The Shadow Throne

12 May

TST_exlargeIt’s been awhile since I posted a book review, but I finally got a chance to finish this trilogy!  I absolutely loved The False Prince and plan on using it as a suggestion all summer long for summer reading.  But, I personally, don’t find trilogies to be very strong.  I usually start out loving the first book, then get kind of bored reading the second, and sometimes I won’t even waste the time reading the third because I could barely finish the second book.  Although,  The False Prince was definitely my favorite in the trilogy, Jennifer Nielsen did a great job of keeping up the high level of action and adventure in all three books in The Ascendance Trilogy.

I don’t want to give much away, but as King Jaron readies himself and his kingdom for a war with Avenia, he knows that there will be tough choices ahead.  With non-stop action and Jaron’s way of getting into trouble at every turn, you won’t want to put this book down, even through the battles that make you wonder if Carthya will ever make it out of the war intact.  This is a great trilogy for middle grade students looking for something filled with action, adventure, family, friendship, pirates, (and a little bit of love!).  It truly has something for everyone!

Title: The Shadow Throne
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 2014
Page Number: 317 pgs.

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