The Shadow Throne (Ascendance Trilogy Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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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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The Shadow Throne (Ascendance Trilogy Series #3)

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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." --THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"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
"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
"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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545633796
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Series: Ascendance Trilogy Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 6,510
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Yay!!!

    I am really excited for this book to come out. The first 2 were amazing. I love Jaron's wit, humor, and strength. I also like that there is not to much romance that makes the bokk boring. Instead there is lots of action and sword fights! If you haven't read this series you should really give it a try. I think any middle school aged kid will like this, even if you don't like reading. Sostop reading this review and go buy the False Prince!

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't wait for it to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    A PERFECT ENDING!

    I LOVE all three of these books so much, and they're well worth more than just $10! I loved every twist and turn, and loved everything about Jaron. This was definitely a perfect ending to the trilogy and I was very sad for it to have come to an end. But completely satisfied with the three wonderful gifts Jennifer Nielsen has given to us all! I know I will continue to read those gifts again and again. I cannot even begin to describe how well written and stunning this trilogy has been! Lastly, but most importantly, I love the messages she has put into these books, To always do what is right and by doing that we will see that doing the right thing will always, always prevail in the end. Yes it is hard, extremely difficult and faced with many challenges, but we've got to keep the strength and never bow to bitterness and hate. Perfectly true, I don't think anybody could have said it better! Thank you Jennifer Nielsen!!!!!!!! Please keep writing!!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2014

    With Carthya on the brink of war and his love Imogen captured by

    With Carthya on the brink of war and his love Imogen captured by the enemy, King Jaron must decide between what is best for the country and what his heart tells him to do. Can either be saved? Even with his infamous scheming and the loyalty of his people, Jaraon doubts he will be able to keep Carthya from being taken over by the armies of neighboring countries. He may not even be able to save himself or the ones he loves. 
    The Shadow Throne is Jennifer A. Nielson's thrilling conclusion to the Ascendance Trilogy. As masterfully plotted as the first two books and with coy Jaron as narrator, The Shadow Throne kept me guessing what would happen right until the very end. Jaron proves to be as unreliable as always as a narrator, but I still love him and he never fails to surprise me. A fabulous fantasy series! I can't wait to see what the author's next work is.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    AWESOME!!!!

    A wonderful end to the trilogy. Love, love, love!! The only thing that would have made this better...if I hadn't had to wait for it to come out. Keeps you hooked until the end, twist and turns.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Answer to URGENT QUESTION/ Spoiler alert

    Imogen doesn' t die.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Best series ever

    I just finished the last book in the series and there is only one bad thing about it......and is that is over!!!!! Love every character, the books are all well written and the story is awesome! The love story between the characters is perfect!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Epic book

    I really enjoyed this book and loved the ending. no spoils!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    :)

    I love this series and almost screamed when i finished the last book i really really really want the next one and will not get it out of my mind until i get it on my nook i want iy soo so so bad what do i do? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ?

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    It's over

    If only there was a continuation. A little Story about after he grew up, like ten years later, and how everything was going, if he had kids, if the kingdom was thrust into another war or something. Ugh, I need a better ending.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Dear jenifer a nielsen,

    Please don't stop the series. Its the best series ever!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Great!

    My entire family has loved this triligy...we couldnt wait for the last book to come out. This was a grear book, full of suspense and adventure!! Nicely done!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    LUVED it!

    This book was so good! I blew through the whole series in a week that's how good it is! This book has some crazy plot twists and lots of adventure. Plus just enough romance! Now read this book if you've read the other two!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!

    This book was finnaly published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Woohoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    I LOVE THIS BOOK

    I love this series, this author, the characters, the plot, the ending, and EVERYTHING. Please read!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Amazing

    Yolo

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Does imegon die please tell MEEEE

    Fun

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

    I can't wait to read this. The seiries was 1 of the best seiries I have read. If this book is like the other ones then this will be not cool not better not wicked not awesome but WICKEDLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    To below

    Yuour an idiot...this is the third book..the first is the false prince

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