Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Happpppppppppppy Waiting on Wednesday, book blog world! Today's post re: books we can't wait to read has two parts. I want to read The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen. People really liked The False Prince, which is out, and the sequel The Runaway King is due out in March. It looks right up my (fantasy book) alley. What are you "waitin'" on?

                The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2)

The False Prince:
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 (GoodReads).

The Runaway King:
A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing... Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom? (GoodReads).

A big thanks to Breaking the Spine for hosting W0W. Share your pick!


  1. I hadn't heard of these books. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

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  2. I've heard the false Prince is great. I really want to read it and it does sound perfect for you!

  3. Awesome picks! I think at one point I was planning on reading this series, but I forgot about it, so thanks for reminding me of this! haha.

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  4. I'm a huge fan of the False Prince. It was one of those book that snuck up on me and blew me away with how awesome it was. So great! I'm really excited to read the Runaway King, especially since I keep reading awesome reviews for both books. Awesome picks!

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  5. I have an ARC copy of The False Prince to read and I have heard such good things about it that I can't wait until I have a spare moment to read it! Great pick =D

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  6. I've been reading a lot of fantasy lately. Guess I'll just add these to my list!


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