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Fallen Empire

(Empire Of Dragons Chronicles #1)

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They say the Age of Dragons ended after the War on Magic, but hiding in the forgotten lands remains one clan.
While Kylan hunts firedrakes by day, he prepares for a journey across the Sea of Dreams where mermaids thrive and the key to his people's survival is prophecized to be hidden.

Amalia, a Mage, escaped The Brotherhood, a sect of monks who seek the descendants of the
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Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Published November 7th 2017 by Captive Quill Press
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Montzalee Wittmann
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fallen Empire: An Epic Dragon Fantasy Adventure (Empire of Dragons Chronicles Book 1) by K.N. Lee is a good book that kept me interested and enjoying the flow. I like the setting, the characters, and the plot. What I didn't like is that it was a cliffhanger, ugh! Boy do I hate those! It is not that long of a book and it seemed a bit rushed. Why not finish the book and make it all one? I loved the cover, wow!
Ola Adamska
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2017
The story was interesting and I was really surprised about some outcomes in the end.
I would give 5 stars if ending won't feel so rushed as it was in my opinion. I just needed more of it as it was really good but more would be appreciated!
Jeannie
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing fantasy tale of wonder, betrayal, love & discovery. Step into another world & watch the characters come to life. This book blew me away. I couldn’t read fast enough, yet I’m sad I finished it. I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys fantasy & paranormal. A must read book.
Camillea
Nov 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
I went into this book with such high hopes considering the numerous positive reviews, the amazing cover, and it being described as an epic fantasy novel. The premise for the series sounded so good but in my opinion was poorly executed. The plot was rushed; for a few chapters we're following Amalia escape and then suddenly we're skipping two years ahead...? There's no time to know any of the characters and zero character development. This made the plot feel empty and not at all climatic. The book ...more
Jackie
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, amazing as usual. Loads of action to keep you going until the end. This fantasy has you in another world until you finally come up for air. Once you’ve finished you don’t really want it to end. Definitely ready for the next book, can’t wait. Received a free book but reviewing because I love the book.
Jackie
Jul 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Quit at 43%
Never held my attention or made me like Amalia. I felt too much was put into tedious daily details, & not enough into actual world building. The cover is spectacular & the main reason I grabbed the book & put it at the top of my TBR list.
Jeffrey A. Dewey
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Intrigue

Realms of different races fighting against the evils of one but deceit and betrayal befall the one only to be united with her lifemate...dragon.
Judi Easley
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: young adults who like fantasy series
Recommended to Judi by: the cover art - fooled me again!
My Disclaimer:

I purchased a copy of this book at the current price. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.

~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review

What it’s about…

Father Marduk is impatiently pacing and Brother Dagan is falling over his words trying to get them out fast enough…” the Stones of Tarth… mage between two red rivers… and the Holy Cleric… a true descendant of t
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James Hockley
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is the story of a world where magic is being destroyed – and those that retain magic will suffer as a consequence. But as the end approaches, one final spark ignites, and the adventure begins. But it is only the beginning. This story is an interesting concept, but it is, in reality, the start of a story rather than a story in its own right. No doubt it’ll be an interesting story, but this is just a part.

This story is about Amalia, a persecuted mage, and Kylan, one of the last of
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Sammie
Jan 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I'd give this 2.5 stars, but we'll round up to three. I grabbed this because, let's be honest, the cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I am a shallow, shallow creature with too much time on her hands.

At 150 pages, I'm really not sure if this book can qualify as an "epic fantasy," and I feel like that shows in the way the book unfolds.

The premise of Fallen Empire is fascinating and holds so much potential, but overall, I feel like the delivery wasn't quite there.

My biggest feeling, after r/>The
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Michelle
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018, kn-lee
I was totally drawn to this cover and knew I would read this at some point. When it was picked for My TBR list I was rather excited. This book had everything and more, fantasy, magic, dragons, shapeshifters, etc. This is my first book from K.N. Lee and it wont be my last, I love how she tells a story. I can't wait to read the next book.

Amalia is a mage and a group called the Brotherhood is after her. She must leave the only place she has ever know and go on a journey to escape from t
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R.S. Williams
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found this book after signing up to K.N. Lee's newsletter and street team, which btw, is a great way to learn more about the author. The cover instantly drew my eye to it and then the blurb caught my attention that I knew I need to pick this book up and read it. So, I pre-ordered it and waited patiently until the release date.

This story definitely has an interesting concept but it's just the beginning, and therefore only part of the story. It's about where magic is being destroyed and those w
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Cherry Mischievous
My Thoughts:
What drew me to this book is the fantastic book cover! Now that, I bought without even reading the book synopsis. I know, I'm superficial that way. Book covers matter to me. I have to say, that when it comes to sales pitch, the cover art department or whoever did the cover design, aced it! It sold the book to me! The other thing that got this book read is the fact that it got dragons in it! All hail the dragons!!! And then the world building is just fantastic!! The dragons are
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Birgit
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
After The Brotherhood destroy her home, Amalia, a young mage, finds shelter in a village of wolf shifters. But she has to hide her magic abilities, as mages are despised, feared - and mostly killed in the Empire.
Not a bad plot at all, but more a coming-of-age story for younger adults, perhaps, than for a more mature reader (and I don't mean hot steamy scenes with "mature"). The main characters were likeable, always a plus, but the narration style itself sometimes used a simple language whi
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Linda Hamonou
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Brotherhood decide to attack the neutral/peaceful part of the world because they need to find the one Mage that is going to give them what they need.
You know that those guys are really up to no good. After the attack, Amalia is left alone on the run.

The world building was pretty good even though a bit confusing at time. There were supposed to be boundaries and separations between the mage, the humans, the dragon and the wolves but the more we get into the story the more we see that those b
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C. Erani Kole
3.5 for me.

I thought this was pretty good. I really loved how epic some scenes were. Everything would go nice and good and smooth and them WHAM you're hit with an epic moment that kinda has your mouth dropping a little. A few times like this happened to me and it really made the first book in this series awesome. I really liked the writing and the people and build-up, but the two major things that didn't do it for me are the following: where and how it ended. I like looking at my percentage at
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Kristin
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amalia is a mage in a land where being a mage is dangerous. The Brotherhood of dragon riders has decide to invade the one safe area for mages to live and enslave them all. Amalia flees and thinks she has found a safe haven but the gods have warned that she will be betrayed. No where is safe for her.

This is a fascinating land where there are mermaids, shifters, dragons, mages and humans. None seem to be able to live with the others. There is distrust and firm borders everywhere. Amali
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Kathy
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s been ages since I read a fantasy novel and after having just finished a harrowing, emotional novel, I thought I needed a change of pace. And this was pretty good. Loved the cover from the start and the characters and setting were fantastic. I’m calling it a novel – but more like a novella. Only 156 pages and I cannot understand why the next book could not have just followed on which would have made it into a story – especially because it ended on a cliffhanger and I have no idea how long I ...more
Raveen Vann
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazong book.

I seriously loved this book. Have been waiting for this ome for a while and was so excoted to get to finally read it. I was totally hooked from page one til the end. Loved Amalia and Kylan. They were meant for each other and just waiting for the right time to meet although they did not know that til the end of this book. They are both very special and born to do great things together and bring back what had been lost and destroyed because of the Brotherhood. Even though its a cl
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Denise
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am liking the world building in this series where the Sky Brotherhood is searching for just the right mage to sacrifice for some, so far, murky purpose. When they attack the town of Skal which is located in formerly neutral territory, Amalia and her family are immediately targeted. Amalia's farther uses his magic to help her escape, but now she is on her own and must flee to the land of the enemy to avoid capture. The Wolves take her in, thinking her a simple human, but one knows her secret. W ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Victoria (nocturnalintimacy)
Kindle unlimited.
2.5 Stars

This is the worst part of Kindle Unlimited: reading books that had so much potential, but fall short.

There were problems with this. Grammatical issues aside, there was a major timeline discrepancy. Some places, things happened days apart, sometimes it said months, other tomes it said years. It made for very confusing chronology. There was also the feeing of incompleteness. The book ends at the beginning of the adventure, so this reads like a prequel. But m
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Sue Davis
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dragons,Mage, Wolf Shifters, Firedrakes, Human and Gods

Love "Dragonriders of Pern" you will like this teen and young adult book. God's Eris and Enil give a gift to the last Erani descendant Amelia (15) and Dragon Shifter Kylan (24) who were born to be mates and save their people but they have never met before. Wolf shifter Aros befriends and betrays Amelia. There are two more books to this series that I don't have yet. I will . I will follow this author in this and other series she has now
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Mandy Parmenter
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kylan is in the last Dragon clan and hunts firedrakes by day as he prepares for a voyage to find the key to his people's survival. Amalia is a Mage who has escaped The Brotherhood who have been hunting down magic users and killing them. Can she survive in a land containing shifters, firedrakes and The Brotherhood's monks who are convinced that her death will save the world?

Good start to this series which has introduce the basic characters in the story to us. It was well told and ever
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Krysti
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Read

When I first started the book I almost gave up the back and forth and history for the basis of the story confused me. But it was so worth it. So much love for this story. It's about loving someone enough to do what's best. It's about trusting that something somewhere out there is your purpose. That fated love (soul mates) are worth the wait and one in a million.

This story is the best of paranormal, folklore/mythology, and romance combined and I can't wait to read the next one!
Susan
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
DESTINY. Fallen Empire is the first book in the Empire of Dragons Chronicles series. This is a not a standalone and has a cliffhanger ending for the next book in the series. There is violence.

The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all of that info here. There are clues in the storyline that keep you guessing what will be revealed next. It definitely kept me reading. Overall it is an interesting storyline and worth taking the time to read. I
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Lakea
Nov 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: high-fantasy
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Gayreth Walden
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome

This is a wonderful short story about Amalie, a young mage and Kylan, a young hunter who is heir to his clan. How the two are destined to meet. I found that I was drawn in to the storyline from the beginning and loved the character development. Dragons, the Brotherhood of Mage's, first love, betrayal and courage is all here! There is a lot of story in this short and I didn't want it to end. I highly recommend this book!
Tonya (Rustic Book Reviews)
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was very interesting. I don't normally do Dragon books but I found myself enjoying this.

The description on this book in synopsis fits this book very well. So I don't think there is much more to say about this book except read the synopsis and go for it.

This is not a stand alone book. There is a cliffhanger so if you don't like cliffhangers then this book may not be for you. I don't mind them because it leaves me wanting the next book.

Enjoy your read.
Amanda
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Liked but was a little disappointed

I really liked the story but was really disappointed on how short it was. The book ends at 67% and then there is a preview into half-blood dragon. There also a point where you jump ahead in time 2 years without any kind of warning and you switch and back forth between characters without warning. It needs some format revision. Saying all that I liked the idea of the story but seemed a little haphazard.
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K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she is not writing twisted tales, fantasy novels, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and promotes other authors. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys helping others reach their writing and publishing goals. She is a winner of t ...more

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