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The Fallen Kingdom

(The Falconer #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  3,174 ratings  ·  536 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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Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, fae, 2017-reads
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 was chao
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.
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
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Candace Robinson
This book was everything!!!! This was the best book in the series!! My emotions are flying all over the place! Full review on my blog
Tweebs♥️ (semi-hiatus)
I was driving by an outdoor pool near my house and thought to myself, "is that a pool or is that my tears??"







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
***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!
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
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 bacon.
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. 😂
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Decisamente il migliore della trilogia!
Non posso dire nulla senza fare spoiler ma posso dire che questa saga merita tantissimo.

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....
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
Beatrice in Bookland
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned

"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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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 o
Maggie ☘ (Reader-in-Wonderland)
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
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)

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.

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
This was amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better ending to the series. Review to come.
Bright Star
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2017
Re-read on August 2018 and I'm crying all over again! ALL.THE.FEEEEELS! ❤

“Tell people that when the faery king and the human girl first met, he saw how clever she was. How foolish and 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.” His lips touch mine. “Tell people about how they stood at the end of all things and saved the world. Together.”

------------------ ❤

Our kiss is filled with the thousand possib
nat. (semi-hiatus)
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!
Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
"She knows exactly what I want," Sorcha says in that cheerful, singsong voice of hers. The one from my nightmares. "Don't you?"

Alright, first, a round of applause for this amazing trilogy

This book provided a perfect ending for the story Aileana, Kiaran and all the others. Well, no, it wasn't 100% happily ever after. That's not what I wanted for this either; with these books Elizabeth May has shown that she's not afraid to hurt her characters, both physically and mentally, and I doubted she'd s
L.C. Perry
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

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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
Ashley (Bound to Love YA)
Speechless. Just speechless.

The Fallen Kingdom is the best of the series and a perfect finale.

How does May serve up such delicious, breathtaking romance again and again? Not to mention a riveting plot that will have you in a frenzy by the final pages...

You will shudder, scream, cry, groan, and basically be up until the break of dawn finishing this crazy amazing series. Good luck, my friend...this book will do terrible things to your heart.
Ashlee » Library In The Country
This series just makes me so happy and full of joy. I LOVED it. It was epic and romantic and full of lessons on friendship, sacrifice and forgiveness. What a great series, I have no idea how it hasn’t been discussed more, but it deserves ALL the love.

Definitely a favorite now.
*Source* NetGalley
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

The Fallen Kingdom is the third and final installment in author Elizabeth May's The Falconer Trilogy. Aileana
Kameron's journey as The Falconer comes to an action packed and emotional ending. One last journey to face yet another powerful villain, familiar faces, friends, and even more of a challenge in finding a way to break the curse that hangs over Kiaran and Aithinne's heads which, if not solved, will leave one of them de
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Elizabeth May is the author of the YA fantasy trilogy The Falconer (The Falconer, The Vanishing Throne, The Fallen Kingdom), and short fiction published in the anthology Toil & Trouble. She was born and raised in California before moving to Scotland, where she earned her PhD at the University of St Andrews. She currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her husband and two cats.

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“One day, you’ll tell people the story of the faery king and the human girl. And how he watched from afar as she lived out twenty thousand human days. And if she listened closely during winter, when the wind was cold and the nights were longest, she could hear him whisper that he cherished her so much he was willing to give her the world.” 22 likes
“He loved you so much that when you died, he might as well have died with you.” 20 likes
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