Monday, July 30, 2012

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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.

First line:
"If I had to do it all over again, I would not have chosen this life."

Loved. This. Book.
Reminded me of the Attolia series, which I also loved. Both are clever, witty, smart and I fell in love with the main characters in both.
The book opens on the day Sage's life changes. He's paid for and taken from an orphanage to learn to become the false prince. From the first day, Sage had to use his brain and muscle to stay alive and keep his benefactor, Connor, on his toes.
Sage also has to compete with two other orphans. One is brainy, one is all brawn. Sage is clever. But Connor is not impressed with him. From the beginning, the two clash and Sage is constantly testing Connor and his patience.
I figured out some of the twists but am totally not clever to figure out everything.
I'm ready for the next book! And this series will be in my personal library.

Rating: PG
V: No
L: No
S: No

Everything Sage

Having to wait for the other two books


No comments:

Post a Comment