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The Runaway King (Ascendance Trilogy Series #2)

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14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

This blurb doesn't tell nearly enough about everything that happ

This blurb doesn't tell nearly enough about everything that happens in book two of the Ascendance Trilogy. As I've just finished it, I'm still attempting to decide what's worth mentioning, and what isn't. What I think, bottom line, though, is that it's important to know...
This blurb doesn't tell nearly enough about everything that happens in book two of the Ascendance Trilogy. As I've just finished it, I'm still attempting to decide what's worth mentioning, and what isn't. What I think, bottom line, though, is that it's important to know that no matter what you think about anyone in THE FALSE PRINCE, you need to have an open mind in THE RUNAWAY KING. So many things are not what they seem in TRK!!!
I'll be honest--I'm the first person to admit that I like things wrapped up in a pretty little bow and completely resolved. So, going into THE RUNAWAY KING, after having so much happen in THE FALSE PRINCE, I wanted to enjoy the fact that things had finally been fixed and Jaron (or is it Sage???) was the ruler of Carthya. (YAY) So when conflict arose (almost immediately), I was a little frustrated. I mean, really, Ms. Nielson? Could we not, I don't know, simply celebrate the arrival at the point the entire previous book worked so hard to get us to for at least a little while?
But, the further I got into the book, the more I enjoyed it. As in THE FALSE PRINCE, the chemistry between Jaron and Imogen was still there. I'm not going to say much more about that except that the way he treated her at first made me want to scream; but he did something later proving he'd learned from that action, and that really redeemed him for me. Jaron (Sage?) learns a lot in this book, actually--especially how to see other people's feelings, and how to better share his own. And he continues to have such quick wit that I found myself laughing at his responses.
As I said, the blurb doesn't say enough about everything that goes down in TRK. He infiltrates the most unlikely group of people, and one person you'd never expect to come against him wants him dead. I wish I could say things were wrapped up in that perty little bow, but as usual, the moment things seemed wrapped up and resolved and I had that "yay to this ending" smile on my face, another issue arose.
Which brings me to my conclusion: Why must I insist on reading books the second they come out? The final book in the Ascendance Trilogy is sure to be full of action--it'll probably be a year until that's a possibility, but I can't wait

posted by JessicaCoffee on February 25, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Im impressed

These books were quite impressive. The author is not afraid of conflict and the character development was really good.

For me 5 stars is tolkien, 4 stars is HP and 3 stars is worth reading. If you liked Rangers Apprentice, or other series of that genre,you will enjoy t...
These books were quite impressive. The author is not afraid of conflict and the character development was really good.

For me 5 stars is tolkien, 4 stars is HP and 3 stars is worth reading. If you liked Rangers Apprentice, or other series of that genre,you will enjoy this.

posted by 5765921 on March 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Im impressed

    These books were quite impressive. The author is not afraid of conflict and the character development was really good.

    For me 5 stars is tolkien, 4 stars is HP and 3 stars is worth reading. If you liked Rangers Apprentice, or other series of that genre,you will enjoy this.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    False prince now the run away king

    I hope there's a third bookbcause am going toread it :D

    :) ;0 :) :]. ;}. =}

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