The Runaway King

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 more 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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Well, here is my review of the second book in the Ascendance Trilogy, The Runaway King.

Jennifer Nielsen’s next installment in the Ascendance Trilogy brings everything that a reader like myself would want and more. With pirates, a daring rescue, and a sarcastic king, this book is another one of Nielsen’s masterpieces.

Each of the characters in this book were as delightful and captivating as they were in the first book, but there were some new characters added to this exciting plot. My personal favorite “new” characters were Rulon Harlowe and Fink. These two, especially Fink, seemed to brighten up the book. Fink, to me, just seemed like a little boy who needed an older brother and I enjoyed that Nielsen gave that position to Jaron/Sage.

Just as I did for The False Prince, I would recommended this book to anyone, old or young. I would suggest that you read the first book before reading The Runaway King. (:

Title: The Runaway King

Author: Jennifer Nielsen

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If you have not read my review of The False Prince here it is…

This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.


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