The Ascendance Trilogy #1: The False Prince

The Ascendance Trilogy #1: The False Prince

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Key Features


In this first book in a remarkable trilogy, an orphan is forced into a twisted game with deadly stakes.

In a discontented 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.


Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of THE FALSE PRINCE, the first book in the Ascendance Trilogy. She has also written The Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. Jen lives at the base of a very tall mountain in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

2012 Fantasy and Science Fiction CYBILS Award.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780545284141
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Ages: 10 - 14
  • Grades: 5 - 8
  • Genre:
    Historical Fiction
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Scholastic Inc.
  • Weight (lbs): .52000
  • Dimensions: .92000 x 5.20000 x 7.50000
  • Lexile® Measure: 710L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level X
  • DRA Level: 60
  • ACR Level: 5.1
  • Language: English

The Ascendance Trilogy #1: The False Prince

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