Narrator: Charlie McWade
Publication: May 5, 2015
By: Scholastic on Brilliance Audio
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THE FALSE PRINCE, The RUNAWAY KING, and THE SHADOW THRONE is the thrilling journey in a brand new trilogy filled with danger, deceit and adventure.
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 (Jaron) 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.
*I received this audiobook set from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
The Ascendance Trilogy - listened to and reviewed by Samuel ~ 10 years old
Describe the Ascendance Trilogy in 5 words:
Favorite Character(s): Sage and King Jaron. Sage is smart and funny. Lots of unexpected stuff happens, but I can't tell you because it would spoil it, so just trust me.
Least favorite character: King Vargan because he's rude and evil.
Narrator: He did a good job!
Final Verdict: I wish there was more!