A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen’s blockbuster THE FALSE PRINCE!
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?
The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King!
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Recognition for The Runaway King
- Indie Next Spring 2013 Kids’ List
- “An exciting, breakneck tale” – Publisher’s Weekly
- “A swashbuckler fantasy in snarky first person” – The Trades
- “Readers will continue to find this arrogant, fearless, utterly reckless hero intriguing, fascinating, and complex as he battles the odds to protect the kingdom and people he now holds dear.” – Kirkus
- “Cleverly plotted and splendidly captivating, this involves much swordplay and what’s even more satisfying, psychological strategizing. An excellent adventure story, as is its predecessor.” – Toronto Star
- “The author’s skill for plotting and characterization lives up to the high standards she set with THE FALSE PRINCE.” – Shelf Awareness
- “Delivers on every level of excitement and adventure. Middle grade readers and adults who are fans of non-stop action and quality writing will love reading this second book in the Ascendance Trilogy while finding it almost impossible to put down until the last page.” – Examiner.com
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