In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war. Read more.
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The False Prince is book one in Nielsen’s Ascendance Trilogy and book two, The Runaway King is out now with book three, The Shadow Throne, being released February 2014. But if you’ve already burned through the first two books and are impatiently awaiting book three, here are some other books that also involve plot twists, courtly intrigues and sassy heroes and heroines.