A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen's blockbuster THE FALSE PRINCE!
Just weeks after Jaron has taken
the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation.
Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls,
and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it
becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving
it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more
he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to
return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to
save his kingdom?
The stunning second installment of The
Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and
murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King!
"I had arrived early for my own assassination."
I'm really enjoying this series. There are pirates, treasures and a princess involved in this installment.
Jaron is the rightful king and after making it back on the throne, he has to leave it again to keep his country safe. He turns on the people who are close to him so they don't get hurt because of him. I( didn't really like that part.) I felt bad for both Imogen and Amarinda. I like both of them and didn't think they got treated well.
I thought Jaron was clever and I found myself rooting for him to win, even when he pulled through because something convenient happened.
There is a lot of action and a few twists that kept me reading. Good job, Ms. Nielsen.
V: Some fighting
4 1/2 STARS