And the last 100 pages were such an exhausting, heart-racing whirlwind, my entire thought process is just !!!

The stakes were particularly delightfully TERRIFYING.
I frikkin' swear. I have grey hair now. I also appreciate that I was worried (lol sob with good cause) for everyone's li
Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
TW: death of loved ones; possession

This series had so much potential and I think I went in with too high of hopes due to its slight cult following. Fans of fae series will likely still enjoy it but I found the overarching plot a bit disjointed, the world building not as fleshed out as I would have liked, and the villains to be under-utilized. I never felt a sense of danger for the characters or any angst in a relationship that was supposed to be “will they; won’t they.” One of the few times I t
“He loved you so much that when you died, he might as well have died with you.”
Actual footage of me rn:
This book was perfect, absolutely perfect. I couldn’t have imagined a more extraordinary ending for Aileana, Kiaran, Aithinne, and everyone else! It was just so bittersweet and melancholy and startling, and I’ve been left feeling like all I want to do is curl up into a ball and sob for hours and hours on end. As I anticipated in my last review, this book left me broken in the most exqu
I was driving by an outdoor pool near my house and thought to myself, "is that a pool or is that my tears??"







Natalie Monroe
"I'm the girl whose gift is chaos, who can either save the realms or end them.

I lived up to my gift; I'm the one who broke the world."

Lol, I'm sorry. I just had to use that scene.

The Fallen Kingdom is a frankly disappointing finale to a series I've consistently rated 4 stars or above in the past.

Oh, sure, it's satisfying, I suppose. All the threads are tied up. But it's satisfying the way rice and vegetables are satisfying. It fills you up, but lacks the same giddy pleasure as cake or baco
After the ending of book 2, I was thrilled to be able to start this immediately. And it definitely didn't disappoint.

Aileana is still amazing. Kiaran is still brooding {and swoony af}. Aithinne and Derrick are still delightful and seriously some the best parts of the story.

This plot line is full of emotions. I laughed and had my heartbroken all within a small span of pages. Over and over and over again. It was the most delicious torture. The lead up to the finale was satisfying. There is one thi
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
My first review in months. I became quite rusty when it comes to explaining myself on paper, plus I am like 90% tired all the time these days, so this review will probably resemble a mess of random thoughts with no real structure.

First of all, Falconer trilogy was and is one of my favorites. But sometimes even our favorite books disappoint us in small ways we cannot forgive. In the case of The Fallen Kingdom I couldn't forgive how slow and boring some parts of the story
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review to come***

A worthy conclusion novel, and a great ending to the series. =)

EDIT (June 11th, 2016): OMG IT HAS A TITLE!!!!! THE FALLEN KINGDOM -- AHHHH!!!!!!

AHHHHHHHH I NEED THIS BOOK ASAP. *cries* As much as I loved The Vanishing Throne... I need some reassurance and nice things. Pleaseeeeeeee, Elizabeth May!
Wendy Higgins
And she's done it again.
This is fantasy writing at its best, and a hot romance to match! Elizabeth May ranks up there with the best of the best writers in the genre. Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey books NEED to check out this trilogy! <3
Callie (BeverageandBook)
This book absolutely wrecked me. If you like Fae stories and being emotionally devastated, you might want to check this series out. 😂

Seriously. People read such crappy things passing as YA and then I find this awesome book and guess what? The ending makes sense and I have no words to say how much I liked it...

I swear it's better than 50 shades, and it's not even porn! Although, it doesn't need to be a lot to be better than 50 shades...... OK... I will stop now....
Beatrice in Bookland

"Tell people that when the faery king and the human girl first met, he saw how clever she was. How foolish an brave and magnificent. And he knew that one day, falling in love with her wouldn't be a choice. It would come to him as easily as breathing. Tell people about how they stood at the end of all things and saved the world. Together."

No more Aileana. No more Kiaran. No more Derrick. No more Aithinne. No more Sorcha.

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Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
~*Full review here on The Bent Bookworm!*~

SPOILER ALERT for the first two books of the series! You have been warned...

The Fallen Kingdom picks back up exactly where The Vanishing Throne left off – at least in Aileana’s mind. In reality quite a bit has happened and I was super confused for a few chapters. This would be a negative EXCEPT Aileana is just as confused as the hapless reader and so it’s perfect. She slowly pieces together what happened to her and everyone else and while she’s just as m
when you say "review to come close to release date" but that's long gone and passed and you're suddenly a FILTHY LIAR.

i mean. i did post a review... just not... here...

STILL. you can read it on my blog as well, if that strikes your fancy.

* * W A R N I N G * *
this review will contain spoilers for books 1 & 2

This is another series finale which is synonymous to another book that ripped my heart out multiple times and left me a sobbing mess. In the AM. Quiet sobs aren't the best kind, guys. No one l
Maggie ☘
Starting this trilogy, and even while reading the first book, I never would have guessed just how much I will end up loving this series. With each book, this series gets only better and better, also darker. This last insalment was the darkest of the three in my opinion. The first book was by no means perfect, but it really is apparent now how Elizabeth May got better at writing and creating compelling characters and more intricate world building with each new book.

The world building was a bit l
Bright Star
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2017
“Tell people about how they stood at the end of all things and saved the world. Together.”

I can't believe this beautiful trilogy has come to an end. This last book was the PERFECTION! I loved everything! Right now I'm a mess inside. I'm happy, sad, empty... I don't know what to feel. I only know I'm going to miss this world and these characters so damn much! This is one of the most incredible, unique and amazing series I've ever read! Thank you Elizabeth for this story. Thank you from the bottom
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Kiaran goes still. “Save me, Kam?” His low, bitter laugh is cold enough to freeze my heart. His next words are whispered against the pulse at my throat. “(view spoiler), you’d wish you had killed me.”

So many times a person will pick up a book-or book series-and immediately put it down when it doesn’t suit them. I can’t say I do this often, but when I do, I generally don’t go back and give it a second chance. But, for some reason, I might have saw t
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This in no way impacted on my view.

This series will always be a favourite of mine, and for some reason I've put off reviewing the final book, even though I devoured it when my copy arrived. Well, here goes. Now that Aileana has been reborn, and has powers, she needs to learn to rediscover her true self, and overcome her power, before it destroys her and the world around her. For most of the final instalment in the series, we see Aileana's int
Aileana Kameron is given a second chance at life but it comes with a cost, unimaginable loss.

Can she remember how to break the curse before it’s too late?

I was white knuckle reading to find out and if you’re a fan, you will be too. I cried, I laughed, my heart hurt and I just could not put this book down.

I’ve had THE FALLEN KINGDOM for a while and honestly, I was reluctant to read it because I didn’t, and even after reading, don’t want this series to end! I’m sorry I didn’t read it sooner beca
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my heart. my soul.

I am a pool of emotions right now!

Aileana was such a badass and Kiaran ... oh Kiaran *heart eyes*.

everything was perfect. the heartbreak, the fight scenes, the romance ... the humor. I loved everything!
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

After the evil way the previous book ended, I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next in this story. Thankfully, this book picked up right where the previous book ended. This book was exhilarating, addictive, intoxicating, sexy, and emotional. The Fallen Kingdom was an emotional roller coaster that I never wanted to get off of. There were some moments in this book that broke my heart that I was not expecting.

Katerina  Kondrenko
5 out of 10

I hade to skip some paragraphs, otherwise, I'd read till I'm 50. No unfinished series anymore, 'cause when the last book comes out you're already distracted and then, in 4 years, you completely have no idea why you still try to finish it. But I must, 'cause each closed bookish gestalt makes me feel better.

So, to the story. (view spoiler)
L.C. Perry
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why-



Good lord this was such a thrill to read. When I got this book in the mail, I was so incredibly happy to dive into this world again. I’m even more glad that this book didn’t disappoint as a whole, even if there were some things that didn’t sit right with me.

Spoilers ahead – READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

One of my major critiques is that this world felt too small for me. I sort of mention th
Wren (fablesandwren)
I don’t really have a lot to say about this.

I was super annoyed with the repeated thoughts that happened after every single paragraph. I got the first time it was repeated, but then it would be repeated like twenty more times.

And then the unnecessary death.

I absolutely loved the first book. The first book was so great. But the second book was just okay (like a lot of middle-books in a trilogy) and I was excited for an epic ending and I just... I wasn’t into it.


Ugh. I'm going to hate writin
Chiara | _ckarys
As I sit here trying to write this review, I find myself being consumed by my own emotions and finding the right words to express my thoughts is difficult. The Fallen Kingdom was the perfect finale to a series that has quickly turned into one of my all-time favorites. Faced with the impending ruin of the world as they know it, all the characters are forced with the difficult task of looking back at their lives and choosing what they want to be. More than anything, this book was about finding you ...more
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Elizabeth May is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Seven Devils and Seven Mercies (co-written with Laura Lam), The Falconer series, and romance novels under the pen name Katrina Kendrick. She is Californian by birth and Scottish by choice, and holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews. She currently resides on an old farm in rural Scotland with her husband, three cats, and a lively hive o

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