Saturday, August 17, 2013

The False Prince

Author:  Jennifer A. Neilson
Series:  The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Scholastic Audio
Narrator:  Charlie McWade

Goodreads Description:
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.

This was a fantastic story. It was fast paced and thrilling. Kind of stereotype in spots and there were things that I had definitely figured out but I loved Sage and thought he was sage beyond his years. I couldn't stop listening to the audiobook. I thought the narrator was great even though he had few odd voices.  I didn't know what to expect going into this audiobook but I loved it.


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