The Shadow Throne: Book 3 of The Ascendance Trilogy: Book 3 of The Ascendance Trilogy

Hardcover | March 1, 2014

byJennifer A Nielsen

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Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the New York Times bestselling Ascendance Trilogy.

War has come to Carthya. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission.

But even with his lightning-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya's throne?

Rousing and affecting, Jaron's adventures have thrilled and moved readers in The False Prince and The Runaway King. Journey once again with the Ascendant King of Carthya, as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen brings his story to a stunning conclusion.

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Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the New York Times bestselling Ascendance Trilogy. War has come to Carthya. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue...

JENNIFER A. NEILSEN is the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The False Prince and The Runaway King, the first two books in The Ascendance Trilogy. She has also written The Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. Jen lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually m...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.56 × 5.8 × 1.09 inPublished:March 1, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545284171

ISBN - 13:9780545284172

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Decent Conclusion to the Trilogy Quite enjoyed the book but didn't grab my attention as the first two had. It wasn't boring whatsoever but I found it to be not as exciting or "surprising" this time around. [ SPOILERS BELOW! ] I honestly figured the entire time that Imogen was alive. So, having her show up alive in the end wasn't a surprise whatsoever. But, I did really enjoy when she and Jaron were reunited. That made me happy and I'm glad they finally got to have real kissing :D During one of the last battles, when Mott was injured, I really thought it was taking a different, more meaningful direction. I found that battle to be much more descriptive and exciting. And when Mott got stabbed, I thought he had died and I felt, for once, Jaron's pain. Not to say it wasn't great that Mott lived but I really wish he had died because it would've made things feel more realistic and maybe I could actually feel closer to Jaron. That's the one thing Jennifer A. Nielsen seemed to lack in this story... FEELING. Jaron is a great character, don't get me wrong. But very few times during my read of the trilogy did I actually FEEL what Jaron was feeling. I really wanted to have that closeness with the main character. And, I didn't. And one more little rant. I didn't mind it the first time around but WHY KEEP THINGS FROM THE READER WHEN THE MAIN CHARACTER (who is the NARRATOR) KNOWS ALREADY?! Why on earth would the narrator act like they don't know what's going on or whatever and then later reveal that they knew certain things ALL ALONG?! I really didn't care for that! Like I said, the first time around was weird but I didn't mind it. It surprised me in the end but I was still okay with it. This time, NO! Just don't do that! Don't have the character narrate a story but act like he doesn't know what's going on and the TRICK THE READER. It doesn't make sense! Anyway, other than that, the book was pretty good. Like I said, the first two were better but still a good read and one I'm sure I'd reread in the future (which is a sign that I liked the books because I NEVER reread books unless I enjoyed them quite a bit). 7 out of 10 stars (or 4 out of 5)
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful twists and turns! What a fantastic read ... Loved how it all came together in the end. I want to go back and read the whole series again. So good:0)
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Praise for The False Prince A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Children's Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the Cybils Award for Middle-Grade Fantasy & Science Fiction "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 . . . chock-full of alluring details for adventure-loving boys." -Los Angeles Times *"An impressive, promising story." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "Ruthless ambition, fierce action and plotting, complex characters, and lots of sword play keep pages flipping." -Kirkus "A sure-fire mix of adventure, mystery, and suspense." -The Horn Book