The False Prince
by Jennifer A. Nielsen 

Summary: The country of Carthya is on the brink of a dangerous civil war.  A man named Connor has a plan to save the country.  To do so, he must find someone to impersonate the long-lost prince.  Sage is one of the orphan boys chosen to compete in a lethal battle to earn the place as the imposter.  His life is at stake, whether he wins or loses. 

ThoughtsThe False Prince is an action-packed, highly entertaining adventure.  Sage is a delightful character - smart, snarky, and fearless.  I liked him immediately as well as many of the others in the interesting cast of characters.  The story is full of political intrigue, suspense, and action.  It's thoroughly enthralling and the perfect start to a new trilogy.  And if you're a fan of audiobooks, this is a perfect addition to your audio library.   

Read The False Prince if you ... 
  • like books with a fast pace and twisting plots.
  • like bold, clever characters.
  • enjoy novels with royal courts and a medieval feel.
  • are fans of Megan Whalen Turner or John Flanagan.
 Visit author Jennifer A. Nielsen's blog to read more about the Ascendance Trilogy.


  1. I'm definitely going to have to pick this one up. I love fast-paced novels, especially ones with a medievel feel. Thanks for the review! :)

    1. I'm so glad you are going to try it. Let me know what you think!

      Thanks for visiting, Krystianna! :)



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