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

User Review  - Christopher Harris - Goodreads

“The False Prince,” is a fantasy novel written by Jennifer A. Nielsen. This is a story about adventure, high treason, and people you thought were your friends. Sage, and orphan in the kingdom of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

This is it! My 6th grade read-aloud book this year. The main character, Sage, is a likeable rouge with enough wit and charm that I think my students are really going to like him. The story is original. It was a fun read and I can't wait to share it with them. I loved it. 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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