The False Prince

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 342 pages
16 Reviews
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 plot threw me for a loop. - Goodreads
No airy pockets in which the writing digresses. - Goodreads
This book sold me on its exchanges. - Goodreads
I can't get over the ending of the book. - Goodreads

Review: The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Cara Olsen - Goodreads

I expected to like this book; the ratings for it are supremely high. I did not, however, expect to love it. The highest compliment I can pay this author is to say I would rank it among the likes of ... Read full review

Review: The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

Fantasy Review Barn Two thirds of the way through The False Prince came a reveal that pissed me off. I had dealt with a whole lot of good and suddenly the nature of this tale was laid apparent. It ... Read full review

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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