[Ebook] ➨ The False Prince ➧ Jennifer A. Nielsen – Writerscompany.co.uk

The False Prince I don t know what the hell is wrong with me I m having 3 star reviews and a couple of 2 star reviews lately than I ever have before I usually know how to pick them but I m off or something AND 3 STARS ISNT BAD IT JUST MEANS I LIKED IT WELL ENOUGH I The following two paragraphs were going to be my review before I reached the turning point of the story In fairness to the book, I made this fatal mistake of reading another fantasy series after Harry Potter and poor book suffered from my biases So to make it clear, had I read the book at a different time, I would have probably loved it but forgive me if for the entire reading all I could think about was how badly I miss Harry Potter.I do appreciate the short chapters and that overall, it was a fast paced fantasy read and that the premise three orphan boys compete in order to be chosen as the false prince was entertaining and engaging enough but this is one of those stories where I would honestly prefer a third person POV I kind of felt weary of Sage s one of the orphan boys voice and it kind of made the story predictable I also thought Sage was not a very likable character He s too proud, ill mannered and too full of himself Then came that most shocking climaxAnd I had to eat all the previous words I wrote except that I still badly miss HP and ultimately the reason I still settled for four stars The revelation in this particular chapter felt like Hagrid actually make that Graupy backslapping my face leaving my two ginormous eyes unblinking, my mouth hanging open and temporarily incapable of speech So let me just refer you to the rest of my friends amazing re This book makes me want to put on my blandest Mr Darcy voice and declare it tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me This book is fine I think many of you will notice its exercise brightened eyes and charming irreverence and fall for it But for me, it was just okay If you ve read any amount of young adult fantasy, you probably know where this book is heading just from reading the synopsis or hell, even the title I had a lot of hope that this book would go in an unexpected direction or bring something new to the table, but it didn t Of course I had to stick around for the ending just to make sure but hopefully I can now save someone else the time If you think you know where this book is going, you probably do.I have read other books like Finnikin of the Rock that had predictable outcomes as well, but that one at least had gorgeous writing, three dimensional characters, and impeccable world building to keep me satisfied This book had none of the above My friend Tatiana recently used the term fantasy lite in one of her reviews and I think this book fits that label perfectly The world building is very simplistic and barely deserves the title fantasy a vaguely historical setting with almost no real culture, religion, or background This was such a fun quick read I couldn t put it down, I just had to keep reading I loved the main character and the way he not only kept secrets from other characters but from us as readers And the dialogue in this book was phenomenal I can t wait to pick up the next one and plan to do it very soon Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestCarthya is a kingdom on the brink of war The royal family is dead The youngest son, Jaron, is missing, presumed dead A group of regents all have their eye on the vacant throne, and if one of them seizes power, it s likely that the entire kingdom will be plunged into ruin But one nobleman named Conner has a plan He s rounded up a group of four orphan boys Latamer, Roden, Tobias, and Sage that all have the look of Jaron His plan is to groom them, train them, and in two weeks, crown the one who has best taken to the role As for the others, well death.Despite being a thief and an orphan, Sage is a proud boy, and doesn t take kindly to Conner s cruel tyranny 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 THE FALSE PRINCE is one of those books that sounded so good, I was afraid to read it, because I couldn t stand the thought of being disappointed This was in error THE FALSE PRINCE is awesome 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 Now I remember why I gave this book 5 stars and it had me hooked just like the first time I love this series so much Listen, this book is so good it got my brother, who HATES to read, to freaking read.I was going into my room and my brother was sitting on the bed reading this book and I was screaming for ten minutes straight And my mom was standing 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 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 b 3.5 stars 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 train a group of four very soon three orphans with the skills they would have as young nobleman, and pick the best one to impersonate the king s younger son Jaron, who was lost at sea four years earlier, at the age of ten 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 since they suspect, with very good reason, that the losers will be killed to protect the secrecy of the plan 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 Sage s constant mouthing off I get enough teenage lip IRL, I don t need to read a book full of it insufficient world building 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 Two weeks is all that Conner takes to turn three rag tag orphans into litera In Un Regno Sull Orlo Della Guerra, Un Nobile Conner Con Pochi Scrupoli E Molto Denaro Decide Che Il Momento Di Impossessarsi Del Trono L Occasione La Morte Per Avvelenamento Dell Intera Famiglia Reale Re, Regina E Principe Ereditario Il Secondogenito Del Re, Jaron, Invece Disperso Da Anni, Quando La Nave Su Cui Si Trovava Venne Assaltata Dai Ferocissimi Pirati Del Paese Vicino Visto Che Il Suo Corpo Non Mai Stato Trovato, Conner Ha Intenzione Di Formare Un Nuovo, Falso Principe, Che Reclami Il Trono Come Legittimo Erede, E Che Sia Di Fatto Un Burattino Nelle Sue Mani Ha Quindici Giorni Prima Che La Notizia Della Morte Della Famiglia Reale Sia Resa Pubblica E Trova Negli Orfanotrofi Del Paese Tre Ragazzi, Potenziali Sosia Del Vero Principe Tobias Istruito E Bene Educato, Ma Debole E Remissivo Roden Forte E Bravo Con La Spada, Ma Totalmente Privo Di Educazione, E Sage Completamente Ingestibile Strafottente, Furbo E Scapestrato I Ragazzi Sanno Che Solo Uno Di Loro Sar Prescelto, Mentre Gli Altri Due Verranno Eliminati Tra False Identit , La Competizione Per Il Trono E Per La Vita , I Risvolti Romantici E L Ambientazione Fantasy, Questo Un Romanzo In Cui Prevalgono L Avventura, L Azione, I Dialoghi, Con Personaggi Perfettamente Caratterizzati. 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 The False Prince is, in one word, BRILLIANT 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

About the Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Jennifer lives at the base of a very tall mountain in Northern Utah with her husband, three children, and a naughty puppy She loves the smell of rainy days, hot chocolate, and old books, preferably all at once She is a former speech teacher, theater director, and enjoyed a brief but disastrous career as a door to door pollster In her spare time, Jennifer tends to panic, wondering what she has f

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