In this first book in a remarkable trilogy, an orphan is forced into a twisted game with deadly stakes.
I forget how I originally heard of this book, but when I saw it at the library I snatched it up!
I started it on a short camping trip my family took and had it finished in a matter of a couple days. It was a very surprising read. Don't let the synopsis fool you, this book has way more going on than meets the eye!
When I started it, I immediately loved the main character, Sage. I laughed so many times and was blown away by his quick thinking and cleverness. He was an excellent character!
There are so many complexities in this book it's hard to give an appropriate review with out spoiling it all! The characters were all very impressive, there was not one of them that didn't surprise me in one way or another!
I cannot stress enough that there is way more going on than what the synopsis says.
At one point I started to make a prediction in my head about the outcome of the story but it hardly got any further than "what if..." before I pushed it aside to keep reading. Turns out that the beginnings of that though were correct!
But that's seriously about as predictable as this book was, I only had an inkling of a suspicion to how it would end.
I really, really, liked this book! It didn't have any romance or a cliffhanger, though I suspect the presents of both in the next book...
I loved how quickly I fell for this book! I loved the characters, the depth, the unpredictability, and the humor! All very well written and put together! A+ for this book!
Title - The False Prince
Author - Jennifer A. Nielsen
Series/Trilogy Title - The Ascendance Trilogy
Book in Series/Trilogy - #1
Pages - 342
Type of Book - Fantasy
Website - http://www.jennielsen.com/