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The False Prince by Jennifer A Nielsen

Thursday, March 29, 2012

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.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.

Goodreads Summary

    Could you compete for the throne? Nobleman Conner creates a contest to find a puppet prince he can install on the throne of the kingdom. He chooses orphan boys and makes them compete for the position. Sage, the main character, is fifteen and brilliant. He is able to survive and uncover a long hidden truth. Reading about how Sage is able to untangle the lies that surround him is really fun. Relationships in the book are tense and stressed because of the competition. Often, a character must choose between his best interest and friendship. The characters are easy to grow attached to.  The plot of this book is original and the sequel promises to be exciting.
This book is a perfect for fans of fantasy of any age. The False Prince can be read by a young audience or adult readers. Nielsen’s writing is creative and paints a picture of the events in the reader’s head. Her talent is suited for the fantasy genre. Difficult to put down, this novel earns five out of five stars.

5 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*
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  1. Giselle said...:

    This sounds like a fun adventure book. I haven't heard much about it until now. Great review! :)

  1. Amy S. said...:

    I checked this book out from my library just by looking at the cool cover. I haven't read it yet but now am thinking I need to read it soon. It sounds like a great fantasy book.

  1. I think you'll both enjoy this one, thank you for the great comments!

  1. I honestly do not remember reading a negative review, or even a review that called it mediocre, even once. And I can't wait to read it. The second book is in the library catalog, and hold here I come!