The False Prince Book Review
The False Prince – Jennifer A. Nielsen
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.
Personal Review – 4.5 stars
This series is a rip-roaring adventure filled with themes of loyalty, sacrifice, and courage. Sage’s snarky narration enlivens the story. Complex characters and an interesting plot kept the book suspenseful. The pacing was even and the story captivating. There is an incredible plot twist that changes the entire scope of the story. A clean, engaging, and well-written adventure, I couldn’t wait to read the next installment. And having recently finished the trilogy, I can say with confidence that each book is better than the last.
Language- little to none
– Characters occasionally talk about “the devils” or use made-up swear words.
-Characters suffer the occasional wounds and someone is shot with an arrow. Overall, there are no grotesque descriptions.
-”The devils” are referenced and occasionally cursed or prayed to in a moment of panic.
-Older characters drink