In a discontented kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.
As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.
So the reason I loved this book so much and is in my opinion a must read is ; 1 ) the characters have such exceptional personalities that flow so well with the book they make it 100 % better and they kept me at the edge of my seat the entire book. 2) the Author of the book Jennifer A. Nielsen did such a great job at making the story an astonishing book to read that while I was reading I felt like the boy so much that I felt like I was reading a story of my life. It was so well told that I was never expecting the events at the end of the book.
So I’m just going to say that all of the books that In The Ascendance Series have some fighting parts and very bad injuries so I’m would say that for the entire series would be best for people 10 and up