The False Prince

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 342 pages
58 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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Nielsen's storytelling is riveting and memorable. - LibraryThing
I did think the ending felt a bit rushed. - LibraryThing
The plot is fast-paced and buttery smooth. - LibraryThing
No... *cries* As I am writing this... - LibraryThing
Yippee. Happy Ending. - LibraryThing

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

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

Shut the front door that ending was fantastic.....I did not see any of that coming. The last 1/4 of that book was just simply unreal. I also was impressed how the author was able to stuff so much ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Azam - Goodreads

Cool book with a huge twist and a good plot. A whole kingdom to trick and a huge twist 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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