The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book One

by Jennifer A Nielsen

SCHOLASTIC INC | February 1, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book One is rated 2 out of 5 by 1.
The thrilling first book in a trilogy filled with danger, deceit, and hidden identities will keep readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.53 × 5.29 × 0.79 in

Published: February 1, 2013

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545284147

ISBN - 13: 9780545284141

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Middle Grade This should appeal to younger readers. It has danger, intrigue, action, and mystery, everything a younger reader should love. For those on the older side of the scale (think 16+) it's a little too simple and extremely predictable. I wouldn't recommend this for adults.
Date published: 2013-04-25

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The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book One

by Jennifer A Nielsen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.53 × 5.29 × 0.79 in

Published: February 1, 2013

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545284147

ISBN - 13: 9780545284141

About the Book

Sage, an orphaned thief, is one of four boys chosen to participate in a lethal contest. After being plucked from the streets by a nobleman named Connor, Sage learns that Connor plans to choose one of the orphans to impersonate a long-lost prince in the hopes of averting a civil war.

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The thrilling first book in a trilogy filled with danger, deceit, and hidden identities will keep readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

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.

About the Author

JENNIFER A. NIELSEN is the acclaimed author of The False Prince, the first book in the Ascendance Trilogy. She has also written The Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. Jen lives at the base of a very tall mountain in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The False Prince

"A page turner..." —The New York Times Book Review

"Sage proves to be a compelling character whose sharp mind and shrewd self-possession will make readers eager to follow him into a sequel." —The Wall Street Journal

"[A] swashbuckling origin story... Sage is a quick wit, and Nielsen showcases it with terrific dialogue... chock full of alluring details for adventure-loving boys." —Los Angeles Times

*"Sage is deftly characterized through humorous first-person narration, quickly establishing himself as a beguiling antihero... [A]n impressive, promising story with some expertly executed twists." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[A] terrific story that carries readers along to the very (surprising) end and will leave them clamoring for the next book in her trilogy." —BookPage, featured "Top Pick" review

"[M]ore Harry Potter (minus the magic) than Hunger Games... with authentic characters, a convincing sense of danger and a genuinely high-stakes plot." —The Hollywood Reporter

"[A] surefire mix of adventure, mystery, and suspense." —Horn Book

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