NARRATOR: Charlie McWade
FORMAT: 7 CDs, Unabridged
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. Three 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.
- I loved listening to this book! It was just as fun as reading it.
- The narrator has a nice voice. I think it is the same guy that does The Percy Jackson series.
- I learned and noticed new things the 2nd time through the story. I was looking for clues and viewed Sage a little different, so it was really fun.
- Even thought I knew what was going to happen, I was still surprised. I still felt like I didn't know which characters to trust and like or dislike.
- I loved the extra stuff at the end. There is a deleted scene at the end about how Jaron challenged a king, and there is a interview with the author.
- I decided I really like the twist at the end. In my first review, I didn't like the twist and I wanted treason and fraud and stuff, but I decided I really liked it, and it is better the way it is.
- I'm really excited about the 2nd book. Nielson talked a little bit about the next book, and I'm excited. I don't like the prospect of the love triangle though.
My Original Review