A couple of months ago I bought this at a Scholastic book fair and was immediately captivated by it. Jennifer A. Nielsen has constructed a riveting plot that will keep you wanting more all throughout the trilogy. She even drops in a few interesting plot twists!
Summary (Note that this was taken from the back of the book):
FOUR BOYS, ONE TREACHEROUS PLAN, AND ENTIRE KINGDOM TO FOOL…
In a faraway land, civil war is brewing. To unify his kingdom’s divided people, a nobleman named Conner devises a cunning plan to place an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son on the throne. Four orphans are forced to compete for the role, including a defiant and clever boy named Sage. Sage knows Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword point – he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of duplicity and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.
Jennifer A. Nielsen has woven a heart-racing tale taut with danger and bold adventures that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.
I highly recommend this book. ❤