The False Prince is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.
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.
‘Eye! Surprise, surprise, I’m actually posting a review of this! XD And on the correct day for once! I basically just needed an excuse to ramble about how awesome this book is … XD
Content: 10 and up. Description of … wounds. Someone dies, someone gets whipped, people get cut, murdered etc. There aren’t any really terrible descriptions or anything though. No actual swearing! (Yay!) it says stuff like “he cursed”. Also uses the word “devils” a lot, as in “you better plead to the devils.” etc. Except … not exactly like that … *coughs**snods*
My review: Maaaan. I loved this book. Yes, I said that before. XD I shall make a list for you of what is so amazing about it.
- The action. This book is so incredibly fast paced and a page turner and is amazing. The pacing is actually really nice, because it doesn’t feel rushed, but it’s still like … yeah.
- The characters. Dude. I had such a huge crush on Sage when I was twelve or whenever. XD All of the characters are really well-developed and change and everything.
- The plot twists. I’m not gonna say more … but it was really well done, and reading through the book again it was kind of brilliant really. XD
- The settttttinnng. Ms. Nielsen really has a good setting here. It’s in a fantasy land, and you can just tell that it’s developed pretty well. There’s all this stuff happening, and wars etc. And I’m pretty sure she didn’t slack off that much. They just make sense. *shrugs*
- And … other things that I am forgetting. XD
At that age where I originally read it, this book was so amazing for me. I truly loved it. The writing style may be a little bit young for me now (or maybe I should just be reading other books with this mindset …) but I still really enjoy it. I can’t … think of anything that would make you not want to read it …. *stares off into the distance while I ponder this* I would very highly recommend it to lovers of action of all ages, but specifically all y’all in middle school, I suppose? Yep.
My current rating: 4/5 stars
My rating when I originally read it 😉 : 6/5 stars