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The False Prince

Nielsen, Jennifer A.

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The False Prince
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In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0545284139
Characteristics: 342 p. ;,22 cm.

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Feb 19, 2015
  • ssdeonarain rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The False Prince is the first book in the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Years after the young prince of Carthya supposedly died and now the royal family has been murdered. Three orphans have been gathered from all over by Carthya by Master Conner. He is the type of person that is willing to lie, steal and kill in order to get what he wants, and he either wants Sage, Tobias or Roden to become his “prince”. Throughout the book Conner plans on making one of the boys into Carthya’s “long-lost” prince, Prince Jaron, in order to prevent the country from going to war, which is what he wants the boys to think. Throughout the story, the main character, Sage proves to be difficult, quick-witted and certainly disobedient, yet he resembles and has the same attitude as the prince the most out of the three of them. Conner is reluctant to still keep Sage alive for those reasons. I enjoyed reading this book because it has a unique plot line and I haven’t read anything like it before. Also it has a lot of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The book gets you thinking, it was just like one giant puzzle waiting to be solved. The title of the story is effective because it means that Prince Jaron is the wrong person for the throne it should be his older brother, Darius in his place. Also it is supposed to be the fake prince in Jaron’s place, hence the title The False Prince. Overall I would rate this book an eight out of ten for its original ideas and its unexpected plot.

Nov 19, 2014
  • rebecca10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Still confused of how this book was so good? Like it was so solid and so consistent through out, I'm super impressed. Definitely would recommend!

This book is more than AWESOME!!! This has been my favorite book so far in life and ive read a lot of books but this is number one. The main character is soooooo clever in this one and in the last one : the shadow throne.

Aug 02, 2014
  • Scourge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a page turner, brain blower book that I LOVED to read!

I just LOVE this book soooooo much!! I could spend the whole day on re-finishing it!! [second time reading]

The False Prince is a thrilling book! I just started to read the second book: The Runaway King. I'm waiting for the third book, can't wait to read the whole series! :)

i loved the book because i was right about sage being the prince
:)

Jun 17, 2014
  • litriocht rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Move over, Little Orphan Annie, there's a new plucky child on the scene. Snatched from an orphanage by a ruthless nobleman named Connor, Sage is streetwise, agile, and wary. His companions on this forced journey are cold-blooded, ambitious adults and three other parentless children. As the group travels toward the kingdom of Carthya's capital city, the similar-looking orphans realize that they are pawns in Connor's plan to place one of them on the throne as a puppet king. Whoever is not chosen will be deemed... dispensable. With that threat looming over their heads, the boys compete to be chosen as the false prince. Each of them share at least one characteristic with the prince who has been missing for years: an affinity for horses, a natural ability for swordplay, an aptitude for sleight-of-hand, an understanding of political ramifications, etc.

An solid adventure story with some surprising plot twists, Nielsen's novel was thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended for as a read-alike for juvenile fans of Suzanne Collins or Garth Nix.

May 27, 2014
  • blue_bear_1243 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is by far my most favorite book of all it was to thrilling to see my favorite person was mott he was to inspiring and i liked lattermer because he stood up for what was right even though it was the wrong chocie.

I had a strange feeling that Sage would be the actual prince...

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Jun 22, 2014
  • orange_jellyfish_15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 16, 2014
  • HiddenMind rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 16, 2014
  • blue_jellyfish_93 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 09, 2014
  • green_cat_2270 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 02, 2014
  • blue_hawk_823 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_hawk_823 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

May 28, 2014
  • Frost_Byte rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frost_Byte thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

mauve_hummingbird_26 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 40

Mar 15, 2014
  • Allegiant rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Allegiant thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jan 31, 2014
  • Red_Wolf_23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Red_Wolf_23 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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Aug 02, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good book

Jun 16, 2014
  • ssantoso rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“A person can be educated and still be stupid, and a wise man can have no education at all.”

May 27, 2014
  • blue_bear_1243 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"i am your prince".

Apr 02, 2014
  • gdan24 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

No it's gold

Sep 05, 2013
  • Frost_Byte rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I am your prince"

Jun 14, 2012
  • 21221012528714 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Carthya's not my country," I said, reaching for the doors to leave. "Frankly, I hope Avenia destroys it."

Mar 18, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“She was too fat to credibly claim she starved along with the rest of us, but strong enough to beat anyone who complained about that fact.”

Mar 18, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“If I had to do it all over again, I would not have chosen this life.  Then again, I’m not sure I ever had a choice.”

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Aug 02, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good

May 27, 2014
  • blue_bear_1243 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

sage has to go on a long quest to become a false prince. one his quest he meets enemys and freinds who will help him to become who he is ment to be.

Mar 18, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sage has never been keen on the fact that he was an orphan but usually the trouble he got into was something he could handle.  No longer.  When Sage finds himself essentially sold to a nobleman named Conner it doesn’t take long for him to discover that he is now a pawn in a dangerous game.  Alongside three other orphans of similar age and build Sage is in the competition of a lifetime.  If he wins he will be crowned as prince (the real ruler having died years ago).  If he loses he will be killed.  It’s the ultimate competition and the stakes are as high as they can be.  Part mystery novel, part psychological war, you may see where the book is going at times but you’ll never forget the journey.

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Mar 15, 2014
  • Allegiant rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Whipping, hand violence, sword fighting and some killing.

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