Sage is one of a few orphans chosen by Conner Bevin to pretend to be the long-lost prince. Conner, a nobleman, claims that this is the best for everybody – for the kingdom, for him, and the orphan he chooses. We as the reader get to follow Sage as he competes to be the best false prince for Bevins plan, and as he uncovers the details of the plan.
What I Liked
- There were a lot of subtle complexities to this book. It wasn’t a mystery, but we were constantly learning new things about all of the characters, the kingdom, and the plan to be a false prince. It kept me intrigued the whole way.
- I’m struggling to find a way to describe this book without giving much away. Lets just say that it definitely cracks my top five books for this year.
What I Didn’t Like
- This was clearly written for an upper middle grade or lower young adult audience (similar to the Percy Jackson series I would say). This was fine by me, but I want to let you know in case that isn’t your cup of tea.
- There was a specific chapter that confused me so much that I had to read it twice. But once I got it…. wow!
If you’re looking for a great fantasy, this is your book!