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The Runaway King (Ascendance Trilogy Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

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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  • Posted February 25, 2013

    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 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

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved it but the first one was better,cant wait for next one to come out is it in stores yet?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

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    I anticipated this one a great deal. I loved the first one and

    I anticipated this one a great deal. I loved the first one and had extremely high hopes that the sequel would live up to the build up. I was so pleased to have it be exactly that!

    Jaron really captured my heart. I believe his desire to rule his people is true. The problem lies in the fact that he is head strong. His regents aren't use to having a king that might actually rule for the good of the people. They want a docile king so that they can continue to enjoy the kickbacks that come their way. However, I knew that Jaron would not sit back and let his country be taken from him.

    What I did not expect were the lengths he would go to ensure the safety of his kingdom. He's able to cross his countries borders and integrate into the very group that could do some of the worst damage. He has to prove himself over and over again. His wiliness to go through some of most excruciating circumstances becomes the stuff of legends. In the end, he earns back the person he wants most to lead his army. What remains to be seen is who will at his side to rule as Queen.

    I think one of things that makes this series so enjoyable is the dialogue. Nielsen has a way with words that make the characters seem alive and real. The story may be fantasy, but it rings true. I can't wait to read the next in the series!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Give me now!!!!

    I loved the false prince and can't wait to read the runaway king!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 15, 2014

    I never read is it good

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