Allies & Assassins

Hardcover | May 27, 2014

byJustin Somper

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Sixteen-year-old Jared is the newly crowned Prince of All Archenfield, ascending the throne after his older brother's mysterious death. But Jared feels reluctant and unprepared to rule the Princedom and its dangerous and powerful court. Like each Prince of All Archenfield before him, Jared must rely on the Council of Twelve to advise him. But he knows he can just as easily be at their mercy--especially when it appears that one of the Twelve might have orchestrated his brother's untimely death. Propelled by his rage over the loss of his brother and wary of all his advisors, Jared can trust only Asta: a clever, strong-willed girl from the settlements, currently serving as the Physician's apprentice. Asta and Jared take it upon themselves to hunt down his brother's assassin--though the assassin may be hunting them, as well.
Murder, betrayal, and intrigue abound in Justin Somper's thrilling YA series debut. Exploring the political machinations of the medieval-esque court and the lives that hang in the balance,Allies & Assassinsis a gripping tale of a teen torn between duty and revenge.

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Sixteen-year-old Jared is the newly crowned Prince of All Archenfield, ascending the throne after his older brother's mysterious death. But Jared feels reluctant and unprepared to rule the Princedom and its dangerous and powerful court. Like each Prince of All Archenfield before him, Jared must rely on the Council of Twelve to advise h...

Justin Somper is the worldwide bestselling author of the Vampirates series, which has been published in twenty-five languages in thirty-five countries. When he isn't writing, he works with other authors as a publicist and trainer. He lives in London with his partner and two energetic dogs. Justin invites you to visit him online at alli...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.75 × 6.12 × 1.75 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316253936

ISBN - 13:9780316253932

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"An intriguing novel...The trail keeps readers guessing; further complications add to the intrigue...The novel is well-written and well-crafted. It will hold readers' interest."-Library Media Connection