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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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

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User Review  - destinyisntfree - LibraryThing

Thank you to Scholastic for a copy of this novel for review. I was instantly drawn to Sage from the moment I was introduced to him. I really couldn't put a finger on why. And something about Connor ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tadiana ♕Part-Time Dictator♕ - Goodreads

Three and a half stars. This is pretty much The Thief-lite (as most GR reviewers have noticed). It's generally well written for a YA book and kept my interest, but I was irritated by several details ... 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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