The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen: Children’s Book Review

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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This brilliant book was captivating from the very first page. Despite being a little predictable the story flowed beautifully and I found I could not put it down.

This is a popular book in our school library!

4 Star

Recommended age 10 +

The False Prince
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy – Book 1
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publication Date: 1 April 2012False Prince
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Purchased

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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 run-down 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. –Extract from


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