Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The False Prince Review

342 pages

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. 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.

Even though I was absolutely certain the way this book was heading from the beginning I was even more excited reading it happen in the story! This novel couldn't have been any better from an action and adventure standpoint. Sage isn't necessarily the most heroic main character but his bravery and determination more than make up for that. At first I wasn't sure if I would like Conner but as the novel goes on it becomes clear that he is a character I wouldn't mind seeing disappear. I loved seeing Sage go through his discoveries and growth within himself. The other characters have sides to them that make them interesting to know and they actually surprise me when it comes to where their loyalties lie. This novel has a lot of danger and so many lies that it leaves you wondering what could possibly happen next. Even though this novel is set to become part of a trilogy, this one ends in a satisfying conclusion that doesn't leave you wondering about what will happen to Sage next. I absolutely recommend this novel especially if you're a fan of exciting novels with action, adventure, and danger at all turns.


  1. Great review! You mirrored a lot of my thoughts on this book. It was just such a fun book to read, and you're right, even if you can guess where it's going (I actually didn't!), it's still more fun to watch the events unfold in the book.

  2. Thank you and thanks for reading! :)