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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. Автор: Nielsen A. Jennifer, Книга: The False Prince, Серия: Ascendance Trilogy, Жанр: фэнтези, Издание: г. The False Prince (Ascendance Trilogy Book 1) eBook: Jennifer A. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download; Length:

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The False Prince (the Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1) | In this first book in a remarkable trilogy, an orphan is forced into a Download. Format: EPUB What's this?. The False Prince book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the div. where can i download The False Prince (Ascendance Trilogy Series #1) free ebook pdf kindle online textbook epub electronic book The False Prince.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The central character, Sage, was found in the words of a song called Guaranteed , by the great Eddie Vedder. Sage came to me as a complete character, as fully developed as if he had been a real person. So I gritted my teeth and let things unfold the only way they could with him.

Fantasy Books. Paperback Verified Purchase. I am in the binge of reading fantasy. My sister and I share a library. I've seen her read this book, and her opinion is good enough for me to try it out. From the start, Sage has already caught my interest. An orphan boy who stand firm to his own principles, clever in his ways, and defiantly disobey rules if they are not in accordance to his taste.

For an adult like me reading a middle-schooler level, the story is easy to read and follow, but I have loved how the story has developed with a tinge of mystery needs for the truth to unravel. It's a great book that I may recommend to my year old son to read. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The kid has a quick tongue that always seems to get him into as much trouble as it gets him out of and he seems to have a little problem gift with sticky fingers.

It seems like Sage will be in a competition with a few other boys, the prize is initially unclear but it soon becomes apparent that to lose would be very dangerous. This story is really readable. Sage and his discordant ways are easily likable and I enjoyed how he turned every obstacle into an advantage. He plays people off each other well and is as stubborn as a rock when he sets his mind on something no matter the consequences he must pay.

As an adult I guessed many of the twists that the book had coming in it. There were still a couple of surprises but not as many as there probably would have been if I was a younger reader. The friendships that Sage built with them along the way were some that I know will play out more in the upcoming books. There is a cute inkling of a romance with Imogen but it was totally age appropriate and it was refreshing to have something stay so innocent.

Even though this is a trilogy this first book wraps up nicely as a standalone. The Chapters are short so it is really good for reading aloud to your family.

Or if you are like me and enjoy a good fun MG fantasy every now and again with interesting characters then this should be perfect for your needs. Nielsen is possibly one of the most talented authors to ever walk on the earth.

The amazing plot and writing techniques of this book and trilogy made the decision easy to declare it my new favorite series-more than worthy of it being a 1 New York Times Bestseller. I've officially read The False Prince 4 times, and intend to read it again in the near future. The witty replies, unforgettable plot twists, and thank you thank you thank you!!! I really did almost cry when I finished the last book of the series.

No, I didn't want it to end! Sage, Jaron, and the other characters in the story will forever live on in my heart: Nielsen is adept at world-building. Seeing that it was book 2, I immediately set out to purchase the entire trilogy, based solely on a snipped of a review calling the trilogy "Game of Thrones for Young Adults. Nielsen is adept at world-building, and the intrigue she puts into this novel is expert. From the beginning, I can empathize with the main character, and I'm immersed in a story that tugs at my heartstrings, and tugs at the memories when I was merely a boy, hoping that one day, I would be a Knight, A Warrior, or in the case of this book, the one thing every boy wants to be at one time or another: A Prince.

The intrigue that comes into play toward the end of the novel serves to wrap up some questions that are pressing from the very beginning of the Novel, and also serves to set up some important plot lines for the next book. I applaud Nielsen on this excellent novel, and the development of both world and character that I found here. I look forward to Book 2, and this is highly recommended. One person found this helpful. See all reviews.

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He sustains a number of beatings, whippings, and torments at the hands of his captor. The other boys can't be trusted, either. They're all in competition for the same thing, and if one of them fails, the survivors in this cruel competition will gain from their loss.

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It's got all the things I love in YA - court intrigue, surprising twists, peril, death, heartbreak, friendship, competitions, deception, and action. Sage is an excellent narrator.

He has all the snark of Artemis Fowl, but the humanity and determination of characters like Katniss Everdeen that make your heart ache for them as well.

No matter how big a jerk he is, there's never a moment where you don't want him to succeed, because you feel in your heart that he deserves it. The only things that I can really ding this book for are - the main twist. I saw it coming pretty early on. Also, Roden's and Tobias's characters started to feel pretty interchangeable in the last third of the book.

Roden especially did some things that just felt out of character. This is just me being nit-picky, though. I finished this book in a single sitting; it was just that good. Lord, I need that sequel. That ending. View all 28 comments. Sep 26, Bibi rated it it was ok. But unlike Gen who is one of my all-time fave book characters , Sage- the male protagonist in this book- is sadly lacking in depth and not nearly as much fun.

Or it could simply be that I'm not the target reader- obviously, as the protagonists and sups were mostly young teenagers who behaved in a manner that made suspension of disbelief near o Since there are quite a number of similarities of both plot and characters, I can't help but compare The False Prince to The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner.

Or it could simply be that I'm not the target reader- obviously, as the protagonists and sups were mostly young teenagers who behaved in a manner that made suspension of disbelief near on impossible. And if I may say so, that plot twist was unsurprising given the sheer scale of foreshadowing. In all View all 3 comments. Fourteen year old Sage is involuntarily hauled out of a rough orphanage by Bevin Conner nobleman in their kingdom of Carthya, as part of Conner's secret and treasonous plan though ostensibly and debatably he has the ultimate good of the kingdom at heart: Once hi 3.

Once his choice is installed in the royal family, Conner will be able to control the kingdom through this boy. The group embarks on an intense two-week period of tutoring and training, with a constant life-and-death battle between the boys to win But Sage can't resist rebelling against Conner, in both small and large ways.

The False Prince is generally well written for a YA book and kept my interest, but I was irritated by several details: I get enough teenage lip IRL, I don't need to read a book full of it. It seemed like it was a general European-ish 18th or 19th century-ish kingdom.

There was no magic that I recall, so I'm not sure why the author created make-believe countries without bothering to flesh them out. Not a chance. You'd need six months, maybe a year, at least.

Shannon Hale's Princess Academy got this detail much better. He would send him to some trusted friend--he MUST have had at least one trusted friend--preferably outside of the country, where he could grow up safe and cared for. I'll pass this on to my 12 year old son, who will probably love it. Edited to add: View all 7 comments. Feb 09, Masooma rated it it was amazing Recommended to Masooma by: Sick Latamer, hot-headed Sage, erudite Tobias and strong Roden have one thing in common- a physical similarity to the 4-year lost and probably dead Prince Jaron of the Kingdom of Carthya.

With the poisoned death of the royal family, the kingdom is at the brink of an upheaval and the so-called patriot nobleman Conner sees this as a perfect opportunity to bring forward the lost Prince. Thus, it all comes down to the frail shoulders of 15 year old orphans who are literally in a do or die situation. To me, there were hardly any faults to point fingers at. The writing is perfect and the description is crystal clear to take you to the training of these competitors, introducing to you the history of Carthya, the royal hierarchy, the fun of sword-fighting, horse-riding and the customs and culture of the realm.

The chief aspect of Jennifer's writing is, however, the dialogues. Crispy and witty, the dialogues paired with a piquant voice of the narrator, Sage keeps one fully engulfed in the novel. Now you maybe thinking that this book is perhaps a simple, straight-forward read to the sabotage of the throne after the imposter Prince's training.

But let me ensure you the plot is anything but that. The difficult and adamant working of Sage's mind is one feature which keeps the novel from sinking into just simple training. There is one master twist awaiting to welcome you as well. The author sure knows how to develop and play with her readers' interests.

In addition to the perfect writing, a world built with a realistic infrastructure and an amazing plot twist, there is one other treat viz; a strong, appealing central character. Sage has a madcap, stubborn, and sharp-witted voice. His powerful narration had me hooked to the book from the first page itself and I wanted to know what or how he would respond in the very next second.

He is definitely one of the best characters I've ever known. Take a peak yourself: Once in a conversation with Mrs. Turbeldy, I compared myself to a caterpillar that went wherever I wanted with barely any notice.

She compared me to a cockroach instead, who ran about freely in the darkness and scattered in the light. It was meant as an insult, but I thought it was a fair comparison, even a compliment judging by how hard they are to catch. All other characters are masterfully created. I had only a teensy bit issue with the ladies- Imogen and Amarinda but I'm ready to overlook their average roles because in the grand scheme of the awesomeness of this novel it doesn't really count.

Lastly, the book has little to do with romance. It majorly focuses on a strong protagonist guaranteed to make this novel one helluva ride for you. Layered with intrigue, competition, adventure, adrenaline, whip-smart dialogues, a refreshing voice and smart, forward planning the book isn't one which you should leave into the ignoring hallows.

View all 56 comments. Boastful Roden. Bookish Tobias. Defiant Sage. Four boys. One throne. In The False Prince , the contestants are coerced to participate and if they lose then they are sentenced to death.

At the end, there will be only one one winner, one survivor. The False Prince is told from Sage's side in 1st PoV as he try to survive a mad nobleman's plan to usurp the throne. The king, the queen, and the crown prince are dead. The youngest son of the royal family Jaron is lost and presumed to be dead Or is he?

The four boys coerced by Conner all look physically similar to Jaron. The winner will become the imposter puppet prince. When Sage wakes up, he soon encounter the other orphans. Right off in chapter 3, one of the orphans gets killed — the feeble Latamer.

With this quick cruel act, the story pushes the following points: And 5 Only one boy will survive. Thus begins a tale of treason and treachery with an approximate word count of 77, Would you ever be on my side, even if I chose you above the other boys? Your trick will be convincing me that helping you helps me.

I need one of you to conduct the greatest fraud ever perpetrated within the country of Carthya. This is a lifetime commitment. It will never be safe to back down from my plan and tell the truth. To do so would destroy not only you but the entire country. And you will do it to save Carthya. A liar. From start to finish, Sage was one of the best characters I have read about.

One of the criteria for me to 5-stars rate a book is that the book must have a kick-ass protagonist.

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Sage was a kick-ass protagonist. Sage's biggest flaw, beside being a thief and a liar, is that his cleverness sometime slips into foolishness of the life-or-death kinds. Yet for all his shortcomings, he care for the downtrodden, keep his promises, and kill only in self-defense.

There was never a moment when my sympathy for Sage slipped, never a moment when I got irritated by him either. Sage is well aware of the defects in his character and quick to realize the consequences of his action.

He deals with them, he get things done, he survive. Sage acted convincingly as a poor orphan. Who have time to mope and moan about the disadvantages about one's life and the unfairness of it all when you're too busy trying to survive.

Sage doesn't mope. He may worry. He may regret. He may make mistakes, get into more life-threatening situations, and bitch about them.

But he never mope. He survive. He says his plan will save the kingdom, that what he doing is patriotic.

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He says he doesn't want the throne itself, that he just wants a prince who will become a king that will listen to his ever so wise advice. He says the death of three young orphans is regrettable, but the surviving one will help him save the kingdom!

I hate Conner because he's the villain, he's the reason for our hero's predicament. He fucking killed poor Latamer! But I also love Conner because he was deliciously ruthless and mad.

Sage and Conner shared several traits such as a skill for scheming, but the biggest thing that separated them was genuine empathy. Empathy for your fellow humans. Sage has that, Conner doesn't. Despite whatever BS Conner spout, his action speak the loudest and it says he is self-serving and delusional. Tobias and Roden tried their best to out-scheme Sage and each other. All the boys knew each other's talent and knew well that there wasn't a chance to outperform their rivals' talent so they relied on psychological warfare.

Our hero, Sage, may be the cleverest of them all but he is human and he cannot be cleverer than the others all the time. I even hesitate to say they are love interests because their role was relatively small — they were supporting characters. Plus, I believe the reason Sage paid attention to these girls because he couldn't look away from a person in hurt.

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Imogen is a mute servant oppressed in Conner's castle, while Amarinda is a foreign princess betrothed to whoever becomes the king of Carthya. First impression says they are damsels in distress, but upon a further look I saw they were strong-willed.

These girls didn't ask for help, they didn't need Sage to save them from their circumstance. Whatever had happened, they chose to tough it out. These girls don't want pity. What they do want is honesty, because both hate to be deceived, even for the best of intention. At TFP's end, both girls are finding it a very hard time to forgive Sage. Anyway, I'm not sure if there will be a love triangle.

My interpretation is that Sage see Imogen as a fellow downtrodden to be rescued. Amarinda, on the other hand, loved the crown prince, Darius. There were no flirting or kissing in this novel, thus no romance.

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If anything, I think adding romance would have weakened the plot and distracted Sage's goal to survive. The Writing The story was minimal on imagery and world-building, but I saw that as good things.

TFP prefer the reader to learn about its world through dialogue and action. There were no info-dumping. If there was, then it would probably be the flashback that occurred in two consecutive chapters towards the end.

Two consecutive chapters of a flashback may seem long in saying it as so, but I devoured these chapters quickly. They weren't long to me as a reader who generally dislike flashbacks. Basically, the novel was character-driven. Most of it took place at Conner's castle where the orphans learn how to act as Jaron. The pacing was steady, but there was always a sense of urgency and danger underlining it.

There were no slow moments for me because I was entirely captivated by the novel. The writing was straightforward, no purplish prose or corny lines. Well, maybe a few corny lines. There were hints found around so I got ecstatic in figuring things out before the story revealed its secrets to me.

I didn't expect all the twists and turns, a few I didn't expect them to happen immediately in this novel. TFP hardly left any loose ends; there is no cliffhanger. Nevertheless, I'm dying to read the sequel because TFP ended on such a high note.

Conclusion I rate TFP 5-stars for it was amazing. TFP is a popcorn fantasy. I had great joy in watching Sage maneuvering and manipulating his way around.

The climax in chapter 53 was The Bomb. I kept reading it over and over again. View all 13 comments. The Entire Freaking Planet. Get on it! Except possibly even better because now I know what details to look for. The experience was so much more vivid. If you haven't read this, then prepare yourself for a recommendation comin' atchu! The following is my old review. It's a fangirly review. Read it! You just earned yourself a position on the honorary Favorites Shelf!

Usually when I give a book 5 stars, I'll think about it beforehand and wonder if the book really deserved 5 stars. With The False Prince though, there was no doubt in my mind that this book deserved beyond 5 shining stars! I would recommend this to everyone. I sent many of you this book as a recommendation. Trust me when I say that this book is the embodiment of the word "fabulous".

I am so deeply in love with it! I will not cover this review with an epic spoiler alert, though there will be spoilers! Don't worry though, I will mark them. You will ruin it for yourself. Completely and utterly ruin it. Don't do it. You've been warned! In the kingdom of Carthya, a civil war is brewing. Discontent and anger is spreading through the land, and it's the King and royal family's job to quell the unrest There is one tiny problem with that plan.

There is no royal family. That's right! They're dead. And the people are unaware. There are rumors, but the people haven't confirmed them. It's only a matter of time before the people demand a replacement. They need a king on the throne. Cue Conner, a nobleman of the court. The prince's body was never found, so Conner's goal is to use that shred of doubt to say that Prince Jaron was actually alive and place him on the throne. The only problem is that Conner is absolutely sure that the prince is dead.

So what now? Conner scours the orphanages of Carthya and gathers four boys who have a physical resemblance to the late Prince. Meet Latamer, Roden, Tobias, and Sage. Each boy has his own memorable qualities.

Latamer is feeble, Tobias is educated, Roden is strong, and Sage is snarky and stubborn. After two weeks of different types of training, Conner would select the most suited boy to present to the royal court as the faux Prince Jaron. Our protagonist is Sage, a boy who is originally from one of the neighboring kingdoms. I love Sage! He's the epitome of awesome boy characters. I love his attitude, I love his personality, I love him!

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He kind of reminds me of a more mature Percy Jackson. I love how kind he is to the servants and how he stands up to Conner. I loved how there was virtually no romance in this book! Sure, Sage had his fondness for a certain character, and that developed nicely. Actually, I see potential of a love triangle in the next book, but a juicy and well-placed love triangle , not a crappy one.

Imogen, one of Conner's servants, is awesome! No body knows that she truly can speak, save for Sage. I truly admired her personality! Hate him. I love Mott because he's truly a kind-hearted man and guided Sage whenever he could. My opinion of the other boys changed throughout the book: I had nothing against them at first And then the minute he got in trouble, he begged Sage for mercy.

Sage, being the awesome person he is, agreed to protect him and stuff as long as Tobias swore loyalty to him. Tobias proved to be useful later, so I half forgave him.

Roden was mostly meh, but I really view spoiler [hated hide spoiler ] him in the end! Do not open the spoiler if you haven't read this! My jaw literally dropped when I connected the dots! Even though this book was in first person, with some artfully placed ambiguity and unnoticeable skirting around the topic , the author completely avoided the subject until Conner chooses Sage--Sorry-- Jaron as his prince.

And stupid Conner is actually the one who hired the pirates from Avenia to kill Jaron and is the one that freaking killed his family to eventually become king, that stupid jerk! Jaron is so smart! It's amazing how, once you find out the truth, you look back at seemingly unimportant previous events in a whole new light! The coin flip? The fool's gold rock? The left-handedness? 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. Fantasy Juvenile Fiction. Publication Details Publisher: Scholastic Inc.