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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.
Authors: Nielsen, Jennifer A.
Title: The false prince
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, c2012
Characteristics: 342 p. :,map ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780545284134
Branch Call Number: NIE
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Report This Apr 03, 2014
  • JCLJaredH rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a fantasy gem that doesn't rely on magic to tell a magical story. There is adventure, intrigue, humor, deception, loss, and even a little bit of romance. The characters, both primary and secondary, are well fleshed out in their reasons for doing things. The best part of the story, hands down, is the likeable and snarky hero, Sage. Fans of Megan Whalen Turners "The Thief" will see a lot of Gen in Sage, an engaging narrator whose sarcastic quips never quite tell the reader all that he is thinking. While the ending may be slightly predictable, the story has enough twists and turns to draw the reader in till the very last page.

Report This Mar 22, 2014
  • DragonRhapsody rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I tried to give this book a good start, but I found it extremely predicable and rather boring. It starts off with action, but the motivations of the main character, Sage, is automatically circumspect when he goes against his nature within the first 5 chapters! I just wasn't interested when the character went from trying to save his skin to accepting a possibility of a reward that he would have to turn over his entire life for ("if he even lives," which is ridiculous considering he's the narrator, so, of course he lives!)

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

I loved The False Prince! The main character's personality is like the grabbing point for the story. I like the storyline, and how Sage gradually discovers his true past. I also like when Conner said, "Do whatever you want with me," and then once again, Sage had a trick up his sleeve.

Report This Jan 05, 2014
  • Frost_Byte rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was a great book! I'm glad I read it. I just ordered the Runaway King from the library and will read that also.

Report This Nov 26, 2013
  • LibrarianMissJenifer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent and suspenseful fantasy adventure! Ideal for young adults (grades 6 and up), but enjoyable for adults who like YA fantasy. (this story is not "magic" type fantasy, but set in an imaginary kingdom reminiscent of preindustrial Europe) Though some may guess one of the key plot twists a bit early, the story still has plenty to hold your interest. The protagonist is an interesting and three-dimensional character, very much the reluctant hero. For anyone who ever thought they'd like to rule--well, read this and see if you still think it's good to be king.

Report This Sep 30, 2013
  • tahitiantreat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A really engrossing read for middle school-ers and up. As has been said before, like a mini Game of Thrones, with plots to rule the kingdom, false royalty, deception, suspense: a wonderful adventure! -thntrt

Report This Sep 03, 2013
  • green_bear_623 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Report This Aug 27, 2013
  • Hameellll rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

funny

The most anticipating book I have ever read, book 2: The Runaway King was also on great sequel to The False Prince. The False Price was incredible, Sage's attitude was demanding and had great patience. This book is the lagit!

Great book. A bit predictable, but still an enjoyable read.

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

Allegiant thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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  • Red_Wolf_23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • Frost_Byte rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • choco_loca_me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • Red_Ant_106 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • teal cheetah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

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

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

No it's gold

Report This Sep 05, 2013
  • Frost_Byte rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I am your prince"

Report This 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."

Report This 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.”

Report This 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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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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