Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Ascendance Trilogy


THE SHADOW THRONE by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"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)"
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. Read full book review >
THE RUNAWAY KING by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Released: March 1, 2013

"High adventure abounds with nail-biting drama. (maps) (Adventure. 8-14)"
Acknowledged as Carthya's rightful king in The False Prince (2012), shrewd prince Jaron disappears in a desperate, foolhardy attempt to save his life, his crown and his country in this action-packed second installment of the Ascendance Trilogy. Read full book review >
THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Released: April 1, 2012

"Readers of this multifaceted, well-crafted tale will eagerly await Sage's further adventures. (map) (Adventure. 8-14)"
A brazen 15-year-old orphan living in the imaginary kingdom of Carthya becomes embroiled in a treasonous power-play to install a false prince on the vacant throne. Read full book review >