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The Shadow Throne (Ascendance Trilogy Series #3)

The Shadow Throne (Ascendance Trilogy Series #3)

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Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Ascendance Trilogy.

War is coming. . . . Join Jaron as he embarks on his final adventure!

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Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Ascendance Trilogy.

War is coming. . . . Join Jaron as he embarks on his final adventure!

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Praise for The Shadow Throne:

#1 YALSA Teens Top Ten title for 2015

Praise for The False Prince :

A New York Times Notable Children's Book

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" Children's Book Selection

A Chicago Public Library "Children's Books for Year-Round Gift Giving" Selection

Winner of the Cybils Award for Middle-Grade Fantasy & Science Fiction

"A page-turner." --  New York Times

"Sage proves to be a compelling character whose sharp mind and shrewd self-possession will make readers eager to follow him into a sequel." -- Wall Street Journal

"A swashbuckling origin story . . . chock-full of alluring details for adventure-loving boys." -- Los Angeles Times

• "An impressive, promising story." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Ruthless ambition, fierce action and plotting, complex characters, and lots of sword play keep pages flipping." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Should appeal to fans of . . . Suzanne Collins. . . . A sure-fire mix of adventure, mystery, and suspense." -- The Horn Book

Praise for The Runaway King :

"High adventure abounds with nail-biting drama." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Nielsen tells an exciting, breakneck tale. . . ." -- Publishers Weekly

"A fast-paced and thrilling read with twists and turns that never let up." -- School Library Journal

"As jammed with action and violent swordplay as its predecessor." -- Booklist

"A great read." -- The Horn Book

Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-18
Jaron, irascible, incorrigible king of Carthya, faces the loss of his kingdom, his friends and his life in the gripping finale of the Ascendance Trilogy. Fresh from his foray to the pirates in The Runaway King (2013), Jaron learns than King Vargan of Avenia and allies from Gelyn and Mendenwal have invaded Carthya and captured Jaron's friend Imogen. Determined to save Imogen, Jaron attempts a rescue and fails, leaving him a prisoner and Imogen presumed dead. As he tries to cope with Imogen's death, captive Jaron discovers how much he loved her. Relying on the skills of lying, stealing and deceiving he honed as a child, Jaron outwits his captors and returns to Carthya to rally his outnumbered troops. Resolved to save Carthya, Jaron devises a series of improbable, dangerous and ingenious plans designed to surprise his enemies as well as readers. Through his self-reflective, first-person narration, Jaron confesses friendship and love have greater power to wound him than villains, plots and enemies. In the end, friendship and love win out, as Jaron and his loyal friends confront their foes to determine Carthya's future in a harrowing conclusion. From one cliffhanging episode to the next, wily Jaron's rebellious, undisciplined spirit carries the day as he battles to save everything he holds dear. (map) (Adventure. 10-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545284172
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Series:
Ascendance Trilogy Series, #3
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
70,798
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The False Prince and The Runaway King, the first two books in The Ascendance Trilogy. She has also written The Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. Jen lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

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