Ascendence

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523 ratings

The False Prince Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Jennifer A. Nielsen (P)2011 Scholastic Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The False Prince

    • By: Jennifer A. Nielsen
    • Narrated by: Charlie McWade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 987

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best read of the summer!

    • By English teacher on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • The Runaway King

    • The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jennifer A. Nielsen
    • Narrated by: Charlie McWade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743

    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 soon it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes listeners on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with The Runaway King.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A standout series that I could not put down!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-28-14

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • The Shadow Throne

    • Book 3 of the Ascendance Trilogy
    • By: Jennifer Nielsen
    • Narrated by: Charlie McWade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561

    Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the New York Times best-selling Ascendance Trilogy. War is coming.... Join Jaron as he embarks on his final adventure!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent trilogy

    • By K on 03-22-14

    Regular price: $17.15