The Runaway King
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... show more
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!
Publish date: March 1st 2013
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 331
Edition language: English
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy (#2)
I cannot stop comparing this series to The Queen's Thief, which is really not fair to these books since the Queen's Thief series is better than most everything out there. Like The False Prince The Runaway King is compulsively readable. But I wasn't that into the story. Again it takes a loooong tim...
The Ascendance Trilogy wasn't everything I hoped it would be. I was hoping for an exciting Middle Grade story with well-written characters and a strong plot. What I got was a moderately fun Middle Grade story with boring, flat characters and a predictable, forced plot. The first book was by far...
This is probably one of my favorite books. When I first bought checked it out I didn't know just how much I'd love it. Here I am two years later with my own copy of the book as well as his brothers ( The Runaway King and The Shadow Throne)The Characters?Where do I even begin? Sage is exactly what yo...
I haven't flown through a series like this in a while. I finished The Runaway King late last night and stayed up until the 4am reading The Shadow Throne. This has been one epic adventure that I will never forget. If I can find a book to read next that is even half as good as these books have been...
This book was excellent in terms of drawing the reader in, and providing just the right amount of excitement to keep the reader going. Jaron/Sage is pretty awesome for a urchin/pirate/King. His character is pretty near perfect when it comes to how he justifies his actions. I loved reading about him,...