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The False Prince

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Series: The Ascendance Trilogy (1)

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This was great! It reminded me slightly of "The Ranger's Apprentice" as it was filled with adventure, intrigue and betrayal. Fourteen year old Sage was a very endearing character with his sharp wit, daring exploits and mischievous personality. This was good, fun entertainment and would suit younger teens, especially boys. Looking forward to the instalment. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was great! It reminded me slightly of "The Ranger's Apprentice" as it was filled with adventure, intrigue and betrayal. Fourteen year old Sage was a very endearing character with his sharp wit, daring exploits and mischievous personality. This was good, fun entertainment and would suit younger teens, especially boys. Looking forward to the instalment. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was great! It reminded me slightly of "The Ranger's Apprentice" as it was filled with adventure, intrigue and betrayal. Fourteen year old Sage was a very endearing character with his sharp wit, daring exploits and mischievous personality. This was good, fun entertainment and would suit younger teens, especially boys. Looking forward to the instalment. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Fast-paced, well-executed tale of an orphan tapped by a nobleman (with questionable intentions) to pretend to be the long lost prince of Carthya. The story reminded me a bit of the Anastasia animated movie. Pretty well-drawn characters and some great action scenes. First in a series, though the ending is pretty satisfying. ( )
  AmeliaHerring | Jan 22, 2016 |
Enjoyable tale about a kingdom which has lost its entire royal family. Rather than letting one of the other powerful men of the kingdom take over, Conner, a nobleman, decides to run a con and pass an orphan off as the missing prince.
He chooses a number of orphans of the right age and general appearance and coaches them to see which one will work the best.
It's a desperate ploy and one that pits each boy against the other, as only one will be allowed to survive. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
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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.
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In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.

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