Staff Review: "The False Prince"
Sage, an orphan boy in the land of Carthya, is mysteriously bought by nobleman Conner, along with three other boys. As they start on their journey to Conner's estate, Conner reveals a plot to prevent civil war in Carthya. He wants to make one of the chosen boys into a false prince to replace the missing Prince Jaron to keep the other regents and noblemen from fighting for the throne. Only one boy will be crowned king, and those who do not win will be killed to keep Conner's plot safe. Will Sage win against the other talented boys to become the usurper? Or is a larger plot afoot for the future of Carthya? Recommended for teen readers or anyone who enjoys Game of Thrones or The Hunger Games.