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The False Prince

Are You The False Prince?

You have been plucked from your
life as a worthless orphan and are
offered a chance to one day be king
of Carthya! But only one can be
remade into a prince. Is it you?


Lose the game, Lose your life.

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Four orphans vying for a stolen crown.
Each with a choice, between living someone
else's life, and losing their own.

The False Prince

In a faraway land, civil war is brewing. To unify the kingdom's divided people, a nobleman named Conner devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him on the throne. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant and clever 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. His rivals will be devising their own plots as well, so Sage must trust no one and keep his thoughts hidden.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfolds, until finally, a truth is revealed that that 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.


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About the Author

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of The False Prince, the first book in the Ascendance Trilogy. Jen also wrote the Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. She collects old books, loves good theater, and thinks that a quiet afternoon in the mountains makes for a nearly perfect moment. She lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

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