The Runaway King

The Runaway King The thrilling sequel to Jennifer A Nielsen s blockbuster NEW YORK TIMES bestseller THE FALSE PRINCE now in paperback A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction A king gone missing Who will surviv

The thrilling sequel to Jennifer A Nielsen s blockbuster NEW YORK TIMES bestseller THE FALSE PRINCE now in paperback A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction A king gone missing Who will survive Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the casThe thrilling sequel to Jennifer A Nielsen s blockbuster NEW YORK TIMES bestseller THE FALSE PRINCE now in paperback A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction A king gone missing Who will survive Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the he wonders if it is possible to go too far Will he ever be able to return home again Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King.

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  1. Jennifer lives at the base of a very tall mountain in Northern Utah with her husband, three children, and a naughty puppy She loves the smell of rainy days, hot chocolate, and old books, preferably all at once She is a former speech teacher, theater director, and enjoyed a brief but disastrous career as a door to door pollster In her spare time, Jennifer tends to panic, wondering what she has forgotten to do that has allowed her any spare time.

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  1. I admit it I m biased This was a lot of fun to write, and I hope you have fun reading it Mostly I wanted to thank those of you who have read this book and been so enthusiastic about this series Every one of you who has picked up the book has my gratitude.

  2. Just Imogen and JaronWhy this star crossed lovers situation Why Jennifer Nielsen As if I haven t suffered enough from Percy and Annabeth at the end of The Mark of Athena Sheesh Princess Amarinda is a nice young lady and all, I mean we simply cannot hate her But come on we all know Jaron and Imogen are MEANT to be together.They are the couple right next to Percy and Annabeth That s right, PERCABETH Now, I think Jennifer Nielsen did a wonderful job at recapturing Jaron s stubborn ignorance and sho [...]

  3. Right in front of you is a mouth watering pudding which whispers promises of a guaranteed time in heaven with each bite but just as you ve your first bite, you realize something is missing You re sure tour taste buds made a mistake because looks can t be that deceiving, right So you take another bite This time toy realize something is definitely missing, maybe low sugar content But you still eat because the same chef just yesterday made the best chocolate pie in the world and it s pudding after [...]

  4. After the awesomeness that was book 1 read my review for book here, I held high expectation for book 2 Woah did I regret doing that Book 2 exercised my suspension of disbelief hard Immediately, there were signs portending disappointment Towards the ending, they bloomed like prickly weeds, and I was left with a rather bitter taste as if I literally ate a weed the protagonistJaron bugged me He was rude to the people who didn t deserve it No, I did not care it was intended to distance and shield th [...]

  5. I ve never been so happy after reading a second book in a trilogy This series changed everything I ve dreaded when reading a 2nd book because it is often times the downer,do you agree And now,I am telling you that this is the perfect sequel to the first book,that I found myself instantly drawn into the story as it picks up where the first one ended And again,I loved everything in this book as the story and the adventures of the MC resumed to amaze me If you loved SAGE in The False Prince,you ll [...]

  6. Curse you Jennifer A Nielsen Curse you for ripping out my heart and stepping on it and making me die a sad, bookless death Ugh Anyyyway, OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK WAS PERFECTION Like, seriously Okay, let s start with characters Roden actually showed dimension We didn t see much of Tobias, but I liked him when I read about him Let s just say this WHY DO ALL MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS BECOME EVIL OR DIE Good thing my favorite character decided to be awesome in the end Now, in my review for The False Prince [...]

  7. This one kind of dragged at times and the plot wasn t as twisty and fun as the first book I wasn t really laughing quite as much here, either, but it was still fine overall I finished the book but I m not really in a rush to get the third one now.And I know this series is listed as middle grade, but it feels like YA at times If you like medieval settings or snarky witty main characters like Artemis Fowl , then I d recommend this

  8. P a t h e t i c.Guys, I have a white flying unicorn A flying unicorn that vomits ice cream and is glittery When it farts a genie appears that grants wishes Do you believe me Prolly not I don t believe me either But nice thought, eh Exactly like this book All sorts of unrealistic things happened in this book but somehow I liked it enough to give it three stars In this second instalment King Jaron is attacked Not with affectionate hugs or something like that pun intended but an attempt at assassin [...]

  9. The False prince was a fast and fun tale that had a nice twist at the end that made the book all the enjoyable While I liked the Runaway King it didn t quite capture the same feel as the first book Sage now Jaron is King of a land on the brink of war But he isn t quite the same boy, he is a little bit snarky with everyone around him to the point that it is almost annoying and slightly whiney But I guess I might be a little hostile is someone tried to assassinate me in the very first chapter.Jar [...]

  10. Flashback to 2012 The False Prince was coming out, and I really, really wanted to read it It had been a long time since I d been so excited for the release of a non sequel book And when I finally read it, it was awesome Not five stars awesome, but pretty close And then this book happened It s rare for a sequel to improve on its predecessor, but Jennifer Nielson pulled it off I applaud her for that At this rate, the finale of this series will be utterly fabulous.This book is just so much fun It s [...]

  11. This was of a similar quality to the first book in the series It was a fast paced and fun read even if it does not have the most complex of plots This is a book aimed at younger readers so the heroes a heroes and the villains are villains Despite that the characters are a likeable and interesting bunch and the plot held my attention The story picks up where things ended in The False Prince with Jaron now being crowned King Unfortunately for Jaron this is just the start of his problems as neighbo [...]

  12. 3.5 4 stars It was a slow read for awhile, the first half of the book seemed to drag on a bit However it s a quick read and the last 100 pages or so definitely make up for the previous 200 I really think this is another example of second book syndrome, it just didn t come close to being as good as the false prince, and kind of left me feeling like I wanted which is a good thing in a trilogy I guess I mean it s still a really good book and I m super excited for the third, so it succeeded in that [...]

  13. These books are just so much fun While at times I had a bit trouble picking it up than the first one because I m so bad at continuing series, I thoroughly enjoyed it when I did It s a simple yet complex fantasy the politics and the plots are very well done, but the tone of the story is light and entertaining It s very much a YA fantasy, not very dark, a bit cheesy, but man, I LOVE it It s not as good as the first book, no, because that big twist happened and now we re moving forward into new pl [...]

  14. 3 dnf 228 331 Just read the first book which is amazing I quit in the middle of this a few months ago I thought I was being unfair so I got it again from the library a few days ago Turns out past me was right This does suck ass The first book is amazing read that instead.Edit to this review a few months later The main character Sage is annoying in this one He just seems reckless and arrogant and not so awesome any There was a point where I literally could not push myself to read any farther Ther [...]

  15. That was incredible Truly The beginning was a little slow, but once it got going, I was so hooked This book has such a mixed bag for what my friends on end up rating it, but I thought it was amazing I loved the additional characters I loved the old characters I loved the plot and the direction the story is going I just loved it.

  16. My reaction when I was accepted by Netgalley The first novel in the Ascendance Trilogy, The False Prince, literally changed my life forever Every time I was caught in a sticky situation, I immediately asked myself, What would Sage do In fact, I was surprised that I even had the ability to talk coherently or function like a normal human being after I finished it Jennifer Nielsen is that good So when I saw that the sequel already had a epic name and donned a simple yet intriguing cover, I was abso [...]

  17. Buddyread with the lovely Melissa starting on the 14th Tried but this one, for me anyway failed to live up to the charm of the first book It started off okay but I got frustrated with some of the writing and decisions Jaron made It did start to get interesting once Jaron s plan came into being but by then I just couldn t any.Aah well, on to the next

  18. 3.5 stars I listened to this on audio with my kids, who remain very engaged with the series, and want to start the last book immediately That definitely makes it worth rounding up I thought this was a good follow up to the first book, The False Prince The plot and the characters aren t overly complex, but the story continues to be told in an entertaining and engaging way that makes it interesting for all of us I do like the fact that now everything is out in the open, we get to see a bit of wha [...]

  19. So I read the first two thirds of this book in a few days, it then took me another 2 3 weeks to manage to finish it Having read the first book and considered it a good, if somewhat flawed, young adult book I was really disappointed in reading this one If I hadn t read the first book and thought it was pretty good I probably wouldn t have persevered with this one.The awkward pacing of the first book returned in this one The author again imposed a short timetable on events and seemed to struggle t [...]

  20. After Jaron, the new King took his throne in Carthya, it didn t end well as I think Everyone except the one he knows didn t agree with his control over the country Many of them gave their opinions that he was reckless in terms of decision making and he was too young to be a King And the regents decided that he must replace by a steward or a representative in the throne until he is ready to take it The regents especially the captain didn t believe there would be an attack in Carthya by the Avenia [...]

  21. I am amazed at Sage s level of endurance He puts up with way, way than I d be able to tolerate I am nowhere close to his level of heroic Poor guy Interesting to be immersed in the world of the pirates Some scary guys there Moving on to book three

  22. It wasn t a good sign when I hit a scene a few pages into the book and actually put it down to sigh in disappointment After really loving the False Prince, how could I be so disenchanted with the Runaway King In the first book, Sage is interesting because he has some sort of secret agenda that crops up in weird actions and inexplicable skill sets It s great, and I was hooked But here Here he is just rude and stupid He does dumb things supposedly with a master plan in mind, and I think it s suppo [...]

  23. I don t want to say much about this installment for fear of spoilers This was a very good follow up toThe False Prince The fast pace and clever exchanges were continued, with the addition of some slightly mature outlook on Sage s part, and a bit of relationship entanglement The plot stood on its own as a middle book in this trilogy, and I m really looking to reading the final book and seeing how it all works out in the end.

  24. Original Post The Runaway King at FLYLeF flylef IN THE SHOCKING final revelation of The False Prince, Sage reveals that he is the rightful heir to the throne of Carthya Prince Jaron Artolius Eckbert III In a strategic and impossibly difficult decision that no parent should ever have to make, the late King Eckbert secretly hid Jaron away in the neighboring country of Avenia where he would remain safe until the day arrives when Carthya calls for his return That day has come The Runaway King, Jenni [...]

  25. Exciting, fun, spunky, and filled with humorous sass, I actually think I liked this one than the first Why, you ask BECAUSE PIRATES HELLO I m really enjoying this series and am looking forward to the final book If you want a great, clean, non magical fantasy, then this is the series for you Recommended for ages 12.

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