The False Prince

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 342 pages
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THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

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The ending was satisfying. - Goodreads
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No airy pockets in which the writing digresses. - Goodreads
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Review: The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Cait D - Goodreads

Besides relying (a little too heavily) on coincidence, THE FALSE PRINCE surprised me big time! I don't know what I was expecting...some sort of MG/YA cross-over full of the normal same-old-same-old ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

Check out Scott Reads It for more reviews! There are so many series that I feel that I would've enjoyed if they weren't so hyped and acclaimed. In The False Prince's case, I definitely believe this ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of THE FALSE PRINCE, the first book in the Ascendance Trilogy. She has also written The Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. Jen lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

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